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Daily interviews with people involved in local charities, arts organizations, government, medical groups, educational institutions, and more. Airs weekdays at 7:44 a.m. and 3:44 p.m. hosted by Mike Hogan.

Scams Are On The Rise, So Is The Vigilance of The BBB-Josh Planos Explains How They Work For You

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In 2021, consumers reported huge losses of more than $445 million to phone and internet scams, up from $175.4 million reported in 2020. This is an enormous problem. And there is an organization working hard to help you avoid such scams. The Better Business Bureau and its investigative partners - the BBBs in San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and St Louis have released an investigative study on government imposter scams.

Josh Planos, Vice President of Communications & Public Relations for the BBB Serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas Plains & SW Iowa spoke with Mike Hogan on the “Live & Local” program about the ways to detect a scam, the steps to prevent becoming a victim, and the importance of reporting a scam attempt whether you are a victim or not.

More information can be found at https://www.bbb.org/local-bbb/bbb-in-nebraska-south-dakota-kansas-plains-and-sw-iowa.

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By joining the staff at KIOS as the local "Morning Edition" Host in November of 2017, Mike Hogan’s radio career has come full circle. His first radio job was with St. Louis, Missouri NPR affiliate 88.1 FM KDHX.