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October 4, 2016

How to avoid scams and frauds when moving [Video]

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Always take the proper steps to avoid fraud on your moving day.

Moving is already a stressful experience without the added worry that you're somehow being scammed. Luckily, there are plenty of steps you can take to prevent moving fraud.

First and foremost, there are red flags to watch out for. They include companies that demand large deposits  or have lackluster, detail-less websites, and movers who don't supply the federally mandated "Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move" pamphlet.

Whenever you move, it's important you do your homework. That means searching for Better Business Bureau reviews, checking the company's registrations with the Department of Transportation and getting estimates beforehand. Some people talk to real estate agents to find a reputable mover.

Watch out for deals that sound too good to be true. Many scammers will low-ball the estimated cost and then increase the final bill up to four or five times.

For a reputable mover you can trust, turn to Atlas Van Lines. For nearly 70 years, Atlas has been an industry leader with great rates and professional service.