No one likes to find out they’ve gotten a bad deal or been taken advantage of by a con artist. Even worse is the feeling that maybe you could’ve done something to prevent it. While not all consumer pitfalls are avoidable, a few simple rules can help you steer clear of scams and help you get the most for your money.
1. Always read paperwork carefully before you sign it. Take the time to read contracts and other paperwork thoroughly. If you don’t understand something, ask questions. Make sure all written documents match what you’ve been promised. And once you sign, be sure to get a final copy for your records.