Toronto Moving Scams- Consumers BEWARE!

Hello People:


PLEASE PASS ALONG TO EVERYONE ON YOUR CONTACT LISTS SO OTHERS WILL NOT BE SCAMMED!!!!!

READ TO THE BOTTOM TO FIND A LIST OF MOVING COMPANIES WHO WILL FRAUDULENTLY OVERCHARGE YOU AND HOLD YOUR BELONGINGS HOSTAGE UNTIL YOU PAY UP!!!!

Latest Update:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/nine-arrested-in-moving-company-scheme/article1575472/


Right now there are a list of unscrupulous moving companies that are ripping off innocent seniors, students, and families.

They list their services on internet sites like Kijiji, Craigslist, and free classified ads. They service the Southern Ontario region.

Here is how they falsely advertise:

1. They list an ad offering moving services with a host of “free” upgrades. Examples of free upgrades are: boxes, shrink-wrap, wardrobes etc.

2. They list the price of moving with NO HIDDEN COSTS- 1 truck with one mover $29.99 per hour, 1 truck with 2 movers $49.00 per hour and so on.

3. They offer special discounts for mid-month moves, seniors and students.

4. The give a cell phone number as their company number.


EVEN IF YOU ASK ALL THE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT MILEAGE CHARGES OR OTHER COSTS, THEY WILL STILL SCAM YOU AND TELL YOU THERE ARE NO HIDDEN COSTS-THIS IS A BOLD FACE LIE!

IN ADDITION THE FREE SERVICES THEY OFFER NEVER MATERIALIZES.

This is how the scam works on the day of your move:

Movers come on the day of the move. They request a deposit to begin the move. Unusually $200.00. They load up all you belongings in the truck and then say they have to “calculate” the final fees.

The movers then invoice you for transportation fees, heavy item fees, stair fees, mileage fees, dispatch and inflated labour fees. The original quote you receive from them is now inflated by 200%. They will only accept CASH payment and/or certified checks or M.O.

They tell you to pay up or they will steal your stuff.

HERE IS THE CURRENT LIST OF SCAM MOVERS AND THEIR ALIAS NAMES


(THIS IS ALL THE SAME RIP-OFF OWNER!):

905-672-0952, 416-994-4694

Various Address used by these Fraudulent companies:
7546 Redstone Rd
Mississauga, Ontario L4T 2B8
Canada

20 Millwick Drive unit #5
Toronto, Ontario
M9L 2B5

Complete Movers:
http://completemovers.ca/index.html

C.M.S Moving and Storage:

L.M.S. Moving and Storage:
http://www.ripoffreport.com/Search/complete-movers.aspx

AAA Sterling Movers:
STR MOVERS INC. 416-871-4456

G.T.A. Moving and Storage:

This is also Logan Moving and Storage but they use a reputable company name as an alias.

L & G Movers also known as:
Logan Moving and Storage
http://www.loganmovers.ca

TOLL FREE
: 1-866-482-8464
Toronto movers:416-994-4694
Mississauga movers: 905-672-0952

ALL OF THE MOVERS LISTED ABOVE ARE FRAUDULENT RIP OFF ARTISTS


Add your comments to this post so others will not be ripped off.

If you have been ripped by this moving scam please email:

fraudmovers@hushmail.com

THE MORE PEOPLE WHO COME FORWARD THE BETTER.
HELP SHUT DOWN THESE SCAM ARTISTS!

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119 Responses to “Toronto Moving Scams- Consumers BEWARE!”

  1. Lea Says:

    Everybody should be aware of these scam moving companies. Thanks for sharing this to us, I’ll warned my friends about these scammers.

  2. Mark Robinson Says:

    To get rid off these scams it is advisable for everyone to research carefully and investigate your movers company profile and their testimonials. It would help you to dictate terms and proceed further.

  3. Sharon Says:

    I got ripped off by LMS movers. was really pissed but could not do much since my goods were hostaged. I payed triple of what was advertised. what can I do to report these people???

    • scambeware Says:

      There isnt much u can do..unless there u can get 100 complaints together and take them to court..which is a long process..u shud call them and book a fake move and make them waster their time..use a cell number..thats what i ve done and it feels great

  4. MJ Says:

    416-571-3459 SCAM MOVER BEWARE

  5. Jeff Says:

    I got hosed earlier this year by GTA Moving. I recommend just doing the move yourself. I moved last month….really easy. Rented a truck, rented the labour from http://www.rentason.ca and just paid an hourly fee. No additional costs. Its just too hard to find good movers these days. Make sure you know who you are dealing with people.

  6. susan scott Says:

    I got hosed earlier this year by rentason.ca . I recommend just doing the move yourself. I moved last month….really easy. Rented a truck, rented the labour from jibbsdlabors and just paid an hourly fee. No additional costs. Its just too hard to find good movers these days. Make sure you know who you are dealing with people.

  7. Ray Says:

    Oh my God, I wish I’ve read this before. They gave the name GTA Movers and email address gtamovers@hotmail.com, and exact the same type of ad and SAME STORY “on the day of the move”. First I was dealing with a guy named George (905-672-0952), and a Sam (416-871-4456 took over as George was supposedly on vacation and finally perhaps to test how their scam worked a Ron called to ask for comment. Mind you they all sound the same.
    It’s the biggest Daylight Highway Robbery when it comes to moving.Yes, they put all these fees and then miss-add all the figures and they put GST and PST with no regards whatsoever. They even asked for coffee and donut in the morning.

    I knew it was a SCAM after they loaded the truck and they gave me their “calculated final fees” but I had no choice. I had to play their game and even promised them a tip and a free lunch. Of course I broke my promise. I will forward this website to all agents in their company so the may advise their clients.

  8. Ray Says:

    Correction on previous comment. I meant, I will forward this website to all agents of my wife’s company (real estate brokerage) so they may advise their clients (potential victims).

  9. susan scott Says:

    BEWARE 416-834-5383 I BOOKED FOR MY DAUGHTER AND THE PRICE COST MORE (BEWARE ROGUE MOVER)

    Date: 2010-01-23, 4168345383

    BEWARE ROGUE MOVER 416-834-5383

    I BOOKED THE MOVE FOR MY DAUGHTER AND THE PRICE WAS MUCH MORE WHEN THE MOVERS ARRIVED , I HAD TO CALL AND RE-BOOK WITH ANOTHER COMPANY Omega Toronto Movers THIS THEN TOOK ALLDAY TO COMPLETE MY DAUGHTERS MOVE !!

    BEWARE ROGUE MOVER 416-834-5383 !!

    But rogue companies “aren’t afraid to drive away with everything you own unless you pay them whatever they decide they want to charge you for your move,”

    • sonia Says:

      This is not the right number… Nobody by the name of Rogue works here!!! Please check this information before posting!!!!!

  10. Jack Says:

    I BOOKED THESE SCAMERS. THEY WILL GIVE A CHEAP QOUTE ON THE PHONE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS BUT WHEN THEY SHOW UP THEY ASK FOR DOUBLE IN FEES. THEY HAVE ALL THESE HIDDEN FEES AND YOU LEFT AT THE LAST MOMENT WHEN YOU NEED TO MOVE WITH ACCEPTING THE PRICE OR FINDING SOMEONE ELSE.

