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Fast Eddy Follows His Own Advice

Security Starts With You! So Fast Eddy Stepped Up and Made a Change.

Do as I say, not as I do…is an all to easy way of living life. But when in comes to personal safety, it can be dangerous.  That’s why Minneapolis Locksmith Fast Eddy made a change completely unrelated to his  locksmith business.

Recently, he changed the url of his website from an http:// to a https://

This move adds security to all data that may be transmitted over the site.

As he was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article, “I always tell people to upgrade the locks on their homes and businesses, before someone breaks in. Same goes for websites.” “I wanted to add an extra layer of security to my website, for my own and my customers peace of mind.”

Security is an important concept for Eddy. Taken aside, he will recount numerous times when he has been called to a home or business after a break in. “It can be heartbreaking.”

Locksmith Edward Mann

The change itself wasn’t that difficult, but did require a conversation with his hosting company and some other changes to make sure the new site retained the viewership his old url had accumulated over the years.

Perhaps the biggest difference is that Fast Eddy needed to get some new business cards created with the new url: https://ourlocksmith.com on them.
Fast Eddys Keys Express Business Card

 

 

 

And of course, making the move was worth bragging about. After all, Fast Eddy does follow what he preaches, at least as far as security is concerned. So he sent out a press release advertising the fact.

In addition to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, it was picked up by American Public Media, The Sun News, and Metro West as well as over 200 other press outlets.

My Name is Edward Mann and I would love to personally thank all the great customers I have serviced over the years. Without you I would have no purpose and life would not be as fulfilling.

 

 

Locksmith Scammers Stopped

Locksmith Scammers from Out of State Get Slammed!

Locksmith Scammers Get Slammed!

Fast Eddys Keys Express has been fighting these guys for years. They and their ilk give professional locksmiths an undeserved bad rap.  We tip our hat to Attorney General Lori Swanson for taking action.

Here is her Press Release

Attorney General Swanson Permanently Bans Officials of Florida Locksmith Company that Deceived Minnesotans from Operating in State

The officials of a Florida company that deceived Minnesotans through a locksmith marketing scheme were permanently banned from doing business of any kind in Minnesota under a settlement obtained by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. The officials—Alon Gorlovetzky, Sr. and Yotam Hay, Sr. —were president and vice president, respectively, of Fuson Solutions, Inc., a Florida company.

Fuson used Internet advertisements and webpages for locksmiths that appeared to be homegrown Minnesota businesses. The ads and webpages promoted local sounding companies—“Burnsville Locksmith” or “Minneapolis Locksmith Service,” for example—with local phone numbers and addresses.

Individuals who dialed the phone number in the ads were led to believe they were calling a local locksmith. In reality, Fuson employees in a Florida call center answered the phone.

“People who were locked out of their homes or cars had to make a quick decision on where to find nearby help. They thought they were using neighborhood businesses, not calling Florida,” said Attorney General Swanson.

Fuson touted low costs and low wait times but did not deliver. One woman was locked out of her car, and Fuson told her the cost would be $95 for a locksmith. When the locksmith arrived, the woman asked the technician to first unlock her car so she could see if the key was there. The locksmith refused, said that he was required to make a new key, and charged $260. Her key was in the car.

In addition to local phone numbers and addresses, Fuson marketed the locksmith companies as established mom-and-pop businesses. Ads claimed that the locksmiths were “proudly serving our community” and had been “part of the community” for “over 30 years.”

Local addresses Fuson included in its ads were for nonexistent locations or completely unrelated companies. The address given for “Eden Prairie Locksmith Service” was actually a car repair shop.

Fuson also claimed that the locksmiths were licensed and bonded. Minnesota does not license, certify or insure locksmiths.

People may report complaints about similar situations to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office by calling (651) 296-3353 or (800) 657-3787. People may also download a Complaint Form by clicking here, and mailing the completed form to the Attorney General’s Office at: 1400 Bremer Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, St. Paul, MN 55101-2131.