Financially speaking, that is.
Last Friday's episode of NPR's Planet Money goes inside the telemarketing scam based on the premise that workers can work from home and make a great living. The episode includes audio from an actual sales pitch to a woman taken in by the scam. The tactics are awful, but revealing. And a former participant in the scam breaks down how callers induce people to hand over their credit card numbers.
Listen to this fascinating story here.
(HT: Rachel Clattenburg.)