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For Consumers: Multimedia - Public Service Announcements
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
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.