AUDIO: Watchdog Nation Confronts “Inspector Luigi” The Scammer

Watchdog Nation founder and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Dave Lieber confronts a scammer who preys on elderly Americans. “Inspector Luigi” of U.S. Customs at Miami International Airport contacts an elderly man — who has fallen for dozens of frauds and lost thousands of dollars — with a lottery scam. Lieber turns the tables on Inspector Luigi. Listen to the fraud on audio files at to hear this scammer. Consumer protection starts here.

Watchdog Tip of the Day: Scammers love Craigslist

Scammers love to sell their fake stuff on Craigslist. If you’re shopping or hiring off Craigslist especially, keep your fraud antenna on high. Is it a scam? Listen to the voice in your head. That’s the advice from Dallas Morning News Watchdog desk administrator Marina Trahan Martinez. – – – – – – – – […]

The Watchdog: The terrible life and death of a Dallas-Fort Worth con man

I always think it’s easier in today’s digitized, easy-to-hide society for a confidence man — or con man — to make more money as a crook than as an honest man. Victims are easy to find. The chance of getting caught and punished is slim. But now the lonely death of North Texas con man […]

Part 1: For 2011, protect yourself by following these do’s and don’ts

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Dave Lieber, founder of Watchdog Nation, is determined to show Americans how to protect themselves from wrongdoing. Here are lessons he learned in 2010 that will make your 2011 a safer year for you, your family and your business.

Part 2: Five simple ways to protect yourself in 2011

Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Dave Lieber, founder of Watchdog Nation, is determined to show Americans how to protect themselves from wrongdoing. Here are the five core principles of Watchdog Nation that show you how to stay out of trouble in 2011.

America meets Watchdog Nation/Listen to Fun Radio Interview

Watchdog Nation founder Dave Lieber tells a national radio audience that we live in The Great Era of Scams. Listen to this fun interview where Dave offers great information about how to protect yourself from scams and corporate thievery. And he does it with fun and laughter.

Watchdog Nation Changes Lives: Two People Who Learned to Fight Back

Meet two people who say Watchdog Nation has changed their lives. Watchdog Nation sets you up to protect yourself, your family and your business for the rest of your life. Save time, money and aggravation. Stand up for your rights and know how to gain the upper hand.

The tool you carry can protect you

Watchdog Nation founder Dave Lieber says that whenever his family members are in a car accident or any kind of unusual situation, he always asks the same question: “Did you videotape it with your cellphone?” And he always gets the same answer, “I forgot.” Well, don’t forget. That little gizmo you carry in your pocket can protect you.

Is MoneyGram up to its old tricks?

Dave Lieber, founder of , is like a pit bull that won’t let go of your leg. He’s chomping on MoneyGram International now because on the 1-year anniversary of the Federal Trade Commission’s $18 million settlement with the company, he wants to see if MoneyGram is still wiring money from innocent grandmothers to crooks in Canada. Answer: Sadly, YES.

Watchdog Nation’s oldest citizen celebrates her 100th birthday

The oldest citizen of Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation is Ruth Wingfield, who turned 100. She met Dave a couple of years ago when she wrote her monthly check to Cigna, her health insurance company, for $4.80, but she put the decimal point in the wrong place. The check was for $480. Cigna, at first, refused to quickly return the money. She’s suspicious of folks, and maybe that’s why she’s lived to 100!