Doing any business in our society is fraught with potential risks. Knowledge is the best defense from fraud, deception and buyer’s remorse. When dealing with another business entity, service provider or your money; information must be verified.

It is critically important to be certain that any business and/or individual you are dealing with is reputable, licensed, insured, knowledgeable, and that their image is not marred by liens, judgments, bankruptcy or civil action, either against the entity or its principels.

Use the Clickfirst consumer checklist as a guide to help you develop sound, fundamental habits. Check the many links to government information concerning consumer fraud and purchasing tips and strive to purchase products and services from people you feel comfortable with and have verified information about.

Click the link to see more on how to save money using the consumer pre-purchase checklist.

 

Author: Jim Merrick