Dale Cardwell

Consumer investigative reporter, CEO of TrustDALE, Television host of Inside Investigations, Speaker, Author, Journalist


  • Don’t get Scammed, Get Smart! - 7 simple steps to becoming a savvy consumer
  • This Could Happen to You - Real personal financial catastrophes and how to avoid them
  • How To Spot A Predatory Company - Why seeking “win-win” relationships is in your best interest
  • Turn Your Attitude Around - Why service call charges are fair, and deductibles are too
  • Elder Scams To Watch Out For - Your son really isn’t in jail, and you should never wire cash
  • Avoid the “rip-off range” - Why police won’t prosecute and how criminals exploit that
  • Phone and Internet scams, you won’t expect - Never pay “bait money” in hopes of getting a bigger return


Here are some excerpts from some of Dale's speeches.

A Frightening Moment
A Frightening Moment

Hear about one of the scariest moments in Dale's career.

Background Check
Background Check

Why a background check may not be enough.

Why lawsuit search?
Why Lawsuit Search?

Hear one of the fastest ways to vet a company.

Your Challenge
Your Challenge

Dale's challenge to company owners.

Effective Guarantee
Effective Guarantee

How to know if the guarantee offered is right for you.

Mary Got Burned
Mary Got Burned

Hear Mary's tragic story and how she was deceived.


Dale Cardwell spoke during our Club Meeting on March 22, 2023. The stories and videos he shared of crooks and scammers ripping people off was heartbreaking. Dale provided a wealth of information, including his DEAL principles, to avoid being conned by scammers. This information is invaluable and needs to be shared widely in civic groups, community groups, church groups and others to help people recognize the schemes and traps these con artists employ. Thank you, Dale!
- Jennifer Nelson, President of the Rotary Club of Marietta
What an awesome program! After the meeting, our members were absolutely buzzing about what a great presentation it was. Dale was so kind to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with our Club. With all the fraudsters out there, Dale’s message was so important and will be really helpful in keeping our members and their hard earned money safe. In addition to his engaging personality, Dale’s caring nature shined.
- Jody Campbell, Rotary Club of Sugarloaf

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Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart!


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