How to Spot a Car Moving Scam
There are many car movers
out there that run scams to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. In some instances you may come across a moving scam where a fake car moving company
actually increasing the amount of your bill or changes the contract terms after you agreed upon a certain amount. There are even some instances when an auto transportation company
hold your car until you buy into their new list of demands.
When it comes to the bait and switch scam, the car moving company
practically forces the consumers to pay up a new price which is usually different from the one earlier set before the move and is usually more costly.
In order to avoid such issues consumers should take it upon themselves to carry out an exhaustive research the car moving companies that they are interested in. The most important information to find would be on business ratings, license as well as consumer reviews. This will help you sieve through the numerous moving companies and come out with a legitimate list.
Some of the common things to look for in a not legitimate long distance car moving company
is the quotes you are given. Car moving companies that offer very low quotes are highly suspicious and more often than not are looking for unsuspecting consumers to scam. These moving companies usually have their own websites. As you go through any of such websites and notice that the contact information presented is very scanty or is only the mailing address then take it upon yourself to actually pay a visit to their offices to actually confirm their existence before getting into any kind of agreement with them.
Another thing to look into is when a car moving company asks you to pay up a large amount of money on deposit. This is usually not the case for legitimate moving companies and it should therefore make you keep off.
As a consumer it is important for you to be aware of your rights and to take action if something doesn't seem right with your car movers.