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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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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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Better Beware – Brain Hacking

Computer software and hardware is being designed to physically take over your brain and change your behavior. It’s not illegal, but it is dangerous, and it’s time to realize what’s happening.

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Better Beware – Cloudy Security

Recent massive threats in cyberspace haven’t happened — but the dangers are really there and getting worse. Anyone who uses the internet needs to hear these tips.

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Better Beware – Charity Begins at Home

Americans give lots of money to good causes — but it’s all too easy to be ripped off by charity scams. Here’s how to tell which ones are legit… and deductible.

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Better Beware – Beer and Sex

A handful of brands of beer are much more likely than others to send people to the Emergency Room, and a Canadian company is paying off customers who bought an internet-connected sex toy.

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Better Beware – Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau’s analysis of the fraud complaints they got last year is VERY interesting! Here’s the lowdown on where the danger is greatest.

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