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Scams and Frauds
Here are some of the latest Scams, Frauds, and Consumer Abuse items in the news.

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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. Read more...

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