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Avoid locksmith scams

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Let's say it is the weekend, you might be out for a little fun; but end up locking yourself out of your car or home. Do not just call any locksmith or else you risk being scammed.

The Better Business Bureau suggests…

  • Asking a lot of questions. It is as simple as that. Get an estimate before the work even begins. And that on-site estimate better match what was quote on the phone.
  • Look for identification. Legit locksmiths will show up in a marked vehicle and provide ID.
  • Get an invoice. If you have to dispute any work later, you will have proof of what was done. Include parts, labor, mileage, service charges, as well as the business name and address.
  • Always inquire about insurance. If anything is ruined during the repair, their insurance will cover losses.
  • Pay with a credit card. It is going to be your best option, as most cards have built-in fraud protection.

Click here for a list of accredited locksmiths in Atlanta.


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