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Movers in Illinois

Movers in Illinois

 

As you start looking for moving companies in Illinois, you’ll no doubt notice the overwhelming amount to choose from. Scrolling through the top 10 lists will get old quickly, not to mention confusing as you read over and over again how each and every company is the best.

 

If you’d like to verify every certification and read every user review, the team at iMoving can’t blame you. But most people just don’t have that kind of time.

 

That’s precisely why iMoving has done the work for you. Using our platform, you can search and book a trusted Illinois moving company that has already been screened by us and have:

  • A Certificate of Insurance (COI),
  • 2 years minimum experience in the moving business,
  • Department of Transportation or Illinois authentication,
  • Passed our interview process,
  • High levels of accountability and are removed from our network if iMoving’s community standards are violated.

 

After entering the details of your upcoming move, you can instantly choose from our selection of handpicked, fully insured, and licensed Illinois movers. At iMoving, you can expect transparency, honest pricing, reliability, professionalism, and respect every time.

 

Moving Services in Illinois

 

Knowing the kind of services you need before you move can go a long way in helping you find an Illinois moving company more efficiently.

 

The amount of time you are able to dedicate to the preparation of your move will also affect the services you need. The more time you put in, the less help you may need from a professional service.

 

Most companies you come across will provide similar basic services that help you prepare and organize your belongings for the trip ahead. For more in-depth needs, you’ll want to look at companies that specialize or are full-service.

 

  • Storage: Moving companies offer the option of storing your things with them for both short and long amounts of time. Perfect for those moving from larger to smaller places or who need quick, temporary storage due to an unexpected housing situation, there’s no need to panic about what to do with your things.

 

  • Packing Services: Properly securing a whole house or apartment is time-consuming and can be overwhelming. Use this service to take some of the pressure off yourself. Illinois moving companies, including those in iMoving’s network, are trained to pack your things to reduce damage. They also disassemble, reassemble and do partial packing.

 

  • Boxes & Supplies: Moving companies supply their customers with any and all supplies they need for the move. From the necessities like boxes and tape to less thought about, yet useful, supplies like labels, they carry everything you need to get your things organized. For oddly shaped or heavy-duty items, they may have crates.

 

  • Business Services: Changing office buildings or retail space? This service is what you’re looking for. An Illinois moving company will move your furniture, equipment, and employees if you need them to. You can even find places with climate-controlled storage for equipment that is temperature-sensitive. Make sure to find a trusted mover for your company’s data!

 

  • Long-Distance Moving: Interstate and cross-country moves are a bit complex and take more time to make sure everything goes according to plan than a shorter move. These professional Illinois movers are trained to pack your things to survive the bumps and bruises that can happen on the long road to their final destination.

 

  • Local Moving: Moving a short distance to a new neighborhood is still stressful. A local moving company can help you make this a more positive experience, getting your entire move done usually within a day or less. They can do the packing, transportation, and unpacking and you’ll end your day much happier.

 

Important Things to Keep in Mind before Hiring an Illinois Moving Company

 

No matter where you’re moving in Illinois, you’ll find its Midwestern charm hard to resist. Before getting too caught up in the Prairie State’s scenic beauty and rich history, you still have to make it there first. It’s important to think about a few things before handing over your prized possessions to a moving company for relocation.

 

Is This an Honest Moving Company?

 

There is just no shortage of moving companies in Illinois that are going to tell you they are the best and that every fee you’re paying is absolutely worth it. To this, iMoving says do your research. No one likes to feel as if they are being lied to or taken advantage of, which is why we keep you in control of your move and only work with the best Illinois movers to bring you the fairest price possible.

 

It’s important to compare quotes from 3-5 companies. After that, make sure you know the answers to these questions:

  • Are there any additional moving supplies you must pay for?
  • Do potential charges exist that you are not already aware of?
  • Do you have a list of referrals I can speak with
  • Does the company have a ton of complaints lodged against them?
  • Will there be any additional transfers of your belongings?

 

Do not dismiss any red flags or bad feelings you get from a company. Trust yourself, find a new company and move on. And, if the mover is part of our iMoving network, please tell us!

