BROADCAST DATE : Oct 11, 2013

Movin’ Day Showdown


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It’s the wild west for moving companies, so this week, Marketplace is wiring up a house with hidden cameras and getting ready for a showdown.

We found a great deal online, but what’s going to happen at high noon?

Bandit movers are robbing Canadians across the country with a truckload of tricks. From sneaky hidden charges to surprise contracts, fly-by-night movers make an already stressful day worse.

"I got robbed right in broad daylight and the worst thing is I called them to come to my house and rob me," one angry customer tells us.

So Marketplace is tracking down one shady outfit. What happens when we decide not to stand up to their scare tactics? A showdown on the street.

How can you protect your wallet and your stuff from moving company mayhem? The Marketplace Survival Guide gives you everything you need to know to avoid your own movin’ day showdown.