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Empty Box Bargains

In this scam parking lot or street hawkers offer the hottest electronic gadgets for rock-bottom prices from the back of a truck or van.  They’ll show you samples of their wares but your purchase will be in a sealed box.  When you get home and open it you’ll find it empty except for some weights.  You can protect yourself from this scam by not buying anything from someone in a parking lot or on the street, no matter how good the price sounds.  If the deal sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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