Locksmith ripoffs: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)

Who do you call when you're locked out of your home? A locksmith. But industry experts tell us some of them are duping customers with the promise of a quick and cheap fix, only to end up ripping you off. CBC Marketplace uncovers a network of fake local business locations and fake five-star reviews cluttering Google Maps in the Greater Toronto Area.
We also rig up a house with hidden cameras to test locksmiths advertising their services online, and expose how some companies use low prices, fake names, fake addresses and fake reviews to lure you in. Google says it is now auditing every locksmith listing in Canada following our investigation.
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  • Just watch the locksmith lawyer

    RenRen43 dakika önce
  • During business hours 75 to open a car or house. After hours 115

    Kenneth KruegerKenneth KruegerSaatler önce
  • She’s 94 years old??? She’s too young for her age, not even see much wrinkle on her face, and she’s a natural beauty

    Marlyne AlaoMarlyne AlaoSaatler önce
  • Wow! I'm a locksmith. This is messed up. In some states you dont even have to have be licensed. Be careful who you call.

    Kenneth KruegerKenneth KruegerSaatler önce
  • He should be arrested for fraud.

    X GX G2 saatler önce
  • Google review illegal. Maybe on paper. Everyone asks. It’s tough enough out there for hardworking honest people. Nothing wrong with saying - If you were happy with my service, would you mind leaving a review.

    Alfred BriffaAlfred Briffa2 saatler önce
  • I have a feeling Check Point drills into 99% of people's doors. They probably even have a motto : Crash -> Cash -> Go.

    Twin TurboTwin Turbo2 saatler önce
  • I love her yellow blouse.

    PANGAROO •PANGAROO •8 saatler önce
  • asking for a good review even if the guy is incentivizing it may be against google policies but I see nothing wrong with that, the fact that they had to try find something bad when overall the service was good is disgusting .

    Eugene VersterEugene Verster8 saatler önce
  • Listen I’ve quit several companies. And this is in different industries. I can fix basically anything. Most repair companies are full off crooks.

    Titan mukungurutseTitan mukungurutse12 saatler önce
  • Not even checking the ID of the woman who claimed to lock herself out...smh

    19midnightsun8719midnightsun8714 saatler önce
  • That dude just ripping people doesn't deserve to be jn business

    C OrtC Ort16 saatler önce
  • It’s funny in USA or Canada this considered “theft” Come to Europe and enjoy the fact of company just wanted to come to you it will be over 100$ as for the service above 150$ and that is normal 😂.

    Slay MinkSlay Mink18 saatler önce
  • Thanks for your unbiased reporting! Great work.

    youfee richyoufee rich21 saatler önce
  • A lot of locksmiths are criminals, sometimes they will actually break into your home after changing your locks. I think mine charged me about $200. It was an emergency situation so I just paid it. Though I always remember his black eyes and how he was like you just gave me all your keys to enter into the building, okay...a hint not to be so trusting. When it comes to security installation and things like that you're always taking a risk when working with a company (if you have nice things, big home) that it may get broken into (inside job).

    Lux MeowLux Meow21 saatler önce
  • This is the lockpickinglawyer and today...

    Child supreme leader destroyer of worldsChild supreme leader destroyer of worlds21 saatler önce
  • Wassup Freddy saludos de SLC Utah

    Andres SerratoAndres Serrato23 saatler önce
  • Lock picking lawyer couldve opened it with trash on the ground

    James RJames RGün önce
  • What person actually calls a lock Smith on there house anyway now maybe my car but not my house that's a waste of money people need to learn how to do stuff on there own little elbow grease don't be so lazy geez

    Mike RolloMike RolloGün önce
  • 16:08... rofl, one of my friends uses Bill Gates picture on avatar.. Doesn't mean he is trying to trick someone...

    p jp jGün önce
  • 7:30 me after getting laid by somebody who doesn't know what they are doing...

    MADSMADSGün önce
  • 1:33 oh my god! Her hair is beautiful for someone at the age of 94!

    Joseph Stalin!Joseph Stalin!Gün önce
  • We need more consumer news reporting like this in the US.

    JophesterJophesterGün önce
  • At 11:20 he was beaming

    Eggdog 4lifeEggdog 4lifeGün önce
  • The “expert” sounds so sad and he’s about to cry

    Lucas ツLucas ツ2 gün önce
  • “So together we’ll be in a back room” YIKESSSS

    Dark BoltexDark Boltex2 gün önce
  • My and my shotgun waiting to he open the dor: 0w0

    Aki ItsukiAki Itsuki2 gün önce
  • Im in the wrong business!!!! I need to become a locksmith!!!!!

    los5797los57972 gün önce
  • $450... looks like I'm sleeping outside tonight.

    Dave jDave j2 gün önce
  • Next time they do this they should get the lock picking lawyer on set

    Sophie HoskinsSophie Hoskins2 gün önce
  • Now I do think it dumb to use existing addresses but if it's a subcontractor that works out of there car or home then they would use a random address.

