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Hiring a moving company is an important decision that involves much more than money. Trusting a company to get all of your possessions from here to there, without damage and at the agreed-upon price, is a lot. Unfortunately, all too often, that doesn’t happen. With the rise of long-distance moves as well as interstate moves, moving company scams seem to be increasing as well.
The Better Business Bureau has over 1,300 moving companies with an “F” rating due to unresolved complaints. On average, the BBB receives around 13,000 complaints about moving companies each year.
Red Flags and Indicators of Fraud
Some moving companies will appear legit online, but in reality, they’re professional scammers who don’t complete moves, steal belongings in the process or overcharge for their services. These are some of the major red flags and indicators of fraud to be on alert about:
- Not accepting credit cards and requiring payments be made by direct deposit or cash
- Requesting large deposits before the move during off-season periods
- Not registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Offers instant quotes instead of agreeing on an onsite inspection to give an accurate…