Answered by Staff WriterApril 18, 2013
The answer is yes. Moving companies do have to show their physical address on paperwork.
Bottom-line, if a moving company cannot provide the physical location of where their office is and trucks are parked, they are trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
Moving companies con and scam more than you would imagine. From demanding more money than contracted to release your materials to committing insurance fraud by offering blanket coverage, moving companies take advantage of even the cleverest customers.
Avoiding the Con
There are certain steps you can take to avoid a moving company con. With tell tale signs and red flags waving, professionalism, policies or procedures, or lack thereof, should make you wonder if it is all really too good to be true. Ask questions and avoid mistakes when hiring a mover, remembering it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your most personal belongings.
Speaking of paperwork, while you are making sure a prospective moving company is on the up-and-up with their records, you too should have your ducks in row with all the right moving documents on hand. One of the pieces of paper close by should be a moving inventory list, with all the most important matters you must tend to.
Another important record you should personally complete is the relocation letter, letting business acquaintances, friends and, of course, family know you are starting anew somewhere else. If you are properly prepared and stay organized before and during your move, it will make for a more sane and safe arrival.
Compare costs and company reputation from several moving companies by researching Movers.com. After doing your homework and wisely choosing a reputable company, please fill out a moving review and tell others how pleased you were with the service so they too can choose the same.