As with everything, there are opportunists in the moving industry who seek to make a quick buck by taking advantage of people. These individuals quote an extremely low quote, load up a customer’s belongings, and then hold those belongings hostage until more money is paid. Threats are often used to coerce the customer into paying more. In order to avoid these scenarios from happening to you, you must first research the company you are looking to hire. Read reviews, ask questions about their billing, contracts, and complaint processes, check the Better Business Bureau, and read over the contract carefully. By researching and understanding exactly whom you are dealing with, you reduce your risk of a scam.