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Bloomington Beware! – Vacation Scams

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Going away to have some fun? Don’t let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate you from your money when you’re traveling.

Bloomington Beware! – RFID

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Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen…just by hugging a stranger. Here’s what we know about the danger, and what you can do about it.

Bloomington Beware! – Making Contact

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Scammers get in touch with you in different ways, but they’re always after the same thing: your money. Here are three classic and timely examples.

Bloomington Beware! – Viva Las Vegas

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A new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

Bloomington Beware! – Military Maneuvers

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People in the service, and their families, and their friends — and now, a lot of ordinary civillians as well — are at serious risk from nasty, savvy, and highly targeted scams. If you’re military, beware — and whether you are or not, help spread the word.

Bloomington Beware! – Publish And Perish

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Authors — especially academics who need to publish — are being hit by fake publicists who promise all kinds of publicity and book-sales. Then they take the money and run!

Bloomington Beware! – Curiosity

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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

Bloomington Beware! – Your ID in Danger!

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Now it’s LIKELY — not just possible — that your identity has been stolen. A data breach involving Experian (the credit-reporting firm), plus the really scary “Heartbleed” problem with overall internet security, have changed everything. Here’s why you need to change ALL your passwords.

Bloomington Beware! – Tax Scams Part 2

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The top scams to watch out for, according to the IRS: the ones most likely to hit you this year. Fraudsters have victimized hundreds of thousands of Americans. Don’t be next!

Bloomington Beware! – Tax Scams Part 1

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Every year, some people try to avoid paying at least some of the taxes they owe. It’s always been stupid, and it’s getting stupider every year. Here’s how NOT to get in trouble with the gummint.

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