    HERE IS MY RATINGS AND REVIEW OF THIS MOVER.
    SATAY AWAY DO NOT USE THEM!!!!
    Toronto Movers- Gateway Movers Toronto
    They also go under Skyline Movers or Metro Pacific Movers
    500 Keele Street
    Toronto Canada M6H2B1
    Phone: (416 ) 723-6683 or 647 895 6004 or 647-833-5827 or 519-574-9173 or 866-762-0234
    Fax: (416) 555-5515
    http://www.gatewaymovers.org
    gatewaymovers@live.com

    • S.N. Says:

      Jack, Did you wind up using GATEWAY MOVERS? – What did it wind up costing per hour? I have a friend who has them booked in a few weeks…

    • Nicky Says:

      l used gateway movers last week and there were awesome , these guys were so professional and l payed only 3 hundred dollars to move my one bedroom apt. l do not mean to take anything away from you Jack , but to me these guys were the most honesty movers l have used so far , S,N l hope you will tell us your story , l was however charged a 10 percent service , but thus nothing compered to the horror stories l have had about movers . If anything l would recommend these movers , Most movers have their bad side but to me Gateway movers are better devils , l really liked their service , and they made me read the their contract before they touch my staff and guess we their did that to you before they move you Jack, Anywhere l believe Gateway Movers is one of the best movers in Toronto

    • soudeh Says:

      I used Gateway movers, and I had the same experience as Jack. I’ll repeat his words: “THEY WILL GIVE A CHEAP QUOTE ON THE PHONE TO GET YOUR BUSINESS BUT WHEN THEY SHOW UP THEY ASK FOR DOUBLE IN FEES. THEY HAVE ALL THESE HIDDEN FEES AND YOU LEFT AT THE LAST MOMENT WHEN YOU NEED TO MOVE WITH ACCEPTING THE PRICE OR FINDING SOMEONE ELSE.”

      I advise anyone who is considering dealing with them to think twice before being scammed.

      Here is my story: I checked the price with them (actually 3 or 4 times) before ordering the service.
      Before they unload, they asked me for the money which was unreasonably high. They told me they won’t unload if I don’t pay, and if it take less time to unload, they will pay it back after they are done with unloading.So to waste less time, I payed them that money. When they unloaded the truck, I asked them to pay back as they have promised, but they refused. And that is not the whole story: I had the service for 4 hours, and they charged me for 5 hours. When calling them, they said that they have also charge me the time that the truck was moving from the company to my place (which was more than an hour). I reminded them that it is neither mentioned in the contract, nor did they say it when I checked the price with them. And they were threatening me for extra charges this time!!!!!!

      I’m considering asking a legal clinic to help me with this. This process will take both my time and money. I definitely don’t recommend that much trouble for a simple job like that to anyone. Stay away from them!

      Just go with another company. There are luckily still many honest, trustworthy people out there.

      • mono Says:

        soudeh and Jack l recently used Gateway movers and they were the best movers ever used . You are complaining about , travel time thus standard procedure . I find it ridiculous , you complain about this read the testimonies of other people . Avery mover charges travel time so get over it , These guys work hard and there are careful and l thin you agree with me on that one because non of you complain about damages .

  11. Hayeon Says:

    I got screwed big time by the J&P moving who claimed subcontracted with citiline moving company. I’m sure they are the same company. They hostaged all of my property and invoiced almost $2,000 by mentioning they will reimburse the money if they finish earlier. I even called police and reported but police couldn’t do anything since we signed some paper we are not aware of in that moring. (we thought it was work order and they didn’t even give us a contract to read). Then they ran away and almost ran me over by truck even before finished their job. All my stuff were sitting around the loading dock and some of them are still in their truck. This is a total crime and scam. I’m taking them to the court. Police has their dirver’s licence number and info. What goes around comes around!

    • john & gina tysick Says:

      Hayeon,how did this turn out for you.We are going through thr same trouble to the tune of 38.000.00 we have lawyers and police involved,we are having a hard time getting results.The same company troys moving toronto doses this all the time 26 people in the last year.can you give us any pointers gtysick@hotmail.com

  12. devi Says:

    SMS movers and storage inc, short notice ok, $40/hr 2men and the (www.greatertorontomovers.ca 416-871-4456)

    logan movers new name, punjabi mafia from delhi. ‘alex’ always has high voice, skilled at

    • nancy Says:

      Sms movers ripped me off today

      4169944694 don’t trust them. Big scam

      • suha Says:

        This fone number 416-994-4694 are most stupid guys, specially Mark, when I saw these stories and called him to cancel the service, he started abusing and then I had to give him some dose of shit.

        Suha

      • suha Says:

        This fone number 4169944694 (CMS movers) are most stupid guys, specially Mark, when I saw these stories and called him to cancel the service, he started abusing and then I had to give him some dose of shit.

        Suha

    • Gail Says:

      I am scrambling to get a moving company for this wknd. I have called everywhere getting quotes. Finally, talked to a really nice guy name Brian who gave me a great price. But with all the numbers and websites, I could not remember which one it was, so I ‘reverse looked up’ his number and Shane’s moving came up(Not the original name or website). I am so fed up, that I was going to call them and tell them to just come and do my move. Then I some how came accross this website, thank god….and the first number on the list was their’s!!
      416-994-4694 Seriosly, WOW! Close call!
      Thanks for the heads-up!

  13. randy Says:

    i moved with j&p movers last week worse movingcompany i have ever seen owner had no idia what he was talking about. i dont think even he know proper english i quoted me $120 for the whole job and ended up with $400 and again old moving company trick they will keep your stuf hostage. his worker name was jimy and he said this guy use to work for another bad company name cms movers he learnedevery thing fromhim so i think we should catch this cms guy who is been teaching these kulies allthis beware of jp movers beware of j&p movers

  14. aaron bulner Says:

    @Randy

    Jimmy is a bigger fat scum bag and fraud just like the owner whose name is Kumar Guatam. They are the most heartless assholes you will meet on this planet.

    Avoid Logan Movers, CMS, Complete moving and storage and god knows this is really a losing battle the stupid cops and goverment better wake up!

  15. WRIGHT Says:

    Toronto Moving Scams- Consumers BEWARE! « Toronto Mover’s Blog …27 Oct 2009 … I got ripped off by LMS movers. was really pissed but could not do much … BEWARE 416-834-5383
    torontomover.wordpress.com/…/toronto-moving-scams-consumers-beware/ – Cached – Similar

    *** SCAM ALERT -SUPREME MOVERS, LMS, DO NOT CALL 416-834-5383/647-893-8107

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: 2010-04-27, 2:27AM EDT
    Reply to: serv-5rwgj-1712254822@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

    ——————————————————————————–

    BEWARE – THIS COMPANY IS UNETHICAL, DISHONEST AND OUT TO CHEAT YOU…

    SUPREME MOVERS- called and was quoted $39/hr plus $39.00 travel time..
    Once the movers arrived was told I required a $300.00 cash deposit.. Note- this is not advised when booking the truck..
    Was advised this is a security deposit for insurance and after the move is complete they would deduct the cost from the deposit and return the remainder.. This never happened..

    Once the truck was loaded – they locked the truck and called into the office to get the final quote- which amounted to $622.00

    Breakdown:

    $39.00/hr PER MAN – total cost – $312.00

    #39.00 travelling -$39.00

    $30.00 kilometers -$30.00 (note I moved approx. 5 minutes away from my previous address)

    $100.00 Heavy Items charge -$100.00 – cube freezer and not sure what else – apparently anything over 50lbs)

    $80.00 Other -$80.00 – not sure what other is???

    $60.00 stairs charge – $60.00 (note I have 3 stairs leading into the garage)

    I calculate that at $561.00 – not quite sure how they got $622.00 … – However, they refused to release the contents of the truck until they had CASH in hand..

    These guys are a bunch of cheats.. Pleaae do not use this service..

    If you have been taken by this company.. I would love to hear from you.. I am looking into a law suit and it would help to be able to file a claim which shows that this is routine and they prey on consumers…

  16. Saroosh Says:

    They also go by the name SMS Movers and their phone numbers are 647-688-6683, 905-789-6170. I found them on Kijiji
    They quoted me a price on the phone and when they arrived, they had all these hidden costs. I even called their dispatcher who confirmed the price i was told before, but the movers kept saying their dispatcher is some other guy (who is from the same company). When I called the so called “dispatcher” he was just swearing.
    They are a complete nightmare

  17. Sabra Says:

    Hi,
    My friend has been robbed by these people and she is looking to get into a lawsuit so please if you can get in touch with me my email is sabraharthy@hotmail.com thanks

  18. Jessica Says:

    EMPIRE MOVERS will take all of your money. They charged almost $1000 to move a one bedroom aparment. By the end of the move they added all kinds of additional charges. When I refused to pay, they would not unload my stuff. Finally a threat to call the police was the only way to get my stuff.

