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Walmart scams, expensive recycling, and overdraft fees

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Walmart scams, expensive recycling, and overdraft fees

19 Januari 2024

It is Friday. And Indicators of the Week is back — Plastics Edition. Today, we dig into how fraudsters have used Walmart gift cards to scam consumers out of more than $1 billion. We also find out why recycled plastic is actually more expensive now than newly produced plastic. And we learn how overdraft fees might be going way down. Related Articles ProPublica - How Walmart's Financial Services Became a Fraud Magnet Financial Times - Petrochemical glut makes new plastic cheaper than recycled Related episodes Overdraft fees: From perk to penalty The problem with banning plastic bags For sponsor-free episodes of The Indicator from Planet Money, subscribe to Planet Money+ via Apple Podcasts or at Music by Drop Electric. Find us: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter. Learn more about sponsor message choices: NPR Privacy Policy


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