 

Check if the Mover Offers Sufficient Insurance

 

Opening your boxes and finding your favorite crystal goblets have shattered or a vintage piece of furniture has been damaged is not a good feeling. Having insurance that doesn’t cover the loss of irreplaceable items is worse.

 

Before agreeing to hire anyone, make sure you clearly understand the insurance policies of the company you intend to move with. It’s common for Illinois movers to provide bare-bones insurance but offer premium replacement coverage. If you have expensive, or high-sentiment items, getting extra coverage may be a good idea.

 

Time of Year

 

Consider moving to Illinois at any time but the winter. The sub-zero temperatures are enough to bypass this time of year but add the blizzards which are commonplace in Illinois and you have a recipe for disaster.

 

Another thing to know about an Illinois winter is that it comes with heavy construction! The roads gets so worn down from salt that potholes form and must be covered up annually.

 

You have three other seasons to choose from. You’ve been warned.

 

Toll Roads

 

If you’re going to be driving, start collecting quarters, actually all spare change, right now and put them in your car. Illinois has over 250 miles of toll roads, especially in Northern Illinois, so get ready to have to pay your toll to access some of the areas upstate.

 

To make your life a bit easier, you may want to purchase an I-Pass. Attached to your bank account, it can be placed in your car’s front window for automatic payment of tolls, instead of having to worry about always keeping change around (because honestly, who still carries change). It’s faster, easier, and saves you from counting out coins and holding up traffic.

 

Be sure to ask your moving company how that affects the move, and what is expected of you.

 

Searching for Illinois Moving Companies: Common Questions

 

Moving to Illinois doesn’t have to be frustrating or scary if you ask the right questions. Some of the most common concerns and questions we’ve heard over time should be able to help you during this upcoming transition.

The more you know, the better prepared you are to handle the unexpected with finesses.

 

1. What are some important questions I should ask my moving company that I may not think of?

 

During the chaos of scheduling and coordinating moves, a lot can go unsaid. These questions are often overlooked, hopefully, they will get your wheels spinning about other questions to ask the moving company.

 

  • Are there any restrictions on how and what is packed?
  • Will the same company that picked up your items by delivering them?
  • How can you get in touch with the driver and move coordinator during the move?
  • What is their cancellation policy?

 

2. Is an on-site estimate really necessary?

 

It may seem inconvenient to have someone come in your home and survey your belongings, but we assure you they are doing it for your benefit.

 

If a company refuses to do an on-site estimate and only offers phone estimates, that is a problem.

 

An on-site estimate is a more accurate representation of the labor needed to complete the job. Things such as parking, steep staircases, and narrow doorways can be discussed beforehand, making for a better job done by the company. You’ll also be able to ask questions about what should be disassembled and if doing it yourself can save you money.

 

So while it’s not absolutely necessary, it definitely keeps you from being blindsided by extra fees.

 

3. What kind of insurance should I get?

 

Full value protection is the more comprehensive plan that protects your items. The moving company is liable for replacing the value of any of your belongings that have been lost or damaged. The price of this insurance varies by company.

 

Release value protection doesn’t cost anything extra but only offers minimal protection. Illinois movers are not liable for more than $0.60 per pound.

 

Don’t forget you can purchase third-party insurance if those options are not good enough for you but remember to check your homeowner's insurance if you have one. You may already be covered!

 

4. What’s the best way to find a reliable mover?

 

Is this a setup for a shameless plug or what? While iMoving knows we can make your moving experience a breeze with our trusted network, if you are going at it alone there are a few ways you can build a list of good moving companies in Illinois.

 

Ask for recommendations: ask your friends and family for the companies they’ve used in the past. Even though all the online reviews exist in the world, getting a recommendation from a trusted friend is still one of the best ways to get a trustworthy mover.

 

Online Forums: look for people who have completed the same move that you are about to complete. They may even have information than just about companies to choose from; they’ll be able to offer advice on the best time of year to move or just a great local spot to visit once you’ve settled in.

 

Best Ways to Save Money on Your Next Move

 

Moving is expensive but necessary because when it’s time to go, it’s time to go.

 

To keep your pockets from being completely empty when you arrive at your new destination, these handy tips will help you reduce the costs of moving.

 

Relocation Stipend

 

We can think of nothing better than getting someone else to pay for your move altogether. Often, if you are moving for a new job, you can put everything on the company’s dime.

