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Better Beware – Taking Up Taxes

With the deadline to file taxes almost here, our consumer watchdog segment has a few reminders about the major dangers facing all of us at Tax Time, and the most common scams the IRS is warning about.

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Better Beware – Facebook Marks

Facebook has been having security and privacy problems, and people are wondering if it’s safe. Some are even trying to quit; here’s how to go cold turkey. Better Beware is produced by Rich Fish at WFHB’s studios in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Better Beware – A New Year and New Ways to Protect Yourself

Let’s take a look at where we stand, what we can look forward to, and how we can at least try to keep ourselves safe in the face of an increasing avalanche of attacks by scammers and con artists from all over the world. First of all, we all know that our personal information has probably been stolen by now, …

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Better Beware – Older Folks and Phones

The phone is the favorite way to target older folks, and now that almost everyone’s personal data has been stolen, scammers are ramping up their attacks.

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Better Beware – Cops, Concerts and Ransoms

Telephones, social media, and emails are full of threats these days, and here’s info on three of the latest and most dangerous con-games which may well target YOU.

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Better Beware – Unpleasant Surprises

Here are three new dangers involving your electric bill, buying-and-selling on Amazon, and filling up your gas tank with a piece of plastic.

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Better Beware – Brain Hacking

Computer software and hardware is being designed to physically take over your brain and change your behavior. It’s not illegal, but it is dangerous, and it’s time to realize what’s happening.

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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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