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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Hackers are getting into everything connected online, including Smart Watches -- and now, your car! The FBI has issued a warning about cars being h...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
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Here are three of the most successful — that is, the most dangerous — scams floating around on Facebook these days. Beware – you’re not going to “l...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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One of our listeners ran into a house-rental scam right here, and there are warnings out about a scam on the LinkedIn website. Here’s the stories!

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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2015 is going to be the riskiest holiday shopping season ever, what with new credit cards being issued and all those massive data breaches online. ...

  • Added: Dec 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your credit score, but it’s all too easy to get scammed when you try. Here’s what to watch out for, and how to s...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Here are the top six internet scams, which have been around a long time, and repeatedly exposed, but way, WAY too many people keep falling for them!

  • Added: Nov 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Americans fed the sharks 13 billion dollars last year — so we’re going to count down the 11 worst (if you’re a victim) or best (if you’re a swindle...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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Our annual blend of warnings, reassurances, suggestions and local info on how kids and adults can be both scary AND safe on Halloween.

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Better Business Bureau can be useful – but their business ratings are open to serious criticism. Here’s why you should look elsewhere!

  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Picking the five best charities in the world ain’t easy, but here are the ones we’ve found at the top of the list. They’re amazingly effective, and...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Fair's fair, and after ratting out the bad guys, here's a look at the best of the good guys. Another countdown, this time of the World's Best nonpr...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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The Five Worst Charities in the World – here are particularly malodorous examples of operations that take advantage of good people, and rip them of...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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We’re going to name the worst and best charities over the next four installments. Some of the worst ripoffs will shock you — and may have diddled you.

  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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If robocalls were a disease, it would be an epidemic - over 150,000 complaints a month now. There is some hope, though, and here's some ways to def...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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If robocalls were a disease, it would be an epidemic – over 150,000 complaints a month now. There is some hope, though, and here’s some ways to def...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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A couple of oldies-but-goodies, the IRS phone scam and the phony contractor deal, are mentioned as reminders, and we look at one way the new smartp...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Students can be more vulnerable to rip-off artists than any other group. Here are some of the biggest reasons why, and the biggest traps to avoid.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Some 40,000 students are arriving in town right now. This can cause problems for local residents, but the students are often targets for fraudsters...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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The Better Business bureau has a cool new feature on their website – an interactive map that shows what scams have been reported from where…all ove...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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The Federal Trade Commission is warning about online hotel-booking scams. There are various ways fraudsters prey on travelers; here's a roadmap to ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:00