6 Tips To Avoid Moving Scams
Each year, about 15 million American families move to a new home, and most do it during the summer, according to Mayflower Transit. There are protections in place to keep movers from overcharging. For example, movers cannot legally demand more than 100% of a binding estimate for an interstate move, or 110% of a non-binding one. (For more details click here).
3Ask for estimates.
4Understand the contract.
5Check your coverage.
6Watch for other warning signs.
Most federal protections (and some of the advice above) apply only to interstate moves. If you're moving within a state, there may be different rules and resources. ProtectYourMove.gov has a list of moving resources by state, including links to relevant agencies like the state attorney general. Here are a few other helpful links: