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A.J. DelaGarza got scammed by a locksmith

The valuable lesson we can all learn from A.J's experience with a locksmith scammer.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Shutting the door, a thought pops into your head. "Do I have my keys?"  Slam. Too late. A quick check of the pockets and your suspicions are confirmed. No keys. We've all been there. It sucks. You drop to your knees and begin weeping, wondering if you'll ever see you're precious video game console again.

Ok, maybe that's just me, but locking yourself out of your place is still never a pleasant experience, and on Monday, this is exactly what happened to A.J. DeLaGarza.

To make matters worse, if you follow the tweet dates, it was just a day before DeLaGarza's surgery. Presumably the one reported by Adam Serrano to correct a groin issue which has been dogging him since preseason.

Talk about unnecessary stress before going under the knife, but, luckily, it seems that A.J. DeLaGarza was able to get into his place and his surgery went well.

Unluckily, however, it seems that A.J DeLaGarza got scammed by the locksmith. On Wednesday, A.J. posted the following tweet with a slideshow which offers 7 tips to help spot locksmith scams. It seems that A.J. got duped.

According to the slideshow, experienced locksmiths almost never have to drill a lock, which, as we saw from the picture A.J. tweeted, is what ended up happening in his case, costing him $687 dollars in the process. Ouch.

Of course, this is the type of scam that many of us would fall for. I know I would. Thanks to A.J's tweeting, however, it's one I now know to look out for in the future. Thanks for looking out for us, A.J.