A few weeks ago I wrote about the firsthand experiences of people who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars swiping their cards for businesses.
DDF member chayal101 took it upon herself to spread the word by creating an ad that newspapers ran as a PSA:
2 weeks ago, I took part in a live panel discussion on the Zev Brenner radio show about one of the businesses that swiped several million dollars on people’s credit cards before going bust. You can listen to that interview here The lawyer for one of those businesses, Aaron Twersky, revealed that he’s involved with cases that exceed $50MM in similar credit card swiping schemes!
I also spoke with David Lichtenstein, the billionaire CEO of The Lightstone Group. That interview can be heard from 13:25-47:00 on his weekly Headlines Podcast here. We spoke about several credit card schemes including swiping and giving over your social security number, the need for financial literacy courses so that people can know how to avoid similar traps, and what my feelings are about selling miles. David also challenged my stance on writing about airfare price mistakes, which is something I write about often in “Rules of the Deal” posts. I also wrote about it 7 years ago in this Yated article after the $336 El Al tickets to Israel in 2012.
I’ve been writing this blog for nearly 15 years, but these were my first live interviews. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!