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!


216 Pieces

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There aren't very many kinds of scams -- just endless variations on a few themes. Here's a true classic, the "Spanish Prisoner Game" -- which has n...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:04
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Bizarre and intriguing pictures and headlines are all over the internet, and they're making money by stealing your time. Be aware, and beware!

  • Added: Sep 14, 2016
  • Length: 31:03
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Hacking has reached "epidemic proportions" and it's getting worse. Here are the best current ways to protect yourself, because the professionals ca...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 04:08
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Android phones urgently need to update their software to patch a huge hole that's just been discovered, and Instagram users need to watch out for s...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Here's how to handle unwanted calls and identify probable scammers with Caller-ID. And now there's good news about those d*** robocalls!

  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Modern cars are controlled by computers, and connected to the internet. Get into one, and you have no privacy. It could be stolen with a laptop. Yo...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 03:59
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The food industry - grocery stores and restaurants - has an astonishing amount of edibles that are either adulterated or substitutes. Here's what t...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Anybody who needs to hire someone to work around their home or business needs to ask some important questions before agreeing. Here's how to stay s...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:03
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The new "augmented reality" videogame is taking the world by storm, and creating problems for players and non-players alike. Here are some things e...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:04
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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