Beware; Locksmith Scam is running wild!

Locksmith Scams


MHBrown & Company is aware of, and is very concerned with, the ongoing mis-representation of legitimate locksmith services by certain groups of unscrupulous persons in and around many large cities in the US.

These groups have been posting a large number of phone numbers in both printed and online yellow page directories, many with incorrect addresses, these phony numbers are answered by “boiler room” style answering people who will quote a low price for emergency service, and then dispatch an unqualified person to take care of your locksmith emergency. Some after doing damage or even destroying your locking hardware will then charge you a very inflated price for this unsatisfactory service.

Beware; Locksmith Scam is running wild!

 

by: Jim Newell

A locksmith service scam has been running wild in major cities in the USA for a couple of years, and is now spreading to other areas. Authorities in many states are aware of the problem, however they have not had a lot of luck stamping this out. Continue reading Beware; Locksmith Scam is running wild!

Bump Keys

Bump Keys

MHBrown & Company is aware of the bumping technique of opening locks.  The writer of the following article is correct that this technique can be used to open common door locks. However the necessary skill is not so easy to master, and the ability to obtain the correct bump key or keys is harder than he believes. That being said the risk is real for the vast majority of door locks. Your best defense is to contact us or another professional locksmith, we can recommend and install locks that cannot be by-passed with this method.

By: Cliff Berman
Did you know that your house key could be bought on the Internet, letting criminals of all shapes and sizes into your

Bumping Key

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home anytime they wanted? No, probably not. That s the sort of thing that happens in crime novels, not real life. But the police (and your homeowners insurance) know that all today s criminals have to do is go out on the web and not only do they have access to one of the locksmith community s best secrets, they also have handy how to guides to show them how to get into your home without letting anyone know they ve even been there. Continue reading Bump Keys

Battle With SCAM Locksmiths

MHBrown & Company is aware of, and is very concerned with, the ongoing mis-representation of legitimate locksmith services by certain groups of unscrupulous persons in and around many large cities in the US.

These groups have been posting THOUSANDS of phone numbers in both printed and online yellow page directories, many with incorrect addresses, these phony numbers are answered by “boiler room” style answering people who will quote a low price for emergency service, and then dispatch an unqualified person to take care of your locksmith emergency. Some after doing damage or even destroying your locking hardware will then charge you a very inflated price for this unsatisfactory service. Continue reading Battle With SCAM Locksmiths