Making that Big Move go Smooth without Any Problems
Nobody likes being scammed, but it does happen and in all parts of the business world, simply try putting in “house moving scams” into a search engine, and see what comes up. Horrid stories of how people who didn’t do the research, got ripped off.
Should you soon be making that big move, you will have to know how to deal with a respectable and trustworthy moving company. To make certain that you stop any chance of losing any of your valuable and personal possessions and/or money to people with bad intentions, just use your intuition and follow these simple tips:
- Go online and check out a company for any prior scams. It takes very little of your time and after a short while on a search engine, it will save you any problems later on down the road. Simply type in the company’s name and the word ‘scam’ at the end and click enter. Straight away you will see any information whether there has been any negative comments about the company you’re thinking of using. If there is something, it may be in your best interests to check another one and do the same. Try checking out renowned companies like Arrowpak, who are experienced, affordable and reliable with a good history.
- Whilst you are online, also check out any reviews, and not just on a company’s web site. The internet has given us a valuable tool to make living so much easier, so like many others, please use it! Look at what other previous users have to say about a company.
- Make sure to ask all the relevant questions and make sure to leave no question unanswered. Things such as the relocation process, the costs, and what all of it is being spent on, what type of truck, and all the nitty gritty you can think of. Remember that all con artists are not very good at giving details, so should you become aware that some of your questions are not being given clear answers, once again, it might be a good idea to shop elsewhere.
- Obtain a quote and then get it written down. The best companies will provide you with a written estimate, which will include both the price and the service. If anyone declares that a price over the phone is ‘just about right,’ be on the lookout. It might just mean that they could later hike up the price, after the movie.
- Don’t give out any cash until you receive any documentation. Should there later be any problems, you will then have in your hands the legal rights backed up with a signed document. And you wouldn’t believe that there are businesses out there that have asked customers to sign blank papers, and scammed them later on.
And it’s all as simple as that! You are now one scam proof move that the scheming scammers will not be visiting!