  19. John Smith Says:

    I wanted to say good things about this company at: http://www.JohnsonMoving.com / # 1 Moving Company in St.Catharines and all Niagara, Ontario / Great Service and in Business for 43 years (since 1967). I buy Local Moving Services and I can have Peace of Mind at Moving Time ! They LOVE Seniors ! That’s good enough for me !

  20. John Smith Says:

    If you choose a Kijiji or Craiglist Mover you deserve to be ripped-off people ! Look in the Yellow Pages. Pay the price and get Quality Movers ! You only get what you pay for !

  21. bunty Says:

    SMS MOVERS IS A SUPER RIPOFF ARTIST IN TORONTO ,BUT I AM THE ONE WITH EXCELLENT RIPOFF SKILLS NAMES AS MILESTONE MOVER FROM ABROAD MOVER,FOR ALL THIS INFORMATION CALL CITY HAWK MOVING

  22. Monty Dua Says:

    The GTAA movers are a complete rip off.They screw you and charge almost double of what they quote.The mover manager GEORGE is a real sucker.I think with all these scams now recently a moving company was charged.We all should have a protest against the movers

    MOVING SUCKERS

  23. KUMAR Says:

    PLEASE DONT HIRE CMS,LMS MOVERS BECAUSE WE ARE ALL SAME COMPANY ,AND SPECIALLY OUR FATHER COMPANY IS DESI MOVER(THE ONE WHO IS IN JAIL NOW) ANYWAYS KUMAR GAUTAM WILL SEE HIS BOSS SOON IF HE CONTINUES THIS SCAM OF MOVING ,RUNNING 10 COMPANIES UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES,RIPPING OFF PEOPLE QUOTING LOW PRICES,IF U WANT TO SEE GAUTAM SE HIM AT 8 GREYMAR ,BRAMPTON,TORBRAM /WILLIAM PARKWAY AND CAN DISCUSS ABOUT THE FRAUD HE DOES EVERYDAY WITH THE PUBLIC.
    ALSO I CAN LOCATE HIS YARD IF YOU EMAIL ME

  24. Sam Says:

    Here is another company called 5-stars and indo pack phone #’s are 647-406-4988 and 416-320-0916

    These phone #s have been given to Toronto Police as well yesterday!!

    There is an old women as well i was in contact with her when they ripped me off that women was not listed with the arrested people

    Thanks

  25. George Says:

    Nine arrested in moving-company scheme

    Range of hidden costs arise once movers have belongings hostage

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/nine-arrested-in-moving-company-scheme/article1575472/

  26. aaron bulner Says:

    George thanks for posting this! But unfortunately Logan Movers did not get caught nor any of their other stupid company names. I think people should now go to the police and just complain about Logan movers especially that bastard Kumar Guatam and his whore wife nancy

  27. Mike Says:

    Has anyone had any experience with a Moving company out of Brapmton On named Moving Titan Phone #’s 1-888-726-4470 or (416) 899-2146. They have adds on kijiji and craiglist right now and I have them booked for a upcoming move. Thanks

    • M Says:

      Hey Mike, I was going to book with Moving Titan as well but was not comfortable with them. They wanted a $100 deposit and just a gut feeling they were not good. You should try 310Move. They are a A++ rating on BBB and also have worked for Ikea, etc. and I got a very good price for my move and while it was a bit more than Moving Titan’s quote, it was still lower than other larger moving companies such as AMJ Campbell, etc.

      • P Says:

        we have used Moving Titan twice to move myself and my boyfriend’s stuff from Oakville to St.Catherines.The second time we were not even at the storage they loaded our stuff and all got here safe.They took $100 deposit which was deducted from the final bill.Very honest movers

  28. rehman Says:

    hi i have booked easy affordable moving thier website is easyaffordablemoving.com , the guy names is calvin9 JAMICAN) phone is 647 988 4042 and 416 568 4294 .has any one used them before please help

    thankd

    • aaron bulner Says:

      Google them up for you but so far none but their website especially the comment section is lame with no reference to the person comenting on it.

      You can try your luck just make they dont ask for a huge deposit of 400 and if they ask you sign a contract make sure you READ

    • T Says:

      Dont ever deal with this company, they promised my gf they would be at her place to move her on the first of the month, made her wait forever, and called at 9pm saying they would be there 8 am the next day. The next day came, they didnt show again, and when she called the guy answered and said his partner got in an accident and was in the er.

      I called from another number, and lo and behold his partner did answer. They will lie to you, best look elsewhere!

    • joe Says:

      These guys are scammers.They used to be called Max Moving.I used them back then & they had a lot of hidden charges including1)stairs at $30 a flight 2) Travel time which was the hourly rate($40)
      3)truck fee ($40)
      4)minimum 4 hour charge
      5) sofa bed & appliances were an extra charge.
      above all they charged me 13% tax before HST came into effect and they demanded payment before unloading.
      All the above was not mentioned on the phone EXCEPT hourly rate but was hidden in a “contract” I was made to sign when they showed up like 2 hours late.
      Also they refused to put my bed together and were not polite at all

      I tried to contact their office to talk to Chris I believe thats the dude I spoke to when I did my booking.My call was only answered the next day and was told that all was in the contract.Thats when I realised that I had been scammed and that they didnt even have an office.The contact number 647 988 4042 was a mobile one.
      ADVICE

      1) -when you book a mover ask them at least to email or fax you a contract before the moving day.If you sign on the moving day you might be distracted by the pressure to move and overlook the fine print. GET A COPY OF SIGNED CONTRACT & INVOICE.
      2) OR GET THE MOVER TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND GIVE YOU A FLAT PRICE AND SIGN THE CONTRACT AND KEEP COPY SO THAT YOU DONT GET SUPRISED ON THE MOVING DAY.
      3)visit their office to make sure you have somewhere to go if something goes wrong on the moving day-NO OFFICE YOU ARE TAKING A RISK.
      4)deal with a mover who takes visa,mastercard or debit so that you have a record.
      5)Dont trust comments on websites(fake) unless they have contact numbers or you can visit them if they are close to you.
      6)If they refuse to overload your stuff insisting payment-it now its a crime just call 911 & they will be arrested.

      *these guys seem to have managed to erase all the negative reviews about them which were online back then which I only searched after using them.However,the mobile number is still the same

  29. naj Says:

