Cory Doctorow

Think you’re too savvy to get scammed? Author and activist Cory Doctorow explains how we’re all one muffaletta and a malfunctioning jet door away from falling prey to the most basic of cons. He joins us this week to talk about that and to fill us in about his new book, “The Bezzle.”

From Ponzi schemes and multi-layer marketing to for-profit prisons, Doctorow takes us on a talking tour of the Golden Age of scams and all things grift-related where Amway and hamburger smuggling operations shed new light on digital cartels and the kaleidoscope of fraud everywhere online.

This week’s Tin Foil Swan will (ideally) make you rethink whether or not your video doorbell is worth the forfeit of your privacy.

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