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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Warns the public of Craigslist Moving Scams

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs warns residents to use caution when hiring movers through websites like Craigslist.

Last month, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported a Craigslist moving scam that left a Georgia resident robbed of $75,000 worth of her family’s personal and household valuables.

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The victim hired the “two-man moving team” through the popular website Craigslist. The movers agreed to load up the family’s belongings and follow them to the new location.

Instead, the movers loaded the U-Haul vehicle, which was later discovered to be stolen, and drove off, stealing the vehicle’s contents.

“Tennesseans have to be diligent to avoid falling victims to scams such as these,” TDCI Deputy Commissioner Bill Giannini. “Always conduct thorough research and read reviews before hiring a moving company. When in doubt, reach out to the Division of Consumer Affairs or your local Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed on a company you are considering doing business with.”

Consider these additional tips while shopping on Craigslist:

For more consumer tips or to file a consumer complaint, visit www.tn.gov/consumer.

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