Also in the Bloomington Beware! series
Your ID in Danger!
Now it’s LIKELY — not just possible — that your identity has been stolen. A data breach involving Experian (the credit-reporting firm), plus the really scary “Heartbleed” ...
Tax Scams Part 2
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 of Americans. Don’t be next!
Tax Scams Part 1
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. Here's how NOT to get in ...
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.
Nineteenth-century technology can trump Twenty-first-century tech if you let a telephone caller convince you he's working for Microsoft. It could cost you thousands!
Homeless Phone Scam
Scammers have reached a new low, by victimizing the neediest people - the homeless. So far, this frightening scheme is apparently NOT illegal -- so it's up to you to help ...
Fort Wayne Scam
Your business is the Best! An outfit peddling meaningless "Best Of Your Town" certificates to small businesses has been outed by the Better Business Bureau; starting in Fort ...
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 warning to check out everything, ...
If you're planning a summer getaway, make sure you don't get TAKEN. Host watchdog Rich Fish is busting travel scams on a new edition of Bloomington Beware!
Bloomington Beware! is produced by Chad Carrothers