Don’t fall for a scam during your next move. If you are paying a huge amount to a moving company then it is important to ensure that the company is legitimate. The moving day is stressful since you are trusting all your precious belongings to an unknown entity. There are several ways to check out the credibility of the packing and moving company
Is the moving company properly licensed and insured?
Before choosing a moving company check all the details regarding license and insurance. You can get the list of the reputable moving company from internet. The moving companies must be registered with the government and must follow regulations. The moving company must be reliable to replace the value of damage items during your shipment.
In some cases the movers will pay 60% damage per item. It is must for the packing and moving company to provide with proof of insurance. Look for additional documents like registration of service tax, PAN card in the company name, functioning current account, ID proof of owner and staffs.
Are there any complaints?
There is no smoke without fire if you see several complaints from the customers, it is a red signal and you must carefully check the reviews and complaints of each moving company. You can also check various social media sites like Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram etc for the consumer’s complaints and testimonies. In addition to it visit the company physically to double check. Check the way they handle the customer support and post service complaints.
What are the moving reviews?
When you are looking for a trustworthy company, it is very important to check the review of the company. You can also ask your friends , family and colleagues for recommendations. Pay heed to their personal experiences and suggestions with the different moving company. Be aware that the internet is filled with fake reviews and ratings.
Did the mover inspect your things before giving you an estimate?
It is mandatory for the moving company person to do a personal inspection or at least a video survey of your things before providing a quotation. Else you can end up paying more amount than actual estimation. If they provide you a quote over an email or phone without actually inspecting the household belongings then this is a red flag and can be a scam too. They should not be trusted.
Are they professional?
Besides the license, insurance and reviews consumers should look out whether they are actually professionals, do they have a business email ID and physical office. The moving vehicle is from a reputable transport company? The staffs and drivers are with the uniform ? Have you received the quotation in official papers with the moving company stamp or just in a random paper etc. Go with your gut feeling.