Potential for Sandy Scams Prompts Warnings

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FLOOD-DAMAGED CARS SCAMS

— Run a check on the vehicle identification number (VIN) of any used car or truck you consider buying in the months ahead to see if it has been reported to have been damaged. If it has, don't buy it.

Three free services for consumers to check it are offered by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (http://www.ncib.org ), Carfax (http://www.carfax.com/flood ) and AutoCheck (http://www.autocheck.com/storm ).

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