    thanks .lets see if someone else have an experience with them

  30. Isabelle Says:

    We hired JP Moving for our move last Thursday. We found thyeir contact info on the Burlington Post. Our move was a total nightmare. They showed up 45 minutes late. One of the guy, Jay or something, looked around and started talking about extra charges. We had stairs, it was mentioned before on the phone, we were nto moving appliances, I had packed everything, taped boxes and brought everything along the wall right beside the stairs so they don’t loose time. The guy first said ” we have to move these boxes”… I thought it was odd. Then he said we would need to pay extras for every item over 50 pounds. Anyways, the quote was for 420$ or so, so ther “Jay” guy looked at us and said he could do a flat rate of 900$! The n he said 2 guys were not enough so he would need to call his buddies to help and each guy would be an extra 25$/ hour. We refused. Then he gave us this piece of paper and asked us to sign it, which we refused to do. We needed to get out of the house that day so I was stuck. I told the “Jay guy” to carry only heavy stuff and I woudl take care of the rest because I was gettong totally annoyed. He said “Great, just put post it on whatever you want me to carry”! We then called his boss, a Jesse or sometyhing, so the guy said not to worry, they would stick to the quote and he would call his 2 guys so they start loading the truck right away. My husband had to go for an hour so I stay home with them. The Jay guy had decide to park the truck right down the balcony and asked the other guy to stay in the truck, he would through the boxes down to him because he did nto want to walk up and down the stairs. The other guy got pissed at him so they switch and the “Jay guy” went in the truck. He asked me to carry stuff too so because time was an issue, I probably carried 30% of the boxes myslef. The dude was looking at his phone, brooming the truck, while his colleague and I were carrying stuff. I called back the Jesse guy. He puts me on a conference call with Jay that was in the truck. Jesse told Jay that “the costumer is complaining” and the Jay guy not knowing I was on the line said “why would I go upstairs”…. Well, our stuff was upstairs… Anyways, he had started working at 10h15, at 11h he took his first break. Around 1pm, I went to the new house (5km away) and waited for them there. They showed up, and it was time for their lunch. They wanted to drop everything in the garage instead of bringing it to the house. I have to mention that all the way, the guys fought, argue and yelled which was an other stress on our moving they. Jay treated his colleage with absolutely no respect and made him carry all the stuff. The stuff in the truck was not pilled up, it was a total mess, a book case on top of a leather sofa, a chair upside down, etc….They actually broke few things. They dropped the table in the driveway saying it would not fit in the door…. Jay asked me to take it appart. They did the same with our leather sofa, btu I said it would definitly fit so they pushed it, forced it throught the door. The handel got stuck in the leather. All the stuff they brought inside was left there on a total mess. My husband and I had to carry the boxes out of the truck once again. They ended up taking 9 hours for a very easy move. We did nto want to pay for 60$/ hour for 2 guys as one of them was not really working. My husband had to tell them to stop arguing few times, he also had to tell Jay not to stay in the truck but to carry stuff in the house. We called back the company and agree to pay 600$ because at this time, we were so tired and drained by that day we just did. Next morning when I got up I looked at that mess and started finding broken things. We called this “Jesse” back that started saying we did not packed well, our boxes were this and that, we shoudl have hire them to pack and everything would be perfect….etc, etc… We are not going to let this story go away. I don’t want them to screw up more people, my husband and I can handle things like that but what if it was a senior, a single parent, etc.

    • Bullner Aron Says:

      The best thing you did was not sign the contract. The movers are crooks and I mean some had served jail sentance before. Next time always google for good moving companies.

  31. MK Says:

    This is amazing. I wish I had gone thru this site before even talking with these guys. They had this ad in the yellow pages in the name of “Logan moving”.When I called them, someone called “Alex” picked up and said it was “SMS movers” and actually sent someone to my apartment to give a quote I was very happy with. I had to move into a storage before moving to my new address. Fortunately for me, I asked him to put everything in writing and send me a Email confirming the rates were all inclusive. He actually sent that mail too in the name of someone called “Ron Taylor”. I again asked for clarifications and he sent me a one liner that he was ok with the conditions. On the moving day, when I had to vacate the house, I kept waiting and finally gave a call at 9:30 AM. They were to come in at 9. I kept calling, he would pick up and then disconnect. I tried with 3 to 4 different nos. and he would immediately disconnect after hearing my voice. I was left in a lurch and had to beg someone I had spoken to earlier, pay double the cost and move into a public storage (which I had to pay for again). My God! now that I’ve read all these posts, I am thanking my stars that they didn’t show up. I wd probably hv got ripped off by these people. I wish someone could publicise all these stories thru the mainline Newspapers to help avert rip-offs from these con artists in the garb of a moving company.

    • Bullner Aron Says:

      Yes you are very lucky these bastards did not show up the guy Alex is actually Kumar Guatam, they all use stage name to hide their real identities it is run mostly by Indian Sikhs.

      The reason probably they ditched you because you asked everything to be in writing.

      Consider yourself very lucky and warn anyone you know about them.

  32. Liana Says:

    got scammed by Logan movers, not sure what I can do. More than half my stuff is missing lots of damages. what would be my next step?

  33. Maragret Says:

    Really sorry to hear the awful experiences everyone has had to endure, and continuing to do so, since not resolved. I have filed a small claim case against Taylor’s Moving & Storage, Burlington, ON for loss of items. Apparently the trend for moving companies is to deny everything, lack of responsibility on their part for any loss, damage, etc., is rampant! If anyone has had similar experience with this company, I would be most interested to hear about it, as I’m sure all readers, so as NOT to use them in the future. To be honest, there isn’t too many co., recommended for storage, which is pretty sad. But at least if people ‘stop’ using the scam artists, the companies that refuse ownership or responsibility towards loss of possessions, other than to say “prove it!” then maybe, these people wouldn’t be in business. If there are decent movers/storage places, at least give them the business or the chance to prove their worth.

  34. don Says:

    Theses guys are really rip off assholes they go by many names here are just a few sms movers big boys movers shanes movers great toronto movers some numbers they use 416-871-4456 or 866-482-8464 or 647-996-4694 or 416-994-4694 or lol 866-482-8464 tell me a company that has a good reputation that would have this many phone numbers theses guys need to be put out of bussness and in jail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Derek Pearse Says:

    I originally called “Skyline Movers” because I saw an ad on Craigslist.ca…well I called them and booked them for my move. A guy named Simba answered the phone and was very rude, but because I was hysterical in finding someone cheap and fast, I booked them. 2 Days before I moved I decided to check these guys out and came across this blog, and good thing! I immediately checked Homestars and found someone called “Viktoria Home Care” who did my move! I totally recommend them! No hidden fees, $80 per hour, NICE guys, no damage, showed up on time! Go with these guys, you won’t regret it, DON’T FALL FOR THESE RIP-OFF ARTISTS!

    • Norman Says:

      its fun how Vrkioria Movers is using this blog to spread lies about other movers that are way cheaper than them , l used Skyline movers after friends recommend them and they were the best Movers ever . Derek Pearse Do not make false claims against good and honesty small moving companies so that you can charge people $80 /hr . Reading in between the lines you are the owner of Vikotria Movers .I think its not fair to trash other movers as way to promote your business . Skyline Movers is way cheaper than you company and these guys are hardworking new Canadians that are doing a good job to help the middle class families to move at low rates . Not all of us can afford the 80/hr you charge . For a big company like your to beef with Skyline movers this shows that they are taking a lot of businesses, even if you write bad reviews about them word of month will help them grow bigger .

  36. Cate Says:

    Agreed. These movers are awful. They run their business from cellphones that they NEVER answer. Well they answer until they know that you know they are crooks. My move was quoted at $300 and they demanded $500 in cash. Too bad for them they had already unloaded my stuff and I told them where to stick it without fear. I simply theatened to call the police and off they ran like the cockroaches they are.

  37. Cate Says:

    Sorry – above comment is directed at Gateway Movers. Scam. Scam. Scam.

  38. John Macintire Says:

    i too had a very good moving experience with moving titan. They did ask for the $100.00 over paypal. Paypal does have a 100% refund on deposits so i figured, what the heck – i’ll give them a chance.

    Moving Titan was very good and the $100.00 bucks was deducted from the bill for the deposit. NOTHING WAS BROKEN DURING THE MOVE!! THANK GO!

  39. Mamsen Says:

    Beware of LMS moving, they give you low quote and tell you no hidden charges but when they come to move your stuff they jacked up price three times. Also their service is very poor and they dont handle items with care. Moreover, they miss your items!!!!!

  40. BAWWAG Says:

    BEWARE OF SKYLINE MOVERS,,,,THEY WILL RIP YOU OFF,,,NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF BLACK MOVERS,,SMOKING TALKING ON PHONE,,COST MY HUSBAND $800.00 MORE THAN THE QUOTE.

  41. SKYLINE Movers Says:

    BAWWAG l am the owner of skyline like movers no of our movers are Black and there all do not smoke , l do not know which skyline movers you used if you have any honest complain call and we be help to assist you rather than to post racial comments that are not true on the public domain ,

    • SKYLINE Movers Says:

      BAWWAG l am the owner of skyline like movers no of our movers are Black and there all do not smoke , l do not know which skyline movers you used if you have any honest complain call and we be help to assist you rather than to post racial comments that are not true on the public domain

  42. Anne-Marie Says:

    Gta movers also operate as honest movers and couldnt be further from the truth.. They held our stuff hostage until we gave them 1000 cash.. They wanted 1200 they had qouted 400 to 500 for the move.. Then after they ripped us off sent me an email with a different quote than they had given us.. The person in charge is Carl.. Beware!

