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Hiring a Locksmith? Be Aware of These Common Scams

Imagine arriving home late one evening after countless hours of traveling. You are exhausted and hungry and want nothing more than to abandon your suitcase, still packed, by the front door and melt into your cozy bed for the first time in days.
You reach for your housekeyand… it isn’t in your pocket. You frantically search the car and rummage through your bags but to no avail. The best you can remember is that the key is somewhere miles away, back in your hotel room, and now you are stuck outside with no way in.

Google's Fake Locksmith Problem

Google’s Fake Locksmith Problem Once Again Hits The New York Times

Google's local results algorithm has not fixed the fake listing problem from five years ago.  Almost five years since the New York Times profiled the issue with Google’s local results and locksmiths, the newspaper published a fresh story around the issue this weekend.The story is called Fake Online Locksmiths May Be Out to Pick Your Pocket, Too. It goes through how local locksmiths are locked out of the local results because of all the fake, call-center-based locksmiths that are hacked into the Google local results.

Avoiding Locksmith Scams in Our Area

Please watch this important report to avoid being scammed. One of the companies listed in this report is in our Jackson Metro area. Rest assured that we ALWAYS give upfront pricing and we do NOT sell items to you that are not necessary or provide services that you do not need. If you cannot get a straight answer from your locksmith or the person that schedules your service, do NOT accept or schedule their services.  We will always give you honest and friendly service because your satisfaction is our number one concern.

Buy Experiences, Not Things

Buy experiences not things. Great article on why we are better off without all the "stuff."

Don't be scammed by a locksmith

Don't be scammed by a locksmith

At Dill's Lock & Key, we care about our customers. Please read the following to protect yourself from scammers.

Research carefully before hiring a locksmith for your car or home
Published: May 21, 2014 by Anthony Giorgianni
http://www.consumerreports.org

What are you going to do if you lock yourself out of your car?
You've locked yourself out of your car or your home, so you call a locksmith, perhaps the one you find in a phone book or online. But don't be so quick.

Dill’s Lock & Key, LLC Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Dill’s Lock & Key, LLC Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
 
Dill’s Lock & Key, LLC has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.
 
“We are honored to be chosen.  We thank our customers for this honor.”
 
“Only about 5 percent of the companies Dill’s Lock & Key, LLC competes within the Jackson Metro Area, Mississippi, are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks.

Basic Door Locks

Basic Door Locksby HomeAdvisor

24 hour emergency locksmith
The level of security a lockset offers depends on its construction. Any type with only a key in the knob or handle is only marginally secure; a burglar can easily foil it. For more security, a deadbolt should be installed with at least a one-inch throw-which means it should extend a minimum of one inch beyond the door's edge and be made of case-hardened steel.The key to getting the most out of your visit from a locksmith is understanding the different types of locks that you need to install or repair ahead of time.

Back to School Time!

It's that time of year.  We can't believe it is here already.  We hope that you have a great year!

How to make sure your locksmith is reputable

Keys to hiring a reputable locksmith: 
 
If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your car or home, you know what a hassle it can be. Your first thought is to get someone to help you out of your situation. If a family member or friend can’t deliver a spare set of keys, your next call might be to a local locksmith. But before you make that call, consider this: According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, some locksmiths advertising in your local telephone book may not be local at all. They may not have professional training. What’s more, some of them may use intimidating tactics and overcharge you.

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