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How To Avoid Locksmith Scams

Ordering some services at a new place, we’re always anxious whether it is going to end successfully or not. Locksmith services are no different. It’s always great to have your to-go locksmith, but the situations where your locksmith isn't available may appear. So, you need to find a new one quickly. How to be sure that you will get the best possible service? How to be sure that no one will make you buy more than you need? We will help you to figure that out by sharing some helpful tips to avoid scams, since Sure Lock & Key wants to be helpful in both situations: when you need locksmith services, and when you need information about them!

Ask Your Friends

To find someone reliable via your friends is always the best decision. Your friends won’t suggest to you a suspicious company. Moreover, they also won’t suggest to you someone unprofessional. Having their own experience with some company and being able to provide you with the feedback, your friends or relatives can warn you against scammers. So, before you start searching for a locksmith on the Internet, ask your friends whether they know someone reliable.

Check Other Customers’ Reviews

If you can’t ask someone you know, you should pay attention to reviews of previous customers. Here you should be especially careful. Check if reviews are published regularly and when the first ones were published. If you can see reviews from at least a year ago, then probably the company is to be trusted.
Usually, frauds pay for lots of reviews that are published at the same time from fake accounts. Another wake-up call is lots of comments without the text in a row. Fake customers leave only 5 stars and no word about the service they got. Experience has shown that people are happy to share their own experiences to help others.

The Prices Are Too Good To Be True

If you already have checked a few companies, and their prices seem too high, and then you find a company that offers you the price so low you can’t resist calling them, please wait. Being part of a big industry, locksmiths can’t set prices lower than average. It’s a common locksmith scams’ trick to entice customers. So, too cheap prices are usually a sign that someone is trying to cheat you. We understand that it is very tempting, and even if you’re ready to take a risk, please take into consideration that in the end you might pay a much higher price than a licensed company would charge. Here you can check what fair locksmith prices are looking like.
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The “Locksmith” Doesn’t Seem Like A Locksmith

So, you’ve chosen the company, and are waiting for a technician to come. Be attentive and perceptive. Check the vehicle. Can you see some identification, painted company’s logo on it? Or is it just a usual van, or even worse, it’s a passenger car? Maybe it has a logo, but it’s only magnetic signage? That’s a bad sign because licensed companies use specially equipped vans, and naturally, they aren’t shy about their logos.
Does your technician wear a uniform, and can give you evidence of being employed as a locksmith? If not, then it’s better to refuse their services and find someone else.

How To Choose The Best Locksmith

Your research was successful, and you’ve found a few companies that seem real. How to choose among them? Which one is the best? Here you can find some helpful tips on how to find your reliable locksmith.

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