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Text Box: Protecting The Consumer and The Locksmith Industry     Updated 11/06/12

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· Locksmith scam may have hit Tucson - Arizona Daily Star Online (09/03/2007)

 

· Man sentenced for fraudulent locksmith scheme - The San Mateo County Times (09/26/2007)

 

· 2 On Your Side: Bogus locksmiths - KATU-TV, Channel 2, Portland, OR (09/10/2007)

 

· 2 On Your Side: More bogus locksmiths- KATU-TV, Channel 2, Portland, OR (09/17/2007)

 

· Some Locksmiths Cost Customers More Than They Bargained For - KABC-TV Channel 7, Los Angeles, CA (09/20/2007)

 

· Picking a locksmith at random could cost you – KOMO-TV, Channel 4, Seattle, WA (09/02/2007)

 

· Unlicensed Locksmith Enters No Contest Plea - KGO-TV, Channel 7, San Francisco, CA (08/30/2007)

 

· Common Name Problematic for Locksmith – Fremont Tribune, Fremont, NE (08/23/2007)

 

· Some Bay Area People Fall For Locksmith Scam: Scam in New York Could Be Connected – KGO-TV San Francisco, Channel 7 (08/22/2007)

 

· Locks myth: Not all locksmiths are on the up and up. Before you pick a person to help you in a pinch, read this – Pioneer Press, Minneapolis, MN (08/20/2007)

 

· The key to picking a locksmith: Deceitful companies abound and a professional license doesn't mean much. But there are ways to protect yourself – Los Angeles Times (08/05/2007)

 

· “I feel like they ripped me off” – KOMO-TV, Channel 4, Seattle, WA (07/24/2007)

 

· Locksmith Imposters – WPTV-TV, Channel 4, Palm Beach, FL (07/19/2007)

 

· Locksmith scam makes a bad day even worse – KOMO-TV, Channel 4, Seattle, WA (07/19/2007)

 

· The Locksmith 'Mafia': Making an Estimate You Can't Refuse – ABC News National (07/18/2007)

 

· Out-Of-State Locksmiths Picking Local Customers' Pockets – WTAE-TV, Channel 4, Pittsburgh, PA (07/17/2007)

 

 

· Locksmith Trial Set – Oakland Tribune (07/14/2007)

 

· Locksmiths Pick Your Wallet – Sun Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (07/13/2007)

 

· Locked out? Don't fall for this locksmith scam – MSNBC (07/13/2007)

 

· Skepticism The Key To Avoiding Locksmith Scam – Consumer Affairs (07/12/2007)

 

· Door Jam: Most people don’t have a locksmith on speed dial (KSHB-TV Kansas City, Channel 41 – 07/02/2007)

 

· Update: Unlicensed Locksmith In San Mateo County Jail – KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA, Channel 7 (06/28/2007)

 

· Investigators Open Up Alleged Locksmith Scam – WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA (06/11/2007)

 

· CBS 5 Investigates Locksmith Scam – KPHO-TV, Channel 5, Phoenix, AZ (06/10/2007)

 

· CBS 46 Investigates: Phony Locksmiths Fined (WGCL-TV Channel 46, Atlanta, GA - 05/31/2007)

 

· Better Business Bureau Revokes Six Memberships Including Liberty Locksmith (KOTV Channel 6, Tulsa, OK - 5/29/07)

 

· Locksmith Investigation (KOKI-TV Channel 23, Tulsa, OK - 05/26/2007)

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· Putting The Lid On Law-Breaking Locksmiths (Realty Times Online -05/25/2007)

 

· Lawmakers Taking Action On Unlicensed Locksmiths (KGO-TV San Francisco, Channel 7 - 05/23/07)

 

· Investigators: Door Jam (KSHB-TV Channel 41, Kansas City, MO - May 3,2007)

 

· Tips for Choosing a Locksmith (KDVR-TV Fox Channel 31, Denver, CO - 4/30/2007)

 

· Lousy Locksmiths (WSVN-TV Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Channel 7 - 03/20/2007)

 

· Unlicensed Locksmiths Run Rampant In S.F. - The Back Story (KGO-TV San Francisco, CA Channel 7 - 02/28/2007)

 

· Don’t Get Ripped Off by Locksmiths (KGO-TV San Francisco, CA Channel 7 – 02/24/2007)

 

· Locked Out And Marked Up (WCCO-TV Minneapolis, MN Channel 4 - 02/19/2007)

 

 

· Scam Artists Pose As Locksmiths (KTVT-TV Channel 11 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 01/25/07)

 

· I-Team: Deceptive Locksmiths (Today's TMJ Channel 4 Milwaukee, WI 01/22/07)

o Watch the Channel 4 investigative report video!

 

· Investigators Open Up Alleged Locksmith Scam ( WCAU-TV Philadelphia - 01/10/07))

 

· Locksmith overcharged her, woman alleges (Boston Townonline 12/28/06)

 

· N.Y. locksmith firm fined -- city says scams continue (Chicago Sun Times 11/19/06)

 

· Lock Crock - Hank Phillippi Ryan Investigates (WHDH-TV Boston 11/06/06)

 

· Mistrial in locksmith fraud case after 'attack' on judge (Chicago Sun Times - 10/31/06)

 

· Blagojevich Administration Suspends License of Dependable Locks for False License Information (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - 9/25/06)

 

· Sting Nabs Unlicensed Locksmiths Working in the Bay Area (California Department of Consumer Affairs 09/07/06)

 

· Suspended Locksmith at Work? (Chicago Sun-Times 09/04/06)

 

· State suspends locksmith's license (Chicago Sun-Times 09/01/06)

 

· Price Line Locksmith License Suspended (Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 08/31/06)

 

· Valley woman locks horns with locksmith company (KVTV Channel 3 - Phoenix, AZ 08/21/06)

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· Locksmith Consumer Alert (KGO TV Channel 7 - San Francisco - 08/12/06)

 

· Locksmith Pleads Guilty of Fraud (Chicago Sun-Times 04/05/06)

 

· City sues N.Y. locksmith accused of price-gouging (Chicago Sun-Times 03/16/06)

 

· Locksmith Again Found Liable for Fraudulent Practices (Chicago Department of Consumer Services 02/28/06)

 

· Scum Alert (Cleveland Scene Letters to the Editor 01/18/06)

 

· Gypsies, Tramps, & Thieves (Cleveland Scene 01/11/06)

 

 

· Scammer Locksmith Alert (KPNX Channel 12 - Phoenix, AZ)

 

· City threatens to throw away key on locksmith (Chicago Sun-Times 08/27/05)

 

· Out-of-state locksmiths picking on locals (Chicago Sun-Times 08/01/05)

 

· Chicago Department of Consumer Services Offers Tips for Hiring a Locksmith – 09/09/05)

 

· Locksmith Found Liable for Fraudulent Practices (Chicago Department of Consumer Services 09/01/05)

 

· Unlicensed Locksmiths Strike Again (KRON Channel 4 - San Francisco 08/25/05)

 

· State Investigates Renegade Locksmiths (KRON Channel 4 - San Francisco 08/19/05)

 

· Consumer Alert: Unlicensed Locksmiths Strike in San Francisco (California Department of Consumer Affairs 08/12/05)