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1/23/03 - Tyler

Beware Of Bogus Buyers Guide

"They kinda sucked us in," says Kick Stevens. "Cause they used the name of some people we knew and we just assumed because it had their names attached to it, it was legitimate."

That's how Nick and Kim Stevens got swindled out of $700 dollars. "She knew her game, says Kim Stevens. "She knew what to say. She seemed to know the advertising business."

The owners of "A-1 Economy Moving" thought their ad would run in a specialty "buyers magazine" for the Hideaway Lake area. It would be backed by reputable businesses like Larry Nance Construction and Pillsbury Realty, names that were unknowingly used to reel in the business.

A woman named Jennifer with "New Image Marketing" sold the ads, signed the signed contracts and cashed the check. But the book was never produced. "It never happened, Kims says. "Kept calling the phone number we had. You get a voice mail, you leave a message--no one ever returns the call."

While the Stevens feel like they got burned...they're business will keep moving on. "It's not so much the dollars," says Nick. "The dollars can be replaced. It just gonna make it real hard for the next person that is legitimate."

Tyler police are now investigating this case. The Better Business Bureau suggest that you always check out a company's record before you write a check.

Jennifer Brice, reporting.

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