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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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New Online Advice

Some of what we’ve been saying needs to be changed. Here’s brand-new advice on creating secure passwords, and staying safe while you’re using the internet.

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Better Beware – Not So Smartphones

Smartphones are still so new that their dangers are still being discovered. Everyone – especially kids – faces a lot more risks than anyone thought they would.

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Better Beware: Snake Oil Claims Still With Us

W.C. Fields joked about scam artists and snake oil salesmen a century ago. We’re still being bombarded by ads for questionable products and outright fallacious claims even today.

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Better Beware – DNA Analysis

DNA sequencing has a lot of exciting new uses — and a lot of nasty new scammers. Don’t let anyone extract your money.

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Better Beware – Three New Scams

BETTER BEWARE Shady tax preparers, an avalanche of danger for Mac users, and a huge new internet security leak for everyone to worry about. Lots of new news this time!

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Better Beware – Triple Threats

A bumper crop of new scams want you to drink poison, give them your utility account information, and send huge chunks of money to the wrong place. Here’s the lowdown on the latest.

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Better Beware – Millennials and Taxes

Surprise! Now it’s younger people who are being victimized most successfully by scammers, who have been ramping up their internet skills. Here’s what they’re doing as tax-time approaches.

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Better Beware – New Phone Scams

Our local State Police are warning that way too many local folks are being swindled by phone calls, some old con games and now a brand new one. Please help — tell your family and friends!

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Better Beware

Car repairs – sexism Women tend to be charged more for car repairs — but not always. It’s actually pretty easy to level the playing field and avoid the sexism that’s all too common in a male-dominated industry.

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Better Beware – Ransomware

This internet menace has suddenly become a much greater danger for everyone. Here’s the latest info and ways to find out more. This one is urgent!

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