394: Bait and Switch

394: Bait and Switch

Nov 6, 2009
Stories about people who take the bait, and those who place it. Including the story of man who tries to investigate a neighborhood crime and ends up in jail himself. And the story of the pitfalls of luring customers to a make-believe pizza delivery place.
  • Anna Boiko Weyrauch talks with a woman in the West African country of Ghana about the internet dating scams she has pulled on white Americans. The woman says she felt guilty about the scams and eventually came clean to her marks. But as the woman and Anna talk more, it becomes unclear who exactly is the mark in this story. Anna Boiko Weyrauch is a reporter for Voice of America and lives in Ghana. (8 minutes) Crime

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