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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Going away to have some fun? Don't let a dream vacation become a nightmare. Here are some tips on the latest ways fraudsters are trying to separate...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen...just by hugging a stranger. Here...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:50
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Scammers get in touch with you in different ways, but they’re always after the same thing: your money. Here are three classic and timely examples.

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  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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A new edition of our consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 04:40
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People in the service, and their families, and their friends -- and now, a lot of ordinary civilians as well -- are at serious risk from nasty, sav...

  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Authors — especially academics who need to publish — are being hit by fake publicists who promise all kinds of publicity and book-sales. Then they ...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
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Now it’s LIKELY — not just possible — that your identity has been stolen. A data breach involving Experian (the credit-reporting firm), plus the re...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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The top scams to watch out for, according to the IRS: the ones most likely to hit you this year. Fraudsters have victimized hundreds of thousands o...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:44
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Every year, some people try to avoid paying at least some of the taxes they owe. It's always been stupid, and it's getting stupider every year. Her...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:55
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The telephone is now the most popular way for scammers to find you. Here are the biggest scams, and how to hang up on 'em.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 04:57
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Nineteenth-century technology can trump Twenty-first-century tech if you let a telephone caller convince you he's working for Microsoft. It could c...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Scammers have reached a new low, by victimizing the neediest people - the homeless. So far, this frightening scheme is apparently NOT illegal -- so...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
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Your business is the Best! An outfit peddling meaningless "Best Of Your Town" certificates to small businesses has been outed by the Better Busines...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
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Phony charges, in relatively small amounts, can show up on your credit card or telephone bills. Here's the info on two current schemes, and a warni...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:41
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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:51
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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: Jan 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware!

  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Our weekly consumer watchdog segment Bloomington Beware! discusses department store cyber-security.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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Consumer watchdog Richard Fish exposes scams in south central Indiana.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:44