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Dealing with a lockout

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If you get locked out of your car or condo on vacation, be careful whom you call for help. Fraudulent locksmiths may advise that your lock can’t be picked, then demand a steep fee to drill out the lock and replace it. Trustworthy locksmiths should be able to pick almost any lock. Require proof of ID and look for a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America. Ask for proof of insurance, too.

Brian Irwin

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