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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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Need extra cash for the holidays? Beware of online payday loan offers

piggy bank wearing santa hatWith increased expenses around the holidays, consumers may find themselves running short of cash for other bills, and some may be considering payday loans to cover the short-term need. Thinking about a short-term loan? Better think twice.

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