Combating Moving Fraud; Preparing Consumers to Move with Confidence
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Protect Your Move Campaign aims to combat interstate household goods moving fraud by educating consumers on how to plan a successful move, and how to report if they have been victims of a moving scam.
If you are one of the more than 800,000 Americans estimated to hire a professional moving company this year, it is important that you understand the process, and know how to spot the “red flags” of moving fraud.
Moving fraud can be financially and emotionally draining. More than 4,100 moving fraud complaints were filed in 2017. The average loss claim against an unscrupulous mover is almost $8,000.
To learn more about the moving process, including gathering resources to help you select a mover, spot the “red flags” of moving fraud and file a complaint, visit www.protectyourmove.gov or call 1-888-DOT-SAFT (368-7238) to file a moving fraud complaint.
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