Four Tips to Avoid Locksmith Scams in Singapore

Locksmith scamming cases have been on the rise with auto and homeowners highly vulnerable whenever they are in emergency situations and need immediate help. Being locked out of your home, or your car is something that will not only ruin your day but also frustrate you to the core and forces you to search for help from any available locksmith. Many people will search online for a reputable locksmith company for their emergencies without considering the possibility of hiring a fake locksmith company that imitates legitimate local locksmith. Q large number of fake locksmiths cannot manage to operate a registered shop and will function from an out of state call center with untrained personnel as their locksmith professionals. Following these four tips will prevent you from hiring an unskilled or scammer locksmith to resolve your locked-out problems.

  1. Always check and confirm locksmith Identification Document and licensure

The first thing you should do whenever the locksmith you have requested arrives is to ask for their identification documents as well as the locksmith license to verify their authentication. Any legitimate locksmith company is Singapore should have an identification document and license as it’s a requirement during company registration. Furthermore, a certified locksmith company should also ask your verification documents to establish you are the real owner of the vehicle or house they are unlocking or changing locks.  Always be careful with locksmith companies who appear in unmarked and unbranded vehicles.

  1. Look for a genuinely local locksmith

Conducting a thorough search of a locksmith company gives you the best odds to determine if they are trustworthy. Search the company’s details including phone numbers to determine their validity. You can also contact them and inquire in detail about their services and their validation. Additionally, you can also check their customer reviews on their websites or other online platforms like social media pages. Trustworthy companies like LS Locksmith Singapore utilizes local Singapore phone numbers as their primary contact numbers and have positive customer’s reviews which showcase their previous successful works. Only consider hiring locksmith companies that will provide legal business names and specific online addresses.

  1. Demand for a cost estimate before real work

Always ensure you get the job estimate before commencing of any locksmith service even if you are in an emergency situation. Never hire locksmith companies that do not provide a job estimate as most of them are fake with little or no information about locksmith services. Most fake locksmith companies will quote low prices when starting the work to bait their clients through the low prices and later increase the prices claiming the work was more difficult and complicated. Professional locksmith companies such as LS locksmith Singapore will provide a cost estimate for your job and only demand to be paid what they estimated even if the task was complicated.

  1. Ask questions to inquire about additional charges and interrogate your locksmith

Most unqualified and scam locksmith companies tend to charge huge amounts for emergencies and mileage. Inquiring about such extra charges before agreeing on the work to be done will help you gauge a real locksmith company from a fake one out there to scam you. Most fake locksmith tend to avoid interrogation and may hang up once you start asking about their location, the services they offer, how they will replace you lock, their mode of payment and if you request for a cost estimate.

Being locked out of your home, your business or your car is a frustrating and annoying ordeal that will surely spoil your day and your moods. You don’t want to get even more frustrated and annoyed by hiring a fake locksmith to fix you locksmith services. Stay awake and follow the above tips to avoid being the next target for locksmith scammers. Always seek the services of professional and certified locksmith companies such as LS locksmith Singapore.

More Than 100 Honest Reviews from Our Clients

Zigmund Camacho
Zigmund Camacho
12:53 21 Jan 19
Fast response. Good service. Good communication. Reasonable price.
sandhya swaroopa
sandhya swaroopa
15:02 14 Jan 19
It was quite quick, clean and reliable. Arrived promptly too.👍
James Maylam
James Maylam
00:38 10 Jan 19
Excellent service. Responded very quickly to my request. David arrived on time and did a fast and professional job. Very happy with the new lock.
vicu ralphs
vicu ralphs
07:20 05 Jan 19
Jimmy & David responded very fast. David did a very good job, he explained everything clearly & replaced the lock in just a few minutes. Definitely i will recommend David & Jimmy to my friends & family. Thank you 😀
lee kenny
lee kenny
03:13 03 Jan 19
He came very quickly. Opened my door and also changed my lock. Very thankful that we google and found him👍👍very good friendly
Fad Followill
Fad Followill
07:22 22 Dec 18
Your services are top notch. Fast, reliable and efficient. Definitely would recommend to others 👍👍👍
Khairunnisa Hatta
Khairunnisa Hatta
07:01 21 Dec 18
Good service. And very fast.. 👌🏼 i was quite surprised he came early and fix it.. i am very satisfied 👏🏼
Syafiza Shahrin
Syafiza Shahrin
13:12 25 Nov 18
Thank you for your service. It was efficient and reliable. Really appreciate it. Would definitely contact again if I have any problems in the future.
Mavic Javier
Mavic Javier
03:01 13 Nov 18
The guys is very nice and accommodating to all my enquiries. He came as quick as possible. Very efficient!
S Ahmad Shazaly
S Ahmad Shazaly
07:31 11 Nov 18
Service was fast and good. The guy was very polite.. Thumbs up!
Tan Ben
Tan Ben
14:03 05 Nov 18
Fast and efficient. Trust worth and highly recommended locksmith! Price is reasonable compared to others. 👍
Khairyani Khair
Khairyani Khair
13:01 04 Nov 18
Really love how fast and efficient the service was! Took the locksmith less than 5 minutes! So skilled and he came prepared. I regretted stressing so much about my locked door, I should’ve called earlier. Excellent service rendered 👏🏻👍🏻
faridah abu bakar
faridah abu bakar
06:38 26 Oct 18
Everything went great and the procedure was fast. It took less than a minute for them to unlock my bedroom door.
Fang Fang
Fang Fang
12:18 14 Oct 18
Fast and efficient service, arrived in my house in 30 minutes and finished unlocking the door in 1 minutes time. I am glad that I am still able to use this door lock after unlocking the door lock. Really recommend for emergency door-unlocking.
Francis Lim
Francis Lim
02:18 12 Oct 18
Great job!! Arrived on time for unlocking 2 locked doors. Fast and efficient with great professionalism. Excellent effort. Keep up the good work! Definitely will engage your service again. Thank you.
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