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Better Business Bureau releases tips for buying products at Ky. State Fair

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky State Fair starts Thursday, and the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on alert.

The agency warns there will be plenty of people asking you to share you contact information for drawings, prizes and more.

Before sharing any personal info, the BBB says to make sure it's a company you recognize. The risk is that you may end up with lots of unwanted solicitations in the mail as well as unwanted phone calls from telemarketers.

Also, if you decide to buy a product at the fair, try to find out if there are any warranties on the item or if you can return it if it's defective. And if the packaging and printing on a product appears shoddy, that should raise a red flag that it could be counterfeit. 

Remember, if the deal seems "too-good-to-be-true," it probably is.

Consumers can stop by the Better Business Bureau booth in Main Street KY, in the South Wing of the KY Fair & Exposition Center or visit its website at http://www.bbb.org. 

The state fair runs from Aug. 14 through Aug. 24.

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