Even, or should we say ‘especially’, in
this time of financial crisis, there are those who seek to prey on hapless
individuals looking for a deal. After all, there’s nothing wrong with looking
for someone who gives cheap services.
The same goes with movers. Scammers
abound online, and while there are also legitimate and trustworthy movers out
there, the key is being able to distinguish one from the other.
One red flag that you should look out for
are companies with no websites or very little information in the website.
Usually these companies advertise through job posting and services sites and put only a number and / or email address
you can contact.
Legit companies will agree to a home or
office on-site inspection to get a better estimate on charges and fees. They
will also have everything in paper – one
copy for you and one copy for them. Nothing is agreed upon verbally so simply
through email. Legit companies will always have legit papers to establish a
paper trail for easy tracking.
The general rule is to look out for deals
that seem to be too good to be true. Legit companies offer deal as well, but
when everything’s rock-bottom, chances are the service and the company is rock
bottom as well. Any moving company worth its salt will never under price their
services; as everyone knows that quality comes with a price.