Published: February 15, 2020
Moving is always a tedious experience that’s often stressful, no matter how well planned or well executed you try to make it. One thing you certainly want to avoid are moving related scams, using untrustworthy moving companies and making your move even more complicated than necessary.
To avoid moving scams there are a few easy precautions you can take. As professionals in the moving and portable storage industry, UNITS Moving & Portable Storage of North Virginia is here to help answer any questions to make your move a little easier.
- Locate company information and read reviews from other customers or ask a friend for a referral. If you’re on a mover’s website and can’t find a physical address, mover’s registration or proof of insurance, that’s a red flag.
- The company wants a large deposit. A small down payment is normal, but scammers sometimes ask for large down payments and then disappear without moving anything.
- The moving company doesn’t mention your rights and responsibilities. Yes, we mean this literally. By law, most licensed movers are legally required to provide their customers with a packet entitled “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” before moving.
- The company has gone through several name changes. If you can trace the company’s history through several name changes, that’s a bad sign.
Afraid of getting scammed? Get moving and portable storage solutions from one of the most trusted names in the industry with UNITS of North Virginia.