Some of these are just a few pictures of genuine jobs where rival locksmiths have attended. Often I am called to clean up the mess. They will tell the customer that the lock has to be destroyed and damage to the door is necessary!
On a recent job the customer (who was locked out) called a competitor. The first locksmith arrived after 2 hours, only to inform the customer that his lock was virtually impossible to open, and that it would take a Master Locksmith to open it. This Master locksmith would have to travel from Kent at a cost of £450. He was duly sent on his way and I was called. 25 minutes after my arrival the door was opened with no damage, at a fraction of the price!!
Most of these type of outfits employ people inexperienced in opening locks, and paid on commission so they’re keen to rack up the prices.