January 20th, 2015

TSC Moving Insolvent

Terry and Sylvia Jones of Gainesville, FL are pastors at the Dove World Outreach Center and owners of TS and Company, LCC a division of which is a moving company, TSC Moving. Terry Jones you may recall was (back in 2010) the infamous burner of Korans and became the number two most wanted on the […]

December 17th, 2014

Moving Company Owner Fined $60,000

The Snohomish County Superior Court, WA has ordered moving company owner Carl J. Washington to close his illegal household goods moving business and pay a $60,000 penalty. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) filed a petition for civil enforcement of a UTC order against him after finding that he repeatedly violated the terms of […]

December 12th, 2014

Moving Company Owners Get 18 Months Deferred

Earlier this year we reported the owners of Mafia Movers of Boulder, CO (aka Gentle Hands) were the subject of serious allegations by the Adams County District Attorney. According to the D.A. Ben Aberle and Don Lundahl tried to influence a public official and forged a document related to a move the company did for […]

November 27th, 2014

Ten Movers Fined By Washington UTC

Yesterday Washington state regulators fined ten residential moving companies (the commission does not regulate interstate moving companies) for operating illegally without permits. An administrative law judge at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) gave five of the companies a $5,000 penalty, $4,500 of which was suspended for two years on the condition that the […]

November 22nd, 2014

More Stings Like This Please!

Portland’s Family Movers has been cited for the second time in fifteen months for illegally operating a moving company and using unlicensed drivers. As on the previous occasion they were caught in a sting operation by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) compliance officers.

This time an ODOT employee posing as a customer contacted Ryan Bosma […]

October 23rd, 2014

Idiotic Fake Reviews

I was reading a recent Yelp review for YBT Vanlines, Brooklyn NY in which the reviewer said “Like all scammers they also go by a second name, Matrix Movers”. This is true, in fact moving company scammers will often have many more than two! YBT Vanlines and Matrix Movers are indeed related, they have the […]

October 16th, 2014

Moving Company Owners Banned And Fined

Scam moving company Ryder Moving and Storage of Hollywood, Florida have appeared in Moving Company News before (Serial Scamming and Ryder Moving and Storage Scam Ends).

Back in March following these reports the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Ryder Moving and Storage and its owners Jose Pino, Jodi Socher and Joshua Socher. According […]

October 9th, 2014

American Van Lines

The video below (broadcast three days ago) from the 2 Investigates team at KTVU is interesting for two reasons.

http://content-mp4.newsinc.com/mp4/2076/27527461/16081078.mp4

Firstly, the narrator says that they are not revealing the company name “….because the Department of Transportation will not confirm whether or not it’s currently under investigation”. We cannot see what one has to do […]

October 6th, 2014

Garbage Truck Or Moving Van?

Swift Movers Van Lines of Brooklyn, NY showed up “Not with a moving van but with the equivalent of a garbage truck covered in graffiti”. So says Ms. J who was moving from Jersey to Florida after booking her move with broker Colonial Van Lines of Florida. Looking at the images below I can see […]

September 29th, 2014

Alliance Moving Services and Liberty Relocation

Ms. C used Alliance Moving Services of Long Island City, New York to arrange her move from Santa Maria, California to Austin, Texas. Alliance Moving Services is a broker and they sold her job on to Liberty Relocation of Bellevue, Washington. It’s difficult to imagine a more toxic combination. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration […]