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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.

Latest stories

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

With promise of $1.5m prize, scam artist bilks woman out of nearly $28,000

By , Globe Staff

A Worcester resident who was falsely told she’d won a Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes is sharing her story.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Beware of that free raffle: It may be something else

By , Globe Staff

Linda Abrams’ eye caught the familiar logo of Whole Foods. But the raffle had nothing to do with the grocer — only with a time-share telemarketer.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Government demands back $1,600 it paid to a quadriplegic while he worked as a summer intern

By , Globe Staff

The government claimed Jared Coppola owed the money because he earned a few thousand dollars as a summer intern in 2014, disqualifying him for benefits during those months.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Watch out for fees when renting an apartment

By , Globe Staff

Elijah Botkin did something few tenants would dare to do: He refused to pay a surprise charge sprung on him by his landlord’s agent.