National Moving Month Event Highlights Consumer Protection
Consumer Advocates, Industry Experts and State Regulators Join Forces to Educate Texans on Consumer Rights
Texas is the fastest growing state in the country, with hundreds of people moving to the Lone Star State every day. Unfortunately, illegal moving companies are operating statewide, taking a financial and emotional toll on Texans who find themselves faced with losing everything they own or paying a ransom to release their belongings.
At a press conference this morning in San Antonio, government agencies, moving industry experts and consumer advocates cautioned Texans to do their homework before hiring a moving company. Leaders with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), Southwest Movers Association (SMA), American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin encouraged consumers to take note of their rights and responsibilities.
“TxDMV is determined to make Texas one of safest states in which consumers hire a moving company,” said Executive Director Whitney Brewster. “Unlicensed movers are rogue operators who are not legitimate moving companies. We urge consumers to protect themselves by visiting Truck Stop on www.TxDMV.gov before they move to verify if a mover is licensed in Texas.”