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BBB Scam Alert: Avoid moving scams this National Moving Month | Business

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For countless Americans, the month of May signifies a major transition in their lives. Whether it is gearing up for warmer weather, graduating from high school or college, starting a new job or receiving that highly anticipated acceptance letter, May marks the beginning of the busiest time in the nation for moving. So much so, that the month was designated National Moving Month in 1997.

In 2020, 38% of all business profile views on BBB.org for moving companies occurred from May-August and was the third most-viewed industry in the nation for that year. Additionally, more than $230,000 was lost to fraudulent moving companies throughout the year, emphasizing the caution consumers should exercise when hiring a moving company. Of the 29.8 million people who moved last year, more than a quarter were between the ages of 20-29.

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