The Great 'Locksmith' Swindle Every day, about a quarter of a million people in this country call a locksmith — or at least they think they're calling a locksmith. In fact, a growing number may actually be reaching a con man who's better at picking pockets than he is at picking locks.
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The Great 'Locksmith' Swindle

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The Great 'Locksmith' Swindle

The Great 'Locksmith' Swindle

The Great 'Locksmith' Swindle

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Every day about a quarter of a million people in the U.S. call a locksmith — or at least they think they're calling a locksmith. In fact, a growing number may actually be reaching a con man who is better at picking pockets than he is at picking locks.