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Bloomington Beware!

Consumer watchdog series exposing scams in south central Indiana
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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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Better Beware – Not-So-Smart-Homes

The Internet of Things is all the rage, but it’s still in its infancy. Real people are only now realizing how dangerous fake people can be.

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Better Beware – DNA Analysis

DNA sequencing has a lot of exciting new uses — and a lot of nasty new scammers. Don’t let anyone extract your money.

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Better Beware – Three New Scams

BETTER BEWARE Shady tax preparers, an avalanche of danger for Mac users, and a huge new internet security leak for everyone to worry about. Lots of new news this time!

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Better Beware – Triple Threats

A bumper crop of new scams want you to drink poison, give them your utility account information, and send huge chunks of money to the wrong place. Here’s the lowdown on the latest.

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Better Beware – Millennials and Taxes

Surprise! Now it’s younger people who are being victimized most successfully by scammers, who have been ramping up their internet skills. Here’s what they’re doing as tax-time approaches.

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Better Beware – New Phone Scams

Our local State Police are warning that way too many local folks are being swindled by phone calls, some old con games and now a brand new one. Please help — tell your family and friends!

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