“It’s like listening to someone get beat up”

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.)

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