How to Protect Yourself

With all the rules, regulations and laws our society has in place, how can people blatantly continue to produce products that mimic authentic items? More importantly, how in the world can these individuals make such consistently good money and evade the law time after time? I know the idea may come as a shock to you, but the practice of perpetrating this type of fraud is commonplace. This is one of the main reasons why I decided to write The Garage Sale Millionaire. I want to show you how to protect yourself from these unscrupulous individuals and to provide you with knowledge that will prevent you from becoming another rip-off statistic.

The practice of creating and passing off fakes, replicas and restorations was far more difficult to accomplish in the past when people dealt with others in a more personal, one-on-one manner. Since the emergence of eBay, Craigslist, e-mail and the Internet, this sort of criminal activity has become increasingly easier to pull off.

Protecting yourself against fraud, like many other processes detailed in this book, is easy enough to accomplish. All it takes is the understanding of some basic information and the implementation of your new-found knowledge. After that, you can safely proceed with your Garage Sale Millionaire activities knowing that you won’t get cheated. In 1537 Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power,” but today, it’s what you do with your knowledge that is the power. This is what Chapter 4 is all about: helping ...

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