Within the last few years there have been a lot of fake locksmiths popping up. Here are some tips to help you avoid getting scammed:
If you are out of town or haven't researched a locksmith ahead of time. Find an accredited locksmith at http://www.bbb.org/
. (type in your zip code then click on "find a BBB accredited business").
Below are a few videos that demonstrate the effects of choosing the wrong locksmith: