The MLAA (Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia) has been taking further steps in trying to manage the problem caused by locksmith scammers.  Locksmith scammers have been affecting Australian residents and businesses for quite some time now.  Their tactics are shameless, and their profits are high.  They’ve essentially been making their business by taking advantage of innocent people that don’t know any better.

Who is the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia?

The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) is a well-respected body in the locksmith industry. The MLAA provides support and a level of trust with its fellow Master Locksmith members.  It ensures that all locksmith members of MLAA meet certain requirements and standards in their profession.  By wearing the MLAA badge, you can be certain that the Master Locksmith you’ve chosen meets all necessary requirements.

What is the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia doing to help beat the locksmith scam?

For a bit of background, the locksmith scam is something that has been affecting residents and businesses all throughout Australia.  When someone types into Google “Cheap Locksmith” they will generally see an offer that looks too good to be true.  Enticed by the extremely low prices, most people will neglect to verify the locksmith.  They’ll then request their services.  Afterwards, they’ll receive an exorbitant bill for work that is of a sub-standard quality.  This is how the locksmith scam works.

To help distinguish between genuine, Master Locksmiths, MLAA has been trying to promote awareness. In response to this, they have developed a banner which helps to remind others to verify if the locksmith they plan on using is genuine or fake.

To find out more information regarding this locksmith scam, you can read one of our blogs HERE – 7 News Cracks Down On Locksmith Scam.  Furthermore, if you’d like to learn more about MLAA and their efforts in beating the scam, feel free to visit their website HERE.

At Five Star Locksmiths, we ensure that all of our staff are fully qualified to deliver you a service which is professional, safe and affordable.  To speak with one of our friendly locksmiths today, call 1800 348 378.