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Hotel clerk call in the middle of the night? Win $1 million from Facebook? Need to pay that red-light ticket right this second, or else? These are all red flags for some of 2011's most prevalent scams.
The Better Business Bureau investigates thousands of scams every year, from the latest gimmicks to new twists on old schemes. Some scams quickly fizzle out, while others plague consumers year-round.
Here are 10 of the most prevalent scams of 2011:
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