Protect yourself when hiring movers

June 12, 2013 1:36:43 PM PDT
June is a prime month for moving, and Consumer Reports says there are ways to avoid getting ripped off.

"If a company insists on giving you an estimate over the phone or internet instead of coming to your home, that's a bad sign. And never sign a document that has a lot of blank spaces that haven't been filled in. Another red flag? The movers are using unmarked trucks," said Anthony Giorgianni, Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports says you should find a legitimate mover with a good reputation and get recommendations from real estate agents or from friends who have used a moving company.

The website lists moving companies licensed for interstate moves.