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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If you thought the "Heartbleed" bug was bad, get ready for Shellshock, as the Bash Bug is much, much worse. 70 percent of all computers -- includin...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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Target, Michael's, AOL, EBay, Jimmy John's -- there's been a massive data breach discovered every month this year. Here's some perspective on the s...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:49
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A couple of fake military charities based in Indiana have been busted, and the sad story points up both the importance of supporting our troops and...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Scams are everywhere these days! We'll never be able to completely keep up, but here's a list of some of the newer ones going around...and around.....

  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
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Our annual warning about the local population explosion, and a tipoff to college students that the sharks are out there, smelling -- not blood, but...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
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"Secret shopper" companies can be legit -- but can also be a nasty scam. Here's the story of one local lady who has seen both kinds.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 04:51
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How can anyone remember all the usernames and passwords we need these days? Perhaps the answer has been with us all along!

  • Added: Jul 02, 2014
  • Length: 04:51
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Identity theft is not just increasing, it's exploding...and people are starting to think it's inevitable. That's not true. The facts are getting to...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
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Fraudsters are always coming up with new ways to rip you off, and here are some of the weirdest and scariest scams that have popped up recently.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:53
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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