FTC Consumer Alert

FTC Consumer Alert Federal Trade Commission • Bureau of Consumer Protection • Division of Consumer & Business Education The Keys to Hiring a Reputable Locksmith If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your car or home, you know what a hassle it can be. Your first...

BEWARE LOCKOUT SCAM!

Some dishonest locksmiths out there will rip you off in your time of need. Many will quote a low price, usually $39.99 or $29.99 for lockout service. What they don’t tell you is that charge is only for the SERVICE CALL. They will charge you an additional $100 or...

Who’s Got Keys to Your Home?

We get many calls from new homeowners wanting to ensure the safety of their family and belongings. In one instance, a new homeowner returned to find a contractor in her kitchen – weeks after the closing on her home. She was under the assumption that the general...

ABC News: Nationwide ‘Locksmith Scam,’

About 250,000 Americans make emergency calls to locksmiths daily, according to Associated Locksmiths of America. The panicky feeling they get once they realize they’ve locked themselves out of their homes or cars may soon be replaced by anger, though, because...