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As part of its ongoing effort to educate consumers about potential scams, the Federal Trade Commission has developed the following public service messages for your publication to use. These messages, when placed in the appropriate column of the classified ads, reach consumers at the "teachable moment" - that is, they raise awareness of a potential scam exactly when the consumer is looking for a particular service or product.

We hope you will run the public service messages in your classifieds where appropriate and when space permits. These messages can make a real difference in raising consumer awareness about fraud. We appreciate your commitment to keeping your readers informed.


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