Moving Scams: How the Federal Government’s Token Crackdown Missed the Mark & AGOYU’s Innovative Answer

Pinion Newswire
2 min readFeb 6, 2024

In a revealing insight into the ongoing battle against moving scams in the United States, the Federal Government’s recent efforts have come under scrutiny for being more symbolic than substantive. This critical analysis is highlighted in the Agoyu article, ‘Moving Scams: Confronting Ongoing Consumer Hardships Amidst Token Federal Crackdowns,’ which sheds light on the inadequacy of the federal response to a crisis that has left countless Americans grappling with financial losses and emotional distress.


In early 2023, a groundbreaking investigation by Newsweek brought the issue of moving scams into the limelight, prompting the U.S. government to launch Operation Protect Your Move. This initiative, though robust in appearance with a dedicated website and resources for consumers, fell short in execution. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) limited its enforcement to a three-week sweep across just 16 states, a fraction of the effort needed to address a problem of this magnitude.

The FMCSA Administrator, Robin Hutcheson, stated the administration’s commitment to protecting consumers moving their household goods across state lines. However, this brief campaign, touted as a success, barely scratched the surface of a problem that has deep roots and widespread impact. Between 2015 and 2022, the FMCSA alone recorded a dramatic rise in complaints from 3,030 to 7,647, highlighting the escalating severity of moving scams.

The Problem

The moving industry has become fertile ground for scams ranging from price gouging and bait-and-switch tactics to outright fraud. Reports and studies, including Newsweek’s extensive investigation, reveal a disturbing trend of companies exploiting the trust of unsuspecting customers.

In response to this alarming trend, ARC Relocation’s innovative platform, Agoyu, emerges as a beacon of hope and innovation. Agoyu, standing out in the moving industry, offers comprehensive protection and resources to consumers at no cost. The platform employs cutting-edge AI algorithms for accurate cost estimates, ensuring transparency and reliability in the moving process. Agoyu’s rigorous vetting process for movers, including detailed profiles and direct links to their US DOT and FMCSA licenses, empowers customers to make informed decisions, significantly reducing the risk of falling prey to scams.

The Solution

While the federal government’s efforts represent a step in the right direction, the discrepancy between the promise of comprehensive action and the reality of a limited approach is evident. The moving scams issue requires a more robust, sustained response and innovative solutions like Agoyu to protect consumers and ensure a safe, transparent moving process.

For more information and to learn how Agoyu is leading the way in combating moving scams, visit Moving Scams: Confronting Ongoing Consumer Hardships Amidst Token Federal Crackdowns



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