December 22nd, 2013

Like Taking Risks? Use a Moving Company Broker

The warning that is repeated most often here on the Moving Company Guide website is “never use a moving company broker”. Unfortunately Erica Verrillo found out the hard way when moving from Massachusetts to California recently. Writing on Ripoff Report Erica tells how she arranged her move with All State Van Lines Relocation of Margate, […]

December 18th, 2013

Mr Move Owner Sentenced

We have previously reported on the Mandeville police search and seizure operation at the Mr Move office and the subsequent arrest of the owner and staff on the charge of extortion.

We can now report that the owner of Mr Move, Dunwoodie A. McDuffie III and employee William F. Jeffery Jr. pleaded guilty to extortion […]

December 14th, 2013

Serial Scamming

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has revoked the interstate operating authority of Ryder Moving and Storage (DBA Storage and Moving Services) of Pompano Beach, Florida. In addition the FMCSA has fined them over $50K for serious violations of federal safety regulations including; false or deceptive advertising, records maintenance, false […]

December 8th, 2013

Still Scamming

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Staff Report on Internet Moving Brokers, September 29, 2012.

One of the key findings of last years report was that Moving Brokers with the most complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) employed similar business practices and relied heavily on the Internet to generate […]

December 5th, 2013

Moving Company Brokers And Your Deposit

A recent press release from the The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General announced that the owner of Movers USA Denver, Colorado (aka Golden Hand Moving & Storage) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his role in a scheme that defrauded at least 75 people. A sentencing hearing […]

December 2nd, 2013

An Overnight Stop Can Lose You Everything

Last Tuesday Donald Davis and his family were moving their belongings in a Penske box truck from Atlanta, Georgia to Columbus, Ohio. They took an overnight stop at a hotel in Berea, Kentucky and when they went to continue their journey on Wednesday morning the truck had been stolen. Kentucky State Police found it a […]