This is an HTML version of the brochure entitled Protect Yourself
From Moving Fraud. It is also available to
download as a PDF.
More than 35 million Americans move each year for
personal reasons and career opportunities. It's a significant
event in anyone's life. Your money, your memories are at
stake. It can also be stressful, even under the best of
circumstances. Know how to avoid one of the most
stressful situations that can arise; protect yourself from
dishonest, "rogue" movers.
Most moving companies are legitimate businesses that do
quality work. But in recent years, a growing number of
complaints have been filed against interstate movers-and
many of those complaints spring from the fraudulent
practices of a small percentage of dishonest movers
known as rogue movers.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA), of the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT), has initiated a partnership with other Federal,
State and local law enforcement agencies, consumer
groups, and the moving industry to make sure you have
the information you need to "Protect Your Memories.
Your Money. Your Move." from fraud.
Doing Your Part
The Federal government, State and local law enforcement
agencies, and the legitimate moving industry have joined forces
to combat moving fraud, but you have an important role to play
as well. If you're planning to move, it's important to learn as
much as you can about
your rights and responsibilities.
The best source of information is on the FMCSA Web site at www.protectyourmove.gov.
You can also use this site to link to other
government, law enforcement and moving industry information sources. This
is very important if you're looking for more detailed State and
local information, including how to file a complaint.
Know your rights and responsibilities.
Protect Your Memories. Your Money.
Publication No. FMCSA-E-05-006