News of moving scams has diminished somewhat. The TV stations, newspapers, and blogs have slowed down their coverage of moving scams to a crawl. For the last couple of years, there was tons of reporting. It seemed the country was a hot-bed of unscrupulous movers. And now they are all gone. Well, not so!
There is always some shenanigans going on somewhere. This is a story from the “other” bay area: dumping furniture. However, these kinds of moving stories were in the news every week a couple of years ago. To see some of the stories, we posted links on our moving scams page.
The media if fickle, and a good story today may not be of any interest tomorrow. That is the case with moving scams. Don’t let the lack of reporting get your guard down. Scams still take place, and unsuspecting families and individuals get hurt by these scammers.
When you move, you still need to do your due diligence. You need to check the reviews, look for a valid state license, and check to see if there are other sources of trust associated with the business. This is the best way to make sure you have a good moving experience.