'A scam-free 2009?'

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More than 10 years ago in Mmegi, Consumer Watchdog’s Richard Harriman penned this article urging consumers to be more vigilant against the various types of scams that were rising in the country.

Mmegi reproduces the article to demonstrate how enduring these scams are and the need for greater alertness

Last week I appealed for consumers to display more skepticism in 2009.  I begged us all to be more critical, not to believe something just because a flashy salesman says it’s so and to not to fall for the sort of scams that hit so many of us in 2008.

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