We know that getting locked out of your business can be frustrating and even scary, but you can count on the Flying Locksmiths to get you back in quickly! Our emergency locksmith team is available 24/7/365 to help you with any lockout situation, so just give us a call and one of our emergency service vans will be their on the way to you. With Flying Locksmith locations throughout the country, there is a trusted locksmith available to help you when you’re locked out.
Also, if for any reason TFL is unable to assist – please be very wary and careful who you call.
Nowadays it seems there is always someone out there, trying to rip you off. You might get e-mails from a Nigerian Prince, who claims he has millions of dollars. He may have inherited this money, but can’t claim it in his name and needs an overseas business partner. Or maybe you have won a “free cruise” with amazingly low fares, to some exotic destination, but you have to book the trip today, while they secretly hike up the hotel fees. Or maybe one, of the thousands of other online scams, has made its way to you email inbox. Regardless which one it was, we have all seen them and we all usually do the right thing, and ignore them. But are you aware of something called “the locksmith scam”? It’s a scam that is as prevalent today, as it was 5 years ago and has more victims than the Nigerian prince email or that free cruise.
Here is how it works and how you can avoid it.
Let’s say you need the service of a locksmith, and you do a quick google search for a locksmith in your town.
If you are not internet savvy, or in a rush, you may not know and/or notice that the first three options are paid advertisements. One claims to be the #1 locksmith in the area, while another is advertising $15 fees. That seems awfully low for someone to drive to you after hours and open a door. How many service companies do you know that are coming to your home or business for $15?
This is basically how the scam works. They hope to catch you with the Google Ads and low prices. Once you call these con artists, they will send out someone in their own personal car or van. No uniform or company logo or any professionalism whatsoever. Then, once they look at the door, the prices start to sky rocket. They may say its high security and needs to be drilled and replaced. Or, they might tell you something else altogether, but it will inevitably cost you more money. Then these “locksmiths” destroy your door, install something they bought at a hardware store and give you an enormous bill.
Don’t fall for it. Call TFL or checkout www.findalocksmith.com for assistance.
Locksmith related services is the core of our business. As locksmiths, we know all there is to know about keys, locks, cylinders and the components of a door. While our local teams will offer additional services, and excel with those, you can always feel confident choosing The Flying Locksmiths for lock work.