Welcome to the relocations jungle, the haven of professional scam artists
where licensed gangsters
operate freely and openly under the nose of local, state
and federal authorities.
The purpose of this website is only to help those who want to relocate and are ready
to contact a moving company avoid these vampires operating from San Jose California,
that are sucking the blood of the San Francisco Bay area shippers.
If you are relocating and you do not consider your belongings to be a junk, please
read through the following page before a moving company calls you or before you
contact a moving company. You should also ask yourself the following key questions
before you decide to use the services of a mover:
- What if my mover disappears with my belongings?
- What if my mover does not deliver my belongings?
- What if my mover increases the agreed price?
- What if my mover says that it is fully insured and is not and my belongings are
- What if my mover promises a delivery date just to have me sign the moving contract
and does not respect the delivery date?
- What if my mover determines the weight of my belongings out of thin air even before
the trucks are loaded and the scales station visited?
- Is the mover a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
- How many complaints have been filed against the mover at the nearest BBB? e.g. you
may search the San Jose BBB database if the mover is based in San Jose.
- How many complaints have been filed against the company at the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration (FMCSA)?
- What are the experiences of other shippers with my mover? Search the internet using
the mover’s name plus “scam” or “complaints” keywords. Also visit the
You’ll find below a full account of a relocation from San Francisco to Seattle using
the services of
A.S.A.P. Relocations, Inc., a San Jose-based team of professional moving
Relocations 419 Recipe
When A.S.A.P. Relocations Inc. contacted me on April 10, 2008 about my relocation from
San Francisco to Seattle , I got e-mails from Wayne@asaprelocations.com that said
clearly that the company was fully insured. I also discussed a firm delivery date and confirmed by e-mail
on May 4, 2008 and that was June 1, 2008. E-mails from A.S.A.P. Relocations also showed
clearly that the mover would disassemble and re-assemble my furniture. The pick
up date was fixed on May 17, 2008 for June 1, 2008 delivery.
I should also mention
that it was a cold call from a company that I had not contacted before and I have a solid proof that they got my data from 123Movers.com that has
a data feed subscription with
www.Forrent.com that I used for my apartment search.
First surprise, on May 16, 2008 I got a phone call from the driver asking me to
disassemble and package everything before their arrival the next for pick up.
When they showed up the next day I had packaged everything and their job was to
wrap two tables with tapes. My boxes did not require extra protection. Guess at what cost? They charged me $310
for wrapping two tables! Adjust your seatbelt before we continue. A.S.A.P. Relocations
tagged all my boxes and tables and when two guys were loading their truck I got another surprise - the driver told me how the move was going to cost me on the spot
even before all boxes were loaded. I asked him how he determined the true weight
of the boxes and he told me that it was only an estimate and that the company would
call me after they go to the scales station. Later I got a call telling me exactly
the same amount that the driver wrote on the contract in my apartment without even
loading all boxes onto the truck and I am charged per pound!. The feeling of an ongoing scam was there but it
was not bad enough yet. When two boxes were remaining on the 6th floor, the driver
asked me to sign the paper work. He checked all boxes where I had to sign and was
showing a sign of hurry because they had to go to the next job. I signed without
reading but at one point I stopped and asked him where I had to declare the value
of my boxes since I received e-mails from Wayne saying that A.S.A.P. Relocations was
fully insured. The driver told me that they were not fully insured and that I had
to sign the agreement because he had to go! I was a little confused but after seeing
them tagging all boxes I was confident that they had procedures in place to track
all items. They left with my boxes on May 17, 2008 and I was expecting them to be
delivered on June 1, 2008 as agreed upon.
On May 31, 2008 I got no phone call from A.S.A.P. Relocations as promised by the
driver that came to empty my apartment on May 17, 2008. On June 1, 2008 nothing.
