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Moving? Beware the sharks…circling

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Beware! Some Florida moving companies…are unethical. Who knew?

Just the facts:

Mr and Mrs. J. report they interviewed three local moving companies –

#1.Company was way too flaky and got their names wrong and assumed they were moving an erroneous city a 1000 miles from their true destination, Tustin ca  vs Tucson, AZ. The Quote was 50% higher than other bids and riddled with errors. Very scary. Next!

#2. Company – The Estimator came-looked, left a bid and left….he promised to pick up in 3 days…however, documents had to signed, scanned, and returned…all dates, times, prices needed to be confirmed, a contract was needed and…truth be told, that pesky driver needed to be located. They never heard from the guy again.

#3. Mayflower came, inventoried, explained, provided estimate, required a signature, emailed the contract, inventory, weight, projected move and delivery date, explained insurance, stood behind his company – promised ethics and honesty. He followed up with a total of five phone calls to confirm he would pack, mirrors, glass table tops, beds. His move manager called and sent confirmation of transaction – confirmed driver Eta. Driver called night before to confirm arrival next day. The Driver and team showed up – on time- packed up and ten days later delivered the possessions.

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Florida Code of Ethics? Turns out…some Florida Moving Companies are actually known to show up at your residence without a contract!  Incredible, right?

Mr and Mrs J said they were aghast when Company#2 appeared on moving day – –  and announced they were “moving the couple.”  There was no communication with the company after the estimate. There were No Documents, no agreement, and no follow up..however, they showed out of the blue.

The aggressive driver in a shuck and jive kind of way…”We are here to move you!”

Oh, no you are not…like sharks – circling the neighborhoods…ready to prey and pounce.

 

Sharks in the water

Movers in Florida sink to new depths to get business

beware the nefarious moving companies…bait and switch would be

refreshing – by contrast.

Exit Sign

 

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Lookout, Binkie, you’re in Florida – scam artists are everywhere

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In California, “Fleece” is a noun – as in:

“Put on the fleece jacket- it’s cold out.”

In Florida, “Fleece” is a verb, as in:

“Dude, let’s go fleece the tourists and the old snowbirds.”

 

Top 6 Tips To Stay Safe in South Florida

  1. Ignore the scam artists with buckets and scribbled signs claiming to be “high school students” soliciting money for the trip to the “State Football Finals” on any Miami Boulevard.
  2. Don’t open the door to the aggressive, door bell ringing, door knocking, guy claiming to be from Comcast. At+T.
  3. Lock car doors when driving  – always lock your car in a parking lot.
  4. Keep walking when a stranger approaches.
  5. Ignore someone who says, “Can you come here an help me?”
  6. Cellphone: don’t recognize the number or the area code? Don’t answer. Friends leave messages.

 

Rip Off Artists?

There is nothing “artistic” about rip off and scam scoundrels

“I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.”

George Bernard Shaw

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