DFW Locksmith Talks about Scams

Posted on October 29, 2010 by Jaece Hogue

The sinking economy isn’t the only obstacle for A-1 DFW Locksmith; what’s more challenging is that scam artists are stealing customers.

This is continuing problem for many LEGITIMATE DFW locksmith companies. Many hear the rumors and turn to the internet for clarity. What a number of locksmiths have found is that their address pops up just fine; however, usually there is a phony 800 number beside their name. These DFW locksmith businesses are in shock to find this information. Curiosity gets the best of the Dallas locksmith and they venture to call the number only to get an operator of a call center looking to dispatch a locksmith in his area.

This call center is not associatedwith the business.

Basically, these call centers, or locksmith brokers, are stealing business; they are gouging the consumer for as much money as they can.

Many locksmiths have had calls from consumers to complain that the reputable DFW locksmith company ripped them off when in reality it was the scam company.

Normally when the 800 number is tracked, it is found to be connected to an assortment of other locksmiths in Canada, Florida, New York and Maryland;this is far from being a local business.

This type of scam has become so widespread over the course of the last few years although, it is hard to track down who exactly is behind this locksmith scam.

A-1 DFW Locksmith has been in business for more than half a century. They are a local locksmith for the Dallas/Fort Worth/Plano area and they have no 800 number; when you call, you get a real, local person to field your call and get you the help you need when you need it.

A-1Locksmith has the following suggestions for those needing DFW locksmith services:

  • Check out the perspective business with the Better Business Bureau or RipOff Report
  • Do NOT call 800 numbers; most local locksmiths have local numbers
  • Search for a GOOD locksmith before you need one; put the number in your cell phone
  • Find a DFW locksmith with a local shop or office so you have a place to if there is a problem

For all of your Dallas locksmiths needs, call A-1 at (972) 284-7500 for the call center or for Emergency service, call (972) 284-7516. A-1 Locksmith offers competitive pricing and years of experience and is a name you CAN trust.

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