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

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

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Scam-proof your life : 377 smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches
Title
Scam-proof your life
Title remainder
377 smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches
Statement of responsibility
by Sid Kirchheimer
Title variation
Smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.88
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C63
LC item number
K57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Scam-proof your life : 377 smart ways to protect you & your family from ripoffs, bogus deals & other consumer headaches, by Sid Kirchheimer
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Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Control code
2006042349
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 p.
Isbn
9781402730412
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm64511278
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