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stressed out man using a laptop Article posted on July 07, 2024

Emotional Toll of Moving Scams: Recognizing and Recovering from Fraud

Falling victim to a moving scam can be devastating, leaving you feeling vulnerable and overwhelmed. Therefore, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone and that there are steps y


couple packing for a move Article posted on June 14, 2024

Is DIY Moving the Answer to Fraudulent Movers?

Moving to a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Many people dread the moving process because of the potential for high costs and the risk of hiring fraudulent movers. A common question is: Is


cardboard question marks symbolizing questions to ask your mover to ensure safety Article posted on May 10, 2024

7 Questions to Ask Your Mover to Ensure Safety

Choosing the right moving company can significantly reduce moving anxiety and help you avoid scams. A reputable mover will make sure that your belongings are well-protected and the moving process is s


Article posted on February 09, 2024

Recognizing hidden fees in moving contracts 101

When you’re planning a move, the last thing you want is unexpected costs sneaking up on you. Recognizing hidden fees in moving contracts is crucial to budgeting effectively and avoiding surprise


Article posted on February 02, 2024

How to report a moving scam: Step-by-step guide

The rise in moving scams is a growing concern, leading to financial losses and added stress during what is already a stressful time. Recognizing and reporting these scams is essential for protecting y


Article posted on January 20, 2024

Most common moving scams and how to avoid them

When planning a move, awareness and vigilance are key to protection against scams. Unfortunately, among the many reputable moving companies, some engage in deceptive practices, leaving you vulnerable


Article posted on July 23, 2020

Five Important Things to Consider when Moving During COVID-19

One thing we’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that moving is essential and people still want to relocate. As the moving industry continues to boom, especially with low home interest rates, i


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 compan


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 h


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 o



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