95% of Online Ads for locksmiths are Scammers

Most ads will say they charger $10-20 but end up charging hundreds. Only 15 states require locksmiths to be licensed.

Types of scams

  • Identity theft – some bad people will steal and use your credit card information
  • Bait & Switch – they quote $10-15 and then they’ll tell you the job is more complicated
  • Cash only – scammers limit their payment methods to cash only so you can’t charge back or dispute
  • Destruction – some locksmiths will purposefully destroy locks so they can sell you new equipment
  • Duplicate keys – bad actors will make key copies of your home or locks and break in later

Watch out for:

  • Unreasonable low prices in ads
  • Negative online reviews
  • Foreign language answering services
  • Unmarked vehicles and no name tags
  • Destroys locks
  • Only accepts cash or cash upfront

Check out our online reviews on Google and Yelp for a reliable detroit locksmith.