ROXBURY - More than two dozen unlicensed moving companies have been busted by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs in an undercover sting, and Kane In Your Corner was there as the operation unfolded.
“Operation Mother’s Attic” focused on moving companies that operated online on sites like Craigslist. The 26 companies busted face civil penalties of $2,500 apiece. Two also face federal penalties of $25,000 apiece for performing interstate moves without the permission of the US Department of Transportation. Two moving company employees were also arrested on outstanding warrants by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Some of the moving company owners caught in the sting told Kane In Your Corner they did not know New Jersey required moving companies to be licensed for local, in-state moves. But Eric Kanefsky, director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, is skeptical. “In many cases, in their online posting, in their advertising, they were saying ‘We are licensed, we are insured, we are an LLC corporation’ when in many cases those representations turned out not to be true.”
The companies alleged to be unlicensed are:
• 2 Men and a Truck, of Garfield
• A Few Good Guys With a Truck, of East Orange
• Active Moving, Inc., aka Manhattan Movers, aka Best Movers, of Brooklyn, N.Y.
• Alessi Moving, Inc., d/b/a Alessi Moving & Storage, of Stockholm
• Always Moving Services, Inc., aka NYC Affordable Moving, of East Orange
• Blue Star Moving & Storage, LLC, of Paterson
• Cardinal Moving, Inc., of Wayne
• Cheap as Heck Movers, LLC, of East Orange
• D&D Moving & Delivery, aka NNJ Moving Help, of Palisades Park
• Deliveries Made Correct Enterprise, LLC, aka Budget Movers, of East Orange
• E.J. Mayer Transportation Systems, Inc., d/b/a EJ Mayer Moving, of Westwood
• Elite Movers, of Paterson
• George’s Moving & Trucking Co., Inc. aka George’s & Son’s Moving, of Rockaway
• Good Life Moving Services, of Orange
• Jaco Movers, LLC, of Middlesex
• Jesus Loves Moving, LLC, of Newark
• Just In Time Moving and Storage, Inc., of Kenilworth
• Lakewood Movers, LLC, of Lakewood
• M4U Inc., d/b/a Moving For You, of Ridgefield
• Metro Movers, LLC, of Jersey City
• Morristown Moving Services, LLC d/b/a M.M.S Delivery Service, aka MMS Moving Service, LLC, of Waldwick
• Moving Help, aka A1 Movers, of Parsippany
• Plantwurx aka Van & a Man, of Fort Lee
• Practical Movers, Inc., aka South Jersey Movers, Inc., of Philadelphia, P.A.
• Shamrock Moving & Storage, Inc., of Galloway
• TLC Movers, LLC, of Marlboro