After this story aired about a moving company that was defrauding customers out of their money AND possessions, KBTX recently reached out to us at D&D Moving & Storage to learn about similar scams in Texas. These criminals posing as movers are a very real threat to consumers who fail to do their homework before choosing a moving company.
D&D TIPS TO AVOID HIRING ‘ROGUE MOVERS’
“Below is a four-step test that we tell people to use when searching for a moving company,” said D&D Moving & Storage President, Dan Daniel. “The sad part is, these ‘Rogue Movers’ are all over the place, and they are just praying that you don’t do your homework. If a moving company doesn’t pass this test – you could very well be seeing your things for the last time.”
1. Choose a mover that is licensed in the state of Texas to legally take your business. The state requires certain things from Movers. To make sure and protect YOU. You can search for your moving company’s legal status on the TXDMV website and verify if they are legally licensed to perform moves in the state of Texas.
2. Make sure that the moving company provides you with an estimate in writing, and offers to sign a
formal contract before anything is moved.
3. Insure your valuables – declare value and ask for a full value protection plan to cover broken or misplaced items.
4. Avoid companies who require a deposit or cash payment. This is a huge red flag in the moving industry.
If you have additional questions about the verifying the legality of a moving company, or any other questions about an upcoming move, please call D&D Moving & Storage at 979-693-6233.