Allie Conti

Allie Conti was a senior staff writer at VICE. You can visit her personal website here.

scams

I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb

While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
Allie Conti
11.1.19
lifestyle

10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a 'Death Coach'

"I have everything from 18-year-olds to 80-year-olds, honestly. Being afraid of death is pretty universal."
Allie Conti
9.25.19
weird

I Manipulated Lonely Teachers to Steal Tests in High School

I got the idea when I was working at a movie theater.
Anonymous
8.19.19
lifestyle

We Talked to People in the 11 Percent of Millennials Who 'Always' Feel Lonely

"How can I be this old and not have any friends?"
Allie Conti
8.14.19
News

Rich Families Are Legally Separating from Their Kids to Pay Less for College

It's the latest tactic the wealthy use to game the system.
Allie Conti
7.31.19
money-corruption

Pharma Companies Have Spent Billions Buying Back Their Own Stock

Progressives blame the practice for rising insulin costs.
Allie Conti
7.31.19
Scam Academy

I Got Paid to Improve Rich Kids' Personalities on Their College Applications

I agreed to do something that seemed a little bit sketch but ultimately legal so I wouldn't have to take out loans. It turned out to be a very fine line.
Anonymous
7.17.19
Scam Academy

I Help People Cheat Their Way to Getting PhDs

I've written dozens of papers, including dissertations, for people with fancy titles in prestigious fields.
Anonymous
7.9.19
Scam Academy

These Engineering Students Built a Special Pen Just for Cheating on Tests

"We didn't really need to cheat, because we already had 3.9 GPAs."
Anonymous
6.18.19
Scam Academy

I Use My Learning Disorder Diagnosis to Cheat on Tests

Getting diagnosed cost thousands of dollars—my roommate couldn't afford it—but it's helping me out big time.
Anonymous
6.4.19
personal finance

Millennials Are Taking on Credit Card Debt Because We Can’t Afford Necessities

A new report has more bad news for young people.
Allie Conti
5.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Students Are Suing the Hell out of Schools Tied to the College Bribery Scam

One woman and her son are asking for $500 billion.
Allie Conti
3.16.19
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