Other types of moving scams
Fake credentials and fake reviews. Moving companies know the value consumers place in third party reviews. Dishonest moving companies tend to have their employees, friends and families post fake reviews. The idea here, for dishonest movers, is to deceive people into thinking they are looking at a reputable company, when in fact they are looking at a dishonest company who is willing to go to any lengths to get your business. The advice here, you can’t beat a good referral from someone you know and trust so ask around.
Cheapest quote. Don’t say we didn’t warn you – but please, don’t trust your precious belongings to the cheapest bidder. Removalists who offer dirt cheap hourly rates generally have inexperienced staff, they may take twice as long to load and unload, and the risk of property damage is extreme . Cheap-budget removalists often show up with tiny trucks requiring multiple loads hence escalating the cost in the process, their trucks may be under equipped lacking the equipment needed to move large or fragile items without damage. If you hire a dirt-cheap removalist, chances are you’ll get a couple of backpackers turning up in a hire truck.