Watch Out for the 'Mouseprint'


The site explains, "The real bite comes from the restocking fee, which on a $25,000 list price car (even if you paid $20,000), would amount to $1,250. It is unclear how much the taxes, financing and insurance charges would add to this, but the total charge to change your mind about buying this car could easily be over $2,000."

Chrysler didn't answer our request for comment.

Ghost Writers

It makes me want to go home and read a good book. Maybe "The Ambler Warning," a mystery from the famous Robert Ludlum, author of "The Bourne Identity" and 20 other best-sellers. Except that Ludlum died six years ago, well before he supposedly wrote "The Ambler Warning."

The novel was written by someone else. In tiny print on an inside page, the publisher does tell us: "Since his death, the Estate of Robert Ludlum has worked with a carefully selected author and editor to prepare and edit this work."

It's not just Ludlum. V.C. Andrews, famous for writing "Flowers in the Attic," is still churning out lots of romance novels, but she has been dead for 20 years.

I asked Elliott, "Isn't this what you'd call a scam?"

"It's almost like a cult," he replied. "From the dead, these people come back and they're writing still. It's almost spooky."

The bottom line? To try to avoid empty promises, you'd better get a magnifying glass.

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