How to Open Puzzle Padlock 001 | Mr. Locksmith

How to Open Puzzle Padlock 001 | Mr. Locksmith

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This is one of my puzzle locks and it is fun to open. The solid brass puzzle padlock is made of solid brass and weighs 1 kilogram.

To open it is more complex than it appears; it requires a more careful inspection to unlock it. Find the right combination of moves and keys to open it. The lock is handmade and from India.

The puzzle locks were originally made if you were an apprentice locksmith, to prove your skills, you had to make a lock, a chest or a lock or padlock, and three master locksmiths would evaluate your lock. One of the main points was how quickly they could open your lock.

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 Mr. Locksmith

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 Puzzle Padlock 001

 

 

 

Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For further info and to purchase the Locksmith Tweezer go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West.

This is the best locksmith tweezer I have ever used and a “must have” for new and experienced locksmiths. The tweezers are made of stainless steel and the tip of the tweezer has been milled and has a grooved tip for fast and easy loading of cylinder pins. Straight and parallel blades provide ease for rekeying locks and top-pin loading,

Pinning Tweezers are a must have for gripping the small bottom pins, top pins, drivers and lock springs.

The Locksmith tweezers are made of stainless steel that will not bend or flex, these slim tweezers can help pinning lock driver pins from inside the lock. If you need to work with locks internal components this is the perfect tool for you or any locksmith or hobbyist.

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers are:
High Quality Brushed Stainless Steel
Length for Easy Handling
Grooved Tip Design for easy grasping of pins
Ribbed Sides prevent fingers slipping
Notch is Milled to a fine edge for Grasping Thin master pins
Locksmith Tools
Locksmith Tweezers for pinning locks
Locksmith Tweezer for rekeying locks

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers

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.

 

 

 

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

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Bump Keys: My Grandfather was a locksmith and he called it “Rapping a Cylinder” today we call it “Bumping a Lock” with “Bump Keys.”

When bumping a lock, the key is initially inserted into the keyway the “Castration Rings” helps to keep the Bump Key one notch (pin) short of full insertion.

Bump Keys Castration Rings

Bumping the key inward forces it deeper into the keyway. The bump key transmits a slight impact force to all of the key pins in the lock. The key pins transmit this force to the driver pins; the key pins stay in place.

The pin movements are highly elastic, the driver pins “jump” from the key pins for a nanosecond, moving higher than the cylinder (shear line of the tumbler), then are pushed normally back by the spring to sit against the key pins once again. Even though this separation only lasts only a nanosecond with a light rotational force or tension is continuously applied to the key during the slight impact, the cylinder will turn during the short separation time at the shear of the pins, and the lock can be opened while the driver pins are elevated above the shear line.

Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock. The lock is not visibly damaged, although the force of the bump can leave an indentation on the front of the cylinder.

Mr. Locksmith Bump Keys

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Gun Safe Recalled Over Lock Failure

Gun Safe Recalled Over Lock Failure

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A gun safe has been recalled because of a malfunction that allows it to be opened without a key or combination. The recall is for the Stack-On Sentinel model safe made by Alpha Guardian.

According to the Consumer Product and Safety Commission, a bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key combination. That lock failure allows access to any firearms stored inside, posing a safety hazard.

The black steel safe has the name “Sentinel” on it. The style number FSS18-64-MB-E-S can be found on the shipping packaging.

A gun safe sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide in November and December 2018 is being recalled due to an issue with the safe’s locking mechanism, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says.

Alpha Guardian has received one report of the safe opening without the use of a key or combination, which would mean someone could access the guns stored inside without authorization, the CPSC said.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that Alpha Guardian has announced a recall on its Stack-On Gun Safes due to a possible bolt malfunction which could result in failure to lock and possible injury and said consumers should immediately stop using the safe and contact Alpha Guardian for information on receiving a replacement safe or a full refund.

The mishap causes the safe to open without a key or combination.

The style number is FSS18-64-MB-E-S and can be found on the shipping packaging.

The safes were sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide from November 2018 through December 2018 for about $700.

Consumers are asked to stop using the safes immediately and contact Alpha Guardian at 833-255-9827, at [email protected] or online for a full refund or replacement

Name of product: Stack-On Sentinel gun safe.
Hazard: A bolt malfunction can cause the safe to open without the use of a key or combination, allowing access to any firearms stored inside, posing an injury hazard.
Remedy: Refund, Replace
Recall date: March 21, 2019
Units: Approximately 1,250

Sentinel Gun Safe Recalled

Gun safe recalled

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 On-LIne and Hands-On locksmith training to people, businesses and Law Enforcement all across North America and Asia. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

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/

About Terry Whin-Yates

 

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.

 

 

 

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

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

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.

 

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to http://www.mrlocksmithtraining.com/product/how-to-pick-locks-online-course/

I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith.

This is an On-Line Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military, police, law enforcement and Fire Departments for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool, and spiral pins and how to use bump keys.

On-Line “How to Pick Locks” will cover and discuss:

– Picking a lock
– Opening a lock with no keys
– Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
– Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
– Can you lock even be picked?
– High-Security Locks
– Tubular, Ace, etc.
– The lock has malfunctioned.
– Reading Locks
– Buying Picks
– Making Picks
– Electronic Picks
– Pick Guns
– Methods of Entry
– Legal Issues
– Tools
– Preparation for Entry
– Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
– Automotive Lock Picking
– Other Lock Bypass Methods
– DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
– Rekey Key in Knobs
– Shiming a lock
– Other methods to Open a lock

Coming Soon!

*How to use the brand new Lishi Kwikset and Schlage picks!!!

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

About Terry Whin-Yates

I am very happy to announce I have a new online course on how to pick locks. And it goes from the basic raking methods right up to the single pin picking or the field methods. So you can pick easily the Kwikset, the Weisers, the Schlage. You can learn how to do this.

I show you how to set up your practice pick boards using all the different picks. Also, I have all the newest electric pick guns.

I was just at Lishi, unveiling of the Kwikset Lishi picks. Those are going to be fantastic. They have a residential line that’s geared for Kwikset and Schlage, five and six pin.

The online course is good for locksmiths, Lock Sport, you get a good basic understanding here, and as well as we are going to be having more info for the police and the fire departments. I have been asked by a lot of fire departments to have more training for them.

This is going to be a great online course. I have over a dozen videos now. I have more videos being added to it all the time. So sign up now. I got a great introductory price for everybody. I look forward to hearing your comments.

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

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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.

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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 

 

 

 

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.
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Smart Accountant Nails Locksmith Calgary

Smart Accountant Nails Locksmith Calgary 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.