Research Movers Before Hiring Them. These Are Some Red Flags:
- They give an estimate by phone or email, when an in-person estimate or virtual is required.
- They require or demand a large deposit.
- They do not have a physical address or license on the website, which is required.
- They use a generic name when answering the phone, such as “Movers”.
- They are not listed with the BBB.
- They did not provide the legally required brochure, Important Notice to Consumers.
- Many bad reviews on Angie’s List, Yelp, Google, etc.; a few can be overlooked.
- If they arrive in an unmarked truck, that could be a red flag; verify the mover.
- If you’re quoted a very low price that seems too good to be true, it probably is false.
- There is no DOT or license number on their website, or it doesn’t match the Federal and/or State websites.