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of the latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.
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Small Business - Travel - And more...
Oh No! Is That Rust? -
Thousands of water-damaged automobiles are expected to go on the market, literally taking American car
buyers for a ride. More than 120,000 vehicles were damaged last year by hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne. Many have been declared a "total loss"the usual pronouncement after a carís engine,
electrical system or interior sits water-soaked for two days or more. In such cases, insurers will pay off the
owners and haul the vehicles to a salvage auction, ostensibly to be sold for spare parts.
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