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Your scam stories

Oct 30, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #172: Readers share their cautionary tales and we provide some tips on how to protect yourself.
A telemarketer points out immigrant-owned businesses that have supported police groups out of fear or a misguided belief they would receive protection.
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Inside the world of immigration scams

From faux English language programs to government impersonators, here's how criminals are targeting immigrants.
Complicated immigration law creates an opportunity for bad actors.
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A big-time scam

Oct 2, 2023
Econ Extra Credit newsletter #168
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Lessons from 'My First Job'

Apr 17, 2015
Merritt Watts hated her first job as a telemarketer. But it taught her something.

Robotelemarketing takes 'creepy' to a whole new level

Dec 13, 2013
The mystery behind Samantha West and Premier Health Plans Inc.

For public good, not for profit.

New rules restrict telemarketing calls to your mobile

Oct 16, 2013
But there are loopholes to the rule...

FCC revises Do Not Call rules

Feb 15, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission passed new rules today to make it even tougher for telemarketers to make those unsolicited "robocalls." And lesson of the day: Don't call Kai during our live broadcast.