We thought this would be a great repost since moving season is now upon us!
MoveRescue was formed in November 2003 to provide assistance to consumers who have fallen victim to disreputable moving companies. Beyond its knowledgeable staff and attorneys, MoveRescue manages a nationwide network of transportation attorneys who are committed to assisting victims of rogues.
MoveRescue is endorsed by United Van Lines, LLC and Mayflower Transit, LLC. As leaders in the transportation industry, United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit have pledged their support to help customers when rogues violate the federal consumer protection regulations.
Background on Mover Fraud
Mover fraud is a statistically minor occurrence. A recent government report stated that only 3,000 of the approximately 1.6 million professional interstate moves each year result in complaints to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Consumers have the most risk of becoming victims of fraud when they use only the Internet to find their mover and then decide which mover to hire based solely on cost. Unscrupulous moving companies and moving brokers are often Internet-based because this makes it more difficult to track them down when a problem arises. Consumers should investigate movers’ service records and reputations.
Check Them Out
Once you’ve compiled a list of potential moving companies, you can use the Internet as a tool for researching the companies on your list. http://www.moverescue.com/check_out.htm
Federal Consumer Protection Regulations
The FMCSA publishes and enforces the federal consumer protection regulations that govern consumer rights and industry procedure for all interstate household goods moves. Please call 800-832-1773 and a MoveRescue representative will help you to understand how these regulations apply to your move. You may view the consumer protection regulations online at: www.fmcsa.dot.gov