Asking 10% Deposit Before Move


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Asked by Mike

September 25, 2014 under Others

Is it normal to ask for a 10% deposit before move.

Answered by Cassandra Rose

September 25, 2014

Hello, and thanks for taking the time to visit us here at

It all depends on the company, but for the most part moving deposits are not a necessary or regular feature in the moving industry (although they are by no means completely uncommon).

If you are not comfortable giving a company a deposit, do not do it, plain and simple.

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However, if you are on the fence, we recommend researching the company asking for the deposit first by running a background check through the BBB and looking into whether or not they have a US DOT Number.

We also recommend reading reviews about the company to determine whether you want to hire them and familiarizing yourself with common moving scams and learning how to avoid them.

Thanks for your question and good luck with your move!

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