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March 22, 2017 19:41 ET

Vancouver Movers Caution Customers against Industry Scams

Local movers publish tips to prevent people from falling prey to long distance moving scams

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - March 22, 2017) - As Vancouver's longest lasting moving company, Ferguson Moving & Storage recently published a series of blogs meant to help Canadians steer clear of some prominent long distance moving scams. For more, go to: http://www.fergusonmoving.com/blog/how-to-avoid-long-distance-moving-scams-real-customers-endured-part-1/

Long distance moves can be particularly tricky. Possessions travel further, and homeowners have less leeway once the process has started. In January, the CBC reported about a long distance moving company that refused to deliver a family's possessions until they had been paid nearly double what they originally agreed to.

Unfortunately, stories like this are far from unique. Spotting a company that's unprofessional or unethical isn't always easy. Without greater regulation, it's easy enough to pretend -- a nice website, a friendly receptionist, a few outsourced vehicles, and a new moving company can come together overnight.

Problems with inexperienced or dishonest movers can be highly varied. From bad weight estimates to more serious infractions such as hidden fees or light-fingered employees, the blog series explores a host of stories where families have been left frustrated -- and without recourse -- in a series of bad moves.

However, the articles also contain tips to help steer clean of these situations. Some suggestions include asking for a binding quote, making sure there is insurance coverage, taking the time to meet company representatives, and, of course, checking those online references.

The ability to consistently deliver on time and on budget is the sign of an experienced mover -- one that has learned how to quote accurately and negotiate unexpected hurdles. If a long distance move is in your future, give Ferguson Moving and Storage a call at 604-922-2212 or request a quote online through our website!

About the Company

Established in 1916, Ferguson Moving & Storage is one of the oldest and most reputable companies in Canada. Since its inception, the company has provided clients with the best in business moving and storage services. With no hidden charges and all-inclusive quotes, Ferguson Moving & Storage takes special pride in the integrity of their business. For additional information regarding the types of services offered, please visit http://www.fergusonmoving.com or call at 604-922-2212.

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