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Daly Movers Provides Free Cross-Country Move After Couple Scammed by Rogue Mover

CMSA member Daly Movers, an agent of Arpin Van Lines, has provided a free cross-country move to a Florida family who had become victim of a moving fraud by another company.
Chip Martin, owner and operator of Daly Movers in Garden Grove, Calif., was inspired to help the family when he saw a story reported by KING5.com about Terri and Terrance Thomas who had fallen victim to a common moving scam. The rogue mover had posed as a well-known truck rental company to gain trust before making off with thousands of dollars worth of the family’s household goods.
“Their story hit me emotionally and I needed to do something to help these people recover from their loss,” said Martin.
The Thomases paid $4,500 to move from Zephyrhills, Fla., to Everett, Wash. They thought they were using a well-known national company. However, after their belongings were taken, the couple could no longer get a hold of the movers. Among the items were some very personal and precious family pictures and mementos.
Detective Robert Rutkowski of the Broward County Sheriff’s office successfully tracked down their property. Terrance Thomas flew from Washington to Florida to identify the belongings and put them into storage until the family could save up again to pay for another move.
Martin, representing Arpin Van Lines, contacted the family and offered to move their belongings out of storage in Florida and deliver them for free of charge to their new home in Everett, Wash.



Daly Movers Provides Free Cross-Country Move After Couple Scammed by Rogue Mover

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