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Bloomington Beware!

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

Our annual blend of warnings, reassurances, suggestions and local info on how kids and adults can be both scary AND safe on Halloween. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Beware the BBB?

The Better Business Bureau can be useful – but their business ratings are open to serious criticism. Here’s why you should look elsewhere! Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Good Charities Pt. 2

Picking the five best charities in the world ain’t easy, but here are the ones we’ve found at the top of the list. They’re amazingly effective, and use almost every penny of your money to do what they say they do. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Good Charities

Fair’s fair, and after ratting out the bad guys, here’s a look at the best of the good guys. Another countdown, this time of the World’s Best nonprofits. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Bad Charities Pt. 2

The Five Worst Charities in the World – here are particularly malodorous examples of operations that take advantage of good people, and rip them off to enrich themselves. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Bad Charities

We’re going to name the worst and best charities over the next four installments. Some of the worst ripoffs will shock you — and may have diddled you. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Robots Attack!

If robocalls were a disease, it would be an epidemic – over 150,000 complaints a month now. There is some hope, though, and here’s some ways to defend yourself against the attacks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:00 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Sweepstakes Losers

If robocalls were a disease, it would be an epidemic – over 150,000 complaints a month now. There is some hope, though, and here’s some ways to defend yourself against the attacks. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – Oldies & A New One

A couple of oldies-but-goodies, the IRS phone scam and the phony contractor deal, are mentioned as reminders, and we look at one way the new smartphone technology can outsmart YOU. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Better Beware! – College Scams 2

Students can be more vulnerable to rip-off artists than any other group. Here are some of the biggest reasons why, and the biggest traps to avoid. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:01 — 3.7MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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