From Nov. 19 through 22, more than two dozen moving crews showed up at a self-storage facility in Ledgewood, NJ, northwest of New York City. The movers thought they’d be hauling customers’ belongings from one place to another.
However, the “customers” turned out to be undercover investigators who had booked the moves online. In all, authorities busted 26 companies in “Operation Grandma’s Attic” for soliciting in-state moves without being licensed by the state. Now, those companies face penalties of up to $2,500 each. In July 2012, New Jersey authorities caught 25 unlicensed movers in a similar sting operation.
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