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Premium Money Scams

Posted by on Jan 17, 2011 in Ed, Journalism, Money | 1 comment

Premium Money Scams

#1 Lesson: Never pay cash when you can use credit. I saw Guided by Voices play on Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 and wanted to blog about it, but a phone call changed all that. It was from the company that handles my 401(k) retirement account.  A woman informed me that I now qualified for a new level of service — a “premium” level, in fact. She wanted to assign me a personal account executive right away. Immediately suspicious, I said I had to go and that she should send me information...

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