Why You Should Always Be Weary of A-1 Locksmiths’ Impostors
At A-1 Locksmith, we are extremely proud of the service that we have offered Dallas-area residents for more than six decades. Our commitment to high-quality work, professionalism, and comprehensive locksmith services has even led the city of Dallas to declare us the best locksmith in the area for the past three years based on votes on CityVoter.com.
And, perhaps because of this success, we have noticed a variety of different locksmith companies emerge over the past years, all using the name A-1 Locksmith to gather business. Naturally, we see this as a sign of flattery, as it seems these companies simply wish to utilize our sterling reputation. However, it is imperative that you beware of other locksmiths who falsely use our name. This may ultimately mean you’ve stumbled upon a dishonest locksmith who doesn’t share the same commitment to excellence as our professionals.
A-1 Locksmith Impostors and Scammers
What are the repercussions of utilizing the services of a locksmith company that falsely represents itself as A-1 Locksmith? In the best case scenario, you could be provided with exceptional service from a small business simply looking to increase its client base. Unfortunately, though, the results could be much worse. For example, less than 10 years ago two firms, one in New York and the other in Colorado, had been operating locksmiths scams throughout the nation, often utilizing the name A-1 Locksmith to lure unsuspecting consumers. These unscrupulous locksmiths would use simple scam tactics, such as demanding higher payments after completing a job, and even ransoming keys when the payment wasn’t made. One client was even the target of harassment after utilizing the services of one of these businesses.
Over the years, both businesses have been the target of both local and federal authorities looking to crack down on locksmith scams. That being said, in the interim multiple other companies may have followed the same path and attempted to use this name to their advantage.
Protecting Yourself from a Locksmith Scam
How, then, can you be sure that you are receiving locksmith services from one of our professionals in the Dallas area, and not from an impostor? Instead of simply picking our name out of the phone book or off an internet search, visit our website and fill out our convenient online form or call us directly at one of our many locations throughout the Dallas area. Within minutes we will have one of our mobile professionals alerted of your situation and on your way; or, if you simply need more information, we will happily answer any questions you may have. And you are always welcome to visit us in person to set up an appointment, obtain replacement keys, or utilize any one of the many services we offer. Upon arrival, you can also look for our vans as the entire fleet is branded A-1 Locksmith.
If you’re in the Dallas area and need a locksmith, don’t put your trust in just anyone. Instead, contact us directly, either online, via phone, or in person to ensure you are receiving the service you deserve.Back to Blog