Because moving is a stressful experience, we are vulnerable to moving scams. While most reputable moving companies strive to make your move as simple and stress-free as possible, some people take adva…
Because moving is a stressful experience, we are vulnerable to moving scams. While most reputable moving companies strive to make your move as simple and stress-free as possible, some people take advantage of us at this difficult time. There’s also the temptation to save money by hiring someone who appears to be inexpensive, but if you don’t know who you’re dealing with, you might end up paying the price. Avoid moving scams with these tips.1. SCAM OF PRICE
A price that appears to be too good to be true is the first sign of a scam. Read the small print in the quote or contract. There are likely to be additional costs due to unforeseen circumstances, such as access, oversized items, or other factors. Your golden deal will quickly turn into a rotten egg once those kick in.2. POSSIBLE SCAMS INDICATORS
- Companies that do not have a website
- Companies that have only positive feedback on their website
- There is no written contract for the moving service.
- There is no office manager or administrator in charge of the relocation.
- A single man and a van driver
Looking at Urban Movers website, Their customers can post positive, neutral and negative reviews. It’s because in all their businesses they want to be honest and transparent. Negative reviews are an opportunity (if they haven’t already) for them to correct the problem or learn from errors.
Please remember that a moving company will deal with all that you own. It makes sense to decide who you are hiring.3. HOW TO STAY AWAY FROM SCAMMERS
People should always plan ahead of time when moving. It also applies to avoiding fraudsters. If you plan ahead of time, you’ll have more options, which means you’ll be able to find a company that provides excellent service, such as a fixed price quote with no hidden fees. You have time to find another house moving company if you have an uneasy feeling about the one you’re dealing with.
If the company does not provide you with a written agreement, you should insist on receiving one because this is your first point of contact if you have a complaint. If you still haven’t received one, don’t do business with that company.
You can easily spot a scammer and know how to avoid them if you take the time to prepare for your move and look out for these indicators.