1. Movers requesting an upfront deposit or payment. Legitimate moving companies ask for payment after the move. Always.
2. Companies changing their name multiple times to avoid poor online ratings or scam reports in the past.
3. A mover who doesn't think it's necessary to do an on-site inventory check is possibly looking to inflate costs later.
4. Extra costs for carrying possessions up stairs, through narrow corridors, or in inclement weather.