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When I was in high-school I always dreamt of working at home typing. So like many of you I searched the Internet in the hopes of finding that elusive work at home typist job. Little did I know that it was virtually impossible. Consequently in my desperation I fell into one of the many work at home typing scams and lost $50! Back in the days that was a lot of money to me. Actually, that's still a hefty amount to me! lol The one major thing that came of that experience is that it lead me to eventually create my own work at home websites . It's why you're reading this now. But prior to doing that, I figured out how I could create my own typing work at home job and it was purely by accident. Here's how it all came about. Be patient it may help you as well.

My mom worked in a hospital. As her job began to transition more into using computers , she would often take additional time out to study the programs she was required to learn. The hospital she worked in had it's own medical library. I was bribed by mom into going to the medical library with her because she said I could use their computers which were very fast and had high speed Internet connection. Most young adults need money or video games as a motivation but I was a geek at heart so computers were just as a good to me.

In any event, like most mothers with their children, I am my mother's pride and joy. So she would make it a point to introduce me to everyone she knew in the library. And if that wasn't embarrassing enough I would also be introduced to innocent bystanders that happen to be around as my mother introduced me to folks she knew. But God bless her heart because she helped me stumble upon how a work from home typing job was possible. As I was played in the library's computer room, I noticed a lot of the people were medical students using the computers to type their papers. I watched as they struggled to type 1-5 words a minute using two fingers. As I sat there I was suddenly smacked in the head, kind of like when pigeon droppings hit you, but this was an unexpected idea that was hitting me. I thought to myself, "Duh, why not offer to type the papers for these students?" After all, as medical students it meant they had some disposal income, they were going to be in school for a while and judging by their typing skills, it was more painful for them to continue to do it on their own.

So I asked my mom to tell some of her library buddies that I would be willing to type their papers for about $3-5 per page or some figure around that range. Forgive my memory, It was a very long time ago and my mad cow syndrome tends to act up these days. In either case I was able to secure 2 clients from my mom with consistent weekly work. It was pretty decent money considering how fast I typed and that I could do it in the comfort of my home.
What made it great was that my clients even came to my house to pick up or drop off work. On some occasions my mom served as my go to person. (I kept the work in the family.) Business was great for some time. Eventually I gave up this business to take on running my sites. But in all my years of trying to work at home, It was the only way that I was ever able to make money at home typing in a legitimate way.

So what does this mean for you?
Well if you're smart you're already thinking I need to check out some hospitals in my area and hang out in their medical libraries. If you didn't think to do that, you may want to give it a try. Medical students are often tired because of their long hours and all the studying they have to do. So they're definitely more inclined to pass down their typing needs to you because it's totally worth it to them. College and high-school students may not be ideal because of their limited budgets and in this day and age they've been typing since they were out the womb. So chances are, they ain't paying you to do it for them! But I know medical students are a good target based on my own experience and considering their lifestyles. There may be other opportunities like this that are eluding me. So try to think it through and see if you can find an opportunity like this if you're hell bent on finding a no fee work at home typing job.

I hope this gives you an idea how to get paid working at home typing in a legitimate way. I know it worked well for me when I first started trying to work at home. It takes a little footwork and luck. But you're far more likely to secure something than what you're already doing now. What do you have to lose?

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Taz480 - October 22, 2008 Reply

Eddy, I believe what Sharlene meant by wireless internet is actually WISP. A wireless carrier like Verizon, Sprint or Clearwire. Wireless broadband. These companies may be frowning on it because those forms of internet access can be unreliable and have very strict usage caps. Just guessing. Cyuz!

Eddy Salomon - April 16, 2008 Reply

Thanks Ms Jaxxee!

MsJaxxee - April 16, 2008 Reply

Hi Sharlene. I sent you a reply to your e-mail address a few minutes ago. Thanks for asking me.

This is one of the best sites of any kind that I’ve been privileged to “stumble upon.”

Eddy, congratulations on the new baby! High Five to you!

Eddy Salomon - April 15, 2008 Reply

No worries Sharlene.
That’s what this site is about. Folks help each other out.

Everything is going great with my wife and baby.
Thanks for asking.


