Chatham-Kent police say on two recent occasions they received reports of moving scams.
The scams are a form of extortion. People enter into a contract with a moving company, only to be told in the middle of the move that they’ll have to pay more money if they want their belongings delivered.
Police say the scams are pretty much Toronto-centred at this point.
Through investigation, it was learned these two incidents are related to ongoing investigations by the Toronto Police Service. The investigating officer has collaborated with the Toronto Police Service to aid in their investigative efforts.
Police say these moving companies appear professional and normal, with reasonable rates and may offer weeks of free storage. The move will begin as expected, but hours later, victims receive a phone call saying they owe more money than initially agreed upon or their property will not be delivered.
It is highly recommended you research the moving company before you sign any agreement.
Toronto police have released the following list of suspected fraudulent company names.
- 12282569 Canada Inc.
- O’Canada Movers
- Roadway Moving and Storage Inc.
- SafeBound Moving and Storage Inc.
- Canadian Principal Movers
- All You Can Move
- Right on Track Moving
- New Vision Moving
- Greenway Moving
If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, call 519-352-1234.
For more information and tips to keep yourself safe, visit Moving Fraud & Scams | Canadian Association of Movers