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Bloomington Beware!

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

Hackers are getting into everything connected online, including Smart Watches — and now, your car! The FBI has issued a warning about cars being hacked…so be aware, and beware. Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.

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Better Beware – Odometer Fraud

Odometer fraud: This is an old used-car dealer’s trick; it had gone away, but now it’s back, bigger than ever, thanks to our fancy computer-controlled cars. Produced by Richard Fish.

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Better Beware – Home Improvement Scams

With Spring rapidly approaching scammers are targeting citizens in need of home improvements. Beware of “special contracts” and “special deals.” CREDITS Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish.

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Better Beware – ID Theft and Kids

The scammers are changing their tactics and ramping up their efforts, and now they’re starting to target children — through the new craze in toys that connect to the internet. Produced by Richard Fish.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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