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On Your Side: Spot A Fake

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On Your Side: Spot A Fake Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:16:21 +0000 On Your Side: Spot A Fake On Your Side: Spot A Fake KLAS Las Vegas, NV --- we're talking about "fake." ((dave courvoisier)) >> so how can you tell if what you're reading ... or buying is fake? our 8 on your side consumer advocate michelle mortensen is here to help. ((michelle mortensen)) >>> it's true everything can be faked these days. and spotting fakes can sometimes be tough. so if you don't want the wool pulled over your eyes ... there is one thing you can do. it's research. for example .. see a story on facebook or the internet and wonder if it's true?? do some research. google has a fact check feature. they have fact checkers go through articles and lable them true ... mostly true or false. of course ... you have to trust their fact checkers.... so better yet ... research the topic yourself. that's what facebook is encouraging users to do. they just released their tips on spotting fake posts today and you may noptice their suggestions the next time you log on.. their advice .... be skeptical of headlines. check out the u-r-l's ... and investigate sources. they also remind users some stories are fake because they are jokes or satirical. so once again it all boils down to research. ((michelle mortensen)) and this applies to way more than stories or posts on the internet and social media. this applies to spotting all fakes. one huge counterfeit consumer problem right now is fake tech. i'm talking fake cell phones .. computers ... cameras and more. counterfeiters are copying brand name products and sellling them as the real thing... and its costing us in big ways. how? well, counterfeit chargers can cause fires and counterfeit software can contain malware to steal your identity... to name a few. so the national crime prevention counsel has some tips to help you spot a fake. they say you can't always tell by looking at the outside of an item that it's fake.... it's what's on the inside that counts. check out these 2 cameras. both claim to be legit cannon cameras ... but open one up and you see they are not the same. and the buyer could have figured that out by researching the price. one was much cheaper. looking for a deal is why most people end up with fakes. so the first research you need to do is on price. if a deal is too good to be true it probably is. an iphone 7 for less than 50 bucks ... proabbly isn't real since it retails for hundrds more. the second type of research you need to do -- is on the place you're buying from. avoid flea markets or strange websites. but even websites you trust need to be vetteed... especially if they use independent sellers. for example ... forbes magazine and appple did a study recently and found 90% of genuine iphone charges sold on the site were actually fakes. so nothing is fool proof ... but the more you know ... the better off you are ... always. ((michelle mortensen)) >> and here's a little tidbit to save you some money when shopping online ... walmart dot com is launching a new type of discount april 19th. buy online ... but pick it up in store .. and they will give you a discount on the price. choose to have it shipped to your home or office .... no worries they'll still dleiver it for free in 2 days or less. is there a catch? yes ... there always is. the discounts will only be offered on items not already available in stores./// >> thanks, michelle./// tedd florendo (((>>>windy conditions are tedd florendo (((>>>windy conditions are

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