WASHINGTON — The busiest time of year for moving — May through August — is under way. The good news is, there are plenty of professional movers who will do a great job with your belongings. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of con artists with a truck and a website.
“A rogue mover is someone who mishandles your stuff, misplaces your stuff, loses your stuff — and you have no recourse for dealing with them,” Bauer Darr warns.
Bauer Darr says a little consumer research can go a long way. The association recommends that you thoroughly research the company you intend to use.
“You need to be careful when you choose a mover, because you’re basically taking everything you own and putting it in the back of a truck with a company that you don’t necessarily know, if you haven’t done your homework,” she says.