How to Avoid Moving Scams

Like any other business, the relocation industry has its share of scams. You put your belongings into the hands of strangers and the move doesn’t go as planned: Your items get damaged, the move costs more than the agreed-upon price or even worse your items are stolen or lost. But your move doesn’t have to become a nightmare. With a little bit of research, you can avoid potential scams or headaches. Here are some tips for you to avoid moving scammers: Conduct Cursory ResearchWord of mouth is often the best method for evaluating a product or company. A little online research can reveal a lot about moving companies. Check everything from reviews to social media sites to anything else you can find on the company. Speak to friends, co-workers and your real estate agent to get recommendations. Then make a list of potential companies and check the ratings of the companies on your short list on the American Moving & Storage Association and the Better Business Bureau websites.Check the Com