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Burglars Impersonate Police Officers and Handcuff Victim

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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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Vigilant Locksmith Thwarts Burglar

Last week, a locksmith in Arlingon, Virginia (US) was called out by a man who was, he said, locked out of his house. His keys and ID were locked inside the house. After gaining entry to the property, the locksmith waited while the man went to get his ID – except he didn’t know where…

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Postman rumbles identity thief in Hornsey London N8

Alexandra Locksmiths were called by a customer in Hornsey, London N8, their locks needed to be changed urgently after discovering a scam that had been going on for months. Our customer had been working from home when the postman called at the door, he told our customer that a man had just been outside and…

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Burglars and Home Security Scams

We recently wrote about a possible scam involving locksmith stickers which had been linked to a burglary in the Wandsworth area of London. These small stickers are used by many locksmiths as a legitimate marketing tool, but the suspect stickers had raised alarm because they featured a non-working phone number. However, it seems that only…

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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…

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Halloween Trick or Treat Scam

With all the fun of Halloween just around the corner Alexandra Locksmiths remind local London residents to be extra vigilant when opening the door to potential Trick or Treaters. What should be a fun evening for local children turned into a horrible crime for one of our customers a few years ago An elderly lady…

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Bogus Builders Scam Operating In Muswell Hill Area

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Residents of Muswell Hill and East Finchley are being asked by Police to be extremely vigilant at this time.  A team of bogus builders are operating a ‘water leak’ scam in the area and conning residents out of thousands of pounds. An elderly lady from the Fortis Green area was conned out of £4,600 last…

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