Police warning of scam involving moving companies holding belongings hostage

Published: Dec. 19, 2016 at 9:28 AM CST
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The Midland Police Department is warning of a scam involving moving companies taking belongings and hiking up their prices.

According to MPD the companies will load all of a customer's belongings onto a trailer before hiking up the price and holding their furniture until the new price is paid.

MPD urges that anyone dealing with this contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles online at

and report the moving company.

According to TxDMV Texas law requires that companies show a guaranteed price or a "not to exceed" maximum before a move.

You can see all of their tips when dealing with moving companies here:

We have been made aware of a scam going on in Texas where a moving company will load a customer’s belongings onto the...

Posted by Midland Police Department on Friday, December 16, 2016