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27 November 2020
Tips To Avoid Being Scammed By Moving Companies
1. MOVING COMPANY TRICKS
The truth is that all sorts of accidents may occur during the relocation and most happen because of unexpected circumstances or misunerstanding between the client and the moving company. What should you do though, if the mistake is not yours to make and the company is the one responsible for the problem. When a client‘s belongings are not delivered in his new property is not a frequent case but it happens. This article will explain to you what to do in this situation.
2. PROTECTING YOURSELF
The simplest thing you can do is to call the police but the chance for them to find and return your stuff is terribly small. If the company has accidently lost your stuff they will probably give them back to you in the end. A whole truck full of furniture and other belongings can not simply disappear. If they have deliberately hidden your stuff you probably won‘t get them back. The best way to prevent this from ever happening is to know your way around when it comes down to communicating with a moving company. Here are several guidelines which can provide you with essential information on what to do in order to protect yourself from scams.
3. CHECKING THE OPINIONS ABOUT THE MOVING COMPANY
Usually only the weakest and most worstly reviewed moving companies can attempt to cheat you. Nobody really contacts such companies unless he or she is in a bad financial situation and can‘t afford a better one. Always check other people‘s opinions about a certain moving company. If they are satisfied then it is safe for you to contact them. It is always dangerous to trust a company only if you have read its advertisements or spoken to their members or if all you have done to investigate them is to visit their website. Information can be faked on all of those sources of information. Ask people and trust only them. The problem with cheating moving companies is that the only way to protect yourself from is by refusing to count on their services at all. Once you have trusted them you can‘t save yourself except if somehow you find out that you are going to get cheated.
4. CHECKING THE MOVING COMPANY”S PRICES
Find out how much do the services of the company usually cost. Usually the right manner of pricing a service is by calculating the combined weight of all of your belongings. However, some companies, usually those who would trick you, declare a price which is based on space (estimated in cubic meters, centimeters). If you discover that your company is estimating the price through this pattern, forget about it. It means they are certainly trying to cheat you.
5. CHECKING THE OFFICE OF THE MOVING COMPANY
Finally, take some time to visit the offices of the moving company. They also can almost certainly help you to guess whether or not the company will attempt to trick you. If the offices of a company is tidy, shiny, dependable and in order in terms of equipment, devices and vehicles and working staff then it is safe to trust this particular company.
To sum up, it is very difficult to detect a scam but it is quite easy to prevent one by choosing a proper company. Companies which will probably have the intention to cheat you are quite distinguishable from those who will do their job the right way. If you follow the tips in this article you will have no problems finding a good, honest company.
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