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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Sullivan Narrator: Bob Sullivan Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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A columnist for MSNBC's Red Tape Chronicles, Bob Sullivan exposes hundreds of scams perpetrated daily on the average American - often by seemingly reputable companies.

In this eye-opening volume, Sullivan carefully documents and loudly decries hidden fees and penalties that cost people thousands of dollars a year. But he doesn't stop there. He also shows listeners how they can fight back! Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 1/7/2014

    " Good things to know about how you can get screwed. Watch out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissie | 1/7/2014

    " Living is Texas where there is a huge immigrant population (and dating a resident alien) I have learned that I take for granted things like knowing car dealerships for the most part are trying to rip you off or that cable companies have "introductory rates" that can change at a drop of a hat. This book is good at shinning a light on what companies are doing to swindle you out of your hard earned cash. I don't think that I'll see the $1000 savings the book predicts, but I'm glad there is someone out there more skeptical than me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen8998 | 12/24/2013

    " Nothing really new here - it wasn't really a surprise that my phone bill is dotted with extraneous fees (I notice this on a monthly basis). However, there are some good tips on seeking refunds and making complaints. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/13/2013

    " A book every consumer should read and take the advice of. I have been doing some of these things all along, but now I know how to be effective in my attempts to fight against these big corporations that love to take the consumer for money everyday. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr.david | 10/13/2013

    " A bit repetitive but an interesting compendium of ways in which little fees are hidden in bills so that price increases are not apparent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geri | 9/24/2013

    " Quite an eye opening book on ALL the fees that are added to our monthly bills. The author also gives great examples on how to dispute fees. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 9/22/2013

    " It was good, I just felt like I knew a lot of the things he was talking about. I skimmed through most of it and read only the most interesting sections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 8/7/2013

    " I probably won't finish this on this go-around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Philly Aesthete Brown | 12/31/2012

    " Credit card companies are rapacious thieves and our gov't is complicit in it all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 11/26/2012

    " A lot of the information included in this book was stale to me. The most interesting points were covered in the NPR interview with the author. This book could be useful to a fledgling consumer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nyla | 9/26/2012

    " A little dated and didn't offer much advise I didn't already know. If you have paid any bank or credit card fees this year you should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 6/30/2012

    " Some interesting information. I tried to read it cover to cover, but it got pretty tedious at then end. I will definitely refer to it in the future if I need it, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mega | 3/31/2012

    " Good read! Good information! Raises blood pressure! Corporate hijinx revealed. Must read in short sections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 1/23/2012

    " Title says it all. Good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 11/5/2011

    " Don't get played by the Man. Read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 9/10/2010

    " Read this book and become a local in the world of gotcha capitalism! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 9/4/2010

    " It was a decent read, with some good advice on how to save some money. Some I already knew, and some doesn't apply to me. It also tells you on who you will have better success with in getting money back, so you know better which battles to pick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juli | 5/3/2010

    " Excellent information, and even moreso if you have the time to utilize all of it! But at least some should prove helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/21/2010

    " Good things to know about how you can get screwed. Watch out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/10/2010

    " A book every consumer should read and take the advice of. I have been doing some of these things all along, but now I know how to be effective in my attempts to fight against these big corporations that love to take the consumer for money everyday. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 2/3/2010

    " A lot of the information included in this book was stale to me. The most interesting points were covered in the NPR interview with the author. This book could be useful to a fledgling consumer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 1/21/2010

    " Read this book and become a local in the world of gotcha capitalism! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/16/2008

    " Don't get played by the Man. Read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 8/25/2008

    " Title says it all. Good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geri | 8/18/2008

    " Quite an eye opening book on ALL the fees that are added to our monthly bills. The author also gives great examples on how to dispute fees. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juli | 6/15/2008

    " Excellent information, and even moreso if you have the time to utilize all of it! But at least some should prove helpful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 5/20/2008

    " Some interesting information. I tried to read it cover to cover, but it got pretty tedious at then end. I will definitely refer to it in the future if I need it, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen8998 | 4/30/2008

    " Nothing really new here - it wasn't really a surprise that my phone bill is dotted with extraneous fees (I notice this on a monthly basis). However, there are some good tips on seeking refunds and making complaints. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 4/20/2008

    " It was good, I just felt like I knew a lot of the things he was talking about. I skimmed through most of it and read only the most interesting sections. "

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About the Author
BOB SULLIVAN and HUGH THOMPSON are entrepreneurial analysts with 40 years of experience between them researching, writing, and analyzing systems and human nature. Bob is an investigative journalist for NBC News and MSNBC.com and the bestselling author of Gotcha Capitalism and Stop Getting Ripped Off. Hugh is a mathematics and computer science professor and speaker who teaches executives how to protect themselves from 21st Century hazards.