People hiring a mover now have a new way to check the
background of the company they are paying to move their possessions.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration today
announced a new Web site, www.protectyourmove.gov,
to help people avoid getting caught in a scam that could lead to their
household goods being held hostage by a “rogue” mover. Rogue movers offer
lowball estimates and then demand more money than originally agreed upon – which is in violation of federal regulations.
The Web site provides a list of properly registered and
insured movers, brokers and freight forwarders, details about regulations
governing professional moving companies, information about how to file a
complaint in the event of a problem and moving tips.