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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Whether you’re shopping with pen and checkbook, or mouse and keyboard, there are lots of ways to get ripped off during the holidays, if you don’t k...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
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Just in time for the holidays, there’s a new kind of card skimmer that is impossible for you to spot, and allows a thief to empty your bank account...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 04:51
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Checking out at a big store, especially when it’s crowded and you’re in a hurry, requires your full attention – but here’s one well-known danger yo...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 04:12
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Super-typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, and once again, thieves are trying to steal disaster-relief donations.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2013
  • Length: 04:12
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There's been a lot of confusion as the Affordable Care Act kicks in, and a WHOLE lot of scams.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 04:53
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Ethnic minorities are far more likely to be victimized by scams and swindles; the numbers will surprise you. But there is help, and here's what you...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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The 75th Anniversary of Orson Welles' "War Of The Worlds" broadcast is a good time to remember that there are lots of Halloween stories which aren'...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 04:42
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A phone call demanding payment for taxes because there's a Tax Warrant out on you -- does NOT come from the government, it comes from a crook. Here...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2013
  • Length: 04:43
From: WFHB
Series: Better Beware!
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High-pressure sales pitches for insurance to cover what Medicare doesn’t are crossing the line into scam territory.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 04:52
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These days, telephone calls from a number you don't recognize are -- more likely than not -- scams.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 04:49
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Just because there's a man in a uniform standing in front of you, doesn't always mean they are who they say they are.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 04:55
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Scams are on the rise, and here's a heads-up on two kinds of really dangerous fake emails that have been hitting US recently.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2013
  • Length: 04:47
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It's doubled in the last three months: computers, and now smartphones, are being hijacked by very dangerous malware.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Older people are particularly juicy targets for swindlers and con artists, and the problem's getting worse as more Americans get older.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 04:58
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Ahh, the convenience of Craigslist, you can shop online for everything from microwaves to bait - the old bait and switch, that is.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
  • Length: 04:57
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Paying for college is a lot more expensive -- and a lot riskier -- than it used to be.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2013
  • Length: 05:01
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Getting bonked on the head is a classic joke in movies and cartoons, but in real life it’s not funny.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2013
  • Length: 05:01
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Happy Independence Day! Tomorrow is the 237th birthday of the United States and following long-established American tradition, lots of us are going...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 05:02
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Are you planning a summer vacation this year? Correspondent Rich Fish entertains us with a collection of classic tourist cons to make sure your mon...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2013
  • Length: 04:56
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Host Rich Fish swipes away at scams targeting smartphones and tablets. From smishing to bluebugging, the mobile market has introduced a whole new p...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2013
  • Length: 04:48