In today’s society, there is a new scam around every corner. It sometimes seems that you have to be cautious in everything you do. While there are many organizations and government offices actively putting in place measures for crime prevention, it often falls to the consumer to just be careful. One new fraud in the market today is locksmith impersonation.
Many crooks have discovered that by posing as a locksmith, they can gain an entrance into homes and businesses. These frauds have been known to plaster communities with fliers and business cards, announcing great deals for locksmith services.
They use cell phones for contact and do not have a city license or insurance. Many will claim to offer emergency locksmith service at a very cheap rate. These shysters come to your home or office and replace your locks. However, they keep a copy of your key and they will ask questions about your routine in order to know when to come back. Then when you least expect it, the thief will come back and steal everything you have.
So, in order to prevent crime or to avoid being a victim, always check your locksmith license and identification. Being active and alert will keep you and your family secured. Look at this video to avoid crime at your home: