Burglars Impersonate Police Officers and Handcuff Victim
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Burglars Impersonate Police Officers and Handcuff Victim

On September 13th Metropolitan Police officers were called to an address in Wembley, London. They had answered a call following a report of burglary. On arrival, they spoke to the victims and were informed that one of them had been handcuffed by the perpetrators of the crime. The burglars had entered the London home wearing police uniforms,…

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Master Locksmith Association warn of UK locksmith scams

Our report last month regarding locksmith scams focused on victims in America, where they had called upon the services of what they understood to be a genuine locksmith firm but in fact had inadvertently employed a scam firm using a local locksmith business’ name. However, it would seem that bogus traders are now operating in…

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How to avoid being scammed when choosing a locksmith

Following on from our report yesterday that anyone can call themselves a locksmith, reports in the last week coming from two separate American states (the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and KSL News in Utah) focused on a growing locksmith scam which relies on exploiting those in need of an emergency locksmith. The scam involves…

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Locksmith Scam Hits London

Alexandra Locksmiths have this week heard of a new scam that has hit London. Potential burglars have been using scouts to put almost transparent Locksmith stickers on doors and letterboxes of vulnerable properties that they are marking out with the intention of the burglar later returning to burgle it. The locksmith stickers advertise a 24/7…