An additional red flag to be aware of when calling a locksmith is the use of subcontractors, this is often a clear sign the locksmith is not local and indeed a nationwide company/call centre you are phoning, it will often be the case that subcontractor details are not known or shared and if this is the case please be wary.
Questions to ask a suspected rogue locksmith:
Name of locksmith – Who will be carrying out the work, do you have the name of the locksmith?
Are they are a Subcontractor Ask if they are subcontracting the work
If a subcontractor – ask for the name and contact details in case any problems arise
Who are you paying – find out who your contract is actually with and who it is that you are paying
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