Locksmith Near Me Coquitlam

Locksmith Near Me Coquitlam

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam

Need professional locksmith advice? Call Mr. Locksmith now and book your appointment.

Need your lock re-keyed or need house lockout services in Coquitlam? We’re here for you!

Call 24 Hour Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam whenever you need locksmith service. We are available 24 hours a day!

Our services include:

* Lock change services

* Home unlock services
* 24 Hour locksmith service
Lock rekey services
* Master key systems
* Lock repair
Mailbox lock and keys
* High security lock installation

And much more!

We cover every corner of Coquitlam with locksmith services. If you have an issue with your locks or keys, don’t wait any longer and call Mr. Locksmith Vancouver or book your appointment online now.

Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam 604-239-0882

Why choose Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam? Locked out? Need keys? If you need a lock change or a locks re-key, Mr. Locksmith is here to help you when you have a home security issue. We are your 24-hour emergency locksmith. Whether you need just new keys or a new high security deadbolt installed, we have you covered. There’s no such thing as a $15 or $25 locksmith. Don’t be scammed by unlicensed online scammer locksmiths. Our Mr. Locksmiths are BC licensed, bonded, and insured. Need professional locksmith advice? Call Mr. Locksmith now and book your appointment. We are available 24 hours a day. Our services include lock change services, home unlock services, 24-hour locksmith service, lock re-key services, master key systems, lock repaired. Lost your keys to your mailbox? We can make keys, high security lock installation, and much more.

We cover every corner of your city with locksmith services. If you have an issue with your locks or keys, don’t wait any longer and call Mr. Locksmith or book your appointment online now.

Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam is a locally owned and operated establishment. We provide professional locksmithing & security services in Coquitlam, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. Mr. Locksmith offers round the clock locksmith services to Tri-Cities Residents. We are a family owned and operated business that has been running over 10 years and we have fleet trucks ready to assist you when you need us. You can talk to any of the locksmiths about your problem at any hour of the day or night.

Our emergency locksmiths are here 24 hours to solve your problem. Whether it is simply to get you into your house or car – or to repair or replace your locks – we’ll be there whether it is 3 in the afternoon or 3 in the morning!

We can help you with the following situations:

Lost your home keys – We will unlock your door and cut new keys.
Locked yourself out – We will let you back in.
Your home has been broken into – We will repair or replace your door and locks.
Cannot open you safe – We can open it in no time.
Automotive Locksmith Coquitlam, Lost your car keys.
Locked keys in your car or trunk.
Residential locksmith services.
We offer a wide range of products and services to provide our customers with complete security and satisfaction guaranteed.

– High-Security Locks, Bump-Resistant Locks
– Rekeying locks
– Mailbox Locks and keys
– Burglary Safes
– Patio Locks

Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam 604-239-0983

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates President & CEO of Mr. Locksmith and Mr. Prolock Inc. and is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with over 25 years of Locksmith experience and has a BA (Honours) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

Mr. Locksmith Coquitlam

 

 

Teaching My Daughter How To Become A Locksmith – Take Your Kids To Work Day

Does your son or daughter want to become a locksmith? My daughter, Hazel is a highly intelligent girl with many skills so I asked my daughter Hazel to join me and learn skills such as how to pick a lock and how to cut a key for “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”

Picking a lock does require skill, but they are skills you can learn with practice. I do teach the same skills I’ve taught Hazel, and additional locksmithing skills over at my 1-day classes and 4-day classes available at MrLocksmithTraining.com.

What I find amusing is if a teenager is able to pick a lock in seconds with basic instructions, why do many locksmiths have issues with picking basic locks and go straight to drilling it? Locksmith training is available from myself at MrLocksmithTraining.com in Canada, the USA and Asia.

