- 4 Star Movers
- 12 Jan 2022
Being the victim of a moving scam will undoubtedly make the
already challenging task of moving even more difficult.
When choosing a moving company, you should always be careful and well-informed about your choice. So, in this article, we've given you some advice on how to spot and avoid potential moving scams.
To make sure you have the best experience possible while hiring movers, we've also included some useful advice.
What is the question you should ask from a moving company?
1. They are not authorized (Licensed)
To provide local residential moving services, moving businesses specifically need a particular type of moving trade license in Dubai.
2. There Don’t have a website
A moving company is either relatively new or may be attempting to remain anonymous if it doesn't have a website. These days, you ought likely to have no trouble finding moving companies with websites and a solid local reputation.
3. They Demand A Significant Deposit
Residential local movers typically just request a very small deposit (30%) or none at all for their moves. Additionally, movers should not request a deposit if you are moving across state lines or moving later for booking.
4. They Have An Inconclusive Lower Moving Estimate
When you receive your moving estimate, some will be marginally more expensive than others, but for the most part, they'll all be roughly comparable. One estimate may not have taken into account all the services you require if it is exceptionally low. Sometimes businesses may purposely underbid your move to get you to hire them, then they'll tack on extra costs you weren't aware of later.
5. They Don't Provide a Detailed Moving Estimate
Again, a moving company that gives you a vague estimate may be trying to underbid your move so you'll hire them, then they'll tack on extra costs you weren't aware of afterward.
6. They Use Several Names
Moving firms occasionally go by several aliases or use ambiguous names. Be cautious and reconsider making a reservation with them if it's a little difficult to figure out who they are.
7. They Have Negative Reviews
Negative ratings could simply indicate that they are not offering excellent services. However, because they have been defrauding clients, the reviews can occasionally be negative. Always make sure to read and verify the moving firms' evaluations before hiring them.
Simple Advice For Hiring Movers
For quick advice on choosing your next moving company, read on.
· They Need to Have a License
· Review ratings and reputation
· Look For Detail Attention
· Post inquiries
· Check the Services You Require
· Compare your relocation budgets
A crucial step in the moving process is picking the best moving company.
You don't want to be forced to work with a different business because the one you prefer isn't available.