According to the victim, she contacted Low Pro Movers advertised on Craig's List, to move her personal belongings from one apartment to another within the same apartment complex. Low Pro Movers quoted her a price of $80 for the first two hours, $40 for every additional hour and an additional cost of $20 for having to go down a set of stairs.
Officials say the movers wrapped and removed all the woman's belongings from the three bedroom apartment and loaded everything onto their truck. At that time they presented the victim with a bill from Trinity Moving for $7,684. She was reportedly told to pay the amount in full before the truck could be unloaded. When the victim disputed the cost, she was told if she did not pay the amount in full her property would be taken to the state of Maine for storage.
Detectives with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's office continue to investigate this incident of potential fraud and are also asking anyone who has been a victim of a similar incident to contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at 281-341-4665.
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For more tips and information on how to choose a mover and plan your move check out American Moving & Storage Association's consumer website, www.moving.org; and the U.S. Department of Transportation's site, www.protectyourmove.gov. To research a mover or find your nearest Better Business Bureau, visit www.bbb.org.