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Consumer Alert


  Avoid Locksmith Scams Bait & Switch

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FTC, BBB & ALOA Warns of Nationwide Locksmith Swindle

FTC, The Real Sandy Springs Locksmith

Federal Trade Commission - FTC urges consumers to use caution when seeking a locksmith - "when local is long distance".
Consider this scenario: A company far away from your town chooses a name for its business that is very similar to the name used by a local locksmith. The company advertises in the phone book or on the Web using a local telephone number and local address (sometimes 30 or more separate listings in a single phone book) with different names. When you call any of these numbers, you're actually connected to a call center in a distant city where operators dispatch untrained individuals to do the job. What's more, there's no locksmith shop at the address listed or the address belongs to another established business.

What's the best way to pick a reputable locksmith? Consider researching locksmiths before you need one, the same way you would a plumber, electrician, or other professional.

Once you've found a reputable locksmith, keep the company's name and contact information in your wallet and address book at home or at work. You also many want to program this information into your home and cell phones. This can save you time and trouble the next time you need these services.

BBB Accredited Business, The Real Sandy Springs Locksmith

Better Business Bureau (BBB) - "You May Have Been A Victim And Not Even Know It"
Beware of untrustworthy locksmith companies that are ripping off consumers across the country. Victim complaints to BBB reveal that several locksmith companies, using similar methods, are significantly overcharging consumers and charging consumers for unnecessary services.

Consumers are quoted reasonable price over the phone but when the locksmith arrives - typically in an unmarked vehicle - he demands significantly more money than originally quoted, often only accepting cash.

"We found that some locksmiths have made taking advantage of consumers misfortune a part of their business model. These companies are very good at posing as trustworthy local locksmiths." Said Steve Cox BB spokesperson.

Locksmiths You Can Trust, The Real Sandy Springs Locksmith

Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) - Legislate Manager Time McMullen JD, CAE Legislative Manager stated that of the "280,000 people a day that call a locksmith, (80%) 225,000 reach a phony locksmith and don't realize it until too late."
"The out of state operations they unknowingly reach are set up solely to defraud consumers."

"They purposely manipulate phone book and internet listings to make their companies seem like neighborhood business."

Example of “the most typical scam” identified by all the above organizations and agencies:

You are locked out of your home, car or business. You look for a locksmith to help you out. (Most people tend to call the locksmith with the biggest or local looking ad thinking that they should be reliable). In fact many of these (not all) are placed by the very people who are offering a bait and switch scam. You are quoted a very low price over the phone.

A locksmith who quotes you $29.00 to come out and “diagnose” the problem is a big warning sign. There is absolutely no reason to have an unlocking service “diagnosed”. In fact most locks can be picked open by a professional locksmith in a matter of several minutes. There may be special tools used to gain access to a lock release mechanism. But don’t let them drill the lock this is rarely necessary. Realistically, since it costs any company more than $29.00 to dispatch a professional locksmith, a lowball quote can only be assumed to be “bait and switch”.

If you can’t get a flat, bottom-line price on what an unlocking or any other locksmith service would cost on the phone, hang up and find a reputable locksmith that will. This should absolutely be all you will pay after the job is completed. If you wind up with a questionable locksmith at your home, business or car, don’t let them proceed. You will probably wind up paying 3-10 times more overall than you should!

OUR SECURITY SOLUTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST OF METRO ATLANTA -
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Acworth
Alpharetta
Alpharetta Athletic Country Club
Ashford Park
Atlanta – Downtown
Atlanta - Midtown
Atlanta – North
Atlanta Athletic Country Club
Atlanta Country Club
Atlanta National Country Club
Atlantic Station
Austell
Avondale Estates
Berkley Lake
Briarcliff
Brookfield Country Club
Brookhaven
Brookwood Hills
Buckhead
Buford
Canton
Chamblee
Champion Country Club
Chastain
Chattahoochee Hills
Chattahoochee Plantation
Cherokee County
Cobb
College Park
Country Club of the South
Crabapple

Cumming
Decatur
Dekalb
Doraville
Druid Hills
Duluth
Dunwoody
Dunwoody Country Club
East Point
Embry Hills
Emory
Executive Park
Flowery Branch
Forest Park
Fulton
Gainesville
Garden Hills
Grant Park
Hapeville
Hickory Flat
Holly Springs
Horseshoe Bend Country Club
Inman Park
Johns Creek
Kennesaw
Lakeside
Lavista Hills
Lawrenceville
Lenox
Little Five Points
Mableton

Marietta
Milton
Mountain Park
Morningside
Norcross
North Decatur
North Point
Northlake
Peachtree Hills
Peachtree Corners
Perimeter Corners
Phipps Plaza
Powder Springs
Roswell
Sandy Plains
Sandy Springs
Smyrna
St. Ives Country Club
St. Marlo Country Club
Sugar Hill
Sugar Loaf Country Club
Suwanee
Tucker
Underwood Hills
Vinings
Virginia-Highland
Vista Grove
White Columns Country Club
Willow Springs Country Club
Windward Country Club
Woodstock

IN ADDITION, WE SERVICE THE REST OF GEORGIA & SOUTHEAST U.S.
SPECIFICALLY FOR HIGH SECURITY KEYS & LOCKS, SAFE ROOMS, VAULTS, PANIC ROOMS & SECURITY SCREENS.

TO AVOID COPYCATS AND BE REAL SECURE
CALL THE EXPERTS AT SANDY SPRINGS LOCKSMITH®
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