Being locked out of your house or car is truly a frustrating and stressful situation especially if you have spent so much time searching for your keys. When you are parked in a public area, your instinct is to call a friend or family member who may have a spare key for your car.

But when this is not a possibility, your only way is to call an emergency locksmith. Because you have never experienced this situation before, the pressure then increases to find a legitimate locksmith service. Chances are you return to your office and look for the Yellow Pages to find an emergency locksmith registered in your area.

But wait! The locksmith company listed in your local telephone book may not be from your place at all! The Federal Trade Commission that guarantees consumer safety, some registered locksmiths may turn out to be inexperienced and not skilled enough to unlock your car. Even worse, they can charge you a steep rate and use threatening strategies to make you pay.

Obviously, this is not the type of emergency locksmith you want. Some locksmith companies employ call center agents and obtain several lists, with different names, in many countries even though their main office is located in a state far from your own. When you call one of these locksmith companies, an agent will ask for your location and your upcoming problems and offer you an offer for this kind of service.