You are here: Home > Educated Customers > Buyer Beware

Red Flags

The best way to avoid nightmares is to research movers before hiring them.
Watch out for these red flags:

  • They give an estimate by phone or email; (an in-person estimate is required!)
  • They require or demand a large deposit.
  • They do not have a physical address or license on their website; (that’s required!)
  • They use a generic name when answering the phone, like “Movers”.
  • They are not listed with the BBB.
  • They did not provide the legally required brochure; ‘Important Notice to Consumers’
  • Many bad reviews on Angie’s List, Yelp, Google, etc. (a few can be overlooked.)
  • If they arrive in an unmarked truck, don’t sign anything without verifying the mover.
  • You’re quoted a very low price that seems too good to be true.
  • No DOT or MC number on their website, or it doesn’t match the Federal website. fmcsa.dot.gov
buyer-beware-movers-image