No one enjoys moving.
When the time comes to relocate, the process can be complicated and tense. Emotions can be high and so can the costs on moving day.
May is National Moving Month and the beginning of the season when many of us undertake the dreaded chore of moving.
This complicated process can be even more challenging when you do business with a moving company that is out to scam you. Last year the Better Business Bureau received more than 1.7 million inquiries related to moving companies.
There were more than 9,300 complaints about movers. Those included problems with items that were damaged or missing, final prices that were much higher than original estimates, late deliveries and household goods that were held hostage for additional payments.
Here are some tips to help you avoid problems that would unnecessarily complicate your moving process.
Be on the lookout for these red flags that are warning you that a moving company is out to scam you:
You do have rights as you navigate the moving process. By law, interstate-moving companies must give you two booklets detailing your rights. Be sure you know the company’s full name and get its DOT and MC license numbers.