What are some moving company red flags that customers should be aware of? What can we be on the look for from potentially shady moving companies?

There are some pretty scary moving day stories out there. You have probably heard a few from your own friends and family. They can range from a missing family heirloom to an entire truckload of household possessions driving off and never being seen again. Fortunately, there are many steps you can take to look for moving company red flags and avoid the nightmare of being scammed. 

One of the first things that you want to look at as far as moving company red flags is to see that they have a physical address. Typically, a lot of the fly-by-night people just have a P.O. box. They use the P.O. box but really they work out of their home. Then they just maybe rent trucks and equipment and outsource their labor.

You also want to check to see if they have a DOT number. This is the Department of Transportation number, to see if they are legit. Also, ask about insurance, what type of coverages that they have. If they shy away from that one, it’s a big red flag. That tells you that they’re probably not legit as far as a professional mover.