Alerts for the Institute

Scam alert

The name of the Ronald Coase Institute and real or fake names of people associated with it have been used in recent years to perpetrate scams.  These have involved fake job ads posted on job websites, seeking to hire an assistant. If you encounter such postings, please contact us right away at coaseinstitute at coase dot org.


Past history 2015-2016

The Ronald Coase Institute has become aware that someone is illegally using its name and the name of its administrator Darin Hargis to perpetrate a scam. The scam involves a job ad posted on Craigslist and perhaps other job websites, seeking to hire an assistant. Neither the Ronald Coase Institute nor anyone affiliated with it is hiring an assistant, and it does not post ads on Craigslist or other classifieds. If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be hiring on behalf of or affiliated with the Ronald Coase Institute, please contact us at coaseinstitute at coase dot org, and please report the scam to Craigslist (or the host of the ad) and to the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov. The scammer has been known to use the email addresses keystonesconcepts@gmail.com and keystonesconcepts@yahoo.com and the phone number 845-271-6480. No one affiliated with the Ronald Coase Institute uses these email addresses or this phone number.