Yale Fox

I use big (and small) data to expose corruption. Currently the CEO of@RentCheck. @TEDFellow (2011). Favorite things are Pizza & Dachshunds.


Scam School: Don’t Get Lowballed

Jen is looking to purchase a two-bed two-bath in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and has been asking her real estate broker to get some asking prices for a handful…


Scam School: For A Limited Time Only

At one time or another, we’ve all been watching late-night infomercials on TV: the ones with miracle products with a “Limited Time Offer!” If the…


Scam School: The Psychology of Supermarket Shopping

Next time you dash into your local Fairway or Whole Foods for your weekly shopping trip, look about you. The typical large retailer…


Scam School: Favor For A Favor

“Hey, let me do you a favor and I’ll call back and see if the seller will reconsider your offer.”


Scam School: Bait & Switch

Real estate brokers have an entire box full of lures and baits to get you on the hook for a listing. One of the most common lures is an advertisement with a too…


Scam School: Should You Trust A Friendly Referral?

“Elaine is a great real estate broker, really! She found me a great deal just in the nick of time before my lease expired. She’s…


Scam School: “My Mother Lives In This Building”

Jackie’s real estate broker brought her to a building to check out an apartment to lease. As they walk into the building the broker…


Scam School: Don’t Get Lowballed

Jen is looking to purchase a two-bed two-bath in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and has been asking her real estate broker to get some asking prices for a handful…


The Relationship Between The Stock Market & Popular Music

This talk is based on research that earned me a TED Fellowship. It explores how the stock market can effects trends in music…