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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware – New Internet Dangers

If you play video games, or own anything at all that’s connected to the internet, watch out. Your vacuum cleaner could be spying on you!

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Better Beware – Older Folks and Phones

The phone is the favorite way to target older folks, and now that almost everyone’s personal data has been stolen, scammers are ramping up their attacks.

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Better Beware – Facebook and Online Privacy

More online worries: scammers have figured out how to impersonate your friends… and internet companies are giving away your information to the government.

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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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