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Scam-proof your life : 377 smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches

Author: Sid Kirchheimer
Publisher: New York : AARP, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cars: don't get taken for a ride -- Homes: defend your dream (mortgages, closing costs, strategies for buying & selling, home repairs & renovations) -- Credit cards: save paper on your plastic -- Telephone service: be a talking tightwad -- College: Scholarships, essays that excel -- Travel: go more places for less -- Medical errors: survive a hospital stay, Prevent procedure errors, avert medication mishaps, get  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sid Kirchheimer
ISBN: 1402730411 9781402730412 1402745052 9781402745058
OCLC Number: 64511278
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Cars: don't get taken for a ride --
Homes: defend your dream (mortgages, closing costs, strategies for buying & selling, home repairs & renovations) --
Credit cards: save paper on your plastic --
Telephone service: be a talking tightwad --
College: Scholarships, essays that excel --
Travel: go more places for less --
Medical errors: survive a hospital stay, Prevent procedure errors, avert medication mishaps, get more from doctors --
Healthcare ripoffs: hospital expenses, tests & procedures, medications, nursing homes & assisted living residences --
Everyday protection: medication smarts, fighting germs at home & in public, food safety --
Identity theft: armor-plate your name & reputation --
Your rights at work: avoiding a layoff, get more when you say goodbye, fighting an unlawful dismissal, starting over --
Advance fee loans, ATM skimming, charity cheats, door-to-door deception, employment scams, financial account updates & alerts, foreign lotteries, gift grift, government cons, "kid" candy & magazine sales, Nigerian letter, pyramid schemes.
Other Titles: Smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches
Responsibility: by Sid Kirchheimer.
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Cars: don't get taken for a ride -- Homes: defend your dream (mortgages, closing costs, strategies for buying & selling, home repairs & renovations) -- Credit cards: save paper on your plastic -- Telephone service: be a talking tightwad -- College: Scholarships, essays that excel -- Travel: go more places for less -- Medical errors: survive a hospital stay, Prevent procedure errors, avert medication mishaps, get more from doctors -- Healthcare ripoffs: hospital expenses, tests & procedures, medications, nursing homes & assisted living residences -- Everyday protection: medication smarts, fighting germs at home & in public, food safety -- Identity theft: armor-plate your name & reputation -- Your rights at work: avoiding a layoff, get more when you say goodbye, fighting an unlawful dismissal, starting over -- Advance fee loans, ATM skimming, charity cheats, door-to-door deception, employment scams, financial account updates & alerts, foreign lotteries, gift grift, government cons, "kid" candy & magazine sales, Nigerian letter, pyramid schemes.

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