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The Sunday Read: 'Who's Making All Those Scam Calls?'

39:09 | Feb 14th

6 recommendations

The app Truecaller estimates that as many as 56 million Americans have fallen foul to scam calls, losing nearly $20 billion. Enter L., an anonymous vigilante, referred to here by his middle initial,...Show More


Recommendations

benakimbo recommended:Feb 18th

Good investigative journalism looking at who's making those calls and the YouTubing activist working to expose them; leaving us with questions about the criminal networks behind the scams and what, if anything, governments can or are willing to do about them.

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating

danny recommended:Feb 16th

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💡 Educational

olivier recommended:Feb 16th

I can’t believe I almost skipped this one. Great episode and insight on the scammers and why they are not getting arrested.

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💎 A Hidden Gem
🤔 Thought-provoking

rmmiller364 recommended:Feb 16th

Absolutely fascinating! L, the YouTuber who is reverse scamming the scammers is amazing

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
💬 A great conversation
🤓 Insightful
🤯 Unbeliveable

phocks recommended:Feb 14th

Reminds me of the Reply All episode called Long Distance where they track down a scam caller. I always find it fascinating just how many people fall for these kinds of scams. I almost got scammed once but stopped at the last minute. It's so easy to be too trusting! Extremely interesting to see the t...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🤔 Thought-provoking
📝 Well-written
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