BBB to host National Moving Month kickoff event on May 6

May is National Moving Month. It’s the beginning of the busiest moving season for Texans, which is also when unscrupulous operators are most likely to take advantage of consumers. Together with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Southwest Movers Association, your BBB will hold a kickoff event at our Austin headquarters on Tuesday, May…

Lone Star Moving Co. breaks promises and furniture

BBB advises consumers to beware of unlicensed San Antonio moving company Lone Star Moving Co. of San Antonio is a good example of why moving companies in the state of Texas are required to be licensed and have insurance. Consumers who choose to do business with this company have told Better Business Bureau they wind…

Moving? Don’t get tricked by change-my-address.com

Moving is a stressful time. There is so much to keep up with. One of the most tedious parts of any move is changing your address.  Like much of what we do these days, you can change your address pretty conveniently online. But watch out! There are web-based companies that pay to get top billing…

Better Business Bureau investigation: Beware of unlicensed movers

Consumers should check licensing before hiring a moving company Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about unlicensed movers operating in the Central Texas area. When a Texas moving company is unlicensed, not only is it operating illegally, but it may not have insurance. That can leave a consumer with no place to turn for items…

Five Smooth Moves for Hiring the Right Movers

May is National Moving month and also the start of the busiest moving season across the country. Planning ahead and using resources offered by Better Business Bureau can help alleviate an otherwise stressful event. If you or someone you know is planning a move, follow the five steps below to keep your move as smooth…

Five Summer Slip-Ups to Avoid

As temperatures continue to rise, so do the chances of running into a few summer time scams. Below are five purchases that could leave a burning feeling in your wallet if you aren’t careful: 1. Fly-by-Night Repair Services. The 2011 hurricane season is here, and there is always a chance Texas will be hit by…

Make it a Smooth Move! 5 Steps to Hiring Movers

Several of my friends and family members are planning to move in the next few weeks, so it’s no surprise to me that summer is considered the busiest moving season.  If you or someone you know is also planning a move, check out my 5 steps for making your move as smooth as possible… (1)…