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Liberal Democrat County Councillor Allan Siao Ming Witherick said “It’s easy to see why both legitimate companies, and con-artists, use these techniques. They work.
If they didn’t they wouldn’t invest huge amounts of time and effort, as well as money, to reach out to potential customers. But how can you tell which are legitimate, and which are more…questionable, that’s the difficult part!
Remember, if something is too good to be true, well it probably is.”
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