Protect Yourself From Rogue Movers (en anglais)
Liste de mises en garde pour les consommateurs:
ALERT Mover Brand Hijackings: Brand hijackings are on the rise. Rogue movers are putting reputable company brand names in their online listings and ads. Always verify a mover's stated affiliations before you hire them. Read CAM's press release Canadian Association of Movers Warns Public about Brand Hijackings (PDF 24Jan2017). Some warnings follow.
Le site Web de ces compagnies affiche le logo de l'ACD indiquant une relation d'affaires avec l'Association Canadienne des Déménageurs ou encore en suggérant qu’ils sont membres de l'ACD. Les compagnies NE SONT PAS un membre de l'ACD et nous vous recommandons de vérifier soigneusement toutes leurs affirmations.
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CityNews (Toronto) Woman says moving company held her belongings hostage until she paid more. The customer used Movers & Logistics Inc. which she found on Kijiji. CAM recommends that you always check a mover's credentials with the BBB and with CAM. (January 8, 2018)
CBC News/Newfoundland & Labrador CBC Investigates/Red flags and 'rogue' movers: what to watch out for in the unregulated moving industry. Advocates warn consumers to do their research to protect themselves and their possessions. (December 14, 2017)
CTV News/Toronto Moving company owners facing charges after raid (October 24, 2017). The owners of Green Moving and Storage, Landmark Van Lines and Ryder Moving in Scarborough, ON are facing fraud charges. However there's some good news for victims in Belle River near Windsor, ON. CBC News/Windsor Belle River seniors wait 7 months for belongings, moving company at centre of fraud investigation (November 1, 2017).
Le Journal de Montréal Déménagement Diplomate compte rembourser l'extra (4 Juillet, 2017).
CTV News/Atlantic N.B. families finally reunited with belongings after moving nightmare (June 12, 2017). Two families hired Green Moving and Storage to move their stuff from Alberta. They say they were grossly overcharged and that the mover demanded payment before releasing their goods. CAM member Premiere Van Lines (Fredericton) provided their truck free of charge to move the goods. Charges are pending against Green Moving.
CBC News/Edmonton Moving company worker charged in scheme to extort Alberta families: police (May 31, 2017). The Toronto-based companies involved go by the names of Green Moving, Ryder Moving, Landmark Van Lines and Capital Moving Services. More on this story...CP24Now Movers held peoples' goods hostage: police (May 31, 2017)
CBC News/Nova Scotia re Nationwide Vanlines (Mississauga, ON) Movers charge Mahone Bay couple 3 times estimated cost (May 15, 2017). FOLLOW-UP FROM THE CISZEK FAMILY (May 30, 2017): "We hired Nationwide VanLines for a big cross country move from Virginia to Nova Scotia and had the worst experience to the point that they told us they will not deliver our things and stopped replying to our calls. In desperation someone referred me to Jim Carney from the Canadian Association of Movers and he was extremely helpful and gave me all the numbers and people I should contact. Without his help We would have been lost. Not sure we would have ever got our belongings back. It ended well but only because of the help from the Canadian Association of Movers."
IT Business Net Long distance movers warn against lowball moving quotes (March 21, 2017).
CBC News/Manitoba Belongings held 'hostage': Man pays 2 moving companies to get stuff to new home (February 28, 2017). More in the story involving Canadian (aka Coronation) Van Lines.
CBC News/Canada MARKETPLACE | Moving bill shock leaves B.C. family scrambling to get their stuff (Janvier 13, 2017). The mover named is Atlantic Van Lines which is linked with Kingsway Van Lines, Armour Van Lines, Trillium Moving and Storage and Troy Transportation. View the MARKETPLACE episode "Moving company nightmares: Can you trust your mover?" (Q&A: CBC's David Common and Jim Carney, board member of the Canadian Association of Movers respond to your questions about moving bill surprises). (en anglais)
Calgary Herald No Christmas delivery for former Calgary woman whose worldly possessions remain in limbo (Décembre 19, 2016) (en anglais)
Consumer Protection BC has fined Canadian Van Lines $7,500 for engaging in "deceptive acts or practices". Read/view these: CTV News/Edmonton Alberta couple says they were duped by moving company, lost thousands. (December 2016) Here's a press release issued by Consumer Protection BC. (pdf) (Décembre 2016) (en anglais)
Consumer warns about searching for moving companies on Kijiji. Read this. CBC News/Toronto Oshawa police constable offers helping hand to scam victim (Novembre 2016) (en anglais)
Global News: The risks of using a moving company (Septembre 2016) (video) (en anglais)
CBC News/Nova Scotia: 2 1/2 month wait for moving company to deliver furniture frustrates Bedford woman (Toronto-based Green Moving has a grade of F from the Better Business Bureau) (Septembre 2016) (en anglais)
CBC News/Toronto: Mississauga woman claims footage shows moving company damaged her belongings The mover named is Canadian Moving Systems. (Septembre 2015) (en anglais)
Windsor Star: Windsor family waits and wonders where its household went missing The mover named is Canadian Van Lines. (Septembre 2015) (en anglais)
Le service anglais des nouvelles de la CBC rapporte que le service de police enquête présentement sur la compagnie Mega Moving suite à la disparition de tous les biens d'un couple. Jim Carney, directeur de l'ACD, a émis des commentaires sur cette situation. Reportage audio (en anglais)
Radio-Canada – Reportage du mardi 20 avril 2010
Toronto Police Public Safety Alert