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Beware of Scam Artists Impersonating Reputable Moving Companies

“Because anyone with a truck and a website can claim to be a mover, our industry is plagued by con artists who don’t adhere to standards for honesty and ethical conduct…”

This sad-but-true statement from American Moving and Storage Association president, Linda Bauer Darr, is a harsh reality about which your Denver area movers educate would-be victims of rogue movers on a daily basis. What is a “rogue mover”? If you have ever moved and have no clue what a rogue mover is, you are very fortunate! A rogue mover is a relocation service provider that operates dishonestly and at the expense of its customers. Disreputable movers often quote a low attractive price for a move over the phone, only to refuse to unload their moving truck at a customer’s destination until they pay a price much higher than what was originally estimated. With your furniture literally held hostage, you have little choice other than paying the inflated price that the dishonest mover demands simply because you didn’t do your research before hiring the company. Professional moving companies try their best to inform people who are planning to move of the difference between the two types of relocation service providers, but we cannot reach everybody. If you have not yet moved, you can easily avoid a moving day disaster by simply researching a mover before you hire. Organizations such as the Better Business Bureau and AMSA are devoted to protecting consumers from encounters with rogue movers. Don’t become a statistic!

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