  43. zaid Says:

    These rip off companies are encouraged to do so by cheap people. When you see a mover price of $40/hr for 2 movers and a truck all included use your common sense. How is it possible? I pay my good movers $20/hr each + truck expanses, gas, insurance, my time communicating with customer, dollies, shrink wrap and tools + I have to make some profit so I charge $70/hr for 2 movers and a 20ft will equipped truck.
    Before you book a mover google them.
    Good place for movers reviews: HomeStars.com
    Happy moving every one,
    Zaid Moving

  44. insiya Says:

    Do not use these people they are a scam . they go by 2 names SMS moving INC and 786 movers Inc. They harrassed us, jacked up the rate with the stuff hostage. took hours to show up. they claim to have insurance please ask for a copy, also request a written rate quote. there number is below – 416 871 4456

  45. D Naj Says:

    I hire them 1 month prior to move. he send me an email confirmation, I even called him a day before move and re-confirm everything with him again….they were supposed to be here ahet 9:00 am , called him at 10 and he said he had no idea who I was??!?!?! after confronting him with his own email, he yelled at me and said do not waste my time!!! called me back in 5 mintues and said he will send a truck if there is any available. a truck showed up 2 hours later … he send a small truck ( suitable for a flat studio) for our 3 bedroom house. he said they will go back and forth 2-3 times!!!!!!!!! bottom line is they are the worst it can get.. DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM…. I called another mover and they will be here shortly.. once the move is done I will tack them to the court! FOR SURE!

  46. pablo Says:

    movers with names like toronto mover or toronto moving companies what is that. look out for companies with address that dont make sense like 1 dundas st west or 21 bloor st west what is that. chose companies with real names and whose been around for some time.be mover savve

  47. Shanil Says:

    $40/HR movers DO NOT EXIST. Please do your research before you book.That is why i used Moving Titan.High rate but the service was worth it ..with no hidden fees and headaches. You get what you pay for.

  48. Boca Raton Movers Says:

    Moving itself is a great hassle and when it is accompanied with a scam becomes even more than a nightmare. My friend experienced the same with a not so popular moving company. Thanks for sharing this information.

  49. T. O Says:

    Add ASR Movers / ASR Moving Services 647-405-2007 or 416-871-6100 to the list of scammers.

  50. bibi Says:

    Do not use MEGA MOVING.
    -They will “forget” to tag large items such as bed + box!!! (Which means they will not deliver it!)
    -They will break your items tagged as FRAGILE, such as my 42 ” plasma full-HD tv…AND,
    -they will mysteriously disappear and be IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH once the move is done!
    -They also charged us 600 MORE than the original quoted price!
    Gina is the name of the manager.
    Dont get ripped off like I did!!!

  51. jayesh Says:

    Noble Moving services – A Fraud Moving Operation in Canada.

    They will give very less estimate initially. Actual charge will be much more than estimate, for which we do not have any option other than to pay, because we are not present at the weighing
    machine.
    Company sub contracts to small mover, they will expect some money from you at the time of moving. If you refuse to pay , they will misbehave, will not handle furniture & electronics properly. They will not allow to write about any damage caused while moving. They will send you much hire bill then you expected , you do not have any option other than to pay

    • Laina Says:

      Ah yes, Noble Moving did the same with me. A long haul move from BC to Ontario cost about 1200 more than I was quoted. The movers were reckless with my belongings. Upon delivery, they were stacking boxes (clearly marked fragile) precariously on top of one another. One box toppled to the floor with a distinct sound of breaking glass. The mover just looked at it and said “oh…it broke”, Then walked away to get more boxes. Not even an apology.
      I wouldn’t ever use their services again.

  52. Margaret Says:

    We used Skyline Movers today with a $180 quote for 3 hours. The move took a little less than 4 hours and the bill came to over $500. They stated the reason was that we had stairs. I discussed the stairs when I asked for the quote and there was no discussion at the time that the stairs would change let alone double the price.
    There has to be something we can do to stop this kind of scam!!! The only consolation is that I see we are not the only ones victimized by this type of scam.

  53. stormin norman Says:

    Listen to this one.

    We gave them $2,000.00 cash to move & store and bring everything to our new address to find mould on 99% of our furniture and over 16 boxes missing in a period of 30 day’s.
    I would like to see these RAT’S get a stiff jail sentence fot doing what they do best. CON PEOPLE.
    Do not call this co. they are the slim of slim

  54. stormin norman Says:

    Listen to this one.

    We gave them $2,000.00 cash to move & store and bring everything to our new address to find mould on 99% of our furniture and over 16 boxes missing in a period of 30 day’s.
    I would like to see these RAT’S get a stiff jail sentence for doing what they do best. CON PEOPLE.
    Do not call this co. they are the slim of slim

  55. stormin norman Says:

    Listen to this one. SMS Movers

    We gave them $2,000.00 cash to move & store and bring everything to our new address to find mould on 99% of our furniture and over 16 boxes missing in a period of 30 day’s.
    I would like to see these RAT’S get a stiff jail sentence for doing what they do best. CON PEOPLE.
    Do not call this co. they are the slim of slim

  56. toronto moving companies Says:

    one year before i was have to shift my home to Canada i was very confuse that which company i ll have to hire to moving and then i find a company that not only shift my home also they help me in setting. i was very happy. and also they charge not to much amount.

  57. George Says:

    Be aware…….BAZINGA MOVERS 647-400-4000 are scammers.
    One of the owners (so he claims) named ARIF has a brother who is a police officer with Toronto Police Service, whom he calls when the customer becomes aware of the scam and has him intervene in intimidating the client and tries to coerce the good officers on site dealing with the situation, to side with the movers.
    I experienced this first hand the other day. They blackmail you part way into the move while they have your contents in their truck and threaten you, use very foul language and appear very confident that they will succeed in extorting money from you over and above the amount negotiated.
    In my case, when I questioned the much escalated bill to which they added 13% HST on top of the HST included deal and by the way, there was no HST registration number on the bill. (i will follow up with revenue Canada), they proceeded to truck, pulled in the ramp on the back, secured the truck roll up door and attempted to leave the premises with my contents. Fortunately, due to parking availability, my vehicle happed to be parked in such a way that they were not able to escape with my contents.
    Due to their threatening and abusive behaviour, I elected not to move my vehicle as I feared their unpredictable behaviour and called 911.
    Officers from 33 Division arrived on scene and handled the matter in a proffesinal and expedicious manner. I did get all my contents moved as ordered to do so by the police.

    SCAM..SCAM…SCAM…BAZINGA OVERS…SCAM…SCAM..SCAM

    • Bazinga Movers Says:

      For all the readers, Let me explain exactly what happen and the reader can be the judge if We scammed this customer or not. First of all, This customer who wrote this negative comment was not at the pickup location, The customer who initially booked the move was at the pick up. As we arrived to the pick up location, the customer explained that they had furniture in the basement. We told her that we charge $30 for the flight since it involves more work for our movers, she agreed. Than we asked her if she wants to us to shrink wrap and blanket all her expensive items, she agreed once again. After she agreed, She signed our contact that clearly shows what services she is agreeing to (in this case, one flight of stairs ($30) and blanket and shrink wrap service ($50). The Pick up went smoothly and upon arriving at the drop off location. The customer who wrote this negative comment about us (George ) exploded at the scene since the bill was $80 over the bill of only $200. The total bill was $280 for 2 hours of service, gas, travel, and the $80 the initial customer agreed on. George said his friend never agreed to this service yet he was not at the pick up. The total bill was only $280 and he made us look bad and refused to pay and we did tell him that he has to pay for us to finish the move since we got the impression that he would not pay the bill of $280. He called the police on us for a bill of only $280

      If you (the reader) search online for scams with moving companies, who will see real scams but in this case. They got a move for only $280 and are calling us scammers.

