8 Ways to Spot a Locksmith Scammer in South Ontario

Ways to Spot a Locksmith Scammer

Most often the customers who need a locksmith are in an emergency, and emergency situations tend to attract less-than-wholesome people. In the past decade or so there has been a rise in locksmith scammers who take advantage of these people in desperate need of help. Here are a few ways you can spot a lock con artist.


  1. They don’t have an address on their website or advertisement.
  2. They won’t tell you where their technicians are based or the registered name of the company.
  3. They offer an unrealistically low quote, like $15 or $20. The hidden costs are sure to follow a price like that.
  4. They won’t provide a written estimate before they begin their service.
  5. Their vehicle is unmarked (be sure to get the license plate number).
  6. They only accept cash.
  7. The over-the-phone estimate doesn’t match the site estimate.
  8. They always drill the lock or break down the door.

You’ll know you’ve found a reputable locksmith when you’ve found a company or professional who doesn’t do any of the suspicious actions listed above! To find out more about what a reputable locksmith looks like, contact Affordable Lock Services Inc. in Markham at 905-477-7618 for locksmith services in Scarborough, Markham, and surrounding areas.


Affordable Lock is a locksmith in Markham serving the Greater Toronto Area, including Scarborough, Aurora, North York, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Stouffville. With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on looking after your commercial or residential locksmith needs. Affordable Lock’s showroom in Markham showcases a wide selection of keys, locks and an assortment of other security products for your home or business. Whether you are looking to upgrade your home or business’s security, or solve security issues, Affordable Lock Services Inc. in Markham is here for you! Give us a call today.

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