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Smart Talk: COMPUTER FRAUD & GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR

Written by Radio Smart Talk | Jul 8, 2014 3:53 PM

What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, July 9, 2014 featuring Guest Host WGAL News 8's Brian Roche:

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Computer fraud. Statistics show that more than fifty percent of the fraud attempted in this country comes through out computers. Whether it's emails or website, your computer can be a valuable tool and a source of information for you...and for scam artists. Chuck Davis is a Computer Forensics expert at Harrisburg University and a trusted expert we've talked to several times on Smart Talk. He'll give us some insight into who is behind these scams and why they may come after you.

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In our second half hour, we'll talk about something that is near an dear to every consumer--getting a fair product at fair price. Easier said than done. When you buy something in a store and pay for it at the checkout counter, do you check the receipt? Were you charged the right amount? did you pay the right amount of sales tax?

How about that bag of potato chips, roll of toilet paper or container of laundry detergent--are you getting the same amount of product that you did the last time you purchased it?

There is no doubt about it--in many cases you are not getting what you paid for in the past. Consumer Advocate Mary Bach of AARP will join us to talk about product downsizing and getting what you pay for at the register.

For more information on taxable items in PA:

PA Department of Revenue

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Chuck Davis, Computer Forensics expert at Harrisburg University

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Comments: 3

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2014-07-09 08:33

    Donna emails:

    What are the most common items that are incorrectly priced?

  • Bob Nunn img 2014-07-09 08:55

    I might have missed this, but was the per unit pricing that appears on most store labels mentioned. I find that to be the best way to shop...I compare the cost per unit quantity, rather than the entire price for the product.

  • Freethinker img 2014-07-10 22:18

    A 25% reduction in portion size is actually a 33.3% rise in cost.

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