"Get inside information from those in the know on how to protect your money, your rights, and your health-- with the most complete, practical, and easy-to-follow collection of consumer wisdom ever assembled." In this essential action guide by dogged consumer reporter Sid Kirchheimer, more than 100 leading experts reveal smart and specific tips, techniques, and tactics that anyone can use to avoid being victimized-- financially, physically, or emotionally. Car salesmen disclose secret strategies to save you thousands of dollars on your next vehicle purchase. Repairmen divulge the tricks of their trades ... and disclose the advice you'll need to get superior service at an honest price. Con men and crooks offer defensive directives to deprive thieves of your money, your possessions, and your identity. Kirchheimer gets the experts to cough up everyday counsel as well. Doctors share simple steps you can take today to guard against medical errors and lower your health-care costs. Attorneys tell how to protect yourself in a courtroom and in daily life. Industry insiders and consumer advocates detail when, where, and how to get the most for your time and money: They expose all sorts of stealthy solutions for saving when you buy a home or apply for a mortgage, telephone service, or a credit card. They even tell you how to save big on travel arrangements, and how to secure a college scholarship for less-than-Dean's List students! " " "Scam-Proof Your Life" is the latest work by award-winning consumer crusader Sid Kirchheimer, who writes the popular " Scam Alert" column in "The AARP Bulletin"-- thenation's most widely circulated newspaper. Kirchheimer is the author of "The Doctors Book of Home Remedies "II (2 million copies sold)," Never Pay Retail," and other critically acclaimed books devoted to empowering ordinary people to protect their money, time, health, and security.Kirchheimer, Sid is the author of 'Scam Proof Your Life 377 Smart Ways to Protect You & Your Family From Ripoffs, Bogus Deals & Other Consumer Headaches' with ISBN 9781402730412 and ISBN 1402730411.