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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware: Snake Oil Claims Still With Us

W.C. Fields joked about scam artists and snake oil salesmen a century ago. We’re still being bombarded by ads for questionable products and outright fallacious claims even today.

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Better Beware – You’re At Risk

Massive data breaches have leaked detailed information on all American voters, and the info can be used against anyone, anytime.

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Better Beware – Scam Updates

Here’s the latest info about some common scams going around right this very moment, including a look at a swindle that may not be what we thought it was.

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Better Beware – Fiddle Game

Another in our look at the relatively-few Basic Con Games focuses on a couple of team efforts, which got their names from a violin and a glass eye.

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Better Beware – Google Phish

Chipotle Restaurant’s credit card hack, and the Judy malware on Android phones, have definitely hit some folks right in our local area, as well as around the country.

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Better Beware – Summer Scams

Seasonal scams are always with us, and if you’re vacationing — or looking for a summer job — there are too many ways you can get ripped off.

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Better Beware – NSA Hack Fallout

The internet just got a lot more dangerous, now that military-grade hacking tools are loose on the internet. Worldwide virus attacks that use those tools are beginning.

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Better Beware – Cops, Concerts and Ransoms

Telephones, social media, and emails are full of threats these days, and here’s info on three of the latest and most dangerous con-games which may well target YOU.

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Better Beware – Healthcare Thieves

There are a lot of new dangers that have recently emerged for all of us when dealing with healthcare issues — particularly online.

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Better Beware – Unpleasant Surprises

Here are three new dangers involving your electric bill, buying-and-selling on Amazon, and filling up your gas tank with a piece of plastic.

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