July 22nd, 2015

New Jersey Notices Of Violation

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has in the last year been investigating unlicensed movers who have been targeting Asian and Latino communities in New Jersey. The targeted companies would advertise their services in Spanish or Korean through internet postings or foreign language newspaper advertisements.

As a result the following eight companies have been […]

April 30th, 2015

Moving Company Owner Sentenced

Regular readers will know that for many reasons we continually advise consumers to stay well away from moving company brokers. In a June 2013 post we pointed out that moving company brokers Moving.com and 123Movers were actively recommending a rogue moving company – Mr. Move.

Last week a press release from the Department of Justice, […]

April 22nd, 2015

Consumer Protection? Probably Not….

Adam’s Moving and Delivery Service in Shoreline, WA have been fined for violating consumer protection rules following an investigation by compliance staff of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC).

During the course of the investigation of Adam’s Moving by WUTC compliance staff, 579 violations of Washington Administrative Code regulations were documented as follows:

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March 31st, 2015

Moving Company Scammers Indicted

Tasheen Raphael Pickett

The US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia grand jury has indicted two moving company scammers on Possession of Stolen Property, Transportation of Stolen Property, and Conspiracy charges.

It is alleged that Tasheen Raphael Pickett and Shedrick Giles acted as unlicensed movers under the name of J and […]

March 17th, 2015

Moving Company Crew Arrested

Two men were arrested last week during a moving company sting operation organized by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Nine uncertified moving companies were hired by undercover ODOT officers to move belongings out of a Southeast Portland house, but found representatives from the ODOT, the Better Business Bureau and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office waiting […]

February 28th, 2015

$360,000 Settlement With Moving Company

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has reached a $360,000 Settlement with Moving Max the Fair Lawn Based Moving Company that we highlighted last July.

Under the terms of the Final Consent Judgment that concluded a lawsuit filed in State Superior Court in Bergen County, the owner of Moving Max and the owner’s father, are […]

February 28th, 2015

New Jersey Moving Company Sting

In a recent sting operation New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (NJDCA) undercover investigators posing as consumers booked household moves with unlicensed movers. Typically these were moving companies who had been using online listings to advertise their services. The unlicensed companies sent moving crews to the location the undercover investigators had requested and much to […]

December 29th, 2014

Jeffrey Johnson

Last May we reported that Washington state regulators had fined seven residential moving companies for operating without permits, one of them being Jeff’s Express Movers. Jeffrey Johnson (image left) the owner of Seattle based company Jeff’s Express Movers failed to appear in court and was fined $5,000 by default. Johnson has never paid the fine […]

July 28th, 2014

Father and Son Scammers In Court

Reporting on a sting by 6abc Action News last February we said the New Jersey Attorney General had known about the rogue moving company Moving Max for 5 months and done nothing to put the owners out of business and in jail. Today acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the New Jersey Division of […]

April 23rd, 2014

Scammers Caught In The Act

Low rated by the Better Business Bureau brokers Red White and Blue Movers recently sold a move to well known scammers DMI Movers. They in turn used USA Movers Inc who demanded four times the quoted price to deliver, threatening to dump the consumers belongs if not paid. Unfortunately for them the consumer was an […]