Outsmarting: Simply Verify Callers to Avoid Fraud
Dial Direct – Don’t trust, verify.
Fraud callers will get angry when you tell them you will call them back through their main switchboard. Once angry, you now know they are a fraud, or at 99.9999% sure.
This is a reliable method. Get their main switchboard phone number from google or directory assistance.
Call and say something like “May I speak to Justin in Sales” or “May I speak to Officer Jenkins” and make sure you didn’t get cold called by a scam operation.
There is no need to apologize for verifying a cold caller. Cold callers are rude, and too many internet ads use third party phone numbers or may forward you to an off shore operation to take your hard earned money. So do some due diligence, and find the outfit’s main switchboard phone number, then make sure you are dealing with the real thing. Licensed Local Household Carriers in Georgia will always appreciate your diligence.
This website is primarily about licensed moving companies in Georgia and full service household goods storage. But our advice on this page about rude cold callers and internet ads and phishing emails and Facebook posts applies everywhere to everything!
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Scammers often target people who are moving during busy times of the year. They will often cold call people or respond to online ads, offering to provide moving services at a very low price. Once they have your belongings, they may refuse to deliver them or demand more money to do so.
In some cases, the scammers will even abandon the moving truck with the victim’s belongings still inside. This happened to a woman in Atlanta in 2018. She hired a moving company that she found online, and they agreed to move her belongings from her apartment to a new home. However, after the movers loaded her belongings into the truck, they refused to deliver them. The woman called the police, but the movers were never found.
If you are considering hiring a moving company, it is important to do a little research and make sure that the company is legitimate.
If you have any concerns about a moving company, you should use first use the phone book or Google to get their main switchboard number and make sure you are dealing with the licensed local moving company. Also, check for reasonable reviews on Google, Yelp and the BBB.