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Bloomington Beware!

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

The Orlando nightclub massacre is another very public disaster that attracts lots of good people who want to help, and lots of scammers who want to steal. Here’s how to avoid becoming a victim.

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Better Beware – IRS Scam, Car Title Loans

The Feds are beginning to bust people and send them to prison for those fake IRS calls. And here’s a warning about a very nasty Loan Shark deal, like a Payday Loan but worse!

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Better Beware – Travel Scams

‘Tis the season to get out and get going, and if you’re traveling here are some nasty tricks people play on out-of-towners.

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Better Beware – Religious Scams

Any religion or belief system can be a tool for a con artist working an “affinity fraud.” Here’s a look at the subject, with a couple of unholy examples.

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Better Beware – Maria Duval

A fake name for a real person, who’s one of the biggest fraudsters ever to prey on the gullible, and especially, the elderly. Psychic fakery – it’s way too profitable.

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Stats and Ransomware: FTC statistics on scam complaints in 2015 show some interesting trends. In 2016 the worst threat is Ransomware computer viruses, and there’s yet another new fake email going around.

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Better Beware! – Healthcare Fraudsters

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) affects everyone. And what a better population to target for scams then all the USA! The Indiana Department of Insurance is warning about high pressure telemarketers selling health insurance plans that are fraudulent. Learn how to recognize a fraudster.

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Smartphone Safety: Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and theives. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible! Produced by Richard Fish. Executive Producer is Joe Crawford.

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Better Beware – Smartphone Safety

Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and theives. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible!

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 2

The IRS is warning of a whole list of ever-more-sophisticated scams, some of which are up 400 percent this year! And a thought about what to do if you get one of those threatening calls — always a scam.

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