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

Mr. Locksmith Port Moody 604-239-0983

Mr. Locksmith Port Moody 604-239-0983
Why choose Mr. Locksmith Port Moody? Locked out? Need keys? If you need a lock change or a locks re-key, Mr. Locksmith is here to help you when you have a home security issue. We are your 24-hour emergency locksmith. Whether you need just new keys or a new high security deadbolt installed, we have you covered. There’s no such thing as a $15 or $25 locksmith. Don’t be scammed by unlicensed online scammer locksmiths. Our Mr. Locksmiths are BC licensed, bonded, and insured. Need professional locksmith advice? Call Mr. Locksmith now and book your appointment. We are available 24 hours a day. Our services include lock change services, home unlock services, 24-hour locksmith service, lock re-key services, master key systems, lock repaired. Lost your keys to your mailbox? We can make keys, high security lock installation, and much more.

We cover every corner of your city with locksmith services. If you have an issue with your locks or keys, don’t wait any longer and call Mr. Locksmith Port Moody or book your appointment online now.
Mr. Locksmith Port Moody 604-239-0983
For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training
For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/
Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.
https://mrlocksmithvancouver.com/about-terry-whin-yates/

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

My favorite Lab pin kit for the locksmith service vehicle is the Lab Dur X Semi Pro Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

DUR-X Semi-Pro Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

LDKU3
– .003 Increments
– 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size 115L
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Lightweight and made of super tough polyethylene
– Triple latches with double snap protection
– Center lid carrying handle
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– 50 pins per pocket, 100 springs per pocket
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 22-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ x 3″

To purchase the LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox is the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox. I have a large Lab Pin Kit in my Locksmith Service Vehicle and I carry the Lab Mini Kit to the job site for small rekeying jobs.

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

Mini Universal Rekeying Kit .003 LMK003:
– .003 Increments
– 81 Sizes
– Masters: .024 – .090
– Drivers: .093 – .235
– Bottoms: .156 – .354
– 115L Cylinder Springs
– Pins per pocket (size dependent)
– Tops: 18 – 80 per pocket
– Bottoms: 18 – 35 per pocket

Mr. Locksmith Mini Lab Kit 003

Description:
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 8″x6″x11/16″

To purchase the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

I use this Lab Pin Kit for my Locksmith Shop and Hands-On Locksmith Training Class so people can refill their pin kits.

Super Wedge Pro Universal Rekeying Kits with drawer
– EPD003
– .003 Increments
– Accommodates 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Large slide out tool drawer
– Special holder in tool drawer to accommodate the LAB Pin Block – – LBP001 (Sold Separately)
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Dual-View Pin Tray
– Color Passport Pin Chart®
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– 72 Pins Per Pocket
– 100 Springs 115L
– Dimensions: 21″ x 7-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ front x 5-3/4″ back

LAB Pro Super Wedge Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather

Let’s talk about something that’s a little different today. Boots.

As locksmiths, we put in a lot of hours and so we’re constantly on our feet. We’re on our feet in all sorts of weather. Today we’re going talk about my 5.11 boots that I wear all the time. The 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boot. They’re water resistant. I promise, these boots are water proof because I’ve been in water in them and I still got my feet dry. These boots are over five years old. And I use them daily. I have two pairs of these boots, as I alternate them. I had to put in some inserts. They just seems to make your feet feel better. And they are super-comfortable.

Two of my 5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather

I was heading to the Philippines and that place is hot and humid. It’s absolutely terrible on the feet. I’m not a flip flop person, because I like my feet protected so I can’t walk around with flip flops. These 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boots are meant for hot, humid, even desert environments. I wore these for almost ten weeks straight. Every single day, in the jungle, on the water, heading to little islands (if you saw, I was in McArthur Park where general McArthur landed). I went up the hill (a bunch of hills where they had to attack bunkers, Japanese-held bunkers). This 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boot what I had on my feet. Although I didn’t see any snakes, there’s lots of snakes there that are bad. But it was so hot, and these were absolutely fantastic. I wore them and so I thought next time I go down to Florida, Texas, I’m gonna be wearing these. These are my go-to boots now in the summer time. They’ve got this antibacterial stuff, and all sorts of bits and pieces. You can read about it online. These were super comfortable. I definitely recommend this. I’m heading back to Asia and I’m wearing these. I bought a second pair. I always like to alternate my shoes, so I’ll have these again, because they’re FANTASTIC.