On June 2nd, 2008 nothing. I then picked up the phone and called their office and
asked a bitch called Linda (the Devil's spokeswoman) why they did not deliver my boxes and furniture on June 1, 2008 as
agreed. She bluntly told me that they did not have to deliver on June 1, 2008 because
I had signed a contract that showed June 1, 2008 as the first date available for delivery
and that under federal law they had until June 22, 2008 to deliver. She then hung up and refused to respond to my e-mails when I forwarded
her all e-mails from Wayne@Asaprelocations.com
that showed another reality (Wayne
is their consultant and chief architect of this ongoing drama). Welcome to the A.S.A.P. Relocations world! Do not rely on anything these tugs tell you over the phone
or e-mails, they know what they are doing. They are just trying to do anything to
have you sign the contract for their services. I had planned all my move based on
the fact that my furniture was going to arrive on June 1, 2008 and their consultant
was the one who told me that if I wanted my belongings on June 1, 2008 they should
be picked up 2 weeks earlier and we agreed on May 17, 2008 as the pick up date!. I sent e-mails to Wayne and he never replied and this is the
consultant behind this scam.
After sleeping on the floor for 9 days I got a phone call this time from the
driver – this is 24 days after they picked up my boxes . The guy told me
that he was in my area and had to deliver the boxes from A.S.A.P. Relocations within 2 hours because he had to return to California the same day (June 9, 2009).
He also wanted
the remaining 50% of the moving fees in cash only before unloading the boxes. So,
I had to go to the bank 3 miles away to get the money in cash (no credit card,
no checks allowed when dealing with scammers) within 2 hours. At 3pm the
truck showed up and I handed the money to the driver in an envelop and they
started unloading my boxes and furniture. I also used my copy of the check list to track what they were unloading.
Then came the time of truth! Two giant boxes were not in their truck and they
had come all the way from San Jose to Seattle to deliver something that they did
not have with a checklist in their pocket! I asked the driver where my boxes were and the answer was crystal clear:
we do not work for A.S.A.P. Relocations, we only deliver what they loaded onto our truck
in San Jose . I then called A.S.A.P.
Relocations on the spot and the person I talked to
asked me to let him talk to the driver over my phone and they started
chatting in a language that I could not understand. It was not English or Spanish
for sure (maybe a borrowed Martian dialect for their scam recipes) but I felt there
was something very ugly in the making. After they finished their conversation the driver (Gweta Oshri) told
me that he was going to call me back after their next delivery that was scheduled
just a couple of miles away. They left and never called me back. A.S.A.P. Relocations
never called me back either! Also
Continental Express has no physical address on their website and has been
Their website shows only phone numbers and e-mail addresses and God alone knows
how my boxes picked up by A.S.A.P. Relocations Inc. ended up on
Continental Express' truck!
Remember that Continental Express
guys did not assemble my furniture as stated in
e-mails from A.S.A.P. Relocations
since they do not work for A.S.A.P. Relocations. They
delivered part of my belongings and left with the money!. Are we in a jungle here?
Why should the law authorize scammers to collect money when they have not delivered
the goods?. Shouldn’t the shipper be withholding the payment until all goods are delivered? Why can't I use
a check or a credit card to pay moving fees so that scammers can be tracked?
At the end of June, i.e more than 45 days after they picked up my boxes their status
was still “undelivered” since I had not signed a delivery order – were they stolen?
Did they vaporize? Where they damaged to the point where they did not want to deliver?
Did they just steal them? When I called the company I hit a wall. Even the bitch I had talked to on June 2nd, 2008 did not want to answer the phone.
Worst of all, they had the switchboard operator
tell me 3 weeks after the Continental Express driver showed up in Seattle that they
had never received the delivery papers.
Can you believe that a driver who had told me on June 9, 2008 that he was leaving for California the same day was still
on the road at the end of June? That sound the alarm and I understood what these
gangsters were up to. You have a moving contract with a company and the only person
you can talk to is the switchboard operator after they have failed to deliver your boxes 45
days after pick up! Did I mention that when I removed the wrapping tape that cost
me $310 from my home office table 2 days later it was so bruised inside that the fourth leg
could no longer fit into the top part? If A.S.A.P. Dislocations had assembled my
furniture as promised they would have noticed upfront their mess on June 9, 2008.
These vampires stink like wild beasts.
