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HELLO SUCKER was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination.

17 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 8 hours, 1 min)
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9 Audio CDs


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"Spare Time"



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Suprised Woman"Don't let the term 'Hello Sucker!' refer to you—protect yourself!"

Hello Suckers was created to help protect Chicago consumers and home owners from crooks, cheats, schemes, scams, swindles, rip-offs, and rackets, but also protecting racial minorities from real estate discrimination. 

The program is produced in co-operation with The Better Business Bureau of Chicago in 1952. 

Hello Suckers is a dramatic reenactment of a consumer falling for a scam. 

Hello SuckerThe organ rifts as the consumer realized that he was a sucker and just how deep he was in trouble. 

Some of the schemes included in this series

  • "Make money at home" racket
  • A Hollywood "agent" looking for pretty girls for the movies
  • Auto mechanics lying to customers

See also: Get Rich Quick Schemes, Easy Money, Con men, Cheats, and Bunco Artists in Old Time Radio, Medicine USA, Wife Wanted, and Encore Theater.

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    This is one of the best recordings I've gotten from OTRcat. While the subject matter is a little dated - (the episodes were broadcast in the early 1950's and there are many more consumer protections in place today that were not in the law in those days), there is still plenty of timeless information in these shows concerning a variety of scams that are still with us today. I found the audio quality good to excellent, a few shows kind of muddy sounding but the majority loud and clear. I am listening to these on a Bose Wave IV machine, which is a much more pleasant experience than hearing them through computer speakers. I recommend the Bose Wave IV highly. The shows were well acted by a dedicated cast, and each one lasted no more than a half hour. For 5 dollars, this disc is an excellent buy. Don't let these scams happen to you. READ THE SALES CONTRACT!!!!

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  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    17 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 1 min
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      17 shows - total playtime 8 hours 1 minutes
      1. Hello Sucker 520112 02 The Fur Coat Of Your Dreams.mp3
      2. Hello Sucker 520119 03 Castles In The Air.mp3
      3. Hello Sucker 520126 04 Season On Suckers.mp3
      4. Hello Sucker 520202 05 The Big Buildup.mp3
      5. Hello Sucker 520209 06 Portrait Of A Sucker.mp3
      6. Hello Sucker 520216 07 Six Cylinder Shakedown.mp3
      7. Hello Sucker 520223 08 Insurance Rackets.mp3
      8. Hello Sucker 520301 09 Spare Time Sucker.mp3
      9. Hello Sucker 520308 10 Picture In A Book.mp3
      10. Hello Sucker 520315 11 Chiselers For Charity.mp3
      11. Hello Sucker 520322 12 No Job Too Small.mp3
      12. Hello Sucker 520405 14 Wholesale Suckers.mp3
      13. Hello Sucker 520412 15 Tenants in Distress.mp3
      14. Hello Sucker 520419 16 Suckers for Jewelry.mp3
      15. Hello Sucker 520426 17 Classified Double-Cross.mp3
      16. Hello Sucker 520503 18 Reservations for Trouble.mp3
      17. Hello Sucker 520510 19 Puzzle Payoffs.mp3
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    17 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 8 hours, 1 min
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      17 shows - total playtime 8 hours 1 minutes
      1. Hello Sucker 520112 02 The Fur Coat Of Your Dreams.mp3
      2. Hello Sucker 520119 03 Castles In The Air.mp3
      3. Hello Sucker 520126 04 Season On Suckers.mp3
      4. Hello Sucker 520202 05 The Big Buildup.mp3
      5. Hello Sucker 520209 06 Portrait Of A Sucker.mp3
      6. Hello Sucker 520216 07 Six Cylinder Shakedown.mp3
      7. Hello Sucker 520223 08 Insurance Rackets.mp3
      8. Hello Sucker 520301 09 Spare Time Sucker.mp3
      9. Hello Sucker 520308 10 Picture In A Book.mp3
      10. Hello Sucker 520315 11 Chiselers For Charity.mp3
      11. Hello Sucker 520322 12 No Job Too Small.mp3
      12. Hello Sucker 520405 14 Wholesale Suckers.mp3
      13. Hello Sucker 520412 15 Tenants in Distress.mp3
      14. Hello Sucker 520419 16 Suckers for Jewelry.mp3
      15. Hello Sucker 520426 17 Classified Double-Cross.mp3
      16. Hello Sucker 520503 18 Reservations for Trouble.mp3
      17. Hello Sucker 520510 19 Puzzle Payoffs.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    17 recordings on 9 Audio CDs
    total playtime 8 hours, 1 min

    Hello Sucker Disc A001

    1. Hello Sucker 520112 02 The Fur Coat Of Your Dreams
    2. Hello Sucker 520119 03 Castles In The Air

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    Hello Sucker Disc A002

    1. Hello Sucker 520126 04 Season On Suckers
    2. Hello Sucker 520202 05 The Big Buildup

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    Hello Sucker Disc A003

    1. Hello Sucker 520209 06 Portrait Of A Sucker
    2. Hello Sucker 520216 07 Six Cylinder Shakedown

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    Hello Sucker Disc A004

    1. Hello Sucker 520223 08 Insurance Rackets
    2. Hello Sucker 520301 09 Spare Time Sucker

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    Hello Sucker Disc A005

    1. Hello Sucker 520308 10 Picture In A Book
    2. Hello Sucker 520315 11 Chiselers For Charity

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    Hello Sucker Disc A006

    1. Hello Sucker 520322 12 No Job Too Small
    2. Hello Sucker 520405 14 Wholesale Suckers

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    Hello Sucker Disc A007

    1. Hello Sucker 520412 15 Tenants in Distress
    2. Hello Sucker 520419 16 Suckers for Jewelry

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    Hello Sucker Disc A008

    1. Hello Sucker 520426 17 Classified Double-Cross
    2. Hello Sucker 520503 18 Reservations for Trouble

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    Hello Sucker Disc A009

    1. Hello Sucker 520510 19 Puzzle Payoffs

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