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Better Beware

Stats and Ransomware: FTC statistics on scam complaints in 2015 show some interesting trends. In 2016 the worst threat is Ransomware computer viruses, and there’s yet another new fake email going around.

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 2

The IRS is warning of a whole list of ever-more-sophisticated scams, some of which are up 400 percent this year! And a thought about what to do if you get one of those threatening calls — always a scam.

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Better Beware – Tax Time Part 1

Scammers are working overtime as the IRS deadline approaches. Here’s info on the most successful scam, and one that tried to hit on me!

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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 – 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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Bloomington Beware – Local Scams

Here are three swindles going on right now in our neck of the woods. They’re just like ones hitting all over the country, carefully targeted with local info. Produced by Richard Fish.

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Bloomington Beware! – Craigslist: One Stop Shopping

Ahh, the convenience of Craigslist, you can shop online for everything from microwaves to bait – the old bait and switch, that is. On this episode of Bloomington Beware!, we’ll talk about some of the most common Craigslist scams, so you don’t fall for them hook, line, and sinker.

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