How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

A Little Research Goes a Long Way!

Nobody likes getting scammed. There is nothing worse than being scammed by a company, especially one that you are trusting with your life! The most common way people get scammed through locksmith companies is through prices. That’s why it’s so important to request a quote in advance, which you can show to the technician upon arrival. If there is any dispute, you have the actual amount in writing. These unethical locksmith companies will typically charge you double or even triple the amount agreed on by phone. You should always do your research beforehand, and ask around. Here are a few helpful tips on avoiding a locksmith scam:

  • Ask Around– The chances are that a friend or relative has used this particular locksmith company before. They will be able to give you an idea on the quality and pricing of the company. You should also spend some time researching a few local locksmith companies in your area, to get a better perspective. Once you’ve chosen the right locksmith company, make sure you’ve taken the liberty of saving the number on your phone. You’ll certainly be glad that you did!
  • Beware of Shady Prices – Companies that offer “specials” that seem too good to be true, generally are. You should always request a quote in advance, which you can show the technician at the scene. Your quote is your statement of purchase, and without it, you can be billed hourly or at the mercy of the technician. There is nothing more important than choosing a trustworthy locksmith company.
  • Certification– You can select a reliable locksmith company through your state’s locksmith association or through ALOA (Associated Locksmiths of America). The company should not have any complaints filed against them with the BBB (Better Business Bureau). A trustworthy locksmith will gladly present you with valid ID and credentials on the spot.

Why Choose Green locksmith ?

You need to always feel safe and confident with your locksmith company. At Green Locksmith, we are a fully licensed and certified locksmith company, with a proven track record in the industry. You can reach us anytime, day or night, 24/7. Unlike most locksmith companies out there, we believe in being upfront with our customers. That’s why we provide each of our customers with a fair quote in advance, which you can present to our trustworthy technicians at the scene. Get in touch with our customer care team today, and let us help get you safely on your way.

Green Locksmith is available throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, and San Diego areas.