‘National Moving Month’ comes with potential scams


May is ‘National Moving Month’ which happens to be when people start thinking about moving.

     The summer months will be here before we know it, which is prime time for people to move.

     The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says over 35 million Americans will move this year alone.

     Moving can be an extremely stressful time and the last thing you want to deal with are problems.

     Some of the most common complaints include damaged or lost items, bills that are high than the quote, and in extreme cases, items being held hostage unless additional fees were handed over.

“You may find out about them online, on a classified site, so make sure to do your research,” said Mallory Majciechowski, President of the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Carolina.

 “You may come across a moving company you’re interested in and make sure they are licensed and registered”

     Some things to keep in mind are to always do your research.

     Make sure you gather estimates from multiple companies.

     Sign a contract you and your mover are happy with.

     Make sure you’re on the lookout for movers who demand cash upfront or companies that don’t have an address on their websites.

     These are the first signs it’s a scam.

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