"In this wonderful country of ours you can trust most everyone. Day in and day out, you do business with gas stations, grocery stores, department stores (and they do business with you) in a spirit of mutual trust and confidence. The unscrupulous gyp is in the tiny minority - but he exists. And it is important to know his tricks to protect yourself. Even though you don't run across his kind every day - just once is too often. This booklet tells you some of the ways you can protect yourself and your family from being taken in by the slick tricks of these frauds."
The Kiplinger Washington Agency Inc., 1954