The story is familiar in many states:
an out-of-state company hires a number of unscrupulous individuals in the area to sub-contract its work using assumed business
names, fake addresses and phone numbers. Many times consumers have been over-sold, under serviced, or just plain lied to!
The Illinois Attorney General filed criminal charges against
a New York locksmith operation for setting up phony storefronts with unlicensed individuals practicing locksmithing that lead
consumers to believe they were dealing with local companies. The action was successful, and the company was ordered to pay
thousands in restitution, to cease operations and to no longer do business in the state under a new name or any of the 25
different names the company had been using in local telephone directories!
ALOA encourages locksmiths who are facing this same situation to go to their state's Attorney
General who can take the appropriate legal action against these fraudulent companies. ALOA recently sent a letter to all Attorneys
General urging them to pursue this matter in their state. To contact your state's Attorney General, go to Click Here .
ALOA is also empowering you to
take immediate action when these fraudulent operations show up in your city.
For further assistance, contact ALOA Legislative Manager, Tim McMullen at 214-819-9733 x300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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