Sean P. Murphy

In 30 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a general assignment reporter, an enterprise reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, the casino and gambling reporter and, now, the consumer advocacy reporter. He is also a law school graduate and part-time journalism professor.

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Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

A plea from a friend, via a hacked e-mail account, is a cautionary tale about scams

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Judy Murphy didn’t think it would happen to her. “I’m a capable person,” she said. And she still fell for a gift-cards scheme.

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Samsung gives customer the runaround when her refrigerator stops working

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For weeks, Judi Meirowitz Tischler received confusing and contradictory communications from Samsung’s customer service representatives, and then the company abruptly and inexplicably stopped communicating with her, without agreeing to repair or replace her refrigerator.

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Neil Diamond steps in and steps up for fans whose plaque wasn’t delivered

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Keith and Mary Irvine ordered a special commemorative Neil Diamond plaque in August for their daughter. It was supposed to arrive within 10 business days. But it didn’t — until the singer himself got involved.

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She canceled her home security service, but the charges kept coming

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In April, Sandy Martin called Frontpoint Security to cancel the company’s 24-hour home security service for her Salem condo. Five months later, she realized her account was still open and the credit card used for it was still being debited $45 a month.