How to Spot an Automotive Locksmith Scam
At RBM Lock & Key, our goal is to provide locksmith services to keep you safe and secure. This includes providing tips on how to protect yourself from getting scammed by an unscrupulous locksmith scammer. You might think it won’t happen to you, but it is important to be aware of these scams and know how to protect yourself. Keep reading to learn more about how to spot an automotive locksmith scam and how RBM Lock & Key can help.
- They won’t provide a firm estimate
- They don’t have any company identification
- They demand payment in cash
If you look up a locksmith online and call them, you might not be talking to who you think you are. If the person on the other end of the phone answers generically and just says “hello” or “locksmith” when you call and doesn’t state the name of the company, you might be getting duped. This is also the case if they will not provide a firm estimate. Any legitimate locksmith should be able to provide a firm estimate to handle a common issue. Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true as well, such as a quote of $19.99 and up. The “and up” part can end up being hundreds of dollars.
If the person that arrives to handle your job looks like any other Joe Schmo, you might be dealing with a scammer. A legitimate locksmith like RBM Lock & Key will have labeled vehicles, locksmiths wearing company apparel, and be able to provide identification.
If the locksmith that arrives demands to be paid in cash, that is another big red flag. Legitimate locksmith companies should be able to process credit card transactions. Before any work is performed, double-check that you will be able to pay for services via credit card because if there is an issue, you will be able to dispute the charge and potentially get your money back.
If you need automotive locksmith services, contact RBM Lock & Key today!
If you are looking to avoid being scammed by a locksmith scam, the best defense is to already have researched and selected a locksmith before you need one. That is why you should program RBM Lock & Key into your phone now!
We offer the following automotive locksmith services:
- Emergency vehicle or trunk opening
- Car, truck, van, or RV opening
- Extracting broken keys
- Duplication of GM VAT and high-security keys
- Cutting new ignition keys
- Creating transponder chip keys
If you need us, no matter the time of day, we are here to assist with your locksmith needs! Never hesitate to give us a call at 909-980-3448 to learn more, obtain a quote, or request service!
To learn more about the reliable and quality locksmith services that we offer, visit us on the web at RBM Lock & Key.