Scammers are posing as a moving company to steal personal belongings and information.

Who Is It Targeting: Residents in New York

What Is It: A fake moving company is stealing the personal items of individuals in New York. In this case, a woman hired the moving company to move her valuables out of storage to her new apartment. The two movers loaded up the moving van with furniture and electronics, including a laptop, and failed to show up at the final destination. She was unable to contact them again.

What Are They After: Money, valuables, personal documents

How Can You Avoid It: Do not leave any paper documents or electronics that may have your personable identifiable information (i.e. social security numbers, date of birth, credit card numbers) with people you do not know. Scammers can use this stolen information to commit identity theft. Always research  a business before using their service to see if they are reputable. Try the Better Business Bureau to compare businesses in your area.

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For full details of this scam check out this article from New York Post.