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Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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Better Beware

Protect Your Identity! A new study on internet fraud brings bad news: it’s only a matter of time before hackers steal EVERYBODY’s personal information. Here’s a start on what you can do about it. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Skimmers!

Using your credit or debit card at a gas station, an ATM, a department store, or even a supermarket is getting to be risky. Here’s the info on how the risk is developing. Produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware – Sweepstakes Scam and Natural Foods

The sweepstakes scammers hit on me! Here’s what I found out. And there’s a new effort to make the word “natural” actually mean something on a food label…because right now, it means nothing. Produced by Richard Fish. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 3:45 — 3.4MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten Part 2

Here are the rest of the ways fraudsters sucked over a million dollars out of Indiana in 2015…as far as the Indiana Attorney General knows. All too many scams aren’t reported! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Indiana Top Ten: Part 1

Indiana’s Attorney General has released figures on scams and swindles reported in 2015. The con games and proportions aren’t much different around the country, but they do have some interesting surprises. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Facebook Scams

Here are three of the most successful — that is, the most dangerous — scams floating around on Facebook these days. Beware – you’re not going to “like” them at all! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Two Current Scams

One of our listeners ran into a house-rental scam right here, and there are warnings out about a scam on the LinkedIn website. Here’s the stories! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Holiday Shopping Dangers

2015 is going to be the riskiest holiday shopping season ever, what with new credit cards being issued and all those massive data breaches online. Here’s some of the best ways to stay safe! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Credit Score Scams

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your credit score, but it’s all too easy to get scammed when you try. Here’s what to watch out for, and how to stay safe. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware Worst Internet Scams Two

Here are the top six internet scams, which have been around a long time, and repeatedly exposed, but way, WAY too many people keep falling for them! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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