 

If you have gotten lucky enough to have a job that does this for you, it’s the ultimate win. Just make sure you do your research and get a good company that will get all your things to Illinois in one piece.

 

Donate

 

We are all guilty of having things we don’t remember buying, haven’t used in years, or forgot even existed. In the corners of your closets, basements, attics, and other places are unused items that the less fortunate need or someone else will actually use.

 

This is the opportunity to clear out some unneeded items, do good for others and save some money. If you make sure to get a receipt for everything you’ve donated, you can claim it on your taxes and get some extra money back in that refund.

 

DIY Packing Materials

 

Blankets, sheets, and sweaters make great cushioning. There’s no need to do everything the professionally trained, expert way - especially if you simply cannot afford it.

 

You can also use newspapers and magazines for glassware and plates instead of bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Keep that ink from ruining your things though!

 

Don’t forget to stuff your socks or other clothes into any open spots you see in those boxes. You want to make sure nothing moves.

 

Weight = Money

 

You are going to get charged by the pound. Now that you know this, are you really going to use that exercise machine? It’s already covered in dust. Maybe it’s time to part ways?

 

Taking everything with you just because it’s yours is going to cost you. For larger items, take the time to really think about the space it takes up in your everyday life and if it is something worth bringing along to your new place.

 

You’ll be surprised at how quickly sentiment fades when your hard-earned money is on the line.

 

Bundle Services

 

It’s great if you can find one company that can do it all. If you need storage but also packing services and a truck, going to 3 different places will cost you more money than finding one place that offers all three.

 

They may even offer discounts with each service added on. If your negotiating skills are up to par, you may be able to get them to go lower. It never hurts to ask or try!

 

That’s What Friends Are For

 

You may have no choice but to use movers for some items, but if you’re moving locally, ask a few friends with cars to help out with the lighter things.

 

Try limiting them to just one trip per friend and then buy them pizza at your new place.

 

Last Thoughts

 

With so many Illinois moving companies to choose from, don’t bother wading through tons of information and quotes.

If you don’t have as much time as you’d like to get everything done, or planning a move just isn’t your thing, try iMoving.

 

The professional movers we partner with our experienced and reliable, we offer full transparency and you are connected with someone during your big move the entire time.

 

We have done the work and know the best companies that will handle your things with care.

No stress, just excitement at the journey ahead.

 

What to Throw Away When you Move - iMoving.com

Moving to a new place can be hectic and expensive; hence it is important to find out ways to make moving a bit easier. So many items and property in your house, from the basement to the bedroom make for the very important question of what to keep and what to throw away before you move to your new home. This is because the size and weight of your belongings is an important factor that determines the cost of your move, so when the size and weight are less, the moving cost is cheaper.

 

Thinking out the items you can throw away when you move, can be troubling, but some of these items are those which you should really get rid of before moving.

 

1. Clothing and shoes you don’t love or wear

 

If there is clothing or shoes, you feel you wouldn't buy again if, given a chance to, there is no need to keep such an item. Check what fits you and what doesn't fit anymore, and you can donate that bulk of clothing to charity or give it out to friend. Completely discard those that have no use anymore, even on someone else. Shoes are difficult to pack and can be heavier than they seem, so you can let go of pairs that you haven’t worn in many months.

 

2. Towels

 

If you do your laundry on a regular basis, you don’t actually have a need for too many towels, and they are also very space-consuming than you might think. They are cheap to get and very bulky to pack up, and in reality, they should be replaced regularly, so get your bathroom in your new home looking sweet and bright with the presence of a new towel and stay hygienic as well. Throw away your old towels before moving into your new apartment.

 

3. Unread books and those you won't read

 

Books make up for most items that make packing boxes heavier, and this increases the price of moving especially in long-distance cases. If you decide to move with all your books, you will be charged for full-service packing, and this will cost even higher. Lighten the weight of your luggage when moving and prevent these books from taking up useful space in your new apartment by getting rid of those books on your shelves you hardly or never read. You can screen them and decide on which ones to donate so that someone else can enjoy and benefit from them.

