Recently I had the chance to talk to the awesome Robbie Richards at Mr. Rekey in Austin, TX. He shared with me this infographic he created to shed some light on a problem that most of us aren’t even aware of: locksmith scams. Luckily, I’ve never experienced anything like this, but it is so important as consumers for us to know the risks whenever we hire someone. I found this graphic to be super informative and I hope you will, too.
Here’s what Robbie himself has to say about locksmith scams, and his infographic below:
“Nothing is more frustrating than being locked out of your house or business. Turning to Google for a good locksmith, and choosing the first one on the results page, just might be the riskiest choice you make in your frantic state.
“Each month the Better Business Bureau receives complaints in mass quantities regarding locksmiths, and being scammed or robbed later. Locksmith scammers routinely overcharge, make duplicate keys to rob their clients later. Mr. Rekey luckily understands the risk that comes with looking for a locksmith and has created the Locksmith Scam Survival Guide.
“The Mr. Rekey Locksmith Scam Survival Guide breaks down types of locksmith scams, how they work, how to identify the warning signs.”
So if you’re in the Austin area, be sure to give Robbie a call if you’re ever locked out. And good news for us in Portland, there’s a Mr. Rekey here, too!