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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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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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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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Better Beware – Scams in the coming year

Here’s a look at some of the most dangerous (i.e., successful) con games and flimflams going around, as the new year begins.

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Better Beware – Aloe Vera!

Three major retailers have been found selling Aloe Vera gel that contains no aloe vera, and there are other examples of fraud in production and labeling of food, cosmetics, and over-the-counter medications.

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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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