How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

How to Avoid Locksmith Scams

It seems that the world that we live in is a cold place where so many people are looking to get what they want by any means necessary. Often times this means scamming other people. When it comes to locksmiths people generally think that companies and individuals are honest and reputable when there are just as many locksmith scams as you will find in any other industry.

Locksmithing scams include using intimidation tactics to make customers pay more for their services, charging for services never rendered as well as those that are totally unnecessary. Other locksmith scams include charging customers upfront.

Avoid Locksmith Company Scams

It is quite simple to avoid locksmith scams by using a bit of common sense. Also be sure to keep the following tips in mind to stay safe:

  • Always use a locksmith company with a California license and insurance. To verify that a company is, in fact, licensed, check with the California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services.
  • NEVER hire a locksmith without first doing your research. The more that you know about a company the less likely you are to become the victim of a scam. Thanks to the world wide web it is easy and quick to verify the credentials of any company that you are interested in using.
  • Ask for a quote upfront. Any reputable locksmith agency will happily supply you with this quote upon request. Be sure to take advantage of this offering and get the best price and a fair deal every time you need the services of a locksmith.
  • Ask for referrals, and do not be afraid to check them. Any good locksmith company will have several available. By checking with references you can get a personal, one-on-one story of the company.
  • Ask family members, friends, and even co-workers if they can refer you to a good locksmith. There is a good chance that they will be able to help you get a great locksmith who will not involve you with any type of scam.
  • Always use common sense. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Get all pricing in writing, when possible.

The Locksmith for All of Your Needs

Hiring 101 Locksmith is your number one way to avoid locksmithing scams. We offer local locksmith services in Reseda, CA for both businesses and individuals. We have more than 10 years’ of experience with license and insurance to keep your mind at ease. Check us out on Yelp and fall in love with our 5-star rating. When it is scam free locksmith services that you need, get in touch with us for an advanced quote and find out just how reasonable our prices are.

Contact 101 Locksmith Today!

No matter which services you require, 101 Locksmith can provide you with convenient solutions. We are open 24/7. Call us at (800) 480-3674  for more information.

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4.9 Stars - Based on 459 Reviews
Sicily Frederick
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My Toyota was successfully unlocked by a locksmith representing this company, 101 Locksmith. Thank you for showing up quickly, performing your service exactly as described and for NOT charging an arm and a leg for the service call.
Angela Henderso
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First time using this locksmith, but it certainly won't be my last! The locksmith was nothing but polite, informative and helpful. Changed the lock to my front door without charging me an arm and a leg and didn't mess anything up. Thank you.
Jesse Byrd
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101 Locksmith has been very professional and easygoing the two times I’ve needed to use them for unlocking my door and now a lock change. The service is affordable and the locksmith is friendly. If you’re looking for an honest and reliable locksmith in the Los Angeles area, I recommend 101 Locksmith to you!
Sharron Whittingham
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I called them out to change the lock for my front door. A locksmith met with me at my home within the hour. The lock replacement itself only ended up taking about another 20 minutes. The locksmith was courteous and respectful. I didn’t encounter any problems with the locksmith or the service. I would use them again.
Brian Gardner
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Incredible service. Needed a couple Mul-t-lock keys made. After quick instructions were sent, keys were made before I arrived. He delivered them to me via curbside service, and didn't even need to get out of my car. Friendly. Good pricing. Great customer service .Highly recommend! Thanks guys!
Boaz R.
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Great company, arrived to my house within the time range that they promised. They did the job very professional and clean. It's actually the second time I'm using them, and just happy to know I have them as my local locksmith service.
Evgene L.
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F A N T A S T I C!!! what a service, i needed to duplicate 4 keys for my rental unit but couldn't be on site for it. Amit the locksmith did all the leg work, he went, duplicated the keys and then drove back to give them to me and take payment. speedy work and the price foe the service was unbeatable. I found my new Go To locksmith!
Lalaine L.
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The first guy that came to help us did a lousy job. After an hour, the owner, Naour, called and asked if we were satisfied with the job. I told him no because the first guy did a bad job. Naour said he would come and fix it himself, which he did. He said he treats his customers like family, and I appreciate that. Way to go!
Laura T.
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I just moved and needed to rekey my front door, so I called 101 Locksmith. The technician was able to come to my home within 30 minutes and I had newly rekeyed lock and deadbolt within 20 minutes of arrival! Was able to have peace of mind in my new home-- thanks, 101 Locksmith!
Lauren F.
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Noam man was amazing! Got to us in under 10 minutes after we called and fixed our broken lock that we were trying to open very quickly and efficiently! He was also the best price out of everyone we called! 5 stars would def use again!