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The Price of “FREE”

-- By Mark Tier The other day my cable company called to offer me two tickets to a special preview of the latest Sherlock Holmes movie. FREE. I wasn't interested myself (this Sherlock wasn't Basil Rathbone). But I knew my two boys would be. And the price was right. That evening, we were a bit rushed for time so instead of having dinner at home we had close-to-indigestible fast food near the movie theater. Bang. There went the price of eight movie tickets. Another movie ticket went into popcorn.

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Visa / MasterCard FRAUD

VERY IMPORTANT, READ IT CAREFULLY. This scam has been going on since 2003, and itÔÇÖs all true. Confirm here: www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/creditcard.asp This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do not ask for your card number; they already have it. The scam works like this:

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