DATCP on which scams to watch for; Explaining pink tax and economic gender disparities

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Looking down an isle of a grocery store with sandals, toilet paper and hygience products.
A view of an aisle of a supermarket, in Rome, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Michelle Reinen and Michael Domke of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection join us again to talk about the latest scams their department is investigating. Plus, economics professor Yunsun Huh joins us to explain “pink tax” and why it matters.

Featured in this Episode

  • Be on the lookout for scams targeting the elderly, home titles and roadway tolls

    Scammers target older people because they tend to be wealthier, are more likely to take phone calls and may not have friends or family around to help identify a scam. Our guests from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection are back to talk about scams related to the elderly, home titles, tolls, digital items and more.

    DATCP Hotline: (800) 422-7128

  • Pink tax: When women pay more

    The “pink tax” is price disparity based on gender. It’s when common goods, like personal hygiene products, cost more for women than men. We talk with a UW-Whitewater professor about why that is, and the impact it has on women’s financial status in the economy.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Michelle Reinen Guest
  • Michael Domke Guest
  • Yunsun Huh Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director

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