With the use of social media on the rise, it has made it extremely easy for fraudsters to set up a moving company with nothing but a smartphone and a rented truck, the president of the Canadian Association of Movers said recently. According to John Levi from Toronto, having Facebook and Twitter accounts to provide low-cost promotional platforms, it has enabled many to con consumers who aren’t aware that such unprofessional movers can be found off the internet. This has led to an increase in complaints, many of which came from Western Canada.
Victims, it seems, were usually enticed by the unrealistically low moving quotes offered by these companies. Unfortunately, many end up having to pay large amounts of money before their furniture is returned to them. Other times, they are left with damaged furniture. And at its worst, the movers themselves play a “no show” despite having the consumers already pay their deposit.
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While this may have happened in faraway Canada, who’s to say that such a turn of events won’t happen to us here in Singapore? For even here, any individual with access to a small truck and some workers can easily promote online their own private moving services, albeit illegally. And such services will usually cost much lower than that provided by full service Singapore registered movers with proper setup and facilities.
While hiring such private individuals may sound enticing, given the low price they usually quote, the amount saved may not be worth it, especially when things go wrong. Imagine the frustration of seeing your priced furniture scratched or your precious marble table broken, all because of the little savings you thought you have secured by hiring such movers.
Though our be human nature may sometimes kick in causing us to be thrifty at times, we must always avoid picking services that offer rates that are way too low, for quality services far outweighs cheap and poor services especially when your valuables are in the hands of the movers. It is always important to choose the right moving company that can offer you the quality services you deserve at an affordable rate.
At Movers Singapore, we can assure you that our movers are reliable and experienced. Their goal in every move is to have you, the client, always pleased and satisfied with the moving services we have to offer.