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ripped off

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Some of the Indie bands whose fans recently alleged their music was ripped off have included Phoenix, Beach House, (http://stereogum.
com, said: "Small businesses fighting desperately to survive in harsh economic times are being ripped off by greedy suppliers.
We will without doubt take the appropriate legal action if our attorneys agree we've been ripped off," he added.
Llandudno town councillor Tina Kift feels under siege in her own home after a brick was thrown through a window, tyres were slashed on her camper van, and a gas pipe was ripped off a wall.
What a shame that for many that experience was marred by the memory of being ripped off by the shameless few people who presented themselves for hire in prominent areas of the city, such as Central Square, Wood Street and Westgate Street.
GMTV has issued a grovelling apology after millions of TV viewers were ripped off by yet another phone-in quiz.
Now the latest targets to be ripped off from American-made trucks are tailgates and third-row seats from giant SUVS.
It can immunize economies from the ills of domestic monopolies and protect consumers and taxpayers from being ripped off.
The party's deputy leader, Richard Bruton, claimed the message from the survey, which had similar findings against Habitat and Argos, was that "Irish consumers are being ripped off by some UK chain stores".
Although this chapter is a tough read, Levitt's point, one easily forgotten during the past decade of go-go investing, is worth making: that there are myriad hidden costs and risks beneath every form of investment, even "no-load" mutual funds, and anyone who doesn't take the time to figure out just how their brokers are making money, is a consumer waiting to be ripped off.
SIR - I refer to an article headed "Quality mark designed to kill off the cowboys", (The Western Mail, March 27), which is introduced by alleging that "most" of us know somebody who has been ripped off by a cowboy builder.
HOLIDAYMAKERS who book travel insurance over the telephone or on the internet run the risk of being ripped off, campaigners have warned.
I will consider believing that owners are being ripped off when they are not so very numerous in their willingness to take the risk of winning prizes which are 'only' 70 per cent funded by punters and sponsors for races which have stud-fee implications far beyond the worth of the prize- money paid on the day.
Gilbert said: "The city's getting ripped off and they're sending property owners the bill.
MetroGuide's complaint alleged defendants not only ripped off, word for word, MetroGuide's content, but violated copyright laws by creating web sites that stole the look and feel of its HotelGuide sites.