PackingScam

Packing Scams

When it comes to moving, there are a couple of tricks that moving  or packing companies can do to make your moving, (packing costs) go up dramatically.  It is important that you are around all the time, if you are having professional packers, professional movers do your move.  These tips will help … [Read more...]

MOVING DISASTER:This could happen to you!

Broken tv

When choosing an interstate mover, there are some possible pitfalls you can encounter if you don’t do your homework.  Interstate moves can be subcontracted or “brokered” meaning the person you talk to and book with initially may not be the mover that actually performs your interstate move.  The … [Read more...]

FMCSA HAS PHONE #’S AND WEBSITES TO REGISTER COMPLAINTS AGAINST HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVERS

Make sure your mover is licensed to do interstate moves

  The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) has a hotline for consumers to file complaints against household goods carriers (or other commercial carriers). The number is 1-888-368-7238 (1-888-DOT-SAFT) and is in place for people who make interstate moves (moves across state lines) … [Read more...]

MOVING COMPANIES AND CONSUMERS BEWARE (CAR HOAX! PLEASE READ)

Beware of internet moving scams-there are many scams circulating on the internet.

  It has been brought to our attention, there are several emails that are in the circulation and an ad on  Craig’s List by someone using the identity of a legitimate moving company trying to sell a vehicle.  The actual company, Absolutemovingandstorage.com  has nothing to do with the emails, it's … [Read more...]

MOVING SCAMS ARE STILL OCCURRING EVERY DAY!

Be careful who you hire for your move.

  Moving scams are still occurring these days, and that is why we stress the importance of researching the moving company before you choose who you are moving with.  This lady was smart enough to call the police, and stop this “rogue mover” before they got away with thousands of her dollars.  The … [Read more...]

FALSIFYING WEIGHT ON A WEIGHT AND DISTANCE NON-BINDING SHIPMENT

Be present when your shipment gets weighed before and after the truck is loaded.

  If you’re movers quotes are not guaranteed on a weight/distance shipment, there are ways that the shipments weight can be falsified and exaggerated to inflate the cost.  The driver can get an empty weight with a smaller lighter tractor than the tractor used for the heavy weight. The … [Read more...]

ONE PLACE NOT TO FIND A MOVER

Make sure the mover has credential before you hire.

  There are various websites out there that are great resources for selling that old piece of furniture or finding that trinket from your youth.  These websites have a ton of traffic and serve a great purpose but they are not a viable option when finding a mover.  When scouring the internet … [Read more...]

OPEN LETTER TO AVOID ROGUE OPERATORS-”Bad Movers”

Avoid Rogue Movers

 The article from the Long Island Moving & Storage Association “An Open Letter to New York Area Consumers about Rogue Operators and How to Avoid Them” gives a brief description for all consumers and how to avoid rogue operators who rip off the consumers with low bidding, and demanding higher … [Read more...]

HOW TO SPOT A BANDIT MOVER

Beware of bandit movers.

What is a "rogue" or "bandit" mover, you ask?  These are companies that you should stay away from, and look the other way.  “Red Flag”, you do not want to hire these companies.  They are no action movers that promise people things that they have no intention fulfilling.  Some of these companies hold … [Read more...]