      • AAron Says:

        Scum bag is written all over your face prick. Why dont you come defend the below post of Nirm where you ripped off $480 for the move.

  58. Nirms Says:

    BAZINGA movers just did this to me. 647-400-4000
    They lied on the phone ABT a flat rate. Asked for $200 deposit upfront. I confirmed the flat rate before they started work and they confirmed it again. Loaded up got to my new place and said ( while in the truck) I now owe $480 ( orig quote $275 one bed move) couldnt get anywhere with them, boss was screaming yelling etc on the phone and wouldn’t let us talk. Threatened us etc. Finally we paid Nd they unloaded into the lobby and took off. I’ve bombed kijij abt them and they threatened me to watch out as they kno where I live. I went to the police but nothing they can do.

    It was so bad and I’m still upset. It just happened 3 days ago

  59. Adam Says:

    the reason why there is Scammers is because of stupid cheap people who think a truck with 2 movers for $40/hr is a good deal. any good moving company will charge you at least $80/hr for two movers and truck + gas. by the way all craigslist movers are the same company. SMS . they flag all other companies off craigslist and they advertise under different names and numbers

  60. D Says:

    ***DO NOT BOOK WITH LMS MOVING from Craigslist (416)818-3750***

    It is sad, that there are people out there that need to make money off others in need of help/service. If a blind person needed help to cross the street would these “helpers” rob them too?

    LMS MOVING&Storage was the choice we went with, they seemed reputable at the time of inquiring and setting up the date for our move. On the day of the move, with the given address in downtown Toronto, they were 20 mins late because they ended up in Mississauga!?!?! Once they arrived and after several attempts at parking, they demanded $200 deposit. Pissed and frustrated because of time wasted, I didnt want to waste time arguing before we started, so I paid. On the way to the 2nd location to pick up more stuff (which was only a 10-15 min drive away), they had to get gas in between first and second locations!!! It took them an hour!!! We had booked the service elevator and these idiots needed to get gas during our move time!! By the time they got to the 2nd location, I flagged them down on the street, told one of them to walk to the building while I rode in the truck with the driver to tell him WHERE to PARK EXACTLY…and to give him a piece of my mind!
    With only 50 mins to pack up a bachelor apts’ worth of furnishing, it was obvious these two “movers” DID NOT know how to move/pack/transport let alone PARK a vehicle.
    Before leaving to the final location, these two “smooth operators” tried to hassle us for more $$$, my girlfriend had HAD IT…she called them out on it and they could only mutter the “final total price”, which DID NOT correspond to the quoted rate. She called the main office and was rudely surprised by the abrasive manner of their “so-called Manager.” These swindlers had no respect for our belongings-items damaged in transport. They did not know how to actually “move” furniture, did not have the equipment we were promised and basically had no idea what they were doing except for quoting prices that made no sense!!!
    SAVE YOURSELF FROM the STRESS and SAVE YOURSELF SOME $$$ – DO NOT USE THESE GUYS!!!

    • Stormin Norman Says:

      SMS MOVERS should be investigated for their criminal behavior?
      We have never recovered photo’s and items we cherished over the years that ” disappeared ” from our move. Pls have these companies charged and made accountable for the way they conspire to take advantage of hard working people. POLICE LOOK AT THESE COMPANIES??????

  61. Mississaugamovers Says:

    I like this is so nice and is to good.

  62. floatycapitalism Says:

    I just booked these guys under the name “Metrocity Movers” for a move from Oshawa. They use the following three phone numbers: 416-871-4456 905-794-3867 416-818-3750. The name on the contract was “LMS Movers,” and when they answer the phone and come to the door, they just say “movers.” They quoted me $330 ($80 for 1 hour loading and unloading + $250 for travel to the city I moved to) + HST = $372.90. When the movers arrived, 2 hours late with a truck rented from Discount, they wanted a $400 deposit. I agreed to give them a $200 deposit and $200 after the truck was unloaded, but not after spending nearly an hour with their manager yelling at me on the phone saying “we’re giving you the deal of the century” and “you’re lucky they even showed up in the rain for such a small job.”

    I wrote down the plate number from their truck, but they refused to show me ID. I crossed out the lines in the contract about paying whatever they wanted before they unloaded the truck, wrote in the quoted rates instead of signing it blank, and took a picture of it before giving it back. Once they got moving, they got the truck loaded quickly enough and the movers seemed like nice enough kids, but their bosses on the phone were rude and shady. As we packed up the truck, I made a point to tell them what was in the boxes (books, with no resale value) and at the last minute decided I would keep my pet in his carrier overnight instead of sending him with them. THEN, when they were late with the delivery (5 minutes late — I made them google how long it would take and didn’t give them any extra time), I started googling their numbers and found this page. I phoned my housemate, who was just greeting the movers as they arrived, and advised him to call the police if they wouldn’t unpack the truck.

    My stuff got delivered because the $200 they were promised when the truck was unloaded was more than my stuff was worth. I think I dodged a bullet by being such a bitch on this end and deciding not to send my pet with them after all. I would NOT recommend booking with them — we will be keeping our doors locked at both houses after this.

  63. limejello Says:

    I just booked these guys under the name “Metrocity Movers” for a move from Oshawa. They use the following three phone numbers: 416-871-4456 905-794-3867 416-818-3750. The name on the contract was “LMS Movers,” and when they answer the phone and come to the door, they just say “movers.” They quoted me $330 ($80 for 1 hour loading and unloading + $250 for travel to the city I moved to) + HST = $372.90. When the movers arrived, 2 hours late with a truck rented from Discount, they wanted a $400 deposit. I agreed to give them a $200 deposit and $200 after the truck was unloaded, but not after spending nearly an hour with their manager yelling at me on the phone saying “we’re giving you the deal of the century” and “you’re lucky they even showed up in the rain for such a small job.”

    I wrote down the plate number from their truck, but they refused to show me ID. I crossed out the lines in the contract about paying whatever they wanted before they unloaded the truck, wrote in the quoted rates instead of signing it blank, and took a picture of it before giving it back. Once they got moving, they got the truck loaded quickly enough and the movers seemed like nice enough kids, but their bosses on the phone were rude and shady. As we packed up the truck, I made a point to tell them what was in the boxes (books, with no resale value) and at the last minute decided I would keep my pet in his carrier overnight instead of sending him with them. THEN, when they were late with the delivery (5 minutes late — I made them google how long it would take and didn’t give them any extra time), I started googling their numbers and found this page. I phoned my housemate, who was just greeting the movers as they arrived, and advised him to call the police if they wouldn’t unpack the truck.

    My stuff got delivered because the $200 they were promised when the truck was unloaded was more than my stuff was worth. I think I dodged a bullet by being such a bitch on this end and deciding not to send my pet with them after all. I would NOT recommend booking with them — we will be keeping our doors locked at both houses after this.

  64. Tormented in Norty York Says:

    If you hear the names gtamovers@hotmail.com, SMS Movers, LMS Movers, Mark, David, Wynne, Garry, Harry, or in fact anyone, or nos. such as 647-876-0751, 416-245-9071, 416-994-4694, just run away with your hard-earned money as far as you can. These are con artists par excellence.

    Their advertising / and initial phone consultations are just a facade for tricking you in. They will use delaying tactics to put you under pressure (as you may have service elevator bookings), pretend to make promises but they are merely to entangle you more and deeper. Their office (?) staff is foul-mouthed; and their movers are one inconsiderate, inhuman, unprofessional bunch of people.

    We ended up with paying 3 times more than the original quote, most of our stuff on the loading dock, which they left us to carry into the unit, some broken/chipped furniture, and a load of unpleasant after taste of the service.

    I want these people out of business, and I am determined to go after them. I wish I had stumbled upon this site before. I hope others can still save themselves.

