When you hire a moving company, you want to shop around to get the best value for the lowest price. But how do you know if you’re scammed by a moving company?
Here are some common moving scams.
Withholding Legal Documents
Movers are required by law to provide you with the booklet “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move”. If they fail to do this, find another moving company.
The Sight-Unseen Estimate
Even though it may feel like an inconvenience, a good mover will inspect your possessions before writing up the estimate. Many details need to be taken into consideration, such as the size, weight, condition, and quantity of your possessions. A mover who gives you a sight-unseen estimate will likely charge you far more than the original estimate.
The Uninterested Inspection
Good movers will carefully examine your possessions (opening cabinets, checking closets, etc.) and ask you thoughtful questions. Do you plan to eat all the food in your pantry before moving? Are you donating or selling any items? Avoid movers who visit your home but seem uninterested or don’t take notes.
The Required Deposit
A quality moving service will never ask for a deposit. You should only have to pay for the service upon delivery. If a mover is insisting upon a deposit–especially if asking for cash–find a different company.
The Frequent Name Change
A company that is constantly changing its name is likely not a reputable one. Moving companies will frequently change names to avoid scam-busting entities such as the Better Business Bureau. Ensure the company has a local business address and insurance coverage.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about any scams when you choose Peavler Moving & Storage!
We are a reputable and highly recommended moving company in the Dansville and Harrodsburg areas. We are family-owned and operated for three generations. Our customers are so pleased with us that they hire us for subsequent moves!
Contact us today for a free quote.