June 13, 2021
Business

How to avoid being scammed during a move

Q. My family is relocating this summer, I am searching for a reputable moving company. What advice may BBB provide?

A. For countless Americans, the month of May signifies a major transition in their lives. Whether it is gearing up for warmer weather, graduating from high school or college, starting a new job or receiving that highly anticipated acceptance letter, May marks the beginning of the busiest time in the nation for moving. So much so, that the month was designated National Moving Month in 1997.

In 2020, 38% of all business profile views on BBB.org for moving companies occurred from May-August and the moving industry was the third most-viewed industry in the nation for that year. Additionally, more than $230,000 was lost to fraudulent moving companies throughout the year, emphasizing the caution consumers should exercise when hiring a moving company. Of…

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