Recently North Carolina news reports warned Midwesterners and the Nation about the Locksmith impersonation scam which has been plaguing the state. The scam involves someone who impersonates a professional locksmith often times using the name of a reputable company unbeknownst to the actual company or the costumer.
According to the better business bureau the scam involves a costumer being quoted an extremely low price for a locksmith service over the phone and then once the locksmith procedure is completed the scammer charges a skyrocketed price.
Additionally the BBB says that if the costumer does not pay the scammer will threaten them until the victim ends up having to pay.
In a statement from Mallory Wojciechowski, President and CEO of the BBB serving North Carolina stated; “It is important for consumers to be prepared ahead of time, keep the telephone number of a reputable locksmith on hand before an emergency occurs and check to make sure the locksmith you are using is a BBB Accredited Business.”
Also it is a good idea to ask the company about their license to ensure that the company is actual licensed and who they say they are.
To learn more about how to tell if your Locksmith is who they say they are, check out the Buyer Beware page at http://www.candslockandsecurity.com/ ; and if you are in need of a Locksmith in Tucson make sure to contact the licensed and bonded member of the BBB, C & S Lock & Security!