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Moving Scams: Scarier Than Halloween Stories

Imagine this: you are moving across the country and have hired what you thought was one of the reputable moving companies in Raleigh to do the job. Once you get to your destination, you call your movers and your stuff isn’t expected to arrive for days. Days turn into weeks. Weeks turn into months. Now you are stuck in your new home without any of your stuff. You don’t want to buy new stuff because the moving company promises your items are coming, but you can’t sleep on the floor for months! The horror!

Unfortunately moving scams like these are more common than you think. Whether it’s major delays on your stuff, increasing your quote when they arrive at your home, losing boxes of valuables, or just not showing up, all these things make it hard to trust movers with your belongings.

One recent mover recounts how he was given a quote over the phone that he thought was binding, but on moving day, the movers increased his quote by more than 50 percent! He had to pay because there was no time to turn to another option- he needed to move that day. Make sure you get your quotes in person, so the movers can eyeball your items. This will prevent a major increase on moving day. Many moving companies in Raleigh offer binding quotes, meaning once you receive your quote, they can’t increase it unless you add more items.

It’s important to do your research when looking for reputable moving companies in Raleigh. Don’t get caught in a moving scam that wastes your time and money.



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