 

4. Old and Expired drugs

 

One of the areas in the house which is less checked during clean-up is the medicine cabinet, so moving creates an opportunity to recheck your medicine cabinet and get rid of those drugs which are too old or that are expired. This does not just only save space, but it saves lives as well because when drugs have gone past their expiration dates, they become less potent. This means that if you are taking such drugs for a particular illness or health challenge, it may not work effectively and you may not be getting the right dosage. So it is important to stay safe and healthy by using the opportunity moving brings, to throw such drugs away.

 

5. Your cups and mugs

 

When you look into your kitchen cabinet and take out a mug or a cup to get some coffee or tea, you are met with a vast array of such cups and mugs which may be cracked, old and faded, or even ones that don’t match each other and look like a nuisance in your cabinet.

 

You may obsess over some cups or mugs because of how they are nicely designed or the inscriptions they have written on them. These cups or mugs may have been collected over the years, but it is surely time to throw them out. Getting rid of these old, un-matching kitchenware means you will pack fewer boxes which in turn means an easier moving experience for you. It also gives you a chance to start over and collect new dishes that match.

 

6. Plastic containers

 

Over time you must have consciously or unknowingly kept a bulk of plastic containers either for leftovers or in preparation for future use. Most times, however, we are not even able to find lids to such containers. Packing all these containers will be time-consuming, and they probably won't be useful as even more of these containers will be packed subsequently at your new place. So go through the collection of these containers and brutally reach a decision to throw away or thrash them.

 

7. Old magazines and notebooks

 

There is always going to be a pile of magazines lying around your home if you store up old papers or if you have catalog subscriptions. You can keep the current ones but throw them away or get rid of those very old ones. Donating such magazines to libraries, offices or salons is never a bad idea.

 

If you have old notebooks that you don't have a use for anymore, you should throw them away before you move. If there are some you have barely written in and would like to save the contents; you can do so by ripping out the important pages and putting them all in a folder. The chances of resurrecting an old notebook that you have written in and given up on, are close to zero or nothing so it will be very thoughtful to just throw such books away when moving.

 

8. Old makeup or bath products

 

A move to a new place comes with a new you, so stick to only makeup that makes you look and feel fabulous because there will be lots of time to experiment on new ideas of beauty products when you move and settle into your new place. Also, whether it is an old perfume bottle, soap, make-up items or an empty bottle of shampoo or lotion, get rid of these old bath products before you move and thrash anything that is expired and no longer being used.

 

The following table displays what to throw away when you move:

 

No. What to Throw Away When you Move
1. Clothing and shoes you don’t love or wear
2. Towels
3. Unread books and those you won't read
4. Old and expired drugs
5. Your cups and mugs
6. Plastic containers
7. Old magazines and notebooks
8. Old makeup or bath products
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    Think About the Distance of Your Planned Move

     

    When moving, the first thing to think about when it comes to choosing companies to help you move your appliances is the overall distance of your move.

     

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    Are you moving long distance?

     

    If you’re moving out of state, you’re going to want to look at long distance moving companies to help you facilitate your move.

     

    Think About Other Services You May Require

     

    Are there any other services you might need help with? If you’re planning to use a moving company to help you move your appliances, then one of the main services you should be looking for in moving companies is loading and unloading services. These services are for people who may need help getting heavier equipment on the moving truck, since they may not be able to do it themselves.

     

    The biggest majority of moving companies offer a host of other services that you could take advantage of during your move, too. These include services like:

     

    • Whole-home packing: This is a service to help you pack up the contents of your home, without you having to even lift a finger.

     

    • Special handling services: This service is for the safe handling of unique items like family heirlooms or antique furniture.

     

    • Storage services: Many moving companies also offer storage facilities to use anytime during or even after your move. This can come in handy for people who are moving a lot of things and need to make more than one trip.

     

    Sort Through Movers

     

    When you’re ready to begin sorting through potential movers, then you’ll have a few different things to keep in mind. Here are some ways you can easily identify the best moving companies:

     

    Read as much as you can about the company online

     

    The internet is going to be your best friend when it comes to finding moving companies. Read about them on their website, make sure you check out any online reviews from previous customers, and more. Companies with plenty of great reviews on business review websites or on social media pages are usually good bets to work with.

