The end of the school is coming to an end, and many students are graduating from college and moving out. Scammers want to move you out with unexpected hidden fees.
As young adults are becoming more cautious on how they spend their money they are shopping around for the best deals?
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How this scam works:
• You search the internet for a moving company that can transport your belongings without charging expensive fees.
• After choosing a company, the move is underway; however, the mover doesn't deliver your belongings.
• Instead, he holds them, hostage, until you pay more.
Such scams are not unusual. There are many unlicensed movers out to take advantage of the summer moving season, according to the American Moving and Storage Association.
Don’t fall for it. If you’re moving out of state, verify that the moving company has a valid Department of Transportation number and a carrier number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. For in-state moves, check your state's licensing requirements.
Also, before choosing a mover, ask people you know for a recommendation.
Hiring a local mover with a good reputation can help you avoid being scammed, says Scott Michael, the moving association's president, and CEO.