FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver, BC – Spring and summer are the transition months for many Canadians. Contracts are up, school comes to an end, and quite frankly, it’s easier to make a move when it’s warm out instead of the dead of winter. However BBB would like to remind consumers that it’s very important to do your research before hiring any company to protect and move your home to a new locale.
“Moving is stressful enough,” says Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor for BBB serving Mainland BC. “The last thing anyone needs is for trucks to not show up and your home furnishings to be delayed, damaged, or taken to a storage facility where you have to retrieve them yourself.”
Even the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) says the industry is riddled with “theft, fraud, and extortion.” According to a CBC report in 2014, the CAM claims it’s because there are no barriers to entry into the industry, therefore, criminals “gravitate” there.*
BBB offers these tips on finding the right mover for the job:
*From CBC, Jan. 22, 2014 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/moving-industry-calls-for-crackdown-on-criminal-movers-1.2505001Moving
Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor BBB Serving Mainland BC Phone: 604-488-8702 Mobile: 604-505-2307 email@example.com 404-788 Beatty Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and brands they can trust. In 2015, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews, all available for free at bbb.org. BBB Serving Mainland B.C., founded in 1939 and serving the Lower Mainland, Thompson-Okanagan, Northern, Central and Southern Interior BC, and the Yukon, is one of 109 local, independent BBBs across North America. In 2015, consumers turned to BBB Serving Mainland B.C. more than 2 million times for Business Reviews and processed 7,500 complaints.