Victoria movers are busy around this time of year. Make sure the moving company you hire is above-board by taking a few precautions. Always ask for an estimate in writing and purchase full value protection. Here’s an excerpt from a recent article written by Kevin Collins of the Better Business Bureau sharing tips on how to avoid being scammed by a moving company.

May is National Moving Month, which kicks off the busiest time of year for Americans changing residencies. It also means unlicensed movers and scammers are waiting to take advantage of unwary consumers.

In 2012, the Better Business Bureau received more than 1.4 million moving-related inquiries and more than 9,300 complaints against movers. Complaints included damaged or missing items, big price increases over originally quoted estimates, late deliveries and goods being “held hostage” for additional (disputed) payment.

The Better Business Bureau is again joining with the American Moving & Storage Association to provide important tips on how to avoid scams and find a trustworthy moving company:

• Research the company thoroughly. While state regulations vary, all interstate movers must, at a minimum, be licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA assigns a unique motor carrier number that can be verified at protectyourmove.gov.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2013/05/06/2468818/word-to-the-wise-better-business.html#storylink=cpy

With more Americans choosing to move in May than any other month, moving companies must work hard to keep up with the demand. Unfortunately, there is also an opportunity for dishonest moving companies to swoop in and take advantage of customers. So keep your eyes open and follow the tips shared on this post.