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Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

The top rip-offs you should avoid

Scams have been around since snake oil was invented. But consumer advocates say that scams have taken a particularly nasty turn thanks to two recent trends: new technologies that allow anonymous scammers to create fake relationships with their marks, and the downturn in the economy, which encourages cash-strapped people to do desperate things—like wiring money to strangers...