Scam movers arrested

Reports of recent moving scams in opposite corners of the country highlight the continuing problem of “rogue operator” posing as legitamate movers. In Washington State, authorities arrested three men for posing as movers to get money from a woman preparing to move to South Carolina. Their truck appeared to have an Atlas Van Lines decal recently placed on it, though the men were wearing shirts with the Altas Van Lines logo and web address on them. Atlas attorney Todd Suter says the scam has been going on all over the country, especially in the west, for as long as 6 months. It is precisely these types of incidents AMSA has been working to help the moving public avoid. “The key is better comsumer awareness and education,” said Linda Baurer Darr, AMSA president and CEO. “It’s critical for anyone hiring a mover to do some basic checking.