The smarter consumer: The three levels of a scam (and how to avoid all of ’em)

How quickly we are to invoke the “S” word when things don’t go our way.

“S” — as in “scam.”
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“Your company is being deceptive and making false claims”

When is a deal not a deal? When the “savings” evaporate with a little research.

Catherine Evans booked a hotel through Hotwire and landed at the Ramada Inn – Bossier/Conference Center in Bossier, La., for $54 a night.

“Congratulations,” Hotwire wrote to her in its confirmation. “You saved 45%.”

Not really.
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