Fighting the scammers
My name is Keith – Owner of Oak Ridge Locksmith. I’ve worked here since 1989 and our industry has seen a lot of challenges. In fact, it’s facing it’s biggest challenge ever…untrained and unqualified locksmiths.
Historically they’ve been a problem out west, but unfortunately, unlicensed locksmiths are right here in our area.
Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) recommends storing the phone number of a trusted locksmith BEFORE you need one, by keeping their number in your phone. Ours is: 865-482-5773.
Remember, when searching a locksmith online, using Google, you’re actually contacting the small name listed in GREEN at the bottom of the ad….not necessarily the title of the ad.
When hiring a locksmith, it’s a good idea to remember these tips:
- Pay by credit card to protect yourself.
- Beware of “companies” demanding cash only.
The vast majority of locksmith businesses in the country are still “mom & pop” shops. If you’ve called for a locksmith and reached a call center, it’s a pretty good bet that you’ve reached a locksmith from out of state, that’s potentially a scammer.
We’ll do everything we can to make your experience as easy as possible. Feel free to stop in to speak directly with me at anytime and I’d be happy to personally assist you. Please accept my SINCERE THANK YOU, for choosing Oak Ridge Locksmith to handle your security needs!
Keith K. – Owner