Movers have two options: pack and move everything themselves or hire a moving company to handle the move. There are many moving companies and an increasing number of them are scams. Here's what to look for when selecting a moving company to make sure you are not taken advantage of:
1. Beware of prices that seem too low, especially if that estimate is only provided over the phone or online.
2. Legitimate moving companies base their costs on the weight of the materials to be moved. The amount of space it takes up in the moving truck is not important. Don't trust any moving company that tries to tell you otherwise.
3. A good removalists in Bribie Island will come to your home and review the things you will need to move. They will look at the quality of the items and how much to pack. The estimate they give you will be based largely on this visit. Any moving company that says you won't or need to go home is not worth spending money on.
4. If the mover requires a lot of cash or a large deposit upfront, they are probably not legitimate.
5. All legitimate moving companies will provide you with a copy of Your rights and responsibilities when you move. The federal government requires that moving companies provide you with this information. If your mover does not do this, it is likely a scam.
6. Non-scam moving companies will provide you with information about your insurance and licensing information. You will also have easy access to your contact information. Any company that is hesitant to provide this information is likely a scam.
7. Beware of any company that answers the phone with a generic "engine" or does not provide you with the company name. All legitimate companies have real company names.