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Ripoff Report: Web site gives you peace of mind before buying something

SPOKANE, Wash. - In these uncertain economic times, it's more important than ever to buy wisely.

That means making sure we're not getting ripped off by unscrupulous merchants.

The Ripoff Report web site (www.ripoffreport.com) may deserve a spot on your favorites list.

By consumers and for consumers, it's a place filled with ripoff reports on phony scams, pyramid schemes, bait and switch come ons, misrepresentations, fraud and deceptive marketing tactics.

It names company and business names and everything is searchable.

Type in the name of a company and if anyone has filed a report, up it pops.

You can file your own reports, too. And there are articles and advice papers online that offer advice on how not to get taken, what to look for in dealing with reputable companies, and instructional videos on how consumers get taken.

The site has been around a decade now and has a huge database of reports.

Remember, these are computer complaints. Don't take just one as being authoritative, but if there is a bunch of them, it's probably good evidence to be suspicious and investigate further before buying.

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