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Movers.net Helps Consumers Avoid Moving Company Scams with These Tips

It happens every day. Someone in the United States has hired a moving company whose purpose is not to help consumers move, but to keep all of their things hostage until they pay them more money than they were quoted.

Aug. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- There are also hundreds of moving companies all throughout the United States that are currently operating without a license. If they are operating without a license, that means that consumers who use their services are not protected. Unfortunately it has become a problem, and the federal government has had to step in to help solve the problems that these rogue moving companies are starting.

Movers.net is providing consumers with some tips on how to find a reliable moving company that is actually licensed.

Tip #1 - Always Check Reviews - The Internet is a great place to find out other consumers experiences with the moving company. Consumers love to complain about their bad experiences, and the Internet gives them a soapbox to reach millions of people. If the moving company has done anything wrong in the past, it will be extremely easy to find online. Start by researching the moving company's website. This will be a good place to find plenty of information on the company.

Tip #2 - Get More Than One Quote – Movers.net is here to help consumers get more than one quote from more than one moving company with one simple to use form. Not all moving companies are created equally, and some of them will have prices that are much higher than others. There are a few things to look for in your moving quote. Watch out for extremely high prices, and also keep your eyes out for extremely low prices. Many moving companies that are not legitimate, will often give consumers extremely low moving quotes. This is how they bait them and lure them into their trap.

Tip #3 – Check with the Better Business Bureau – The Better Business Bureau is an excellent place to also do some more research on the moving company of your choice. Much like tip number one, verifying the moving company is legitimate with the Better Business Bureau is a simple task. If there are complaints on record with the company, then you are better off avoiding using this moving company.

Tip #4 - Ask for a Copy of the Moving Company License – Any legitimate moving company will have no problems furnishing a license. Sometimes furnishing consumers with a moving license is not quite enough. These days it is easy for anyone to create fake documents, and many moving companies that are not legitimate have gone this route. A license should be verified with the federal government. The address should be the current address of the moving company, and the license number should also be owned by the moving company.

http://www.movers.net helps thousands of people move every year. Moving is a stressful experience, and hiring a rogue moving company will only make things even worse. These tips will ensure a safe and happy move. Don't fall victim to moving company scams. Use these tips to help protect yourself.

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