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 on-site or virtual 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