  65. Lata Says:

    I hired Citilines Movers from a recommendation from J & P Movers who I called first and had the worst experience of my life. I am in the decorating business and hired them to move furniture to a client site. They held my inventory hostage and demanded that I pay for their extra charges which amounted to double the price I was quoted. When I refused they said that they would not release my inventory until I paid and then began swearing. They were rude and completely unprofessional. Really and truly scam artists. The number I called to book them was 647-291-8441 Harry was his name. Please someone take them down I am willing to help in any way that I can.

    • Patience Says:

      Hello,
      I was just screwed royally by this company which is working under the name Green City Moving…
      I luckily enrolled in tenants insurance starting the day of my move, but I have $1000 deductible and will need to sue for this and our pain and suffering (as my fiance and I are disabled and they abandoned our items in the apt lobby)…
      Did you go through with your civil suit? Do you know their REAL names?
      Any info you have will be amazing…
      Patience0321@hotmail.com
      Thanks,
      Patience

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  67. Ronny Says:

    l used Skyline movers last week and these guys are awesome , l asked them about the reviews above and the told me , the that Asian guy that is writing a bunch of crap about them added a granite store counter on top of the staff he was moving , If l were them l would charge extra money too. Its fun how most people complain about extra charges and fail to mentions why there were charged extra fees . l have never come across any comment saying my staff was damaged , l would recommended skyline over any moving company in Toronto, these guys a awesome hardworking and honesty careful , If you add extra staff you will be charged more , and please stop post bad reviews about this moving company . Despite that these guys charge per hour so if you jobs take more hours you get charged more , l am defending Skyline movers , but l think they are one of the best movers out , Keep the good work Simba

  68. Terry Brown Says:

    Beware of Zaid he is the one posting negative adds about good moving companies like Gateway movers . l hired after him and he showed up with a small old cargo van and dirty blankets , When l was shopping around l called Gateway movers first and l late called him , he wanted to charge me $75/hr dollars , l told him that Gateway movers was cheaper than him , He them directed me to blog were spend his time speeding lies coz no one wants to put his /her staff in his dirty cargo van , l decided to go with him coz of the stories l saw on this blog . On the day of moving he showed up with a very old truck that didn’t fit my staff . l told him to leave and ended up taking a risk ( they were the best movers at the end) calling Gateway Movers . I end up being moved by Gateway movers at 12 mid night because Zaid had messed up my day . Eddie and his friend did a great job , they wrapped all my furniture and they never charged me extra fees. These guys are the best movers l have ever used , People like Zaid that are jealous of them are the one’s that are busy posting lies about them , l told them l was going to let the whole world know that Zaid is the biggest Scam who is busy posting negative adds coz he cant compete with Gateway Movers . He is busy using this domain to post spreed lies about Gateway Movers. Dear Customers if you are looking for great small moving company Go with Gateway Movers they are the best . Do not fall prey to Zaid scare tactics , I ended up recommending Gateway Movers to five of my friends and they all said they did a great job. After that l felt obliged to disclose the truth .

  69. Jill Says:

    My friend moved on Saturday, September 1, 2012

    She found the moving company’s AD on Kijiji using the name RAM Moving and Storage, number 647-621-6240. They emailed her a quote using GTA Movers (gtamovers@hotmail.com) and the signature at the bottom of their email was Metrocity Moving and Storage inc., number 1-866-482-8464. The name on their moving truck was Logan Moving and Storage.

    The owner’s name given to us by the movers was Brian – 416-994-4694. This was the number I googled after the move and this Blog connecting the number to several alias companies and different phone numbers.

    They quoted my friend (in writing) for a one bedroom apartment move $55/hr + a $55 travel fee with no mention of additional fees. My friend called to confirm that there would be no hidden fees. When the movers arrived, they wouldn’t load the truck until my friend provided a $350 deposit. They finally accepted $300 that she had to go to an ATM to retrieve; they also stated that there would be additional charges for each stair and any heavy items.

    During the move, one of the workers pulled my friend aside to get her to sign a contract. He kept the signed copy and would not return it to us when we asked to see it at the end of the move. Then he handed my friend a copy of the contract that said it was a 4 hour minimum charge plus the driving charge of $55. The contract also says that the down payment provided was
    non-refundable.

    The movers arrived 1.5 hours late and moved for 1 hour with the help of 5 of our friends, spending part if that time talking or texting on their phones; then they handed us a bill for $321.50.

    When we asked them questions about the hidden fees, they kept telling us that the promises made by the company were not their issue as they were only “ground workers” but to take it up with the owner Brian at 416-994-4694. They would not give us Brian’s last name and they were unclear about what the name of the company is that they work for saying that there are different franchises.

    Judging from some of the complaints on your blog, our experience was not too bad. Likely many have decided that it is too difficult and time consuming to see that this company is held accountable. I have found it difficult to find a forum with which to warn people. And since they often change their company name and phone number, they continue undetected. That is precisely why they have been able to continue to operate.

  70. Nathalie Says:

    On Sept 12 2012, we hired RAM MOVERS AND STORAGE INC, it was the worst experience moving in my life, when they arrived they asked for a 300dollar deposit, then they started, which i was told it would be 40dollars per hour, they finally started packing in the truck, but they couldnt fit everything. They were moving so slow, then once they got there they said they will not continue until i gave them another 160dollars. Then they told me i will be charged for every stair, plus for all heavy items, which i wasnt told, before hand. I stepped out left my parents there, so they decided to leave everything on the first floor of the house, and said they had to leave. What a huge scammmmmmmm. The guys name is Brian with contact number 647 933 8879, and they have many more numbers. This needs to be taken to court. If anyone had any experience similar please contact me ASAPPPPPPPPPPP

  71. Crystal Says:

    i wish i would have read all these reviews before. I too was scammed by C.M.S Moving and Storage. Lets all spread the word so this kind of thing does not happen to anyone else!

  72. Crystal Says:

    I just realized that C.M.S Moving and Storage also goes by the name of Logan Movers & Storage inc. Please everyone be aware of these scammers! I am so greatfull for this website to expose these criminals. I wish I would have checked them out before I called them.

  73. Christina McPherson Says:

    We moved with Naim, who was recommended by our friend. He showed up on time actually 10 minutes earlier. He was pleasant and knowledgeable, wrapped all of furniture and no extra or hidden charges. We definitely recommend his honest moving service. His number is 416-876-9400.

  74. jeff Says:

    ASR Movers are the exact same! NEVER get ASR Movers EVER. I would like to rate them a 0 out of 10, I can’t even given them a 1 just for finally delivering the stuff as i had to go back to the old building to get everything they left behind!
    I was scammed yesterday! What a terrible company, I had a to move a small 2 bedroom condo (1 bedroom and the other bedroom is an office), I’ve moved several times and only taken 2 hours maximum in the past).

    We had the elevator booked from 9am-12pm ASR Movers show up at 10:40, and hour and 40 minutes late! They drag their feet, loading one box at a time instead of loading up the dollys and loading the elevator to its capacity (anything to take more time and increase their hourly rate). They were supposed to disassemble the bed and it took them 45 minutes! (I have a simple queen bed where the 2 sides pop right off, no tools needed) – they “lost” their 2 wheel dolly and didn’t show up with any materials to wrap the fragile glass or mirrors so I gave them my own bubble wrap.

    They took soooo long that they got kicked out of the elevator by security (you would think that if you show up late you would try and move quicker to meet the elevator deadlines). They tried bringing the rest of the items down the main elevators and took another hour. Security allowed them to go back up and grab the last of the items and come down in one run — but they took another hour and they got kicked off the property because other trucks had booked where they were parked. They ended up carrying my belongings into the street where they moved the truck to – luckily it wasn’t raining. I had to listen to security complain about how terrible these movers were all day.

    So now we go to the new building where we are moving to (across the friggin street!). These elevators were booked from 10am-1pm.. but by now it is 3pm, luckily they allowed us to still use the elevator.
    So they go to the loading dock and they drive into one of the concrete pillars at the loading dock and damage it!
    They continue their half ass shananigans at this building too (carrying one box at a time to the elevator, and stuffing only one to two items per elevator ride).
    I had to physically get their 4 wheel dolly and show them how to stack boxes on it to move more items per each trip.

