Hiring a Moving Company: How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Scammed

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Moving is stressful, to say the least. It’s not uncommon to find yourself in need of a moving company, but how do you know which one is right for you and if they are legitimate? With all the hustle and bustle of moving, we’ve prepared some guidelines of things to check so you can avoid being scammed by fake movers or con artists. Read on to learn more!

Moving is usually a life-changing event

When you move, it can be such a stressful time. You have to find a new place to live, pack up all of your belongings, and move them to the new place. If you decide to hire professional movers or rent a truck or trailer to move the stuff yourself, all of these things can add up quickly.

Moving is an expensive commitment that often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how much money they should spend on their move (and whether or not it’s worth it).

They could easily make the mistake of hiring con artists who pretend to be movers because of everything they’re already worrying about. It’s better to take a deep breath and plan ahead. Follow these suggestions to make sure you hire certified movers.

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Check Out Their Reviews

To check the legitimacy of a moving company, you can do so by going online and searching for their reviews using Google or Yelp.

The best way to check out a moving company is by looking for online reviews since everything is only a click away now. Most companies have their own websites or social media pages, and often users will post positive or negative comments about the service they received. You can also search Google and see what comes up from other users – not only will this give you a better idea of the quality of service they provide, but it may also help you figure out what to expect when it comes time for your move.

You might also get a feel for their website and social media pages. False companies usually have empty social media content and might not even invest in a website.

Also, you can ask your friends, family, and neighbors if they’ve used them before and what their experience was like.

Lastly, you can also check with your local police department as they sometimes have records of complaints made against certain companies.

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Check their rating on the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit organization that monitors the public practices of businesses. The BBB offers a free service where you can search for a company’s rating on its website. Look for companies with higher ratings and make sure they are accredited by the BBB. Ideally, you want to hire companies with an excellent rating of A+.

You should also look at how many complaints have been made against them and what they do when they receive complaints from customers. Do they resolve them quickly? Are there any unresolved complaints?

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Check with the FMCSA

A USDOT number is a unique nine-digit number that each company involved in interstate commerce must have. It allows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to track and regulate business practices, including making sure that every company has appropriate insurance, prohibits discrimination and provides equal opportunity for all workers, and more.

If a company has this then this is a good sign, because it shows they’re serious about following the rules and treating customers fairly.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is a branch of the United States Department of Transportation that regulates the trucking industry. The FMCSA’s main goal is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.

This is important because it can help you track the company’s safety record, insurance coverage, and other activities related to their transport business. In addition, if you ever need to file a complaint against them for any reason (maybe there was damage done during your move), having this number will allow you to find them easily on FMCSA’s website so that you can file your claim.

When searching for movers, ask them about their type of insurance and if they offer it or not

Insurance is something that you should always ask about when hiring any type of moving company. Movers need to be able to provide proof that they’re insured so that you can rest assured that your items will be protected during the move and won’t have any issues once they reach their final destination. The following are some types of insurance that movers might offer:

  • Liability Insurance 

Liability insurance covers accidents caused by the moving company on your property while working on your job site. This type of coverage ensures that if an accident does occur, whether it’s an employee slipping on ice outside your house or damaging one of your belongings inside a truck during transit, then there will be money available for appropriate compensation (or replacement) costs associated with such incidents.

  • Cargo Insurance 

Cargo Insurance could differ from one company to another however it could mean that you can be sure that your belongings and products are safe and sound once they reach their destination. It could also mean that you will be able to get your money back if anything happens to your items during transport. Some companies might include a clause stating that you will not have to pay for any extra expenses incurred during the trip due to accidents or damage caused by other parties involved in transit.

  • Additional coverage

If you want to protect your goods against other types of damage, you can choose additional coverage. For example, if you want to protect your goods against theft, you can get theft coverage. If you want to protect your goods against water damage, you can get water damage coverage.

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Call A2B Movers San Francisco

If you’re moving, it’s likely that you have a lot on your mind. This can make it difficult to ensure that the moving company you choose is legitimate and trustworthy. Luckily, there are some steps that can help ensure this process goes smoothly—and they don’t take too much time! 

A2B Movers San Francisco is a trustworthy moving company that will make your move effortless. The company’s employees will pack and move your belongings carefully, using the most appropriate methods. We can also help you decide what possessions to sell or donate, and will provide helpful tips on how to organize the items that are remaining in your new home. To learn more about A2B Movers San Francisco or schedule an appointment with us, contact us or visit our website.

A2B Movers San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

(415) 610-8432

http://www.a2bmoversinc.com/

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We are a local moving company established in San Jose in 2010. All these years we serve our commercial and residential customers all around the Bay Area and Los Angeles county. Our goal is a happy and affordable moving experience.

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