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This Family Lost Everything They Owned Because Of One Facebook Post

A family has lost everything after a removal company stole £10,000 of their belongings by loading them into their van and then driving off.

The removal company made off with fridge freezer, washing machine, furniture and clothing, family photographs, toys and an engagement ring..

There are many kinds of decisions that people who are in committed relationships need to make together. Among these sometimes difficult decisions, where to live has to be one of the hardest, especially when factors such as family and work come into play.

When a British couple Mark Higgins and Becky Szenk had to make a decision such as this, they decided it was best to move closer to Mark’s place of work. However, they couldn’t find anyone to help them move.

So they decided to search for a reliable moving company on Facebook..

Before long, Becky came across a company which was owned by a man named Lee Green. The company profile looked professional and legit, as did their website.

Shocked: The couple is warning others to properly check out firms they find on Facebook

She even spoke to Lee Green himself and decided that his was the company that she wanted to hire to help them with their move. So Becky scheduled a day for Lee Green’s men to come and move them to their new place.

The day finally came, and Lee Green’s movers showed up to the house.

But this is when things started to get really interesting…

Mark and Becky were rather impressed with how quickly and efficiently Lee Green’s movers worked, and within a matter of 45 minutes, they had packed their truck with all of the couple’s belongings.

When Mark and Becky commented on how fast they completed the job, one of the movers explained that their day was filled with other jobs that they had to get to. But as it turned out, that was not the case at all…

The couple knew that something was wrong when the movers didn’t arrive as planned at the pub that they own an hour later.

As it turns out, Lee Green didn’t really exist, and his moving company was an scam aimed at stealing customer’s money and personal goods. Mark and Becky had lost all of their belongings in under an hour.

Mark, Becky and their baby were left with absolutely nothing!

The couple, who had just recently opened up their own pub called the Horse And Jockey, were hoping to turn their new business into a success.

Becky and her family

However, after being left with absolutely nothing, they have been forced to rely on the donations of others to try and get their life back.

Though the couple appreciates all the help they’ve received from complete strangers, they still can’t replace the sentimental belongings that have been taken, such as their engagement rings.

But once everything is said and done, Mark and Becky have walked away learning a very valuable lesson.

The internet can be a horrible place, and things that may seem completely safe are often quite the opposite. Becky tried her best to find the most reliable moving service, and in the end, this resulted in the young family losing everything they owned.

It just goes to show how careful you have to be with what you post to the internet, and what you take and rely from it.

Hayley Malan

Hayley Malan is a full time working Mom and freelance writer. She gets her inspiration from her own experiences as a mother.

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