When planning a move, it’s important to be wary of scammers. This applies whether you’re making a domestic or international move.

Moving scams are widespread and easy to fall for as most people won’t use a moving service more than once or twice a year, probably even less.

Most moving companies and offers are based online, which makes it difficult to find a trustworthy company without doing some in-depth research on the companies.

These companies sometimes resort to paid ads in order to bait you into contracting their services. These ads can look extremely convincing and are effective at misleading people.

These ads and scams tend to target long distance movers and people who choose to go with the lowest prices even if those services are being offered by unknown companies.

Continue reading to find out how you can avoid ending up as a moving scam victim!