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather 2

However, I think the only downside, when I jumped off of a boat into the salt water, I got both wet, and it didn’t take that. It took probably about four hours in the sun to dry ’em out. And it kinda pissed me off a little bit. It means that it’s not meant to go in the water. You’re gonna get wet feet if you do that. Nevertheless, for 99% of what I did, these were absolutely fantastic. The water resistance might not  be that good but, they’re so comfortable I don’t wanna add anything to them. So, if anybody has any good ideas on a boot that’s good for super hot, humid, almost desert-y jungle conditions, that has some water resistance, I’d be really interested in knowing because that’s the only downside of these boots. Other than that, 99.9% absolutely fantastic. Super super comfortable. I liked it so much that I bought a second pair. And again, this is different and nothing to do with locksmithing, but we gotta have comfortable feet. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also visit my website and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. As well as my covert methods of entry and my non-destructive methods of entry.

Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

New Westminster Locksmith Main: (604) 259-2522

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive Locksmith: (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

Top 3 Screwdrivers for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Video

Top 3 Screwdrivers for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Video

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

My top 3 Screwdrivers

Let us talk about three of the must have tools you have to have for your locksmith kit. Every one locksmith must have these three tools: Megapro set, Hex set, and the Tamperproof kit.

The Megapro set

The Megapro set – this is the original and inside it it has the flatheads, the Robinsons, the Phillips and some torques. That is absolutely fantastic. It’s a go-to tool. It’s always there, it’s got the tools.

The next one on my kit – the Hex set.

The Hex set

The Hex set – It’s got all the basic or the most popular sizes in it. You have to have this  screwdriver if you’re a locksmith because so many times you’ve misplaced your Allen keys. This is, a must have, fantastic tool. Especially we’re getting a lot of European made locks out there. you still need complete Allen key sets, but you can just grab this and 90% of the time, if not more, this will do the trick.

The other one is the Tamperproof kit.

The Tamperproof set

Tamperproof kit – This is the MegaPro. What it is, it’s for taking out the tamper-proof screws. It’s got all the most popular tamperproofs and torques an dthe flatheads with the holes inside. It is really, really cool.

So these are the three must have tools for everybody. You gotta have these in your locksmith kit. The original MegaPro, it’s got the most popular screws you’re going to run across every single day. The Hex, because you’re running across a lot of these in locks now, more and more all the time, this will probably, used 90% of the time, you’ll still need an Allen key set but it does the trick. And the Tamperproof. This will do for taking out those one way screws that are flatheads and it’s got the special bit for taking out the one way flatheads. It’s got the hex with the hole in it and the torques with the hole in it. Must have tools for the locksmith. For a beginner or a pro, this is a lifesaver. Have a good day. I hope you enjoyed watching this video.

Mr. Locksmith New Westminster

New Westminster Locksmith Main: (604) 259-2522

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive Locksmith: (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities

 

A Scam Locksmith Calgary Gets Nailed By a Smart Accountant Who Refuses To Fall For Their Scam

A scam Locksmith Calgary gets nailed by a smart accountant who refuses to fall for their scam

Day-in and day-out, we hear horror stories from our customers who almost got scammed by a scammer locksmith. Unfortunately, many times, people fall for the scams of these criminals.

Today, a very smart Calgary accountant did what we suggest everyone to do, think and refuse to pay. Mariya Savchyshyn owns a condo in Calgary and rents it out. She said her tenants asked her to replace their lock, and a Google search listed Locksmith Calgary at the top, so she called them without doing her searches to see that they are a scammer locksmith.

Finding out if a locksmith company is a scam is quite easy, here are a few simple steps from Terry Whin-Yates to catch them.

Tips from Terry Whin-Yates on spotting a locksmith scammer

  1. Do they provide unbelievably cheap pricing? The $29, $19, $39 dollar locksmith ads are a scam.
  2. Do they operate under different business names? Scammer locksmiths often run under different business names to shield their identity.
  3. Is their Google Maps location legitimate? Many locksmith scammers have their Google Maps locations out of gas stations, Starbucks locations, restaurants, or even a middle of a forest (we’ve seen it all). Pull up their location on Google street view and see where their address is, if it’s another business, it’s a fake. If it’s a house, it’s a scam. For example, the Locksmith Calgary scammer presents their address as 724 80 Ave SW, Calgary AB.  This is a fake location.

