What to Do If You Need to Report a Household Moving Company
Household moving companies get a bad rap. For a while, after the advent of the internet, it was easier to find a company that would steal your stuff and make you pay exorbitant prices to get it back than it was to find a legitimate household goods transportation company. And that’s a shame – it put a real tarnish on the industry that, for years, has been fighting to regain its reputation. Luckily, new regulations and an emphasis on self-regulation in the industry by specific companies and website has really helped to turn the tide against the fly-by-night guys who are only out to scam you, and today it’s easier to find a household moving company that you can trust than ever before. New regulations (and some forms of deregulation) have helped to bring new companies into the industry, honest companies that only want to help you move.
But even the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, as it were, and even the most legitimate of companies can make mistakes. We’re not talking about those types of companies, though – we’re going to discuss what to do if you do get in bed with a bad company that’s a hold over from the dark days. You know, a scam moving company. If you’ve already shipped your goods with a moving company and they’re trying to get more money out of you than what is legal, it’s a fairly serious allegation, and the best way to go about resolving it is to visit this link and report them. That’s the Household Goods Consumer Complaint Website, and it’s designed to help aid you in dealing with these problematic companies. You can also call 888-DOT-SAFT and report them over the phone.
You’ll need a few things – namely, contact information for yourself and the moving company, as well as any license numbers for your moving company, as well as the origin and destination of your specific shipment. You can also report a company if they don’t have a license number; this can happen, unfortunately, and is a serious problem if the moving company is operating without a license or government authority. This is the best way to go about reporting those companies, and they can get in serious trouble if they don’t comply with current law. Offenses and reports go on their permanent record, which is publicly accessible, and they can lose their authority if they continue to try to screw over customers.
If you haven’t gotten any household moving quotes yet, or are now terrified of the industry as a whole, don’t be. These types of companies are rare, and today companies like us make sure that they stay at the bottom of the search results and get as little business as possible. Our reputation is our business, so we make sure that anyone we advertise with or let advertise with us is fully licensed, bonded, insured, in good standing with the government and their customers and has a good track record in the industry. You can get free household moving a quote by filling out our household moving quote request form; it’s free and takes just a minute. You can also peruse the articles linked to on that page for more information about household moving in general.
If you’re shipping an automobile, you can also get a free household moving quote also with a free auto transport quote by selecting the “household moving quote” option on the second page of our quote request form. You’ll be prompted to estimate how much your stuff weighs; our form does it by the number of rooms, and tends to be fairly accurate all things considered. If you have questions, make sure to call us at 800-930-7417; our live agents can help answer them and can also help you navigate our website or help you get free quote today.