Competition Bureau warning people of “rogue movers” scam

The Competition Bureau of Canada is warning people to beware of “rogue movers,” a dishonest group of movers known for holding customers’ belongings hostage for outrageous amounts of money.

According to the Bureau, the movers typically find victims through popular buy-and-sell websites like Craigslist and Kijiji and attract people by offering low prices and promising no hidden fees.

The scammers convince customers that a verbal agreement is sufficient, and when the movers arrive, they present the victim with a very different contract full of unexpected clauses and extra charges.

In some instances, the fraudsters will hold people’s belongings hostage until they pay a high amount of their delivery.

Read more at Insauga

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.

Kayla Kuefler is the head writer and social media producer at Canadian Fraud News. Kayla was born-and-raised in Edmonton, Alberta and moved to Toronto in 2013 to pursue her Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University. Kayla has previously interned at Global News Edmonton, Global News Toronto and CBC News in London, England.

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