News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

'Rogue' Movers Hiking Prices Once Boxes are Packed

People who need to pack up and move are being taken advantage of by "rogue movers." These scammers low-ball moving estimates and then raise the price and hold people's belongings for ransom. Tim Walker, a former victim who started a Web site to help people avoid getting scammed, talks about the crime.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.