Report: #260309

Complaint Review: Target Vanlines, Zip To Zip Moving And Storage (also Zip To Zip - Vanlines4u, -Globus

  • Submitted: Wed, July 11, 2007
  • Updated: Thu, July 12, 2007
  • Reported By: Florida/Ohio Ohio
  • Target Vanlines, Zip To Zip Moving And Storage (also Zip To Zip - Vanlines4u, -Globus
    4485 Stirling Rd.
    Fort. Lauderdale, Florida

Target Vanlines - Zip To Zip Moving (also Zip To Zip Vanlines - Globus Vanlines - VanLines4U - Universal Van Lines, Global Van Lines, Nationwide Movers, Quality Movers, Legal Transpo. HOW DOES THE FED. LAW ALLOW THIS GROUP OF CRIMINALS TO KEEP SCAMMING PEOPLE?? ripoff HOLLYWOOD Florida

*Consumer Comment: Class Action Won't Work

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Target Vanlines, Zip to Zip Moving and Storage

You may also know then as:

VanLines4U, Universal Van Lines, Global Van Lines, Nationwide Movers, Quality Movers, Legal Transportation, Amerigo Moving Services, Globus Van Lines, Movers USA, Moving Kingdom, Freedom Movers, World Moving Services, Yellow Van Lines, Transport Van Lines Inc

Group of criminals scamming everyone and changing names when the BBB or Department of Transportation revokes or disbars them!!
Look up these names in the Better Business B., they last at most about 1-1 1/2 years and the complaints range from 12-55 for each name ranging from holding items hostage, service issues, damages, lost/stolen items, BREAKING FEDERAL LAWS!

How is the LAW letting these guys get away with this year after year.The group basically consists of all relatives (Kramerman's and Peretz's) who scam you then close up shop, change address', disconnect phone numbers, etc.

My incident included starting off with A Professional Move out of California and then getting, unfortunately, pushed off onto Target Vanlines who was in my local area of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

After finally getting a date set, calling disconnected numbers (being told they do not know what number i was calling, this being the number listed on a sticker on the bill of lading with their name) and several lies, also scrambling when the movers showed up without calling or any warning, my move was finally on its way... or so I thought.

First, they did not know where my load was, then I had a second pick-up which was no problem until the cliche excuse of "OUR TRUCK BROKE DOWN" came up for the second time, leaving me stranded at my second destination for a week solid until Target Vanlines contracted a half rate mover from Orlando to pick up my storage belongings. So now my things are on two different trucks and I am told by JOEY or JOESEPH (who told me he was the owner, then the dispatcher, then the supervisor, then to disguising his voice all together when I would call!) that he would pay for everything and it was there fault and he would compensate for my lost time and hotel.

Me and my family, thinking the horror was over, decided to move on to our location in Ohio. We wait a week there before hearing or getting in contact with anyone, Joey finally calls us at 10 o'clock at night telling us the mover will be there in a day or so, no time.

This whole time we kept calling Joey asking for the weight, a price, any info on our things, we gave him several fax numbers and he lied saying he faxed them but the hotel told us everytime nothing was coming through.

The mover shows up the next morning at 7:30 am (no call or warning) at my door ready to go. They slap down this recession form stating I owe TRIPLE of 75% of the billed (my quote was $1600, I had given them $1200 already) they said I owed them $1900 cash right then and there or they cant open the truck. (Being the way I am I had already read the whole rights and responsibilities booklet given and researched online about moving and federal laws, so with a non-binding estimate I only owed 110% of the cost in order to get my things and the monies was supposed to be based on weight NOT CUBIC FEET!)

In ending, my mother had to end up on the step of the truck begging the driver not to pull away with out things (The driver, he was slightly off, ends up telling me that Joey told them to tell me that they were going to get coffee and just leave and to dump our things somewhere), we call the cops to come and both drivers got very scared and shaky which leads me to believe they obviously have some hidden issues or no green card? The cop ends up telling them they have to take our payment, which they finally did and we got our things.

Not only was one of the most stressful things of my families lives (my elderly grandmother had to be taken to the doctor, my mother almost had nervous breakdown, and me with ulcers) crying yourself to sleep, the money spend and wasted on being stuck in town and the contstant lies and mistreatment THIS GROUP SHOULD BE PUT OUT OF BUSINESS AND PUT IN JAIL!!

I am willing to be a part of the class action lawsuit, if still being set up, please contact me immediately.


Florida/Ohio, Ohio

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#1 Consumer Comment

Class Action Won't Work

AUTHOR: Jim - (U.S.A.)

What you can do is try to collect on the difference between what you quoted and what you actually paid. The existing laws protect the scam mover, so a class action suit is useless. To avoid the scams, here is what you need to do:

1. Do NOT use the internet to find a mover. You didn't say so Dana but this is where these group of movers hide out, so that's how I know you found them. Use the phone book and stick with a well-known mover.

2. Research your mover on the internet.

3. If you move out of state, your mover needs to see the items to be moved. If any mover tries to get you to waive that right, tell them good-bye.

4. Find a local mover that will see the items to be moved, access to the property, and any other issues that will insure a stress-free move takes place. The survey they provide is free. If anyone tries to do it for a fee, tell them NO.

5. Your mover should provide you a binding, not-to-exceed quote in pounds, not volume. If the mover does not provide it, ask for it. If the mover still won't and you have nothing in a storage area elsewhere, then consider someone else and ask why they can't.

6. Do not choose a full-service mover based on price. Choose a mover based on how competent they are.

Bottom Line: Moving is not cheap. If you find someone really nice who will move you for one-half, to one-third the price of the large, full-service moving company, don't fall for it. It's a scam. This consumer fell for it and ended up paying the same price (or more) than the price a full-service mover would have charged and was stressed out the entire time. No price is worth the aggravation and stress a scam mover causes.
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