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Police Have Arrested the Makeup Artist Who Helped a Young Guy Look Old to Escape India

Known as ‘Billu Barber’, the man who helped the 32-year-old caught impersonating an 81-year-old at Delhi Airport, offered the service of altering appearances for a hefty sum.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
Culture

I Faked My Way as an Instagram Poet, and It Went Bizarrely Well

I decided to find out whether Instagram poetry took real talent, or if the whole thing is a sham, by becoming the worst poet the internet has ever seen.
Andrew Lloyd
5 days ago
News

Goldman Sachs VP in Bengaluru Scams the Company out of Over $5 Million to Pay off His Poker Debt

Ashwani Jhunjhunwala, a senior-level executive from one of the investment firm’s India branches, duped unsuspecting junior employees to transfer the company’s money within ten minutes.
Shamani Joshi
9.11.19
lifestyle

I Faked My Own Birthday To See What Free Stuff I Could Scam

I'm not proud, but it worked.
Hatti Rex
8.19.19
crime

Someone Is Conning Film Industry Workers Into Coming to Indonesia

The ‘Hollywood Con Queen’ is duping American and European film industry workers with enticing deals, conning victims of thousands of dollars.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.19.19
News

Vintage Disney VHS Tapes Are Selling For Thousands of Dollars on eBay

But is anyone really buying them or is it all a scam?
Shamani Joshi
6.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Scientology is Allegedly Being Taught at Schools in Samoa

Books by L Ron Hubbard are being used in at least six schools in the Pacific island nation.
Gavin Butler
5.7.19
tech

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.
Amelia Tait
3.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Fyre Festival Merchandise Will Go on Sale to Recoup Investors' Money

The US Marshal's Service is holding a fyre sale.
Bonnie Emmanuelle
3.21.19
crime

Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'

By imitating film directors, CEOs, and Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, some unknown woman is duping influencers out of thousands.
Nat Kassel
2.8.19
SCAM

Insurance Agent Who Posed As 'Lord Voldermort' to Threaten Ex-Clients Gets Jail Time

The 36-year-old man faces over two years behind bars in Singapore after sending threatening emails and letters to people who canceled insurance policies they had bought from him.
Mustika Hapsoro
1.30.19
Paranormal

There's a $100K Reward Going for People Who Prove They're Psychic

According to the prize's organiser no one has come close to winning in 39 years.
Laura Woods
1.22.19
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