October 12, 2021
MOVING SCAM ALERT!
Have you all heard about the moving scam that is happening country-wide? Many of these scams are directed towards the elderly who require more assistance with moving and, therefore, feel they have no other choice than to give more money to make sure their homes are moved. This particular scam involves holding people’s valuables hostage, asking for more and more money before delivering. Some people have lost thousands of dollars and after months of waiting, still do not have their personal property back.
While it has been going on for many years, it seems the conditions of both the pandemic and the booming real estate market have made for the perfect storm.
Just in the past two months we know two personal stories of this happening.
Here are some quick things to keep in mind:
- Spread the word so it doesn’t happen to a friend/loved one
- ake sure to use only reputable companies
- ouble check Company names
- f it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!