A Denver locksmith is giving advice about avoiding scams. ASAP Locksmith says property owners should be on the lookout for people posing as locksmiths while either overcharging their customers or using professional skills to break into homes.
Consumers need to do their research, but in the event of an emergency, there may not be time. ASAP says customers should build a relationship before that emergency happens.
It is common for scam artists to advertise low prices, then overcharge customers in need. It is also common for one a shady locksmith to do actual damage because of their lack of training. Homeowners and motorists are common targets.
Michael Nixon gives this advice, “Use a local service as much as possible and find out the business’ registered name before you contact the service. It’s best to form a relationship with a local locksmith and keep the number in your phone in case of emergencies. The best way to ensure the service is good is to use it yourself. However, you can always ask friends for a referral and keep the number for emergencies. I always advise customers to use roadside assistance as the first course of action when they are stranded by the roadside and beware of servicemen in unmarked vehicles if you don’t have roadside assistance and need to use a locksmith.”