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Scams and Schemes to Get Your Money
We have a limited resource – it is called money. There are a lot of places to spend it and we have to be aware that there are individuals and businesses that thrive on our consumer ignorance. Hopefully some of the following will assist you as a consumer in becoming more aware of possible schemes, scams and other ways people will try to get your hard-earned money.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
What you need to do:
• Deal with licensed businesses
• Deal locally when possible
• Get everything in writing
• Pay with a check, not cash
• Only pay half until job is complete
• Social Security Number
• Bank Account Information
• Credit Cards
• Phone Cards