Don’t fall for new locksmith scams

Working with a reputable locksmith is very important. You don’t want someone who will do a poor job or charge you too much. There are lots of scams to be on the lookout for too. Luckily, we are one of the most reputable locksmiths Northampton has. When you work with us, you can be confident you will receive a great service as well as good value for money.

Common scams

Locksmiths NorthamptonThe first common scam to be aware of is people masquerading as professional locksmiths. Some people will set up a website pretending to be experts. They may even go as far as to steal the logo of another company. However, they may lack the training and experience of a real expert. In addition, they may not have insurance. If you call a locksmith and they can’t prove their credentials or say they need to smash their way into a property, don’t trust them.

Another scam to be aware of is low quotes. Some locksmiths will give you a very cheap quote at first and then start adding extra charges when they get to you. At the end of the day, the final bill can be much bigger. What you want is a clear quote with a list of charges. Never let a locksmith squeeze more money out of you just because you are desperate to unlock a door or fix an issue.

One more thing that can happen is a locksmith will sell you on installing highly secure locks but then supply poor quality generic ones. You should ask to see the locks before installation. That way you can inspect them and check for quality marks such as the BSI kitemark.

Avoiding scams

The key to avoiding scams is to check each locksmith carefully. Look closely at their website and any marketing materials. Ask questions about their skills and experience. Then make sure you can see their ID when they arrive. Never pay for a job upfront and make sure you ask for an invoice and receipt so you have proper records.

Work with the best locksmiths in Northampton

The easiest way to avoid a locksmith scam is to ensure you have the number of a reputable expert handy. That way you don’t need to look for someone and risk finding the wrong person. That is why we recommend that locals save our number so they can call us whenever they need someone. Our service is always professional and we work 24/7 so we can cater for any emergency.

If you have any questions for us, please get in touch. We are happy to help and will showcase exactly why so many people think of us as the best locksmiths Northampton has. Whether you need help for your home or commercial premises, rely on us.