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Baymeadows Moving and Storage Offer These Tips on Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

Posted on: March 15, 2019 Baymeadows Moving and Storage March 28, 2019

Baymeadows Moving and Storage has helped those who have been affected with their moves. Here are some tips to help you avoid being scammed.

Like many other forms of scam, the number of moving scams seems to be skyrocketing. The good news is that thanks to the advent of the internet, it has become far easier to verify the authenticity of moving companies like Baymeadows Moving and Storage. Baymeadows Moving and Storage - Jacksonville, FL

You can use the internet to determine whether the company you are looking at is a member in good standing with organizations such as the International Association of Movers, the Better Business Bureau, the American Moving and Storage Association, and the company’s local Chamber of Commerce.  Reputable companies will proudly display the appropriate logos on their webpages.

It Starts with Contact

After completing your online search and creating a short list of moving companies like Baymeadows Moving and Storage, it’s time to take the next step. The next thing to do is pick up the phone and start calling those companies on your list. How did they answer the call? Did they answer “XYZ Moving Company” or was it more of a simple “Hello” or “Moving Company”?

If the answer was one of the latter or something similar, you might want to reconsider your choice. A reputable moving company will always answer their phone similar to, ” Baymeadows Moving and Storage!”

The Cost of a Moving Quote

No reputable moving company charges for an estimate. If you come across a company that tells you there is a fee for providing you with an estimate, move on. Good moving companies use the time they are working up the free estimate to build a rapport with their clients.

Ask Lots of Questions

While you have the company on the phone, be sure to ask lots of questions. Ask about things like how they base their charges, by distance, volume, or weight. Do they charge extra for difficult to reach addresses? What if they have to break your load down into multiple smaller trucks to reach your new home, will this cost more? If they ask you to pay your bill upfront, chances are good you are being scammed. A reputable company doesn’t collect until the job is done.

Once you decide whether you are packing or the moving company is, you have one last decision to make. This concerns whether you buy full coverage insurance for your goods. Reputable companies offer this as an option.

For more information or to receive a copy of “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move,” contact Baymeadows Moving and Storage at (904) 737-3530 and let’s get started today.