     

    Ensure the moving company is properly licensed

     

    Don’t be afraid to ask a moving company for proof of licensing and proper insurance if it isn’t readily available online. If a moving company doesn’t want to provide this information, then they may not even have it.

     

    Always get more than one quote

     

    When getting price estimates from different moving companies, always try your best to get more than one quote from different movers in your area. If you have more than one estimate to work with, you will be able to choose the best price for your budget when the time to move finally rolls around.

     

    Make Sure You’re Aware of Additional Fees

     

    Moving your furniture takes a lot of labor and tools. When you are getting in touch with moving companies, make sure you inquire about any potential additional fees when you get your projected estimate. You want to make sure every penny and fee is accounted for so you know which moving company will work best with your budget.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

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    Should I get a separate moving company for my appliances?

     

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    No matter how smart you might claim to be, when you are unfamiliar with a particular terrain, your chances of getting scammed are high. The scams can come in many different forms, and you could fall victim to one of the styles or become a victim of more than one type on the same day. You have to get the necessary knowledge and information that will help you stay away from any scams you might encounter from local movers. Imagine being scammed to pay certain additional fees, with your belongings seized until you pay. Or having to pay extra fees on your insurance. The scams come differently, but you have to also be smart to understand them and prevent them.

     

    Finding the ideal company can be a bit of a problem because of all the things that are involved in it. One problem you might be faced with is your eagerness to move. You might be so excited to move that you hire any moving company that comes to mind, or pops up on your screen first. Another situation is that you might be tempted by offers that look too good. Some unlicensed and unprofessional movers can also be on the internet pretending to be excellent in service and ripping people off. The things that can make you fall are numerous but the information is power.

     

    Being a victim of a scam can be very disheartening, and we hate to see you get disappointed. There are sometimes psychological and emotional afterthoughts that come as a result of the scam. In a trial to stop or help you avoid the scams in every possible way, we have come up with useful tips, and advice to save you the stress of being scammed, and protecting your property, and saving you time to focus on other productive things.

     

    1. Choose a Company With a Good Reputation

     

    The idea of writing these tips is to guide you in making your choices so that you do not get scammed. It is not hard to come by a reputable company. It’s all up to you to sit down and do your findings yourself, this way you will be able to choose the best. Trust me, when you search for a moving company that has a long track record of quality services, you reduce your chances of getting scammed. Companies that understand what it means to have a good name over trying to make money immediately are the best types of companies to work with.

     

    If you have been following our previous posts, you will understand that we have given you some tips on how to find these reputable companies, but if you missed them, here’s a summary.

     

    The best way to get them is by asking out friends and family on what movers they have tried before and what was their level of satisfaction. Once this is answered, you will be left with some choices which you now have to make more inquiries so that you can get the best from them. Be careful to listen carefully and regard any warning they give to you. You have to make sure a no is a no, do not consider even if they seem to be enticing.

     

    Another way is for you to run research yourself. Once you run this research, you will be able to determine what’s best for you. Shortlist a few companies you have background knowledge about, and make a call to them one by one to sample their opinions and prices. Finally, you should take to the internet and see what people are talking about them. Be cautious of the red flag and make sure you follow your instincts when they refuse some companies.

     

    Another thing to look for in a good and honest company is that they have insurance, and they are licensed. Surely, the government will never give a license to a company that scams, and even if they do after they notice they revoke their rights to operate as a moving company. So these are the things you need to look out for when you are thinking of a moving company with a good reputation. It saves you a lot of stress and also gives you the confidence to trade with them.

     

    Insurance comes in handy, especially for those who are going to have a long-distance move or those who have special, expensive, and very important items they cannot lose. If this is the case, then you have to make sure you hire insured movers. When you do not hire insured movers, you have to bear the brunt of whatever comes your way from the scammers. They will take your most prized possessions and vanish into thin air, and most times, there is nothing you can do about it.

     

    Added to the fact that you must hire a company that has insurance, you must also make sure the insurance claim they provide you with is not bogus or reasonable. If they ever say their insurance covers the entirety of your items with no extra charges, you need to get suspicious as this is practically impossible. Every moving insurance must have two forms – one is the released value insurance, where you don’t have to pay, and the other is the full value protection where you have to pay.

