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CT Officials Warn about Bogus Lottery Checks

Published on December 10th, 2012 by TINA

State officials in Connecticut are warning consumers about a postal scam in which residents are being notified that they’ve “won” a lottery. But what they receive is really a bogus government check bearing the state’s seal. The ... Read More

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Free Tablet Has a Catch

Published on December 3rd, 2012 by TINA

This notice sent by mail for a free Tablet may seem exciting at first, but there’s a catch. In order to receive your “New 7″ Tablet,” you must attend a 90-minute pitch for DirectBuy of Greater ... Read More

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The Magical White Roughy

Published on September 19th, 2012 by TINA

Here’s a sign advertising “White Roughy” at Stew Leonards, a CT/NY supermarket chain.  Apparently, “Kids Love It!” and the price is right at $4.99/lb.  The only problem – there’s no such thing as White Roughy.  In ... Read More

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What to Know about this Vehicle Notice

Published on May 22nd, 2012 by TINA

This official-looking postcard warns recipients that their warranty is about to expire, and that if they want to continue coverage, they must call the company’s hotline. If you have questions about your vehicle’s warranty, do not ... Read More

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No Need to Pay for a Government Refund

Published on May 18th, 2012 by TINA

This postcard advertises a supposed government job opportunity. Unfortunately, this job is not actually with the government but with a third party that helps to process Federal Housing Administration refund applications for a fee.  However, the U.S. ... Read More

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Look Alike Yellow Pages

Published on May 18th, 2012 by TINA

United Directories wants you to pay  $300 to be listed in its version of the yellow pages. But this is not the traditional yellow pages that you’re used to getting each year at your home. In ... Read More

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Lies, Lies, Lies

Published on May 11th, 2012 by TINA

It all sounds great. Click on a website and start making money. But it is a . Going to the website ( eventually leads you to a pitch for a business called Resorts360, which you have ... Read More

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