In part I of how to avoid scam locksmiths in Perth we talked about identifying the locksmith as well as things such as hiring a local locksmith. In part II of how to avoid scam locksmiths in Perth, we will discuss a few more ways to determine if the locksmith is a scam. AMCO Locksmiths offers the following information.

It is essential to be aware of fluctuating bids. If you are quoted a price over the phone and when the locksmith arrives to provide the service they were hired for and they quote a price that is higher than the price you received over the phone, do not let them complete the work. Locksmiths that have the experience to perform the service will know the cost of the service. So, fluctuating bids are a sign of a scam locksmith.

If the service you hired the locksmith for was for a lockout, never allow the locksmith to drill your lock. They should have the knowledge and the equipment to unlock the lock without drilling. Drilling a lock is a much higher cost than a simple lockout, and it is seldom that the lock will require drilling unless the lock is a high-security lock, and even with that, it is unlikely that drilling will be required.

What to ask your local locksmith before hiring the locksmith:      

  • What is your location?
  • If you are hiring the locksmith for a lockout, ask how they will get into the house.
  • Will they need to drill the lock? Ask for the process that they will use.
  • Ask for an upfront estimate. Is there anything that may change the price?
  • Ask for the forms of payment that they accept.
  • Ask for the name of the locksmith that will provide the service you are hiring the company for and if the locksmith is licensed and insured.

Property owners that need a locksmith can have a qualified locksmith on their way to their location to provide residential, commercial or automotive locksmith services with just a call to AMCO Locksmith. We are a local locksmith in Perth that provides affordable rates for all the security solutions and services that we provide. Get quality services at affordable rates. Just give us a call at the number below or complete our online form on our homepage. Call us at 08 9444 2089.