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BBB warns of ‘bad mover’ scams

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — For many families, May is a prime moving month. No matter how far the move is, it can be a nerve-racking experience.

And if you aren’t looking to do all that heavy lifting by yourself, experts say there are some things to look out for to make sure you aren’t getting taken advantage of.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) conducted a study that found that scams are widespread in the moving industry.

BBB receives an average of 13,000 complaints and negative reviews about movers each year, with many complaints describing how experiences with dishonest moving companies have turned into financial and emotional nightmares. 

“The good news is there are plenty of high-quality reputable movers and checking reviews…

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