Sharlene - April 15, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,

Sharlene here with questions for MsJaxee.
Could you please tell me how it is going with
your training for Medical Transcription CD?
When it arrives and you start training, I would
greatly appreciate the update because I too
would like to find this type of work at home job.
I have searched for many training courses, but
can not afford them right now. Please keep us
informed or if you wouldn’t mind send me an e-mail
and communicate with me personally. I would so
very much appreciate your information. My e-mail is One of my neighbors in my community
spent $3,000 for a home study course On Medical Transcription and I can’t afford that.
Sorry Eddy, I wasn’t leaving you out on purpose, but
it is good to actually hear of someone starting from
scratch like I will have to do, and learning the
whole process without spending lots of money to get
this info. and training.
Hope all is well with the wife and new born.
I’ll say it again. You are a God sent to all of us
on this site.
Take Care.

MsJaxxee - April 2, 2008 Reply

Well, Eddy and Andrea. I have ordered the medical transcription couse CD and am patiently (NOT) waiting for the CD to arrive so that I can begin. The entire CD set up was 34.00 (28.00 plus 6.00 shipping and handling) The practice cassettes that come with the program are standard sized but I can work around that very easily. I’ll play them from one machine while recording them onto my micro cassettes so that I can use them for practice using my micro-sized cassettes that fit into my dictation/transcriber unit. Thanks Andrea. You’ve saved me over $400.00 for the same information I see advertised all over the internet. My niece and I are going to study together. Thank You Lord for leading me to this site, Eddy, and all these wonderful people who don’t mind sharing knowledge.

Eddy Salomon - March 26, 2008 Reply

Hey MsJaxxee,

Trust me I hear you sister! My experience with customer service has been limited to answering emails from people accusing me of being a scam because they confused ads with what they thought I was personally recommending.

It always amazes me how people treat others that are serving them whether at a Restaurant, Store, Telephone Rep, etc. I always tell myself the person that is serving me is a person like me. They don’t make the rules, their company does so it’s not fair for me to treat them like crap.

But people don’t think like that. Don’t get me wrong sometimes I’ve run into reps or service people that had a “stank” attitude. In which case I still try to be civil but then sometimes you gotta check people. lol

But I hear you sister. I’m just happy that you’re willing to invest in training to acquire a work at home career that can free you from the rat race. Most people won’t and chase after this pipe dream of just typing and data entry jobs. In fact, I created a new video about this that you might find useful:

In any event you’re welcome. I’m happy to own a site where we all share together. It’s like being part of a big family.


MsJaxxee - March 26, 2008 Reply

To Andrea:

I went to the ebay site and found the seller, training_alternatives, and the information. The CD offered by this seller is an extensive training course with all the modules needed for the training. There also is the same course as 20.00 CD that can be purchased for 28.00 plus 6.00 S/H. The difference is, that it has additional media in the form of 4 practice cassettes. These training CDs offered by this seller are all complete professional training CDs with all sorts of training applications included. I needed to know the size of the cassettes before I ordered and spent an extra 8.00 for tapes I may not be able to use as my machine handles the micro cassettes only, and not the standard size cassettes. Based upon the reply I receive will determine which of the training CDs I will purchase. For all that’s offered on the CDs, 20.00 or 28.00 is a small price to pay for what is available on the CDs. Kudos to Andrea for that very valuable tip.

Thanks (again) Eddy for providing a platform for this kind of shared information and in such a safe environment as well.

MsJaxxee - March 26, 2008 Reply

Eddy, I’m just about at the end of my rope right now. If I had just TWO NICKELS in the bank this morning, I’d open my desk drawer, remove my purse from the desk and walk out of this craziness TODAY, right now, and never look back! Customer service sucks the very life out of a person, and this is why I’m ready to PAY for training in anything that doesn’t require talking with PEOPLE!

I’ve been very greatly encouraged by this website and the links posted by the owner of the website and I now feel I’ll be able to do just what I feel like doing and that is to be able to find legitimate work that I can do at home. Thanks Eddy. This is a God-send, having found your website, Eddy and the other links and articles and the other people who so willingly share with others who come here. When we’re in the same boat, we need to do what we can to help each other. Thanks to everyone who contributes here.

