When you hear the term pickpocket, you probably think of a sketchy character in a hooded sweatshirt on a crowded street or subway, looking to lay hands on whatever you might have in your wallet. But what about the guy who just rolled up in a nondescript car and unmarked t-shirt that you called because you are locked out of your house? Would you ever consider the possibility that he is there to pick more than just your locks?
The sad and terrifying fact of the matter is that 95% of all online locksmith ads are scams, meaning the $10 locksmith you selected from the top ad results on Google is not the trustworthy professional you want working on your home locks.
The tamest of the scammers might only hit you with additional fees after finishing their work or do a subpar job working on your locks, but the most serious offenders won’t stop short of stealing your identity or even making their own copy of your keys with the intentions of returning later when you are not around.
The best way to prevent a locksmith scam is by educating yourself and finding a locksmith you can trust before you need one. With Mr. Rekey’s Locksmith Scam Survival Guide, you will discover all the ins and outs of locksmith scams, what you should and shouldn’t expect from a locksmith, scam warning signs, and everything else you need to know in order to protect your home and identity.