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Better Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware – New Dangers All Over

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On the phone, in the mail, online and off — there are new scams and problems cropping up all the time. Here’s a headsup on four or the latest and not-so-greatest.

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Better Beware – Childrens’ Privacy Online

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Amazon’s new “Echo Dot Kids” digital assistant for children may have some serious problems. Consumer Reports and privacy advocates are seriously alarmed, and here’s the details.

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Better Beware – Phony Phones

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There are several scams going around – not just in our area – that use the telephone, and they’re getting sneakier and sneakier. Here’s some heads-ups and ways to avoid getting taken.

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Better Beware – Social Media Dangers

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New studies reveal that depression, psychological distress, and suicide have skyrocketed among young people who have grown up with Social Media. Your weekly, consumer watchdog segment has a wake-up call for everyone.

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Better Beware – Internet Schminternet

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The internet is probably the most dangerous place you go. Here are four of the more important dangers to be aware of while browsing… and ways to deal with them.

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Better Beware – The Dark Web

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What is the “Dark Web?” Why is it dangerous to you? Unfortunately, there are very good answers to those questions, and here is a pretty good try at giving them to you.

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Better Beware – Facebook Freakout

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A couple of careless “apps” on Facebook have accidentally leaked secure data for millions of Facebook users. There’s no telling if you might be one of them, so here are some things you need to do.

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Better Beware – Phone Scams & Fund Drive

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There’s a phony phone call going around that claims to come from the Social Security Administration, and there’s some very interesting stats on who’s falling for swindles these days.

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Better Beware – Road Rage

Road Rage incidents are getting worse – hundreds of incidents are reported every year. Here is some urgent and important advice to help you avoid trouble, or deal with a nasty situation.

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Better Beware – Two Nasty Phone Scams

Swindlers are pretending to be FBI agents on the phone, threatening you with arrest – and other fraudsters are pretending to be tax collectors. Tax scams always hit big-time, this time of year.

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