Cops put kibosh on Milton moving scam
A Milton resident didn't think twice before calling police when they believed their household goods were being hijacked: and the police were there to lend a hand in a few different ways.
The result has led to an investigation and Halton Regional Police expect to place charges in what they say could be a moving company scam.
According to police, on August 20 they were called to a gas station in the Derry Rd and Tremaine Rd. in Milton.
When they arrived the victim explained that a cash deposit had been given to a moving company while in transit to their new home. The moving truck stopped at the gas station and, according to police, the workers demanded the family pay an extra $2,000 in cash or the furniture would not be delivered.
Police were called to the gas station, helped to empty the truck and assisted in delivering the goods to their new Milton home.
Halton police say they regularly receive similar complaints about moving companies and tell potential customers to do their research before hiring, reading the fine print in a contract, and to be suspicious of movers who come from out of province or with non-Ontario license plates.
Halton Regional Police prepare to help move scammed residents