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Better Business Bureau sees rise in ArkLaTex moving company scams

Rise in moving scams
Rise in moving scams(KSLA)
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 4:04 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning people in northwest Louisiana about potential moving scams.

May is the BBB’s National Moving Month; it’s a time when they warn the public about common moving scams. The BBB says it’s seeing a rise in illegitimate moving companies scamming people out of money. One way these companies are scamming people is when one party sets up the move and another handles the move. The BBB advises people to only use licensed and bonded companies and to review their moving contracts carefully.

“There’s a lot of F rated companies that wish the BBB did not have such a strong presence,” President/CEO of Northeast and Central Louisiana and the ArkLaTex Tim Shane says. "

The BBB also recommends people go through the bureau to find a mover and that they be careful filling out online forms. Scammers have been known to create fake websites to steal people’s personal information.

To learn more about the BBB and see legitimate companies, please click here.

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