The Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia (MLAA) has been one of the key players in reducing the number of locksmith scams in Australia. Unfortunately for many Australian businesses and residents, locksmith scams have been an issue for a long time, with scammers generating high profits from shameful tactics; taking advantage of those who don’t know how to spot a scam.

Who are the MLAA?

The MLAA is an internationally respected and acknowledged authority within the locksmith industry. The goal of the MLAA is to support locksmith businesses and increase trust between customers and businesses, so they know whether their locksmith has been certified by an international body. All locksmiths that are members of the MLAA must hold certain qualifications and meet requirements to maintain their membership. Therefore, you can have the peace of mind knowing that a locksmith that holds the MLAA badge will be able to deliver a high-quality service.

How is the MLAA helping to reduce the number of locksmith scammers?

The locksmith scam has been a big issue in Australia for quite some time. Essentially, when someone is stuck outside their car, home, or business and requires a locksmith service, they generally want a cheap fix. Usually, these cheap fixes are too good to be true, and in the midst of trying to get a great deal quickly, they don’t check the qualifications or reviews of the locksmith. After receiving their services, a huge bill is generally handed over for work that is often less than average.

So, in an effort to aid customers in determining who is a scammer and who is a Master Locksmith, the MLAA is promoting awareness by reminding people to verify the locksmith’s credibility prior to engaging in their services.

If you would like more information about the MLAA you can head to their website at

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