Locksmith247service.com a local resource or another scam?
Local resource or another scam?
When one comes across locksmith247service.com while navigating for a locksmith it seems like exactly the type of local resource you would want. The home page yields a clean easy to read list of states which you can click on to reveal “local” locksmiths. The first state which I chose to click on was Massachusetts and the results were extremely disappointing. Any one familiar with locksmiths can see right away that the list of locksmiths on this website is sketchy to say the least. With names that all include phrases like “24/7″, “My Local Locksmiths”, and “ASAP” in combination with the names of cities in Massachusetts this so called “finder” seems like an all in one lead generator for a company.
Upon Closer Inspection…
Could it be possible that these are all legitimate business listings? Sure, let us pretend so. One of the listings in the state of Massachusetts is ASAP Locksmith Watertown MA. When we Google map search the address that is suppose to be associated with ASAP Locksmith Watertown MA we find that 26 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown is actually occupied by Diamond Nails, not the mobile locksmith company which locksmith247service.com claims there to be. Fake addresses have been a huge issue in the locksmith industry and this website which gives the impression that it provides local locksmiths is only feeding unknowing customers into the grips of large scam companies. Customers can always easily avoid scam companies by using discretion and reliable resources like the Better Business Bureau to make sure that they are only dealing with real professionals.
The internet is wild west of the business world right now with regulators and enforces always a step behind these criminals in their new ways to fool customers. You could search nearly endlessly connecting the dots of these local locksmiths which all promote online, with a series of matching phone numbers and web addresses. On example from locksmith finders .com is the phone number for ASAP Locksmith Watertown MA when it is search on a simple Google search you can find that the phone number not only appears on n locksmith247service.com but also many local legitimate business directories in addition to numerous other fake “local” directories. A fake local directory is a website like locksmith247service.com here the website displays multiple names and numbers for different locksmiths, but in the end the phone call all go to the same place.
It is clear that locksmith247service.com is a scam website and should be avoided. luckily for some people looking for locksmiths they have yet to list an of the fake numbers in those states yet. Hopefully some sort of action can be taken to track down and shut down these website which only lead to the rip off of customers and to the destruction of perfectly legitimate local and national businesses. Not all locksmiths are going to try to rip customers off and not all national locksmiths companies should be avoid, but customers need to use their common sense when dealing with a mobile service company. Remember to ask the appropriate questions when calling a locksmith and even if your state foes not require it, ask the technician who arrives for a license. If he does not have a license, choose a different company and do not pay. Always remember that you are the customer and should be treated as one. Until locksmiths and locksmith lead companies like locksmith247service.com can curb their deceptive ways customers will need to be vigilant and The Locksmith Directory will continue to expose those companies who do use deceptive tactics.
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