6 Tips to Spot Moving Scams This Summer from Moving Authority

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Moving Authority offers 6 tips to spot rogue movers this summer. June is when the majority of Americans are planning their moves as summer officially begins. Putting an end to rogue movers means know what to look for to spot them and Moving Authority is going to help.

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Moving Authority knows that June marks the official start of summer, which means as the temperatures rise it also becomes the time of year that rogue start to swarm the industry and attempt to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.

Moving Season, as it is known, is from May-August but June marks the height of the season with the official date of summer coming up on the 20th of this month. Moving Authority just wants to remind everyone to stay safe and make sure to hire reputable movers near you.
Moving Authority has always made it their mission to educate the public on how and what to look for when hiring movers. Their website gives you all the information that you need to avoid being a victim of rogue movers this summer.

Here are a few tips to spot rogue movers:

1. Does the company have an actual address? Do they answer their phone with a generic “movers”. This is common for rogue movers because they want to stay vague to avoid being found after they pull their scams.
2. All moving companies must have a USDOT number, which is a United States Department of Transportation number that means they are a legally registered moving service. This number should be displayed on their website as well as their trucks.
3. Did this company quote you a price considerably lower than other moving services. Usually a low-ball estimate means that this company cuts cost by cutting corners. Rarely is this the actual price you will pay in the end.
4. Is their no name on the moving truck or a different moving company name? This is a definite red flag that there is something wrong with this company.
5. Did you get everything in writing? Do not let the movers take your things on a ‘handshake’ deal. Legally everything should be in writing and make sure that you have all your paperwork and the companies “moving tariff” which is basically a menu of services and their prices.
6. How long has the company been in business? This is not to say all new movers are suspect but in the moving business so many companies come and go, especially over the summer so most companies will want to display or promote their years of experience as a selling point.

Moving Authority continues to strive to eliminate rogue movers from the marketplace. This is no small task but Moving Authority makes sure to do their homework on each and every moving company that you can find on their site. They don’t just list companies at random but rather put in the time and research to make sure the companies match all the legal requirements the United States Department of Transportation sets for them.

Use Moving Authority as a resource so this summer your move is as painless as possible. Hire real moves and save yourself from the common moving scams that plague this industry.

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Melissa Hope Callahan
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