Eddy Salomon - March 25, 2008 Reply

Hi MsJaxxee,

Thanks for your comments. You made me smile! lol
Glad you enjoy my sick sense of humor. Gotta keep you guys amused. I know how frustrating searching for work at home can be. So I like to have some fun with it otherwise we’ll all go crazy and be cynical, non-productive work at home seekers instead of actual workers!


MsJaxxee - March 25, 2008 Reply

Also, in regards to medical transcription, I found a GREAT training cd at a bargain of $20 on ebay. The seller listed has a store, her ID is training_alternatives.
A note though, you will have to print the material to put into a binder for easier studying, so there will be costs for ink and paper. Hope this helps anyone out there!

The above paragraph was cut and pasted from Andrea’s post. My question to you, Andrea (please) is, does the CD to which you referred have complete course work or is it just an introduction. All the sites I’ve visited showed bunches of books, cassette tapes and or CD’s as the complete course. I’m interested in almost any legal work at home opportunity and since I already work in healthcare, I would feel very comfortable extending my knowledge through additional training.

Andrea, dear, I don’t have a lot of time as I’m nearing retirement age and would need to learn anything new before I develop Alzheimers (LOL). See? Just visiting and reading information on this site brings out craziness, thanks to Eddy and his sense of humor.

Eddy, I’m still enjoying this wonderful site and the beautiful people who share so freely, their knowledge with others. Way to go, folks! Keep up the good work Eddy!

Gill Miles - March 15, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

It’s Gill again. Thanks for your advise on contacting those US companies about possible UK work, I haven’t heard back yet, but I am still hoping!! I had a look at the sites you suggested about “bidding” for work and must admit, was scared by it all as I have no idea how long it would take me or how much to charge (mainly due to my illness).

I noticed quite a few blogs about medical transcription….what exactly is it? is there any possibility of me doing it? and can it be done in the UK? i’m glad to see that you were honest enough to tell people about how you made money from medical students in the early days…so refreshing to get FREE info! lol
anyways…I’ll stop bugging you now :o)

Hope you can help. I’m still in dire desperate need of earning money as now everything has gone up in the UK (tax!!) its now even harder to live on benefits!!
anyways, all the best to you and your family, hows your new baby coming along? they’re so gorgeous even when they can be a handful!
Gill xx :o)

Eddy Salomon - March 11, 2008 Reply

Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for commenting. I’m glad I could keep you amused while being informative. lol

You’re absolutely right about thinking outside the box. A lot of those work at home related products are doing just that. But their presentation borders mis-representative advertising in many ways. If you can get pass that and follow through with what is taught you can earn money.

But with that said, it’s good to hear from another person that is involved in medical transcription. Once again it’s proof that I’m not blowing smoke when I say it’s one of the best “typing” related work at home jobs you’ll ever find.

How long have you been doing it? Have any pointers for the nay sayers who are scared off by the training requirements?


Jacqueline - March 9, 2008 Reply

I have to say, I found myself chuckling as I read your post. I had just been doing some “surfing” and I found myself comparing your experience to all those ads on the Intenet that sound so appealing. Who wouldn’t want to make $200 an hour at home typing ads! LOL. Reality. Check. Your post, while sobering, did validate that there are certainly real opportunities that exist to type at home – think outside the box! I do medical transcription full-time and I have to say I am totally spoiled. I will never, by the grace of God, work in an office again. Love your blog!

Eddy Salomon - March 5, 2008 Reply

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for chiming in. I think a lot of people think my story above was just a fluke but I know there are many more people doing this and I believe you’re a testament to it.


Lisa Taliga - March 5, 2008 Reply

As a Virtual Assistant, I can vouch for what Eddy’s saying. YOU CAN get typing work from home. Not only can you do typing, you can do document formatting, editing, proofreading, research, data entry, transcription, copywriting, Powerpoint presentations and loads more from home.

If you’re prepared to be a little resourceful and get your own clients, you can definitely do all this and more, full-time from home. There is plenty of work to go around. Most of my clients hadn’t even heard of a Virtual Assistant before they met me. So just think of all the potential clients just in your own hometown who are crying out for help with these kinds of tasks.

