4 Tips from Professional Movers
Any person can become victims of moving fraud in a variety of ways, all of which are costly. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports more than 4,100 consumers filed moving fraud claims in 2020, with the average claim being around $8,000. Fifty-three percent of those consumers reported being overcharged for services. 41% experienced either loss or damage of their property during the move.
Most surprisingly, 9% of consumers were victims of hostage load situations, in which moving companies refused to release their belongings until a higher fee than what was agreed upon was paid.
To avoid incurring unexpected costs due to moving fraud, be aware of these potentially dishonest activities:
- Refusing to prepare a written contract
- Requesting a signature on a blank contract
- Offering only a cell phone number as contact information.
There are several versions of moving scams.
Tips to Avoid a Moving Scam
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