Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is issuing a warning involving an Alaska-based moving company operating illegally across the Northwest. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ability Moving is not licensed, putting its customers at risk. Better Business Bureau revoked Ability Moving’s BBB Accreditation in February of this year after receiving complaints alleging delivery issues, problems with service and billing issues and reports they lacked federal authorization. An Oregon man reported losing about $6,000 when he hired the company to move his family from Alaska to Oregon. He claims Ability Moving withdrew more than the agreed upon amount of the service and has yet to deliver their belongings. This includes items for his and his wife’s businesses and their one-year-old son’s crib, stroller, clothes and toys. The man's belongings are being held by a third-party company that claims Ability Moving has not paid them and therefore they cannot release his possessions. Ability Moving appealed the revocation, citing financial issues, but the BBB Appeal Committee voted to uphold the revocation. Ability Moving does have the ability to reapply for BBB Accreditation at a later date, should all of their complaints be resolved. Over the past year BBB received more than 100 complaints against moving companies in the Northwest. If you are planning a move, you should know that all interstate movers must be registered as a household goods mover with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and be insured. You can search for their competency licensing here https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/hhg/search.asp. BBB has tips on hiring a mover as well as information on common moving scams.