Eddy Salomon - February 14, 2008 Reply

Hi Umashankardas,

Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them and am also glad you found my site. I can totally relate to your experiences. I get the impression you might be outside the U.S. If so, we have a great section just for you listed at:

You might also want to check out our recent video on how to search for work at home properly at:

In terms of receiving our emails, it’s very easy to do. Just visit: and enter your email address.

Be sure to click on the confirmation link that will be emailed to you after signing up,
otherwise YOU WON’T receive our emails.

I hope this helps.


Umashankardas - February 14, 2008 Reply

Thank you very much for your kindness for all the information provided, because just like all those friends above I too came across many problems in finding typing job on the net but thank God i ended up with you. Please mail me more information because i have many around me who are struggling for survival. They will be greatfull to you.

Eddy Salomon - January 29, 2008 Reply

Hi Sharlene,

I’m confused. A wireless network is usually connected to a wired broadband connection like your cable tv or dsl. So you do have wired broadband connection. You just happpen to be using wirless for some of your other computers or laptop. For instance the desktop I’m using to write this is connected to my modem directly but my laptop is getting its signal from my wirless router.
So I have both. I’m pretty sure you do too so you can work for these companies.


Sharlene - January 29, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

I have applied to several work at home jobs, but, I am having problems because I have wireless internet and all the call center jobs I’ve seen so far do not accept wireless. I am using Broadband. Can you recommend anything that doesn’t care if I’m using wireless internet to work for them? I will also need training. It doesn’t matter if it is contract or hire.
You have been so helpful, I thought you might have a suggestion for me.

Eddy Salomon - January 29, 2008 Reply

Hi Avonne,

Thanks for your comments. But I’m not sure if you actually read the article above. But it was very clear how I made money typing didn’t involve any fees. I’m not sure if you clicked on an ad or something and are getting confused?


Avonne - January 29, 2008 Reply

I’m waiting to see if there is a startup fee to start making my money at home.

Rebate Processor Jobs, Scam or Work At Home Miracle? | Work At Home No - January 28, 2008 Reply

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Eddy Salomon - January 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Again Nagarjana,

We haven’t forgotten about our international visitors. We actually wrote an article about you can get a work at home job a while ago which can be found:

We also have a section for international work at home opportunities listed:

I hope it helps.


Eddy Salomon - January 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Sharlene,

I’m glad you’ve actually taken the time out to read the articles. But better still I’m happy you’re going to take action. Too often people just read stuff and just sit there and do nothing with the information. But you are and I’m sure in time you’ll be able to secure a work at home position.

If you need us, we’ll be here.


nagajan ks - January 18, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,

i saw lot of your advice but all those websites are only for US people but am from INDIA could you tell me why that people like to give the job only for US people could you send me whose are all accept people from Other countries send me those website address.


Sharlene - January 18, 2008 Reply

Thanks again for all the help and
I have been reading your articles and
information on your site for several
hours now and I am so excited to get
started checking into these work at home
opportunities. I hope I can land a job
from your site soon. I was getting very
frustrated. I was not going to give up and
I’m still not because I know if others can
do this, so can I. I have spent so many countless
hours for 14 months now and I have waisted money
on scams. Money I was trying to earn, not give
to someone else with no return on my investment.
Anyway thanks again for filling me in on the rebate
processing, I was tempted because they make it
sound so convincing.
You have lifted my spirits, I really needed that.
Thanks again.

Eddy Salomon - January 17, 2008 Reply

Hi again Sharlene,

Good to have you back. =)
And thank you for appreciating the work we’re doing here. It makes us feel like we’re really accomplishing something when we get that type of feedback.

As for this company, again I would pass. I did some research and the findings weren’t good. There was nothing on the BBB but using the techniques and advice listed here:

and here:

We were able to find some other sites and their experiences with this company:

In short, you should pass on this one. Again, you never have to pay for a regular work at home job. Most of these sites are re-packaging free information and then selling it to un-educated work at home seekers. The folks reading this blog have an advantage because you have the tools here to to keep yourself ahead of the pack.

Save your money and look through some of the legitimate companies hiring work at home seekers and trust me they won’t be asking you for a dime.

Some other great websites are listed here:

I hope this helps Sharlene.

