About Locksmith Fraud
- Originated in the early 1990’s in Arizona and So. California
- Has since spread to every major Metropolitan area in the US and many suburbs as well
- Dominates the online space, phonebooks, 411 and even places stickers on doors to businesses (without permission)
How to spot Locksmith Fraud
- Anything that says $15/$19/$25/$35 is likely fraud
- A majority of 800 or toll-free numbers are likely fraud
- “Starting Prices” are synonymous with fraud
- A 15 minute response time guaranteed upfront is likely fraud
How does Locksmith Fraud work?
- Receptionist baits customers with 15 minute response time / pricing scheme
- “Locksmith” takes longer than expected, putting customer in pressure situation
- “Locksmith,” upon arrival, quotes prices much higher than those stated over the phone
- “Locksmith” breaks / drills customer’s lock equipment, sells new (cheap) equipment at astronomically high prices
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