The Department of Transportation and Texas Department of Motor Vehicles held a news conference in Houston to kick off National Moving Month. Consumers are urged to look out for illegal operators posing as moving companies.
Some scammers often hold goods hostage to get more payments from customers.
"They expect honest and reasonable treatment when they move, but all too often we hear from movers who were tricked by bad companies who disappeared with their goods," said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
You can find more information on how to choose a reputable moving company by clicking here.
Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices