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Warnings when hiring movers

Seven On Your Side
August 15, 2012 3:03:45 PM PDT
It's simply one of the most complained about problems in our area, unlicensed moving companies that lure you in with rock bottom prices, only to bait and switch you once your belongings are on the truck.

But there's just one simple way to ensure you don't get carried away by a bad mover.

The trucks rolled in one by one each expecting to move belongings from a storage locker.

Instead they were met by investigators from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs along with State Troopers.

They come away with hefty fines up to $2,500 apiece charged with operating without a license.

One man said he traveled with his crew from Brooklyn, hired by Hoboken Movers.

But Consumer Affairs says Hoboken Movers isn't licensed.

"We make sure that somebody is licensed because we make sure that they have insurance. We make sure they comply with the state of New Jersey, so that when someone comes to your house they have to follow that law," said Eric Kanefsky of NJ Division of Consumer Affairs.

Last year a mover showed up and was arrested by customs.

In May, consumer affairs shut down another unlicensed mover, Progressive Movers after 90 complaints.

The most damning a customer says she was baited, switched and then she was told this by the worker.

LINK: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/brief/mover.pdf

LINK: https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/truck/moving/

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