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Avoid a Valentine’s Day hangover: Don’t fall for a romance scam

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Think you're lucky in love? People who find that special someone online could be in for a rude awakening if they don’t take precautions against con artists, who use clever tactics to meet victims online, form a bond and gain their trust, and bilk them out of hard-earned money.

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Sandy Hook scammers coming out of woodwork

It seems almost unimaginable that someone would try to take advantage of the Newtown school shooting tragedy to defraud consumers, but evidently scam artists are willing to stoop to a new low.

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Consumers beware: Learn how to avoid buying flood-damaged cars

cars stranded in flood watersNCL works closely with advocates in the auto industry who know a lot about cars damaged in crashes, rebuilt wrecks, and flood cars. Hurricane Sandy brought new opportunities for fraudsters to pawn off cars damaged by flood waters to unknowing consumers.

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