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How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

When you’re struggling with an urgent lock issue, it can be tempting to call the first person who pops up on a Google search. Unfortunately, almost anyone can place an advertisement, and a lot of people end up being scammed by pretenders. Don’t let it happen to you. At QuickPro Locksmith, we provide dependable mobile locksmith services for residents, drivers and businesses in Atlanta, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Dunwoody and other metro Atlanta area neighborhoods. Over the years, we’ve heard many horror stories about price gouging, failed installations and bad repairs. We want you to stay protected, and get quality locksmith services. Here are a few tips and tricks that can help you avoid scam artists. 

Do They Have a Website?

While this isn’t an automatic disqualifier, most legitimate businesses in any industry will have a website of some kind. Keep in mind that a clever scam artist can still create a beautiful, modern website. So, make sure to look for things like service information, customer testimonials, a physical address with directions to their location and valuable blog posts that show they understand their industry.

Ask for a Cost Estimate

Never simply place an emergency call to an unknown locksmith without asking for pricing information. Make sure that they aren’t going to overcharge you by adding extra fees that they don’t disclose over the phone. If you become suspicious at any point in the conversation, and if it seems like they are directly avoiding pricing information, it could be a red flag. 

Make Sure There is an Address Listed for the Business

Professional locksmith companies should have a physical location where their employees report for work, and where they keep their professional supplies and work vehicles. If they don’t have an address listed, it could simply be a novice working out of their home. If you can’t find an address for their company, don’t be afraid to ask them why.

Does the Locksmith Demand Cash Only?

Modern businesses should be capable of processing credit card and debit card transactions. If they demand cash only right off the bat, there might be something strange going on. You should also receive a bill of service and receipt with the company name on it. If they arrive at your location, ask for money and then leave without a trace, there’s a good chance you were the victim of a scam. 

Looking for a Reliable Mobile Locksmith in Atlanta, GA or Nearby Area? Call QuickPro Locksmith 

If you live, work or drive in the Atlanta, Georgia area and need help with your locks and keys, give QuickPro Locksmith a call. Our team of qualified, highly trained mobile locksmiths are ready to help. We provide a wide range of professional commercial, residential and automotive services including 24 hour emergency lockout assistance, key duplication, transponder key programming, ignition repair, panic bar and emergency exit repair, home lockout help, rekeying services, lock changes, high security lock installations, and more. Are you ready to discover how the QuickPro Locksmith team can help you stay safe and secure? Then call our office to discuss your needs or to schedule a convenient appointment.