    Locksmith Calgary Scammer at 724 80 Ave SW

  4. Are they licensed? In British Columbia for example, you can check if a locksmith company is licensed or not by inputting their security license number into the following page – Security Licence Status Verification.
  5. Check their phone number! Copy their phone number into Google, does it appear in locations like Toronto and other provinces or states where the locksmith shouldn’t be? It’s a fake.
  6. Ask for the name of the business owner and a link to his or her biography, if the company is hesitant to provide the information of the owner of the company, stay away.
  7. Ask for ID and documentation. Do not let them start work without the company showing their security license, drivers license, insurance, and city business license. If they say “I don’t have it” or “I can send it to you later” or if it looks fake, refuse them doing the work, refuse to pay and send them away.
  8. If the locksmith gets aggressive or pushy with their tactics or if at any time you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, dial 911 immediately.
  9. Do they have a reputation? If you can’t find anything about them online such as a social media following or a clean track record, do not let them work on your property as they are most likely a locksmith scammer. Reputable locksmiths and locksmith business owners like Terry Whin-Yates, the owner of Mr. Locksmith and Mr. ProLock have a clean track record.
  10. Do they show up in an unmarked vehicle, or does their vehicle simply say “locksmith service” ? They are most likely a scam, do not allow them entry or to do any work on your property.
  11. Do they refuse to provide an invoice on the spot? Are there inflated or hidden charges? Refuse to pay and if they get aggressive, dial 911.
  12. Do they have a GST number on the invoice? Check if it’s legitimate here.
  13. Do they list their locksmiths on their website like on a team page with their name and pictures like we do with locksmith Vancouver? If not, you have to wonder why and what they’re hiding.

There are many more warning signs to catch a scammer locksmith. Just use your head and if you can’t determine if they’re fake or not, don’t use them!

One big warning sign which Mariya Savchyshyn should have caught onto was the fact that the scammer locksmith, Locksmith Calgary used the tenant’s phone to phone her. Why wouldn’t they use their own cell number? Because these scammer locksmith’s do not want repeat customers.

Scammer locksmiths such as locksmith Calgary operate on a one-hit basis. They scam you, and then they request an extreme amount of money and force you to pay. Because of the bad experience they provide, they don’t expect you to call back which is why they provide an illegitimate invoice with a fraudulent tax ID, a fake address and at often times as well, a fake phone number.

Thankfully, when the scammer locksmith called Mariya Savchyshyn to say that he’s done, she caught on. Locksmith Calgary refused to provide an itemized invoice for the inflated invoice which was triple the cost, $773.85 as per CBC.

“And I’m like, that’s weird, because usually the customer has to receive an invoice, look at it and then pay, right?” said Savchyshyn.

“I’m an accountant myself, and I know that no one is going to send me money until they see the invoice.”

When Savchyshyn refused to pay without knowing exactly what she was paying for — she says the company threatened to send the bill to a collection agency.

Terry Whin-Yates states that threats are common with scammer locksmiths. We’ve heard from people that the scammer locksmiths have gotten violent with violent threats, verbal threats, death threats and unfortunately much more.

“I just want to warn people because someone … might be scared because that company is scaring people by saying they’ll send them to collections,” she said.

“They might be scared and just pay $800 for a lock, it’s ridiculous.”

A scammer locksmith will have a hard time sending you to a legitimate collections agency. Collection agencies are not stupid, they will ask for supporting documentation which the scammer locksmiths will not have. Do not be fooled by the collection agency trick. If they do send you to collections, you can fight it by signing up to a low-cost service called LegalShield.

Company says invoices issued after payment

“Locksmith Calgary told CBC Calgary they don’t provide a billing service, even for larger companies, and require all payments be made before an invoice is issued.”

