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William Antonio

MedellĂ­n, Colombia

#124 Jan 17, 2008
Hi,

I'm not looking for posts. I need a locksmith located here in New York. Until now I've only found this:

http://www.locksmithnewyorkcity.com/
charlotte white

Woodbridge, VA

#126 Jan 17, 2008
i have noticed in northern virginia yellow pages there are about 55 listing for locksmith 35 of those have different names but all transfer to usa locksmiths. they list addresses that are empty buildings , homes, and occupied building that are not locksmiths. how do you stop this. they are qouting one price over the phone and giving anouther price when they go out.checking the internet for usa locksmiths they see to be in every state ripping people off .what is the next step in stopping this business?
jim white

Woodbridge, VA

#134 Jan 19, 2008
William Antonio wrote:
Hi,
I'm not looking for posts. I need a locksmith located here in New York. Until now I've only found this:
http://www.locksmithnewyorkcity.com/
im a virginia lock and safe tech. my suggestion for best sevice would be to contact aloa or savta per their web sites. both are trade associations. they screen applicants. they can give you a list of local technicians that are known to be legitimate.
Gary Ford

Washington, DC

#144 Jan 31, 2008
Charolle White, 1-31-2008 There is now a Bill that is being passed in Richmond that will stop the Phony locksmiths from being able to advertise without a License number. The Bill is HB-462 if you call your Delegate & Senator and ask them to vote for the Bill. This is how you stop them.
We need your support and all of your friends to pass the Bill.
charlotte white wrote:
i have noticed in northern virginia yellow pages there are about 55 listing for locksmith 35 of those have different names but all transfer to usa locksmiths. they list addresses that are empty buildings , homes, and occupied building that are not locksmiths. how do you stop this. they are qouting one price over the phone and giving anouther price when they go out.checking the internet for usa locksmiths they see to be in every state ripping people off .what is the next step in stopping this business?
Gary Ford

Washington, DC

#171 Apr 3, 2008
Hi, The Virginia Locksmith License Bill passed and was signed into law by the Governor of Virginia. Anyone advertising in Sprinfield Lorton Fairfax Annandale Centreville Alexandria Arlington Kingstowne Sterling Woodbridge Ashburn Chantilly Leesburg Tysons Corner Mclean will now have to include a License number in their ads. If you call out a locksmith that does not present a license do not pay him. Gary Ford President Eastern Safe & Lock, Inc. Lorton, Virginia 22079
Gilles Deacur

Largo, FL

#300 Aug 27, 2008
Hello Charlotte and Jim,

I used to work the Stafford branch (you may remember). I recognize the names. I also know of Gary Ford. I may have met you once or twice without knowing it.

There's a wiki list here you may want to add to:

http://www.locksmithwiki.com/lockwiki/index.p...
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#353 Nov 5, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#354 Nov 6, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#355 Nov 6, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths wrote:
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local /story.aspx?storyid=116806 &catid=8
http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp...
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#356 Nov 6, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#357 Nov 11, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#359 Nov 25, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#360 Dec 15, 2009
Click On Link And View! http://www.aloa.org/pdf/pressroom.pdf
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#361 Dec 31, 2009
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#363 Feb 6, 2010
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#364 Feb 6, 2010
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#365 Feb 6, 2010
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#368 Mar 12, 2010
Scammer Locksmiths

Norwalk, CT

#370 May 3, 2010
KenSFO

Novato, CA

#371 May 10, 2010
I have been following the locksmith/scammer news and events in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as nationally. I have seen somewhat of a decrease in scammer results on GOOGLE, but the ones that do show up in a search are still the same con artists.

It's very telling that when I found this discussion on TOPIX, the page included two advertisements for locksmiths. One of the links directed me to a national call center, aka scammer or boiler room! The other was a NSB (national service broker) and had no local listings in my area.

If you want to find a reputable locksmith or safe technician, avoid the yellow pages, GOOGLE and the online yellow page companies. They are filled with scammers and rip-off artists. It's easy to find reputable businesses by going to the ASSOCIATED LOCKSMITHS OF AMERICA (ALOA) or the SAFE AND VAULT TECHNICIANS ASSOCIATION (SAVTA) sites. Just copy and paste the following links into your browser:

http://www.aloa.org/

http://www.savta.org/

You can also check for reputable and local locksmiths and safe & vault technicians at ClearStar Security Network. It has a yellow pages that you can search by state and city/town which only contains reputable professionals and members of the two professional associations. Here's the URL for the CSN Yellow Pages:

http://www.clearstar.com/yellform.htm

Hope this helps somebody avoid being ripped-off!

Ken Doyle
Professional (legitimate) Safecracker
Advanced Safe & Vault Eng.
Novato, CA
SAVTA MEMBER since 1997
Website: http://www.advancedsafe.com/generic.tpl...

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