Category Archives: Moving Tips

Article posted on February 13, 2018

FMCSA Needs You!

By Jeff Walker The FMCSA has recently asked for feedback on its consumer database, and we urge you to respond as we use this database all the time in identifying reputable and fraudulent moving companies. The FMCSA is asking for ways to improve this database and its functionality and types of record keeping. Personally, I’d Read the full article…


Article posted on December 09, 2017

I’ve Been Scammed! What now?

By Jeff Walker Several years ago, one of our former volunteers went through the typical bait-and-switch moving scam.  Her items were loaded on the truck, she was told the cost would be several times higher than the initial quote, and her items were held until she paid.  In the process of trying to get her Read the full article…


Article posted on November 22, 2017

Moving Fraud is Alive and Well

By Jeff Walker Very few people realize how common moving fraud is in the moving industry.  If news agencies cover it, it’s usually a local story, performed by a local crew that gets a limited amount of attention.  The story runs, then it dies, archived in the station’s library of stories that may never again Read the full article…


Article posted on November 12, 2017

How to File in Small Claims Court Against a Moving Company – Part 4

By Shojin Volunteer Contributor In going back over some of our older articles, I noticed that many of them were written for content, not for the reader experience.  Because of this, I have taken the time to go back over some of these articles, in some cases splitting them into several articles to help the reader Read the full article…


Article posted on November 04, 2017

How to File in Small Claims Court Against a Moving Company – Part 3

By Shojin Volunteer Contributor In going back over some of our older articles, I noticed that many of them were written for content, not for the reader experience.  Because of this, I have taken the time to go back over some of these articles, in some cases splitting them into several articles to help the reader Read the full article…


Article posted on October 21, 2017

How to File in Small Claims Court Against a Moving Company – Part 2

Article posted by Jeff.Walker on July 01, 2013 By Shojin Volunteer Contributor In going back over some of our older articles, I noticed that many of them were written for content, not for the reader experience.  Because of this, I have taken the time to go back over some of these articles, in some cases splitting Read the full article…


Article posted on October 11, 2017

How to File in Small Claims Court Against a Moving Company – Part 1

How to File in Small Claims Court Against a Moving Company – Part In going back over some of our older articles, I noticed that many of them were written for content, not for the reader experience.  Because of this, I have taken the time to go back over some of these articles, in some Read the full article…


Article posted on October 05, 2017

The Truth about Arbitration

Arbitration is something companies are increasingly forcing consumers into, in order to use their goods or services.  If you take a close look at that contract you signed for your cell service, the new iPhone you purchased or cable service, take time to look at the mouse print under “disagreements” or some similar verbiage.  Many Read the full article…


Article posted on September 28, 2017

Yes, Moving Scams are still a problem

By Jeff Walker There have been many claims by professional organizations that  moving scams perpetrated by fraudulent moving companies  are becoming less and less frequent , as “efforts” by organizations like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) have been put into effect over the years. The truth Read the full article…


Article posted on September 21, 2017

Moving Tip: Buy Moving Boxes from a Pro

By Jeff Walker A lot of people would rather perform a do-it-yourself (DIY) move to try to save some money on their move rather than hiring a professional moving company to do it for them.  To some degree it makes sense.  If you’re young, have friends who are willing to help you move furniture, or Read the full article…



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