    They took several hours just to unload the truck and security had to force them to leave again because other people needed the elevator.
    They finished at 6pm!!… a 7 Hour move for a small 2 bedroom condo going only across the street!!

    Here’s all my items i own:
    1 queen bed
    1 Dresser
    1 Bar
    1 small desk
    1 3 seater couch
    1 Big Screen and tv stand
    20-25 Boxes (small and large size)

    Try to tell me that’s a 7 hour move at $65 an hour?!?!!!

    These movers have no clue what the heck they are doing, I called their manager to complain about the $600 bill and all he tells me is that I have to pay because I have all my belongings now and I should have complained earlier in the day. Well if I complained earlier then they would have held my belongings ransom!!!
    They also make you sign a waiver saying they are not liable for ANY damage to your belongings.. you mean they don’t have insurance??
    They charge me for an hour of drivetime from Etobicoke to West End Downtown Toronto?? (12 minute drive)

    I am filing a BBB complaint with ASR movers (if they are even listed) BEWARE of ASR Movers in Toronto or Etobicoke. They will make your move a living hell!

    • Ia Says:

      I’m just curious if there’s any update to your complain? I am not sure if we hired the same movers but I had a similar terrible experience. I had to pay $250 up-front, even after they came 40 minutes late. When we got to my new apartment, they then again billed me for $150 more. The original agreement was $60/hr. At that point, they have only worked about 1.5 hours (including driving time). Like you, I didn’t have many things. The biggest things I moved with are a queen mattress, tv, and a treadmill. When I asked them for a receipt, I was told to contact their headoffice. Until now (I moved Nov. 1), I’m still waiting for that receipt. I have called about 5x since then and sent emails to gtamovers@hotmail.com.

      I would really like to put these guys out of business to prevent them from scamming others.

    • Maria Says:

      I had a similar experience with ASR! I would advise anyone looking to move, to stay away from this company. The employees as well as the managment are very unprofessional and rude. After breaking my TV stand, and not replacing it, and damaging other items with scratches and nicks, as well as walls and ceilings. I was left with a huge dent- literally. Buyer beware!

    • Nick Bal Says:

      Dear Mr Jeff

      Thank you for your feedback. As a moving company, being reviewed and rated online is extremely hard to avoid pointing fingers and debating all of the issues mentioned. We are very proud of the work that we do and more importantly of the people that do it. Therefore, it’s also easy for us to get defensive, but we won’t. Fortunately, due to the hard work of everyone on our team, we don’t face the strenuous task of responding to negative reviews too often as proven by our track record and our corporate values. Without trying to defend ourselves on each issue or debate on the price you mentioned.

      Your job was done in Oct 2013 and Please check our rating from october in march 2013 now . We move almost more than 100 clients every month, its really hard to provide 100% customer satisfaction to everyone. In this form as you can see people are sharing their thoughts how people are charged hidden fees and stuff. You just paid hourly price what you have agreed while booking the job.

      Mr jeff on your moving day our truck was 1 hour late due to some mechanical issues with truck we already apologies to you regarding that, You have just booked the elevator for few hours which were not enough to move you. Our Crew still moved your belongings in other elevator instead of waiting for service elevator. Moving Two bedroom condo for $600 in not Expensive.

      Also we are proud to be one of only moving companies in canada who provide Full Price Protection Insurance, But customers needs to purchase it separately while booking the Move..

  75. Megan Sheron Says:

    l used Metro Pacific Movers and l was Very impressed with their customer service. l have had bad experience with movers ,before and as you know it hard to find a good mover . l decided to take a chance with them despite some one bad review above and l was impressed . I was quite stressed from the past negative experiences and I had a lot of stuff to protect. Overall everything went seamlessly fine. Very happy with the result, would definitely used them again. THEIR NUMBER IS TOLL-FREE 1-866-762-0234
    The guys that moved were awesome, and l hope this will help some one out , l am not saying they are best movers ever but l had a good experience and l felt obliged to write this reviews , coz most of the reviews are normally bad , no one seem to write about their good experience.

  76. Jackson Says:

    I don’t have any experience with the other movers mentioned in this thread but we hired Skyline Movers to move home today and couldn’t have wished for a better service. The truck arrived early, our belongings were handled with care and we were charged exactly the amount that was quoted

  77. craigslist911 Says:

    Read moving scam alerts and consumer alerts at:

    http://www.badbusinessreport.com

    http://craigslist911.wordpress.com

    Thank you all

  78. Anna Says:

    ACE MOVERS or ACE MOVING & STORAGE.
    Do not use them! Complete moral & financial trauma for life.

    I think they are under the same as Toronto Movers. It’s like an affiliate of a larger moving company.

  79. Angelica Ciobanu Says:

    SMS MOVERS – I asked on the phone about pricing, and a guy Ryan said $45/hour, two men and a truck. I asked if they have additional charges, he said no. Moving day, two guys and a truck came in late, one of the guys was dirty and had stained clothes but I said for moving I should not expect a tie… The truck was filthy and my husband requested them to clean it up. When spoke to Ryan I asked if they had moving blankets and was told the movers will bring everything needed. The guys told me upfront they only had a dolly. One of the guys demanded deposit upfront, 300 dollars, cash only. The deposit alone was what I was told the move will cost. We paid… the guys loaded everything in their track and said they will go for the final bill, leaving me and my husband dumbfounded. He came back with a hand written paper on a form – 550 dollars, the cash difference payable immediately or they walk away. I have never experienced such a scam in Canada before. This is simply dishonest business practice – I don’t mind paying 550 dollars for a move – I mind being coerced to do it, especially since we convened on a completely different price.
    DO NOT HIRE THEM! THEY ARE DISHONEST!

  80. herbert Says:

    I have been ripped off by the GTA movers
    They are the worst scammers around

  81. Ron Says:

    I used Skyline movers last month end and these movers were the best movers ever . l have had problems with movers before , but these guys were honesty and upfront with their price .

  82. Madeline Says:

    I truly tend to go along with all the things that is
    written within “Toronto Moving Scams- Consumers BEWARE!
    Toronto Movers Blog – Moving companies review in Toronto/GTA”.

    Thanks for all of the facts.Regards-Adelaida

  83. Jason Says:

    Please do not use this company “AAA MOVER” to move your stuff. They are also operating under another company name YRM moving. It is a complete scam… We used this company to move our stuff and we were told that the cost would $190 for 4 hours. Once they loaded our stuff to the truck we were told that the moving cost would be $900 and we had to pay upfront. Otherwise, they would keep our stuff. My 65 year old father almost had a heart attack. I will be reporting these guys to consumer watch dog.

  84. Saran Says:

    Hi, I used Completemovers. These guys were real cheat. They mentioned flat rate of $40. Just before unloading, they increased the prices exorbitantly. Though the travel time was less than an hour, they charged me for 4 Hours and travel time 1 hour with surcharge, heave luggage etc….Dont believe and ask for all charges.

  85. Jo Says:

    We hired SMS Movers based on their ad which states $75/hr. When they arrived on moving day there a number of extra charges. They told us about stair chrages, heavy furniture charges and demanded $500 cash up front. We paid them and they began to move our things (very slowly). It took them over 6 hours to load the truck (after arriving an hour and a half late) then went for dinner (and they expected us to pay for that time!!). Finally the truck was loaded (half of our stuff didn’t fit) and they demanded $1600 in cash before they would drive away or else they were going to dump all our stuff out on the driveway. We called the contact number we had to complain and “Alex” became very beligerant on the phone, yelling and swearing. We called the police and had them escort the truck to our new house and paid them a total of $1000 in cash. they emptied the truck into the garage and we had to move everything inside ourselves. We then had to rent a u-haul the next day to get the rest of our things at the old house.

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