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Bloomington Beware! – Top Ten Online Blunders


Indiana’s own David Letterman inspired this list of the Top Ten stupidest mistakes people can make on the internet — useful anytime, and especially with the holiday shopping season coming up.

Bloomington Beware! – Halloween!


Let’s keep kids safe! Here’s our regular reminder about what to watch out for — and what you don’t need to worry about — on this annual Fright Night.

Bloomington Beware! – Ebola Scams


Ebola is a very serious problem, but the worst danger we face right now is unscrupulous people pushing the panic button. Scammers and politicians are trying to use the outbreak to swindle you, and here’s why you don’t have to let them get away with it.

Bloomington Beware! – Staying Safe On Television


Infomercials are all over TV, especially late at night, and all too many of them range from “cheesy and shady” down to “outright fraud.” Here’s a look at the lies…which can be pretty funny, unless you’ve been a sucker.

Bloomington Beware! – Shellshock/Bash Bug


If you thought the “Heartbleed” bug was bad, get ready for Shellshock, as the Bash Bug is much, much worse. 70 percent of all computers — including your phone, maybe your car, and even your thermostat — have been vulnerable for over twenty years.

Bloomington Beware! – Data Breaches


Target, Michael’s, AOL, EBay, Jimmy John’s — there’s been a massive data breach discovered every month this year. Here’s some perspective on the situation and some things we can all do about it.

Bloomington Beware! – Support Our Swindlers?


A couple of fake military charities based in Indiana have been busted, and the sad story points up both the importance of supporting our troops and their families, and the urgent need to know who you’re giving your money to.

Bloomington Beware! – Donnelly Report


Sen. Joe Donnelly released a pretty frightening report on how Americans over 50 are particularly juicy targets for swindlers. Help spread the word to reverse this trend and keep our parents and grandparents safe!

Bloomington Beware! – Latest and Not So Greatest


Scams are everywhere these days! We’ll never be able to completely keep up, but here’s a list of some of the newer ones going around…and around…and around…

Bloomington Beware! – Back to School

Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling — not blood, but their (and their parents’) money!

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