The Better Business Bureau office in San Diego which serves San Diego, Orange and Imperial counties on a continual basis offers consumers tips on how to keep an eye out for scams, hiring professional services and more.

May marks the beginning of a four-month stretch where millions of Americans will hire a moving service to transport their belongings. More than half of all annual moves occur during “moving season,” mostly due to the end of the school year and summer break. However, in 2015, there were over 8,000 complaints filed with BBB against moving and storage companies across the U.S. Many complaints reported additional fees on top of original estimates, damaged items, and valuables held hostage until an additional payment was made. Moving scams are still ever present and are a problem for thousands of consumers every year stated a press release from the BBB.

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