State officials, ‘Movers Association’ warn people of potential mover scams
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The North Carolina Utilities Commission along with the state’s movers association are warning people to beware when it comes to moving scams.
Moving is considered a regulated utility in the state of North Carolina so officials are saying for people to make sure they see licensing and certifications from who they are using.
Pam Stanley is the Executive Director for the North Carolina Movers Association. She tells me there are a couple of red flags you can look out for, mainly having to do with rates and deposits.
“There are companies out there who are actually brokers but their name makes you think they are a mover. They will give you a quote but they will send somebody else out to do your move that they have brokered it with. If you’ve got someone that’s asking for a 50% deposit up front, my advice to you is run.”