If one takes a fast look to the yellow page locksmith listings in the Washington D.C. area, the first thing you might notice is that there are hundreds of “trusted” locksmiths in the area. However, there is something you should know about this business: not all who call themselves a locksmith are telling you the truth. Not long ago, being a locksmith was like being in a secret society. Our skills were heavily guarded and you could be sure that there were not many people who could open your front door lock. The internet has changed all that. Now all it takes is a bored teenager with access to youtube and enough spare time. There are thousands of videos showing people how to open locks. People are of course free to post and view what they want, but this unavoidably opens the opportunity to people with flexible morals. Now there are hundreds of fake locksmiths offering emergency lockout services, but they are all actually con artists and scammers. You should take your previsions then. The first thing you should do in case of emergency is call your trusted locksmith. Washington Locksmiths guarantee that our specialists are certified locksmiths that belong to the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA). Do not hesitate to ask our specialists to show you their locksmith certification as a proof of their skills, background and experience. You must check if the specialists you call arrive in appropriately labeled vehicles. Our fleet is all labeled with our logos and colors, so you can be sure who is responsible for your safety and service. Ideally, like all other legitimate trades, locksmiths should be chosen among people that are above reproach. The very nature of this industry demands it, as we are the ones responsible for providing the best safety measures for you, as well as know how to open them when you need us to. Do not get fooled by con artists that call themselves a locksmith. Call your trusted Washington Locksmith and ask to see his certification. It is the best guarantee that you are being serviced by a real expert and honest locksmith. Never put your safety in the hands of strangers or scammers.