May marks the beginning of the busiest moving season for Texans, which is also when unscrupulous operators are most likely to take advantage of consumers.
Worried About "Rogue Movers?" New Law May Help
By Kelli B. Grant
Consumers moving across state lines will soon get some extra protection from "rogue movers" - scammers who offer low bids, only to demand more cash once the truck is loaded.
Half Price Movers is a qualified, BBB rated company that background checks every employee. You can feel safe and confident moving with us.
Unfortunately, there are some unreputable, scam companies that take advantage of the unsuspecting public.
Here are a few more useful tips to ensure a smooth moving experience:
• Write everything down. Before you pack even one box, create a simple record keeping system.
• Have plenty of supplies. You'll need plenty of boxes; probably more boxes than you think. If you buy your boxes from a moving company, you can always return unused boxes for a refund. Have about 10 boxes set aside to use for last minute items on moving day such as bedding, clothing and cleaning supplies.
• Notify the post office, magazines, credit card companies, and friends and family of your change of address. The U. S. Postal Service offers a kit to make this process easier.