Whilst it is not likely at all, theft can occur during a removal. If you think about it, removing everything that you own form your home is a god chance for thieves to get their hands on your possessions, so it makes a lot of sense to safeguard against such things. In many ways, there is little that you can do to prevent theft than to ensure that you are both dealing with a legitimate removals company, rather than a scammer, and to keep an eye on the load at all times during the removal. There are circumstances that can be caused by issues which will lead to your belongings being left in vans over night, or delays that mean that thieves may have an opportunity to get at your things, but if you are organized and sensible about things, then such instances should not arise.The easiest way to get robbed during a removal is to use a removals company that are geared up for ripping off clients. Whilst this may happen because of one individual in the team, it can also be that the whole company is set up simply to get at unsuspecting customers when they are at their most vulnerable. The issues here mainly revolve around the fact that having packed up your whole house, you will be much less able to keep tabs on where everything is, and spotting missing items can be nigh on impossible at the best of times. For this reason, having a trustworthy removals company is a must, as a scammer can easily take advantage of the situation to pinch a couple of boxes, or to remove valuables from certain boxes whilst you are not looking. If you can, it is pretty important that you do a little back ground research on any removals companies that you are thinking of using, checking for evidence of decent moves in the past via reviews, as well as ensuring that they seem to be making every effort to deliver a great removal, rather than getting away with the bare minimum. If you have any doubts or fears, based on things that you have over heard, or read on the internet, then there is no point in going along with them and worrying yourself the whole time, you would be much more relaxed to just use another removals company!If you feel like your removals company are solid and legitimate, then you should think about other instances of intrusion. If the move is delayed half way through, then the items will have to be stored, and some removals companies will simply leave the van loaded in order to save as much time as possible! In these cases, it is pretty easy for a thief to steal the van and all its contents, especially if they had spotted that the van was left loaded. ‘SOLD’ signs outside houses may well lead to thieves staking out your property in order to see if they can make any money out of you whilst you are moving, so this is not out of the question! Ensure that your removals team know exactly who is meant to be on the property when you are moving, so that anyone caught having a look at the van or the contents is immediately accosted, as some times people just take their chances, especially whilst the move is underway and others are too busy to notice!