THE TICKET: CATCH A RIDE TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 6
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August 6th-8th There is all the phone calls, information. report suspicious or un-
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August 20th-22nd the police report, and then if rate.com or the Better and back of all of your
the fraudster is caught, there Business Bureau to cards. Keep the copy in
is the court dates and testify- evaluate the Web site. a safe place that you can
ing. All can be time consum- Don’t forget to get your get to easily, such as a
ing, inconvenient, and card back from the cash- fire safe lock box. This
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