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Protecting Yourself From Frauds and Scams

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

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The letter promises millions from a foreign lottery. Another envelope holds a fat check from a stranger. An email offers cash from a Nigerian businessman. Beware. Scammers are everywhere. In the email, in the snail mail, on the phone. They offer advance fee loans, work at home programs and the world's best weight loss products. All you have to do is turn over your wallet. The scammers are getting smarter and so should you. Learn how to protect yourself from scams and frauds, Friday at nine on the Sound of Ideas.



Sheryl Harris, Plain Dealer Columnist

Terrence Sullivan, United States Postal Inspector
, 216-443-4022
David Weiss, CEO, Cleveland Better Business Bureau

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