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Better Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Computers & Medicare

Tech-support scams are back, sneakier than ever. And the roll out of the new Medicare ID card is creating a minefield for older people. Spread the word!

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Better Beware – Taking Up Taxes

With the deadline to file taxes almost here, our consumer watchdog segment has a few reminders about the major dangers facing all of us at Tax Time, and the most common scams the IRS is warning about.

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Better Beware – Facebook Marks

Facebook has been having security and privacy problems, and people are wondering if it’s safe. Some are even trying to quit; here’s how to go cold turkey. Better Beware is produced by Rich Fish at WFHB’s studios in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Better Beware – BBB Scam Tracker Report

The Better Business Bureau’s new Scam Tracker website is a great place to report a scam (or an attempted scam) and the data it’s collecting is fascinating and surprising. You might even find something in your area!

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Better Beware – Storm Damage Fraud

Recent storms have caused a lot of damage, especially flooding, and in their wake there are always people who prey on the victims. Here’s a warning from Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill:

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Better Beware – Outsmarting Your TV

The new “smart TVs” are so new they aren’t entirely safe…yet, anyway. They can be hacked, and they can tell the world exactly what you like to watch.

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Better Beware – Scammers Threatening Local Phones

Fraudsters are way, way more common than even we thought, and it’s hard to believe how much they’ve stolen. Here’s a warning on their impact nationally and locally.

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Better Beware – Telephone and Fraud Statistics

Fraudsters are way, way more common than even we thought, and it’s hard to believe how much they’ve stolen. Here’s a warning on their impact nationally and locally.

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Better Beware – New Tax Scam

A really nasty new scam tricks the IRS into sending you money you can’t keep, and then the crooks try to get you to send it to them. Very new, and extremly dangerous!

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Better Beware – New Tax Scam

A really nasty new scam tricks the IRS into sending you money you can’t keep, and then the crooks try to get you to send it to them. Very new, and extremely dangerous!

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