HOW TO AVOID HIRING A SCAM LOCKSMITH IN CLACTON
The Top 8 Warning Signs Your Locksmith is a Scammer
They answer the phone with a generic greeting like “locksmith” or “emergency locksmith”
They refuse to give you a simple fixed quote for a simple job over the phone
If asked what their company name is, they will be evasive and not give it.
The vehicle they arrived in is not sign-written with the company name
They have no uniform
They have no business card
They immediately go for the destructive drilling option before trying anything else to open your door
They refuse to give you a receipt, or if they do, there are no official details on it, like company name or license numbers
Deep down in your gut, if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
There are a lot of good, honest, legitimate locksmiths out there that will come to you in the middle of the night and help you. You can tell if they’re legitimate and genuine because they will quote you a fixed price over the phone before starting the job, and the price will not change after that.
Never agree to hiring a locksmith when you don’t know the final price.
Get a guaranteed fixed quote before you say yes to a crook coming to destroy your door.
There are more scams popping up all the time, and we know that they’re being set-up by the same crooks. We’ve noticed that the same people have registered almost exactly the same spam websites in places like London, New York and Toronto. This is an international scam perpetrated by organised crime.