     

    2. Planning Ahead Cuts you Some Serious Problems

     

    We always advise everyone packing or planning a move to start early. You almost cannot miss it when you start early because of the length of time you have in making a lot of solid decisions. So plan way back before you even decide to box the items. No matter the circumstance or situation that might be around your moving, it is always better to take time out to make adequate plans to help you through the move and also to help beat the scam.

     

    Many companies are excellent at ripping off desperate customers. When you come to them at the very last minute, or with few moments to go, they end up making a lot more over your head than they would if you come on a good day without tension. Moving companies equally tell many people to book down their move long before the actual date. This way you will be at least assured that your data will not be moved. Seeing how desperate you will appear to be during the last-minute move, you will give in to anyone who promises excellent services when you need them the most.

     

    3. Question Offers Critically

     

    After making your finding from a couple of moving companies, you then get in touch with this company that offers you an amount respectably low from the others you have enquired from. It is very normal to be tempted because you want to save money, cut down a few dollars, and use the money for something else. Whatever the situation is, you should be able to look into these types of deals and see if they any shady. Do not just jump at the offer. Take your time to compare.

     

    You need to be careful with scammers because they can cause you a lot of issues if they are not properly managed after you have hired them. They tend to give you a lower price, and when it’s the delivery day, they will seize your belongings and ask you to pay some additional fee. If you do not comply, they continue to hold your items. If you dare make a move to take them to court, they will vanish with your property forever. Now you will have to start life all over, and you end up losing what you thought you could gain.

     

    4. Watch out for Moving Companies That Ask for Full Upfront Payment

     

    Most first-timers always fall for this scheme. After making inquiries with their selected moving company, they are asked to pay the complete amount before the day of the move. This might not seem to you as a big deal, but most of these scamming companies do this to take your money away, and you fall victim even before moving a single item from your home. You have to open your mind up and search for the companies that will require you to only make part payment.

     

    Reputable movers will always ask that you go on a contract and the both of you have your contracts signed while you have your copy. If anything goes wrong, then you can use your contract as evidence against them. Some of these moving companies that ask for full payment do not even exist in the first place, they only have a well-advertised scamming scheme, and you fall for it. It might be too late for you to realize that they will never come after you make payments, or they disappear with all of your property, yes! Your entire property and that is more gain for them because they get to sell it off.

     

    5. Get the necessary Recommendations From Reliable Sources

     

    Your first reliable source when it comes to issues of moving and selecting a company that you feel is a dim fit to help you is to get the information from those who have successfully moved. They might be family members, your relatives, your colleagues, your friends, and even your neighbors. They are the ones that will give you the best types of information without bending the truth. So if you want something raw, and very direct, you should ask them. They will never try to paint any company to be good (except if they own the company of course) so make use of that information in deciding.

     

    Also, remember that reputable companies don’t have issues with getting positive reviews from satisfied customers. It is essential; once you choose to hire a company, you need to make sure you are paying close attention to how they are reviewed. They should also be able to give you the contact details of their past satisfied customers, if they refuse, then understand that you are headed for a ditch. Scan through various websites and see if they even have an online presence. If they do, check out the consistency of their ratings, if it seems as though they have bad ratings on a platform and good ratings elsewhere, be suspicious because it might have been paid reviews.

     

    6. Try The Credit Card Test

     

    This works most of the time when you are dealing with moving companies that want to scam you. Tell them that all you have to pay is with your credit card. Professional and reliable companies will never have an issue with that, but fake movers will insist on a cash-only policy. If they continue to persist with this request, make sure you look elsewhere. Try out another moving company, and you will see the difference. It’s a simple trick to use in knowing who is fake and who is not. But do not limit your test to this alone, make sure you apply other methods.

     

    7. Try to Search for Quality, not Cheap Services

     

    Try as much as possible to search for quality instead of searching for cheap services. If you are always looking for someone who will give you a ridiculously small quote, then you stand in the best position to be scammed. Make sure you plan for your move well enough and save up for it so that you can choose between the best offers from professional and reputable companies.

     

    In conclusion

     

    You have to make follow these guidelines to help yourself. These are the tips that will help you avoid scams in possible ways. The best things in life come with proper planning. Even if you are a newbie, or have little experience, you can still fall victim to a scam, so take your time and study this guide to help you.

     

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