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November 9, 2018 • By Dennis Beaver
If you are moving across town or to another state, today’s story will help to prevent becoming the victim of “Mover Fraud.”
Never heard of “Mover Fraud?” Neither had readers Megan and Zack who spent one recent Friday, “In what seemed like an episode of Rod Sterling’s Twilight Zone – we were plain scared.”
Days earlier, I learned about Mover Fraud from Senton, Missouri-based Bridgid Shields who is an attorney with UniGroup, the parent company of United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit.
Low estimates and then demand thousands of dollars more
“Of the approximately 1.6 million Americans who annually hire interstate household movers each year, there are over 3,000 cases of mover fraud,” she states. “Many of these cases involve criminals who advertise on-line, offer low-ball estimates, then, after the move, demand thousands of dollars in additional payment or your possessions are held hostage.”…click here to read more