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Better Beware

Online Shopping Dangers Apps and emojis — the free ones, and mostly the ones from overseas — are hijacking online shoppers, especially those using tablets and cellphones. Here’s what’s going on

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Better Beware – Spying on you

Tiny spy-cams are everywhere these days; some are legal and some are not. How can you know when you’re being  watched? Here’s a wake-up call on a modern problem.

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Better Beware!

Misinformation and DISinformation have become a huge problem worldwide, especially when they go viral on social media. Here’s how to recognize the lies.

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Better Beware!

Holiday Scams The Holiday Season seems to start earlier and earlier every year, and so do the Holiday Swindlers. So our Holiday Warnings are trying to get ahead of ’em!

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Better Beware – How Do You Know?

Here’s pure food for thought: how do you find out what the truth is? Protecting yourself from scams, buying things, hiring people, spending money — all depend on making the right decisions.

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Better Beware – Current scams & IRS bust – Bad and Good News

These days, scammers are running wild and here’s a tipoff on two of the current hot potatoes, plus some good news about a massive bust on the familiar IRS scam.

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Better Beware – The Latest

The massive Yahoo hack, a “Blessing Scam” in New York, and a new way to steal Gift Cards are all in the news right now, and here’s the lowdown.

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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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