I am going to move soon, so I’m looking for any recommendations on who I can use to help me move.
I’ve heard some horror stories about some bad movers holding items for hostage, so I am a little nervous because I would hate to get scammed like this. Money is tight as it is and I don’t want to fork out more unnecessarily.
It’s funny you mentioned that example, because the exact same thing happened to my friend a while ago. The movers gave her a quote and in the end, it was like three times the original amount! She didn’t have the money, so they didn’t give her back her stuff. After she chased a lot of people, she finally got her stuff back. Someone else weighed her stuff and told her she paid them three times what she should have lol.
According to the Better Business Bureau, the one industry that many people complain about is the moving industry. The scammers are good at what they do. That’s why so many people are roped in.
Well, this works both ways. There are some customers (especially if it is a long distance move) who don’t pay the movers after it arrives. Imagine that!
Unfortunately, moving scams do happen. You can try to reduce these situations by hiring reputable and experienced companies. Matco would be a good choice. They have been around for over half a century.
Sometimes, you just need to pay that little bit more to get quality service. I understand that money can be difficult, but this is an industry where regulations aren’t exactly the best… Anyone with a truck and a cell phone can set up shop and take your stuff and charge you whatever they like. Go with the best ones, even if you have to borrow from a friend.
If a mover asks you to pay upfront, don’t be taken in. This is clearly NOT legitimate. Stay clear of someone who asks this of you. A percentage of the fee might be alright, but not the full amount.
I remember seeing Matco’s name mentioned earlier? Yes, yes, yes. Just go with that moving company and forget anyone else.
You could also contact the Canadian Association of Movers and get a list of genuine moving companies who follow all the proper procedures. You will feel more confident that way.
Awesome! Thanks for all the tips, everyone!
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