This ONE Facebook Post Took Everything From Them- Now They Are Warning Us All

This ONE Facebook Post Took Everything From Them- Now They Are Warning Us All

A young couple lost everything to an online and in-person scam. Tragically this even included the wife’s engagement ring. It pays to check references and be sure that a business is legitimate before agreeing to anything. These heartless thieves stole it all from a baby and her parents. Read on to see what happened.

Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, found the moving company on Facebook, which they thought appeared professional, including their website – and arranged with them to have their belongings moved.

Impressed by their professionalism and courteousness, they noted how how quick and efficient they were loading their belongings into a van, which the movers explained they were on a tight schedule.
But the men did not show up at the planned destination.

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Becky stated:

“The men were racing in and out of the apartment. We just thought they were being very professional. But once they drove away we didn’t see them again.

In less than an hour, their family had lost all of their belongings.

They discovered the company was a complete scam which targeted customer’s money and personal goods.

Unfortunately, police were not able to track the culprits after their website was immediately taken down, and the family was forced to rely on donations until they were able to get back on their feet.

To help you before you choose a moving company, below are some great tips to avoid being scammed.

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1. Ask for recommendations from friends and family
2. Investigate
3. Make sure the moving company visits your home
4. Get three estimates
5. Don’t pay your bill upfront

As consumers, we can never be too careful. Every business must be able to stand up to scrutiny and prove that they are legit. If a business can’t or won’t comply with our requests for legal documentation, then we should not hire them. This is a hard lesson to learn. And it is one this poor young couple will not soon forget.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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