    Isai garciaIsai garcia2 gün önce
  • She should have said fuckery at 14:11

    v dubv dub2 gün önce
  • And to think some people open these kinds of locks with redbull cans

    OreoeziOreoezi2 gün önce
  • "mailbox locks, desk draw lock" who the hell calls a locksmith for a desk draw, AND WHO THE HELL HAS A LOCK ON THEIR MAILBOX?!?!?!

    Mastertilt 6969Mastertilt 69692 gün önce
  • Replace a window for $50!

    Stovebolt LVRStovebolt LVR2 gün önce
  • goddamn i love these contents.

    agung arif rahmantoagung arif rahmanto2 gün önce
  • I feel sad for people who buy this poor acting. I wish things like this were real.

    Mark HoffmanMark Hoffman2 gün önce
  • Google doesn’t enforce rules until someone pressures them. Think the troll from the last hobit movie on stilts forced to run what ever way he gets leaned towards. Most of the times i think its the wrong way

    RAM IIIRAM III2 gün önce
  • Dude acts like he never overcharged

    Mike KingsMike Kings2 gün önce
  • That expert has ripped a lot of people aswell you can just tell by his face

    Mike KingsMike Kings2 gün önce
  • Very confusing because most locks can be picked a lot of the hard locks will require an expert like a 90 degree key hole is just extremely hard but do able

    Mango FlamingoMango Flamingo2 gün önce
  • What a scam 😂

    Shadow DragonShadow Dragon3 gün önce
  • The Google review thing is preposterous, its fine he did a great job... AND gave a discount and you could still simply not write it 🙄🙄

    JackJack ThompsonJackJack Thompson3 gün önce
  • Just for fun,watch: lockpickinglawyer here on you tube. He opens literally every lock. He tries to stretch the videos but he wont get rich with it ;-) He's just toooo gooood. Have fun watching

    MrNickelbrilleMrNickelbrille3 gün önce
  • I would do it for really cheap if I was a locksmith

    Penarick379 PPenarick379 P3 gün önce
  • In India this costs about 5-6 dollars

    Jay ThakurJay Thakur3 gün önce
  • In India you dont pick locks you DESTROY them

    SUPER COOL GAMERSUPER COOL GAMER3 gün önce
  • dude be like : "am not even sad ... just disappointed"

    The REN LyricsThe REN Lyrics3 gün önce
    • Try that again, this time, sound educated

      v dubv dub2 gün önce
  • why was all of this so cringy lol

    Jade GreenwoodJade Greenwood3 gün önce
  • They see big house in big neighborhood and expect that person to be willing to pay big bucks

    『』『』』『』『『』『』』』『『『』『』』『』『『』『』』』『『3 gün önce
  • Checkpoint obviously should be re classified as a garbage disposal company.

    Trw WnTrw Wn3 gün önce
  • Hell she could have gave me $100 and I would have popped her rear sliding glass door with a flathead shovel!!!! Lol. ....I actually have the same issue trying to get a second key programmed to my cls550...no locksmiths can do it around here for some reason

    Trent DawgTrent Dawg3 gün önce
  • How come I got a locksmith ad?

    Connor PlumleyConnor Plumley4 gün önce
  • The real shocker is the $8 haircut! 13:55

    St1ckyJesusSt1ckyJesus4 gün önce
  • No offense but the guy having a “gathering in the garden” seems so pretentious.

    ImTheCrewImTheCrew4 gün önce
  • The good locksmith seems a little creepy 😳

    Maury ReavesMaury Reaves4 gün önce
  • We need a lockpicking lawyer, o wait.

    Kevin TateKevin Tate4 gün önce
  • Toronto is known for mafia city

    wpaiawpaia4 gün önce
  • “It will cost a review” Well... that’s cheap 🤷‍♂️

    David SargsianDavid Sargsian4 gün önce
  • wheres lisa guerrero

    little manlittle man4 gün önce
  • i dont need to worry about that.. we have 4 doors you have to go tru before you can get in. xD

    Seven KagamiSeven Kagami4 gün önce
    • and if your stealing stuff? our things are in the 3rd floor with 3 more doors so you will need to go tru 7 doors xD

      Seven KagamiSeven Kagami4 gün önce
    • our house is that crazy xD

      Seven KagamiSeven Kagami4 gün önce
  • Hey guys 8 Dollar hair cuts!!!!!!!13:43

    SubgoSubgo4 gün önce
  • Who keeps the news companies honest?

    Larry MooreLarry Moore4 gün önce
  • When someone wants to charge you $400 to unlock your house when a new window is only 100. (And I don’t mean your patio door window )

    King ErisKing Eris4 gün önce
  • 94. WTF. I’m 50 and look older that she does.

    King ErisKing Eris4 gün önce
  • 12:26 damn those are thick thighs

    Ned DenNed Den4 gün önce
  • I'm not going to charge you $90, it took me 2 seconds. I'll charge you $80.

    Sol FeinbergSol Feinberg4 gün önce
  • House deadbolt would be around $250. Take this to court. It's a no brainer. The dispatcher must've thought you lived in your mailbox.

    Sol FeinbergSol Feinberg4 gün önce
  • $35 goes to $350.

    Sol FeinbergSol Feinberg4 gün önce
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    Ryan RichardRyan Richard5 gün önce
Locksmith ripoffs: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)