(PRWEB) May 22, 2014
In addition, consumers filed 9,300 complaints against movers during that same time period. In an attempt to protect consumers from this fraud, Movers.net recently added a section to its online moving guide, entitled How to Avoid Moving Scams.
This informative article arms consumers with the tips they need to combat popular moving scams by disreputable and unlicensed movers. The scams include bait-and-switch cost schemes, missed delivery schedules, and movers holding property hostage until higher fees are paid.
In most cases, the advice is straightforward. Talk to friends and realtors for recommendations. Get multiple in-home estimates. Make sure you have an ironclad contract. However, other tips are things many consumers overlook. Get proof that movers do background and drug checks on those handling your prized possessions. Also, understand how the claims process works if something goes wrong.
The resource also provides links to other sites for those about to move to verify the licensing of interstate carriers and state regulations.
“Our goal is to educate consumers seeking moving services,” said a Movers.net spokesperson. “We already provide some of the best-pricing across the country, but moving is not all about price. It’s also about quality and professionalism. If you’ve ever had a bad move, you understand what I mean,” he continued. “Moving is stressful and having a qualified mover eliminates about 80% of the headaches.”
Beyond tips on avoiding moving scams, the site also allows consumers to compare quotes from up to six different companies. With this information, consumers can find movers to fit their budgets and unique moving requirements.
“Competition is good for the consumer,” said the movers.net spokesperson. “It offers users the best pricing and keeps movers honest and accountable. The lowest price is not always the best price depending on what you need and want from a move. However, by having six estimates, it gives you a quick idea of what the going rate is for the services you need.”
“Our goal is to educate consumers and provide them a means to access helpful moving information quickly and easily – whether it’s advice on preparing for a hassle-free move, avoiding moving fraud, or accessing the best price quotes.”
To read How to Avoid Moving Scams in its entirety, go to http://www.movers.net/avoid-moving-scams/.