Over the years, the people at MovingScam.com have been working hard to teach consumers how to avoid being scammed by moving companies. In this article, we’ll pass on some common red flag alerts to residents of Charlotte, North Carolina.
- The moving company asks you to sign incomplete or blank documents.
- The company asks for cash in advance or a substantial deposit to secure the deal. In urban areas, you may consider deposits between $100 and $250 acceptable.
- The company doesn’t have a DOT (Department of Transportation) license, or they have one, but it has expired.
- The company doesn’t have an MC (Motor Carrier) license, or it has expired.
- The moving company has a history of serious complaints in Charlotte, North Carolina or anywhere else in the country. Good places to check are MovingScam.com message boards and ProtectYourMove.gov.
- The company does not list a physical address on its website, or an online search reveals that the address is a rented mailbox.
- The company does not have access to its own warehouse for storing items in transit.
- The price of your move increases unexpectedly.
- The foreman attempts to change the price on loading day.
- If they show up on moving day with a rented truck instead of a company-owned vehicle, be suspicious. They might tell you that this is quite normal during the busy season. It is not!
- A different moving company (not the one you hired) arrives on moving day. The original company should have made you aware of this. Send the truck away if you cannot confirm that they are reliable movers.
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