City Hound Professional Movers – Legit or Scam?

I came across a critical review of City Hound Professional Movers on a Scam Reporting website –, titled ‘City Hound Professional Movers is scammer’.

DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against City Hound Professional Movers with a pinch of salt.

Here is what the review says –


I’m 6 months pregnant and unable to move anything heavy, so I hired City Hound Professional Movers to help move furniture within my house (pub table from dining room to basement, old sectional from living room to outdoor deck area, a dresser from one bedroom to the bedroom next to it and a sectional from the master bedroom to the living room). No vehicle necessary. I appreciate that they answered the phone right away and were able to squeeze me in the same day. I was told they would be there at 5pm, which is the time that I would be back home. I received a phone call from the owner at 3:38pm letting me know that his 2 guys would be there in about 30 mins. That is way before 5pm. I let him know that I was out, but would do my best to get home earlier. His movers called me 2x at 4:11pm, then texted me a photo of my front door to let me know they were there (I found that odd). I kindly reminded them that we agreed for 5pm and that I would be there as soon as I can.I arrived home at 4:37pm and they began moving my items right away. They finished moving all of my things at 5:15pm. Even though they were here for less than an hour, they have a 2 hour min (which I knew about) and was charged $155 total. The odd thing is that I found them on craiglist and their ad states it’s 65/hour for a 2 man team, so I should’ve only been charged $130 total. I didn’t appreciate the dishonesty, but ultimately just wanted my furniture moved to accommodate new furniture that’s being delivered the very next day. If I wasn’t in such a time crunch, I would’ve called around to get estimates from other movers.


In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘City Hound Professional Movers scam‘, or ‘City Hound Professional Movers review‘, City Hound Professional Movers is listed under the category Business on

Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –

  • Address: 31st Street South Arlington VA 22206
  • Phone: (703) 400-5147
  • Website:
  • Severity of Scam: Extremely Low [not sure what it means]
  • Reported Loss: 200 $ [unsubstantiated]
  • Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]

The entity City Hound Professional Movers was awarded 1 / 5 Stars  based on 3 Reviews.

It is difficult to ascertain whether City Hound Professional Movers is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into City Hound Professional Movers, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.

Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list City Hound Professional Movers as someone you need to avoid (for now).

If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against City Hound Professional Movers, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to  City Hound Professional Movers, together we can work to recover your loss.

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