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Fraud Watch Wednesday Scam Alert: Beware Rogue Moving Companies

Planning an interstate move?

Beware of rogue movers who may take your goods hostage and overcharge you.

The bad players typically give you a low estimate over the phone or online without ever seeing the items you want moved. Once your belongings are on their truck, they demand more money. They then force you to pay more if you want your goods back.

Research movers before hiring anyone, and always get a written estimate.

The federal government and legitimate moving companies are working together to fight interstate moving fraud. Visit for a helpful checklist and to learn more.

Be a fraud fighter!

If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

Report scams to your local law enforcement.

Contact the AARP Fraud Watch Network at or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention.

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