Talk Jam Podcast

How to Spot Hoaxes & War of the Worlds

July 24, 2020 Kelly Fitzgerald Fowler and Susan Sloate
Talk Jam Podcast
How to Spot Hoaxes & War of the Worlds
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Talk Jam Podcast
How to Spot Hoaxes & War of the Worlds
Jul 24, 2020
Kelly Fitzgerald Fowler and Susan Sloate

TALK JAM Episode 30 is a discussion about hoaxes, primarily financial hoaxes, in their various forms. Kelly has a background as a credit-card fraud investigator, going back to the 1990s, and talks about her work in recognizing and investigating financial frauds perpetrated on the public.  We talk about a number of different types of fraud and what to be concerned about. NEVER just hand out your credit card number, bank account number or other personal information to ANYONE, for any reason! If something seems suspicious, chances are there's something not right about it: Beware! It could cost you thousands of dollars to be wrong!!

We wind up with a talk about one of the most famous (non-financial) hoaxes of all time, the WAR OF THE WORLDS radio broadcast at Halloween, 1938, which all these years later is still America's best-known show from the Golden Age of Radio.

Episode 30 is sponsored by STEALING FIRE, a romantic novel by Susan Sloate:

https://www.amazon.com/STEALING-FIRE-Susan-Sloate-ebook/dp/B07D1QD21D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stealing+fire+susan+sloate&qid=1595438131&sr=8-1

Show Notes

TALK JAM Episode 30 is a discussion about hoaxes, primarily financial hoaxes, in their various forms. Kelly has a background as a credit-card fraud investigator, going back to the 1990s, and talks about her work in recognizing and investigating financial frauds perpetrated on the public.  We talk about a number of different types of fraud and what to be concerned about. NEVER just hand out your credit card number, bank account number or other personal information to ANYONE, for any reason! If something seems suspicious, chances are there's something not right about it: Beware! It could cost you thousands of dollars to be wrong!!

We wind up with a talk about one of the most famous (non-financial) hoaxes of all time, the WAR OF THE WORLDS radio broadcast at Halloween, 1938, which all these years later is still America's best-known show from the Golden Age of Radio.

Episode 30 is sponsored by STEALING FIRE, a romantic novel by Susan Sloate:

https://www.amazon.com/STEALING-FIRE-Susan-Sloate-ebook/dp/B07D1QD21D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=stealing+fire+susan+sloate&qid=1595438131&sr=8-1