Friday, April 16, 2010

Locksmiths Hit New Low

This guy is a new low and a low blow for locksmiths. He gives an estimate of of $200 then charges $1000+ after getting the customer's credit card information. $200 is a ridiculous price to open a car to begin with! It is sad for consumers that so few avenues for real recourse exist.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Guy a Bonded ALOA Member

Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) finally sent Guy Tordjman his new "Bonded Member" ID.
Note to the public: just because someone says he's bonded and insured on his website...well, are you going to take his word for it? And if someone says they're "licensed," you might want to ask what they're licensed for, since there is no Locksmith Licensing Board in Hawaii.

At the very least, check out the ALOA Locksmith Search at to see if your locksmith is an ALOA member. ALOA requires stiff FBI background checks, professional references, and at least two years experience for membership. No scammers there!

Hawaii Locksmith Licensure Bill

Say Hey! A Hawaii locksmith licensure bill has been drafted. You can find a PDF and bill history here

It'll be a good thing for real locksmiths (aka not the scammers). But what with all the hoopla on the internet with so-called "licensed" plumbers and electricians...