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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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
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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
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Ransomware - one of the nastiest cyber-attacks ever - is now hitting videogames. Want to have to cough up $500 to continue playing World of Warcraf...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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BB got hit by two ripoffs last week: a scary email about sexual criminals ""in your neighborhood"" and a preposterous pitch for insurance on your w...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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A warning from Indiana's Secretary of State about fraudulent business letters which appear to come from her office!

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Almost half the population of America take herbal supplements - and now it turns out that some of the most popular brands don't contain the herbs o...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Anthem Health Insurance is nationwide - from Indiana. Hackers just stole info on over 80 million Anthem customers - if you got heisted, here's what...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Ransomware has been an increasing danger for computers, but now the bad guys are targeting smartphones and other mobile devices. Beware, bigtime!

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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Up next, our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:00