Hope to hear from you again very soon.


Sharlene - January 17, 2008 Reply

Hello Eddy,
Sharlene here again with another question.
First I’d like to say thank you soooo much.
I have gotten more info. from this blog than
I have in a year of searching.
I have been receiving a lot of advertising
e-mails for this one particular site for
processing rebates from home. It is; They offer
a 90 day guarantee and full training for
a price of $197. The pay is $15. per rebate
processed. And of course you get access to
members area so you can do as many as you like.
Do you or any one out there know anything about
this site?

Eddy Salomon - January 17, 2008 Reply

Hi Patricia,

Thanks for your question. My suggestion is to pass on this site like it was a hot potato. There is no reason to pay anyone for a work at home job. If it were a home based business then yes it’s expected you need to pay to get that started.

My suggestion is to try some of the free data entry companies listed at:

or at:

Don’t pay for this type of information. Sites like ours are dedicated to providing this information for free. So save your money. Thanks for actually asking before you went ahead and “donated” $50. Hopefully this will help other people out as well.


Patricia - January 17, 2008 Reply

I stumbled on a web site ( that outsourced typing jobs from companies in India and the U.K. The requirement was to type at least 50 reports in 15 days to receive payment from the company. The catch was that in order to work for them, you had to pay $50. Once you completed the jobs, you had the option of receiving payment via a money gram, money order, submitting your banking information so that payment could be put into your account after each job was finished. What can you tell me about

Eddy Salomon - January 17, 2008 Reply

Hi R,

Thanks for your comments. I think they really reflect what so many work at home seekers feel. But the fact of the matter is that you can’t let a few bad apples turn you off to the idea of working at home. I’m telling you from experience it can happen

Like many of you I was scammed several times. I became bitter and even hopeless about working at home.

But then I realized that it’s something that I want bad enough and I wasn’t going to allow anything or anyone stop me from that dream. So what I did was educate myself on scams so that I couldn’t become a victim of them anymore.

Next I stop limiting myself to traditional work at home jobs. I realized that securing a typing or data entry job was like winning the lotto and I don’t like the odds of that. So I started looking into getting paid for various things like reading emails, taking surveys, etc. And this was before scam artists would sell you this information. I found all these opportunities for free and gave them a try. They didn’t pay a lot but at least I was able to see that they did pay.

Obviously I expanded and started creating my own sites helping people work at home and avoiding scams which is how I earn my living today.

But the point I’m trying to make is that I didn’t let the scam artist win. And I was willing to try legitimate things that were outside the confines of a regular work at home job.

So don’t give up on your dream because otherwise you’re giving up on yourself. If I and others can do it then you can too.
On this blog, I’ve provided you with a wealth of information and strategies to apply.

You have two choices, you can continue to do what you’re currently doing and getting what you get now. Or you can try something different and see what happens. You can’t get scammed again if you follow some basic principles. So you really have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Don’t give up R! By the way you may want to visit to find traditional work at home jobs.

I hope this helps.


R. Washington - January 17, 2008 Reply

my trust level is very low and for many reasons, one being as you we’re or are about work at home projects. I’ve truly lost faith knowing there are such people as scam artist out there. I’m very insecure when it come to giving my name even over the internet, so where do I go from here.

Nagarajan KS - January 17, 2008 Reply

This is nagarajan here from INDIA, I saw your some web site addresses for survey but mostly for US poeple i am looking real data entry jobs i wasted my life in searching data entry jobs and i saw the lot of web sites every body asking money also i had paid $50 and i lost it. Could you help me to get real data entry projects please?

Eddy Salomon - January 16, 2008 Reply

Hi Vishnu,

Thanks for your comments. But let me make it clear that “you” is not us. We don’t charge you for anything. All our information is free. What you and many other work at home seekers are running into are ads on various work at home websites like this one. That’s how we all get paid and can keep our sites free. But we make it a point to provide you with various free resources of work at home jobs like the ones found:

So you have to really be sure that you’re looking around the sites you’re visiting carefully because I’m pretty certain they have free resources like this that you’re missing.

If you click on something and it request a fee then you know it’s an ad in most cases. If it’s not something you’re interested in then just use the free resources like the ones above.