This should be an immediate red flag. No legitimate company issues an invoice after payment. We, for example always issue an itemized invoice before the customer pays, because that’s the correct way of doing business. If a customer has a question, we’re always there to answer that question.

It is ok to ask the locksmith who their credit card processor is for collecting payments. Credit card processors are the companies that collect your payment on behalf of the merchant and then provide the merchant with the funds. Names of some credit card processors are: Moneris, Square, Payfirma, Helcim, Stripe. If the locksmith doesn’t know or refuses to answer the question, refuse to pay. If they demand cash, refuse to pay.

“On their website, Locksmith Calgary lists their service call fee as $15 plus labour and hardware costs. A lock change is listed as $35 dollars and a lock re-key as $19.”

Scammer Locksmiths: There are no $15-$25 Locksmiths, it is a Scam.

“While speaking with CBC Calgary, Locksmith Calgary couldn’t say why the bill was so high, but said they’d since agreed to lower it to $300.”

Shouldn’t a company know their invoices? This is a trick that scammer locksmiths like locksmith Calgary do. When approached by authorities or by a large media outlet like CBC Calgary, they start acting stupid. Mariya Savchyshyn should still dispute the charges with her credit card company and get the full sum back.

We’ve baited the scammer locksmiths before with the help of the media. Check out Terry Whin-Yates collaboration with CTV News with our undercover investigation on locksmith scammers.

Hi there, we’re CTV,” said McLaughlin, “Why are you charging $255? It’s not a difficult lock and it says 15 service call and $35 on the website.”

“And up,” said the locksmith, “It depends on the lock.”

“That’s an easy lock,” McLaughlin said.

“No, it’s not easy. Five pins, medium security,” he explains.

The locksmith showed McLaughlin his security license, which showed he’s a locksmith under supervision and then he called his boss.

“Why are you charging so much?” McLaughlin asked into the phone.

“It’s none of your business,” said the boss.

Here’s the thing about scammer locksmiths. They utilize a central call centre for lead generation services. When you call a scammer locksmith like locksmith Calgary, you’re not dealing with the actual locksmith that’s coming out to service your lock. These scammers pay these call centres around 20% for the lead and taking the call.

While the people in the call centre may seem nice, don’t be fooled, they’re not the ones coming out to work on your lock.

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

Unboxing Lock Tech GM Ignition Removal Tools | Mr. Locksmith Video

Unboxing Lock Tech GM Ignition Removal Tools | Mr. Locksmith Video

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Unboxing Lock Tech GM Ignition Removal Tools

 

So we have a new “toy”, from LockTech. Instead of an unboxing, we will call it an “unbagging”. It’s a full set from AccuReader LockTech. And this is the ignition removal tools. A onewhole set, is all four of them. Rather than buy one at a time, just buy the whole thing. It would save you some money. And again, this is an unbagging, not unboxing. It has never been opened, and it will be the first time of us “playing” with it. We’ve been using AccuReader LockTech’s tools for years, so it is the first time getting like the whole little set here.

So get that there. It is a total unbagging. They’re easy to tell apart which is kinda cool. So we’ve got a blue side, a yellow side, a green one with a toy. So we got the whole set here of four. Most of their products,  by the way are extremely well made. So it does the trick. And we’ll show this in action, this is just an unbagging today, we’ll show it in action down the road.

These four different tools, they call it the V1, V2, V3, V4. And this’ll take out the ignitions on a whole lot of cars like the Chevrolet Cruzes, Chevrolet Colorado, Silverado, the Alero. It is an interesting tool for me. It’s removing the ignition cylinders from GM vehicles without drilling or damaging which is very cool. We’ve had their other products even before. Some of these are earlier ones, but they’re as fantastic. Instructions comes with the bag.

All four (4) of GM Ignition Removal Tools Set

 

We’ll post some videos of us playing with this. So I hope that helps a little bit. We will play with some ignitions later, but right now this is just an unbagging of a brand new “toy” from AccuReader LockTech for us. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also, visit my website and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced, as well as my covert methods of entry and my nondestructive methods of entry.

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