Monday, October 4, 2010

Still Fighting the Good Fight

Baldino's Lock and Key, along with many members of the locksmith community are still fighting the war to get illegal locksmiths off the internet and out of the phone book. These locksmith companies are using false addresses to get top listings on many popular search engines. If you call them and ask for an address they will tel you they are only a mobile service. There are some legitimate mobile only locksmiths, so the next best question to ask is if they have a DCJS license (if you live in Virginia). If you choose to use the services of these illegal locksmiths, you run the chance of them over charging you by hundreds of dollars. Legal locksmiths are now taking a stand. We don't want our customers or community to have to worry about if they are hiring a trustworthy locksmith.

On 9/21/2010 locksmith Charles Eastwood of Arizona aka locksmith Charley, filed suit against 11 companies, several telephone companies, Google, Yahoo, and the Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard. A hearing has been set for October 4th at 9:30AM. Judge Mangum has ordered the defendants to appear and show good cause why he should not issue a preliminary injunction to shut off 450 telephone numbers belonging to the 11 different companies.

This problem is nation wide. If you would like more information please visit

To find a reliable, trust worthy locksmith please visit the official locksmith referral website run by the 50+ year old trade association.
Associated Locksmiths of America. This website will refer consumers to ALOA members only.