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U.S. Officials Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Moving Company Scams

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2023
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is executing a nationwide crackdown on moving company scams it has dubbed Operation Protect Your Move. It will be the first of many planned efforts over the coming months, according to the department.

The announcement comes on the heels of a Newsweek investigation that examined the rising problem of moving scams, including companies that hold customers' goods hostage while demanding additional exorbitant fees. The investigation in part spurred Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, to send a late February letter to Department of Transportation Secretary...

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