Everybody knows what a “rip off” is and that it happens in all corners of the business world, just try typing in “moving house scams” into a search engine, and take a look! Nightmare scenarios of what happened to good people who didn’t do their homework and research on whether or not a company is trustworthy.
If you’re now looking at moving, you must get to know how not to get scammed by anybody with ill intentions, and what to look out for to know if the movers you may be dealing with are legit or not. So as to stop any chance of you losing any of your possessions and/or money to evildoing individuals, wise up and follow this simple advice:
- Get on the internet and look for any prior rip offs. It will only take you a short while on a search engine and can save you any grief later on down the road. Just type in the company’s name with the word ‘scam’ at the end and click go. There you will see if there has been any negative comments about the company you’re looking at using. If there’s anything, it might just be in your best interests to check out another one and do the same. If you’re moving house in Bury St Edmunds and seeking experienced, affordable and reliable removal professionals, use only the best
- When online, also look out for any reviews, and not just on the removal company’s web site. The WWW has provided us with a wonderful way to make living so much simpler, so please use it! See just what other users have to say about a particular company.
- Ask all the questions you want answers to and make sure to leave no question unanswered. Questions related to the relocation process, the costs, and what all of it is being spent on, what type of lorry, and everything else that you can think of. Never forget that all con artists are not too good at giving specifics, so should you notice that any of your questions at all are not being given clear answers, once again, it might just be a good idea to check out a different outfit.
- Get a quote and get it written down. The top companies will easily give you a written estimate, which includes both the price and the service. If anyone states that a price over the phone is ‘about right,’ watch out. It could mean that they could hike up the price later on, after moving.
- Don’t pay anything until a document is handed over. If there are any later problems, you will then have your legal rights backed up with a signed document. Can you believe that there are businesses out there that have asked customers to sign blank papers, and cheated them later? Ensure that the mover provides you with a signed document that clearly displays all services and pricing, and has the mover’s details on it.
And that’s that, everything should go just as you planned!