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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Disasters and Precautions

Two devastating hurricanes and a horrible mass shooting have brought scammers and swindlers out of the woodwork everywhere, trying to grab the money donated to help the victims. Don’t get taken.

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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoins — and their ever-more-numerous fellows — are a new kind of money, and they offer new kinds of opportunities for the same old crooks. Watch out!

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Overpayment Scams Underestimated

Overpayment Scams, Underwater Cars, and the latest on Equifax

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Equifax Data Breach Leaves You at Risk

Last week Equifax announced that 143 million people have had all their personal data stolen, and this almost certainly includes YOU! Your identity is at risk from now on.

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Hurricanes and Hoodoos

Hurricane Harvey has spawned a bigger-than-ever crop of scams, and the FBI just took down a swindler who was casting spells.

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Bloomington Beware! – Car Buying Scams

Want to — or need to — buy a car? Be careful! There are way too many people selling cars who just want to take as much of your money as possible. Here are some basic tips.

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Students Beware

40,000 students just hit town, and there are LOTS of scams and swindles that target them this time of year. Here’s some of the most common ripoffs to watch out for.

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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 – New Internet Dangers

If you play video games, or own anything at all that’s connected to the internet, watch out. Your vacuum cleaner could be spying on you!

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