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!


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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
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Symantec has released their latest report on internet threats, and there's both good and bad news. Spam is decreasing, but other dangers are rampin...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Bad news and good - a headsup on a new wrinkle in the email spam game, a look at some of the current cons, and a couple of examples to prove that s...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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Staying safe online requires passwords -- probably many of them -- and the problem of choosing and remembering good ones is getting worse and worse...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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The explosion of con games puts us all in the front lines against fraud, and these days we're seeing an increase in "old school" methods like telep...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Two-thirds of American adults (and way too many kids) need to lose weight, and there are more scammers working this field than perhaps any other. S...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Scammers who call on the phone demanding money deserve anything they get - so here's some ideas on how to turn the tables on 'em!

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Anson Shupe's unexpected death was a shock to us all. Here's his final column, just as he wrote it, giving some good advice on how to deal with sca...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Better Beware!

  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
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Sophisticated scammers have been targeting Realtors, and tricking home-buyers into sending major payments to them -- instead of to the title company.

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:01
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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A lovely little scam going the rounds offers to pay suckers for putting advertising on their cars. But it ends up working the other way around!

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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There’s a growing epidemic of children having their identites stolen — and not knowing about it for many years. Most parents aren’t aware of this d...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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Tax scams are bigger and nastier than ever, and some of the most likely victims won’t get warned unless YOU tell them! Here’s a quick look at the w...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Some selfish people are claiming their pets are service dogs, to get them into places pets aren’t allowed. And some businesses are selling fake cer...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:00