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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware – Internet of Threats

Over six billion things are now connected to the internet, and they can be used by hackers to crash the net unless their owners change the passwords. This means you!

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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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Better Beware – Cybercrime

Hacking has reached “epidemic proportions” and it’s getting worse. Here are the best current ways to protect yourself, because the professionals can’t do it all.

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Better Beware – Android, Instagram

Android phones urgently need to update their software to patch a huge hole that’s just been discovered, and Instagram users need to watch out for scammers and swindlers who are using this handy app more and more.

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Daily Local News – August 24 2016

Indiana University Bloomington is denying that it violated Title IX in a case involving a former IU student and Delta Tau Delta fraternity member; Once again, Indiana University Bloomington is included in the Campus Pride List of the top lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or LGBTQ)-friendly colleges and universities; The Bicentennial Class of 2020 at Indiana University claims the highest …

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