Trust me when I say we’re not out to get your money. We want to see everyone work at home.

I hope that clears that up.


Vishnu Joshi - January 16, 2008 Reply

I would like to get legitimate work from any site but why you all are charging that I dont understand. You all get commissions from the sponser companies then why you are charging us. This is not fair. People like me would honestly likes to work from home and make some extra money. But your charges stops us to earn honestly. Because you are not the actual payers then why We have to pay you ?

Eddy Salomon - January 16, 2008 Reply


This is some great information and can be on its own post! That’s a great idea. I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to add that to the post so others are aware of this option as well.

Thanks again for the great info!

Andrea - January 16, 2008 Reply

Just wanted to share some great information. Hope this is OK.
I posted a job wanted on for typing…hey, enough people are on there all day long, why not?! You may also want to post in local college papers/websites if they will accomodate. City papers, etc. Depends on how much you want to market and get yourself out there I’d imagine. I came up with a contract and set myself up to receive payment via PayPal. If you have a fax machine and can email…that is my choice… I personally do not feel comfortable meeting strangers.

Also, in regards to medical transcription, I found a GREAT training cd at a bargain of $20 on ebay. The seller listed has a store, her ID is training_alternatives.
A note though, you will have to print the material to put into a binder for easier studying, so there will be costs for ink and paper. Hope this helps anyone out there!

Sharlene - January 15, 2008 Reply


Thank you so much for the info.
I will check into it. I really appreciate
all the help I can get.

Annetta - January 15, 2008 Reply

duh … repeated reports …

Annetta - January 15, 2008 Reply

I’ve been searching for over a year now for a work at home typing job. I really enjoy typing and would like to type reports, resumes, reports, etc. Maybe someone out there can help.

Eddy Salomon - January 15, 2008 Reply

Hi Sharlene,

Thanks for your comments. You definitely have to be wary of some programs claiming they will guarantee you work after taking their training program because that’s usually a lot of crap. This seems to happen a lot with medical billing scams. But with that said, you can find tons of transcription jobs on your own after you’ve been trained at Just do a search for medical transcription. We list those jobs nearly every day because there are so many of them unlike regular typing and data entry jobs.

In terms of training you can find some free information at:

But in most cases like any type of job training you may have to pay for it. But you can always write it off at the end of the year and possibly get the money back in the form of a tax refund. But consult your cpa on that to be certain.

Sharlene - January 15, 2008 Reply

Hi Eddy,
Could you please tell me where I can go to learn transcription,
hopefully free training if possible.
I was told by someone who tried medical transcription training and paid lots of money for the course, and never got a work from home job as promised.
I have received e-mails for this training but I am skeptical.
hoping you or someone might be able to help.
I’ve been searching for over a year now for a work at home typing job.
Maybe someone out there can help.

Eddy Salomon - January 15, 2008 Reply

Thanks for your comments Geri. It’s really not about your experience. There are tons of work at home seekers that have great experience. There is just a lack of available jobs for everyone.

But I applaud you for going the transcription route because that’s where there are tons of available typing jobs! But most work at home seekers won’t get the training to do that job.

Geri Holliday - January 15, 2008 Reply

I don’t believe there are any at-home typing jobs. I have registered with and other places, and Elance and have not gotten hired yet. I have a lot of experience and my references prove it. The only jobs I’ve been able to get are with the transcription companies, but wants to spend 8 hours a day pounding the keyboard.

TAMMY HEFLIN - January 15, 2008 Reply

Looking for work at home jobs/

Eddy Salomon - January 11, 2008 Reply

Hi Margaret,
I’ve emailed you privately with some advice. But one way of typing at home is right in that article you just read. 😉


Margaret - January 11, 2008 Reply

Looking for work-at-home doing typing or data-entry, if you have any information please contact me.

Thank you,

Andrea - January 10, 2008 Reply

sp stumbled!

nice resume start for MY typing huh?!

    Marti Aden - April 19, 2012 Reply

    awsome posts and wonderful posts, i think this site is superb…

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Andrea - January 10, 2008 Reply

I stubbled on your article here…
Thank you for this wonderful idea!

(Is what I’m telling myself here!)

Thanks again!

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