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Five Big Scams - The Podcast

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In 25 years of practicing law I’ve seen a lot of scams. Here are the five largest scams I am familiar with. And I’m measuring by how many victims there were.


They include:

The Employee Discount Scam - unsuspecting buyers loaded up with worthless extras.


Used Electronics Sold as New - by the big box retailer.

Auto Parts High/Low - where the estimate used the expensive parts but the customer was given the cheap parts.


No Permits Pulled - when the customer was charged for a plumbing permit when they bought their water heater.

Assumptive Selling Credit Life/Disability - to people who didn’t want it, didn’t need it and weren’t even aware they had bought it.


I know I’ve seen more but these were the top five when I made my list. The audio:


And the video:

Top pic is a Jeep I saw by the side of the road. Yes, David Tracy has been notified.


Follow me on Twitter: @stevelehto

Hear my podcast on iTunes: Lehto’s Law

Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.


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