Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Scam artists abound trying to separate you from your cash in ever more sophisticated schemes. Bogus weight loss supplements, phantom debt collectors and too-good-to-be- true sweepstakes prizes. On the next Sound of Ideas, Plain Dealer Consumer Columnist Sheryl Harris and the local director of the Federal Trade Commission tell us about the latest scams and how to keep our guard up. Wednesday at 9 on 90.3.
Community/Human Interest, Economy
Sheryl Harris, Consumer Columnist, The Plain Dealer
Jon Miller Steiger, Director of the East Central Region, Federal Trade Commission
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Better Business Bureau
The Plain Dealer’s interactive guide to spotting, fighting and reporting scams
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