Better Beware!

Series produced by WFHB

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Consumer watchdog segment

Host Richard Fish helps keep listeners a step ahead of scammers and flim-flammers in WFHB's consumer watchdog segment, Better Beware!


207 Pieces

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Lots of people are traveling this vacation-season, and there are lots of scams targeting them. Here's some advice from the Indiana Attorney General...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Mobile phone accounts are increasingly being target by identity thieves, and the FTC has issued a strong warning. Here's what to watch for, and wha...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 03:58
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The "mystery shopper" scammers have raised the bar with "mystery shoplifter" scams, and coin dealers report the market for gold coins is being delu...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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The Orlando nightclub massacre is another very public disaster that attracts lots of good people who want to help, and lots of scammers who want to...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
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A newly-published study shows why older people are such juicy targets for scammers -- they're more likely to let their emotions run away with them.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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The Feds are beginning to bust people and send them to prison for those fake IRS calls. And here's a warning about a very nasty Loan Shark deal, li...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 03:52
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'Tis the season to get out and get going, and if you're traveling here are some nasty tricks people play on out-of-towners.

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:04
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Any religion or belief system can be a tool for a con artist working an "affinity fraud." Here's a look at the subject, with a couple of unholy exa...

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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A fake name for a real person, who's one of the biggest fraudsters ever to prey on the gullible, and especially, the elderly. Psychic fakery - it's...

  • Added: May 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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FTC statistics on scam complaints in 2015 show some interesting trends. In 2016 the worst threat is Ransomware computer viruses, and there's yet an...

  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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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 ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Smartphones are increasingly vulnerable targets for increasingly dangerous hackers and thieves. Here are five ways to stay as safe as possible!

  • Added: Apr 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Here's info on some nasty con games that didn't work, because some people were smart enough to see through them, and because the Department of Just...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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!

  • Added: Mar 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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 ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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A sad story from Indianapolis about an elderly homeowner falling for a home improvement scam, and a warning about a new computer danger: having you...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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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.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:00