The first step was then to establish the status of my boxes. As of August 15, 2008,
I never heard from A.S.A.P. Relocations!.That's 3 months since they picked up by
boxes. I have clearly established that A.S.A.P. Relocations Inc. stole my boxes
and I have updated
their status from "Undelivered" to "Stolen by the mover". They contain properties
worth at least $48,000.
They hit the right boxes - they got their jackpot. Can this
just be by sheer luck or do they sniff the boxes that people send to their San Jose
den (or warehouse if you wish)? I had to go through this step
because your house cannot burn down and you just call the insurance company
for payment without showing a fire department or police report that shows what had
happened. If insurance companies (assuming that scammers have one) do not ask movers to establish the status of
packages that they declare as lost, it means that there is something damn wrong
in the system and fraudsters will not let the opportunity pass them by - Anyway,
not A.S.A.P. Relocations Inc. of San Jose.
The second step was to create this website in order to warn potential shippers of
tolerated criminal activities in the San Francisco Bay area because they are also
potential relocations 419 scam victims.
This is where I am currently with this scam and I’ll update this site as I
proceed with this case.
The conclusions about this ongoing odyssey with A.S.A.P. Relocations of San Jose California
are as follows:
- A.S.A.P. Relocations is a bunch of
scam artists to be avoided like plague.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations lies about the weight of your goods. There is no transparency about
how they determine the weight.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations does not disassemble and re-assemble your furniture.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations is not a reliable company.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations has no procedures in place to ensure the traceability of your belongings
and they should be avoided unless you consider your belongings a junk.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations is not fully insured.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations does not respect its delivery date.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations is rude with clients and is very disrespectful.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations can be a good junk removal company but should not be allowed to
touch your valuables.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations excels only in cynicism and in deceitful business practices and
license should be suspended until all cases against them are resolved (unless
the Department of Transportation tolerates larceny in relocation). They
stink. They suck.
- These gangsters seem to be operating under
different names in order to erase their deadly footprints. Most of their e-mails sent
to me also showed
123 Movers in lieu of A.S.A.P. Relocations Inc. What we see here may just be the tip of the iceberg.
- A.S.A.P. Relocations is the
relocations 419 of the San Francisco Bay area (Rating of F at San Jose BBB)
- A.S.A.P. Dislocations considers the moving contract
binding for you but not for them. They are above the law and operate like in
- Do NOT enter your personal contact information if you visit
www.Rent.com, www.Forrent.com or www.123Movers.com. These are some of the sites
that feed the mafia with the users' data.
- As of October 5, 2008 A.S.A.P. Relocations had 24 belongings' sequestration
complaints against them at the California Moving and Storage Association
(CMSA) of which they claim to be a member,
and that they dismissed as petty in nature when interviewed by the
San Jose Mercury News.
The same article also pointed out that they have one of the worst driving
records in the industry that you can also very
here. This shows you clearly the contempt
that they have for shippers - they don't careless and sip your blood with impunity.
They quote you $1,000 for out of state move and when they realize that you've already
left the state they ask for $4,000 and if you don't pay, they confiscate your belongings for auction.
This extorsion is known as low-balling
scam and seems to be legal(?) since the pirates
operate with a DOT license and a CPUC license! In my case I paid 100% of the 140% times the non-biding quote
amount that they charged me and they are still withholding my belongings (see clock
below or above) with no explanation. Maybe they considered that a factor of 1.4
was not enough since other victims are paying 4 times the quoted amount!
- The San Jose BBB rating of F is very consistent with their records that you can
obtain from the
FMCSA, CMSA and
CPUC. Also, note that only 1 in 5 scam victims reports
scammers to any of the above agencies!
- Watch out for planted reviews
by the mafia. These
saprophytes give themselves 4-5 stars on different review boards in order
to compensate for their deserved low ratings. You are dealing with the evil!
- A.S.A.P. Relocations, Inc.'s
Household Goods Permit was suspended on 03/07/09 by the CPUC and they are
likely operating under a different alias since their ads machine is still operating
at full steam.
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