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Scams Are Old As The Hills

Scams have been around for a very long time. As a kid, I remember some strange men wearing suits arriving at the farm on a summer evening.

They came with an offer to paint our barn for free. They assured my family that it was for advertising, and we had only to pay a minimal fee. My dad had gone to school with the former Judge VanHorn and they had remained friends.

“So,” he said, “just leave the paperwork and I will check it out with my attorney.”

We never heard back.

That’s probably a good rule to remember. When anyone makes you an offer you find too good to be true, just tell them you will f...


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