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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.
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