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Buyer beware: Hastings woman says her business was the target of a marketing scam

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Brenda Koch has a word of warning to business owners in the Hastings area: When it comes to marketing your business, don't pay up front.


Koch and Randy Brady operate Safer Roads Driving School in Hastings and Woodbury. They were contacted by a man from Eden Prairie who sat down with them in their office and explained some marketing options to them. The man was paid up front.

Now, Koch believes she was scammed by that man, who works with Florida-based Student Relations, Inc.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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