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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware – Classic Scams 2

Persuasion scams try to get you to believe something that apparently has nothing to do with money…until the persuader rips you off. Here’s how to spot them, in all their many disguises.

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Better Beware – Classic Scams 1

There aren’t very many kinds of scams — just endless variations on a few themes. Here’s a true classic, the “Spanish Prisoner Game” — which has now moved to Nigeria.

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Better Beware – Clickbait

Bizarre and intriguing pictures and headlines are all over the internet, and they’re making money by stealing your time. Be aware, and beware!

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Better Beware – Cybercrime

Hacking has reached “epidemic proportions” and it’s getting worse. Here are the best current ways to protect yourself, because the professionals can’t do it all.

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Better Beware – Android, Instagram

Android phones urgently need to update their software to patch a huge hole that’s just been discovered, and Instagram users need to watch out for scammers and swindlers who are using this handy app more and more.

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Daily Local News – August 24 2016

Indiana University Bloomington is denying that it violated Title IX in a case involving a former IU student and Delta Tau Delta fraternity member; Once again, Indiana University Bloomington is included in the Campus Pride List of the top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or LGBTQ)-friendly colleges and universities; The Bicentennial Class of 2020 at Indiana University claims the highest …

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Better Beware – Telephone Scams

Telephone Scams Here’s how to handle unwanted calls and identify probable scammers with Caller-ID. And now there’s good news about those d*** robocalls!

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Better Beware – Automobiles

Modern cars are controlled by computers, and connected to the internet. Get into one, and you have no privacy. It could be stolen with a laptop. You could even lose control. Here’s what we know now.

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Better Beware – Adulterated Food

The food industry – grocery stores and restaurants – has an astonishing amount of edibles that are either adulterated or substitutes. Here’s what to watch out for.

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Better Beware – Contractor Questions

Anybody who needs to hire someone to work around their home or business needs to ask some important questions before agreeing. Here’s how to stay safe and confident.

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