Tips for picking a legitimate mover
With frustrations about moving scams mounting and a surging number of cases across Toronto and Ontario, it is more important than ever to do your due diligence before hiring a moving company.
The Canadian Association of Movers released the following tips for selecting a mover:
Get at least three written quotes from different sources, closely scrutinize companies offering cheap moves.
Check Ontario’s Consumer Beware List registry of companies with complaints or your local Better Business Bureau chapter.
Consult customer reviews on websites not affiliated with the company, but remember good reviews can be bought in bulk or done by friends or family while bad reviews can be made by “disgruntled and often uninformed” customers or competitors.
Push for all quotes and promises to be put in writing.
Call police to report instances of robbery, extortion or threats.
Contact government protection entities, the Canadian Association of Movers and/or your the relevant Better Business Bureau chapter.