November 14th, 2013

Craigslist Moving Scam

WCNC-TV Charlotte, NC had a news item two days ago on a scam by Strong Arm Movers who advertise predominantly on Craigslist (screenshot above). Caroline McCloud booked Strong Arm Movers for a job at her house moving some big furniture items and paid a deposit of $195.00. Caroline paid the deposit in cash to Patrice Johnson the owner of Strong Arm Movers because the company would not accept checks or cards. You can see what happened in the video report below but basically the company did not show and would not refund the deposit. It also turns out that although the company claimed to be insured they were not, and that Caroline was not the first to fall victim to this company’s scam. If you use Craigslist to find a mover and have to pay in cash be prepared to kiss your money goodbye.

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