HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND AVOID A LOCKSMITH SCAM–PART TWO
Thank you for joining us with part two…..
4)Always ask about the extra charges. Do not believe someone who says there won’t be any. This is a line they will use to rope you in. These people prey on the innocent and naive.
A reputable person should be able to answer any and all your questions regarding money. If at any time the person gets uncomfortable or refuses to answer the question in any way, you better hang up. There are two possible explanations for this.
Either, the person has no idea of what they are doing. The second option, the person is going to scam you on the job and overcharge you.
5)Now of the on-site quote doesn’t match the on-the-phone quote, you need to stay away. Do not allow them to the work, even after they have come out to see you.
It might get to the point where they bully you. They might threaten to call the cops on you. Let them! I am serious. These people are the ones with the most to lose. More than likely, they will walk away and not do anything. Reputable companies will never do something like this, even if it’s for some kind of payment.
ONE FINAL NOTE TO ADD
This is about drilling the locks. The only time this becomes an absolute necessity is when it’s a high-security system, like a vault or something. This should only be done by those skilled enough to do this sort of thing.
If the guy says he need to drill your lock, send him on his way.
2 IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO RECOGNIZE BEFORE HIRING A LOCKSMITH
If the guy is using all his money on paid ads, this is bad sign. Not one single reputable locksmith uses the pad ads online. Be very weary of people doing this. If you want, you can even call them out on it. I doubt they will want to do business with you. You are too smart for them, which means they have no use for you.
If a guy answers the phone without mentioning the full company name, this is bad sign number two. The reason should be pretty self-explanatory. Plus, never give the job to a guy who shows up in unmarked car. Unmarked cars are known as scams. Too many people have been taken advantage of with this. Please, don’t become the next victim.