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WARNING WHEN CALLING A LOCKSMITH
There have been numerous complaints regarding locksmiths who aren’t
upfront about their fees. Customers have complained that the price
quoted is lower than what is actually charged.
While there are legitimate locksmith businesses, consumers should be mindful of pricing gimmicks that can trick them into spending more.
Be warry of fake locksmiths using phony websites to profit from desperate motorists and residents.
Here’s how it works: When a person is locked out they go online and search “locksmith” in their service area. Often times they come across as a legitimate looking website offering a small fee to unlock a door. But when the locksmith shows up, they claim the job is bigger than initially thought and end up charging much more than originally agreed upon. In some cases, the “locksmith” isn’t properly trained and ends up damaging the door.
Look out for these red flags, when hiring a locksmith:
Dispatcher is vague. It is recommended to ask the locksmith controller the name of the company and its location. Scammers will use generic phrases without actually naming the company.
Ask the company if they have a registered business.
Open ended prices. Beware if the locksmith is offering a fee for “£40 and upwards.” It is very rare to pay the lowest price. Ask the locksmith for the final service fee. Don’t feel pressured to
pay if you aren’t satisfied with the cost.
Doesn’t look the part. You can typically spot a fake locksmith if they arrive without proper identification or in an unmarked vehicle.
Check with MLA to find a trustworthy locksmith company. Anyone who believes they may be a victim of a locksmith scam can report the incident to the Master Locksmith Association.
This is a General WARNING, when contacting a Locksmith to undertake a Lock Opening or Lock Fitting.
Here at North London Locksmith we hear of many stories where customers of Locksmiths have been charged excessive amounts of money, for undertaking work which should have been done for a far less amount.
For instance you call a Locksmith which has been found in a Yellow Pages or On Line, who quotes you a price of say £50.00 to open a lock, he then comes out and opens the lock, probably by drilling or some other forced entry method, then charges an astronomic amount to replace it, or adds extras on your bill which were not quoted for, your £50.00 charge can then go up to hundreds of pounds.
Freephone:- 0800 136 481
If you need any information on our North London Services or our 24 Hour Locksmith Service or any other Service.... Or would like advice on locks or keys...Please telephone for FREE on the above number or our North London Locksmith Ltd. office on:-
0208 800 6041
or email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Where a member of our Locksmith team, will be happy to help you.
PLease!! Heed this WARNING, we have heard of so much overcharging for work that is shoddy and sometimes not even finished.
North London Locksmiths Ltd. is an established registered Company, who have been based at our Locksmith Shop Premises for more than 35 years at
79 GRAND PARADE
0208 800 6041
At our Locksmith Shop we offer a full Traditional Locksmith Service, which entails REPAIRING LOCKS.....MAKING KEYS TO LOCKS.....SELLING LOCKS.....FITTING LOCKS.
We are also Company Members of
Here at North London Locksmiths Ltd. when our office give a quote for an opening or fitting, you will not be charged any extra, even if we have to replace a lock, apart from the extra cost of parts at a fair retail price
Our Carpenters and Locksmithsoffer a fast efficient Service 24 Hours a day.
AT A FAIR PRICE.
ALL NEW LOCKS FITTED BY OUR COMPANY COME WITH OUR NO QUIBBLE GUARANTEE.
When calling a Locksmith out to open or replace a UPVC door lock, there is no need to replace the whole door and nine times out of ten, if anything needs replacing, it is only the gear box or cylinder.
If we have to replace the whole lock, the most you would have to pay, with North London Locksmiths Ltd. would be approximately £275.00 this would include, the original service charge, new complete lock, handles as well as a new cylinder.
Not hundreds and hundreds of pounds.
(Subject to you living in the North London area).
If you would like a quote, for any Lock Fitting or Lock Opening, please fill in the form below or telephone our office on 0208 800 6041.
Where a member of our Locksmith team will be happy to help you.