Scammers

Unlike your Real Estate Agents, Electricians or any other industry that is regulated by DORA, the Locksmith industry in Colorado is unregulated.  Once you know what you are looking for, spotting a locksmith scam is pretty easy.

 Here are a few things that make the scammers stand out from a legitimate company

  1. Before contacting the company look for a few things, do they list an address?  If so, do a reality check.  Is that address in the middle of an intersection? Use Google Street view to see if you can actually see a Locksmith at that location.  If the company can’t be honest about a real address, chances are they are not going to be honest about other things too, like price.
  2. Is the company advertising a super low price like $19, $15, or even $9 for a lockout?  You often see this on the Internet: $15 Denver Locksmith or $17 Anywhere Locksmith. Does you really believe a locksmith will come out to your car and open it up for $9? Of course not.  The ridiculously low fee these scammers advertise is just the service fee, which is usually the fee they charge to come to your location. To get you back in, they’ll charge a whole lot more to make up for the low service fee.  A real locksmith will quote you a flat fee since they usually know what it takes to get into a home or car.
  3. Ask for and check identification.  Most legitimate locksmiths will arrive in a clearly marked vehicle, wearing some sort of uniform, and can provide identification.  Ask for a business card and make sure it matches with the business that you called, the vehicle that pulled up and the person handing it to you.
  4. Use a safe payment method and demand a receipt.  It’s hard to dispute a charge without proof of how much you paid and what you paid for.  Insist on an itemized invoice that includes parts, labor, and service charges.  The invoice must include the business name and address.  Be wary of a service technician that uses a generic invoice pad, although not a dead giveaway, but just a piece of the puzzle when spotting the scammer.
  5. Use your best judgement.  Don’t be afraid to send the locksmith away if something seems wrong. And don’t be intimidated into using the service. If, for any reason, you’re uncomfortable, it is your right to refuse service.
  6. If you feel that you have been victim to a locksmith scam report it to the Better Business Bureau or FTC.

 

 

How All Secure Lock & Security is Different

  1. All Secure Lock & Security carries a $2,000,000 General Liability Policy.  That’s double what most other locksmiths carry.
  2. All Secure Lock & Security is carries a $15,000 Bond.  The Bond Certificate extends a “Seal of Dependability” and establishes All Secure as a Locksmith who protects their customers from dishonest and illegal acts.  The National Locksmith will pay to reimburse a customer up to $15,000 for a loss of cash incurred should the Bonded Locksmith use a duplicate key for illegal purpose.
     Locksmith Bond
  3. All Secure Lock & Security is a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America and follows their strict Code of Ethics.
  4. At All Secure Lock & Security our Mission Statement has always been “We will create and keep happy repeat customers by supplying great customer service, honest security advice, and quality craftsmanship. We value honesty, integrity, and a “Do It Right the First Time” work ethic.”

Call All Secure Lock & Security TODAY and see for yourself how we are different!

 

From Your Business, To Your Home, To Your Car We’ll Keep You… All Secure!