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Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware! – Healthcare Fraudsters

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affects everyone. And what a better population to target for scams then all the USA! The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning about high pressure telemarketers selling health insurance plans that are fraudulent. Learn how to recognize a fraudster. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware

Smartphone Safety: Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and theives. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible! Produced by Richard Fish. Executive Producer is Joe Crawford. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Smartphone Safety

Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and theives. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 2

The IRS is warning of a whole list of ever-more-sophisticated scams, some of which are up 400 percent this year! And a thought about what to do if you get one of those threatening calls — always a scam. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 1

Scammers are working overtime as the IRS deadline approaches. Here’s info on the most successful scam, and one that tried to hit on me! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Connection Dangers

Hackers are getting into everything connected online, including Smart Watches — and now, your car! The FBI has issued a warning about cars being hacked…so be aware, and beware. Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.

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Better Beware – Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud: This is an old used-car dealer’s trick; it had gone away, but now it’s back, bigger than ever, thanks to our fancy computer-controlled cars. Produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Home Improvement Scams

With Spring rapidly approaching scammers are targeting citizens in need of home improvements. Beware of “special contracts” and “special deals.” CREDITS Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – ID Theft and Kids

The scammers are changing their tactics and ramping up their efforts, and now they’re starting to target children — through the new craze in toys that connect to the internet. Produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware

Protect Your Identity! A new study on internet fraud brings bad news: it’s only a matter of time before hackers steal EVERYBODY’s personal information. Here’s a start on what you can do about it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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