This Guy Invented a ‘Missing Twin’ to Allegedly Escape his Multi-Million Dollar Debt
The man told police his twin brother went missing while swimming at a quiet beach, triggering a three-day search and rescue. They later found out there was no brother.
America’s DIY Phone Farmers
Ordinary Americans are using armies of phones to generate cash to buy food, diapers, and beer through ad fraud.
How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment
Pornhub is hosting videos that have been viewed hundreds of millions of times. The women in them say they thought the videos would never reach the internet, and that being doxed has ruined their lives.
International Space Station
Former ISS Executive Charged With Allegedly Expensing Sex Workers to NASA
Charles Resnick, former chief economist for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), is accused of allegedly defrauding the government and misusing NASA money.
What it’s Like Writing Fake Essays for Wealthy International Students
College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these “tutors.”
Stephen K Hirst
How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones
In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
The Wild Story of Whitaker Wright, the Con Man Who Killed Himself in Court
The Bernie Madoff of the late 1800s, he was "the world's most shameless swindler."
The Weakest Link
How Hackers Sell Luxury Hotel Rooms for Next to Nothing
From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels as well as international flights.
Court Finds This So-Called Healer Swindled Cancer Patients out of Millions
The founder of Universal Medicine thinks he's the reincarnation of Leonardo Da Vinci. Others think he's the leader of a cult.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
This Fugitive Allegedly Faked His Own Death to Chill in a $3.4 Million Castle
A clear lesson in what not to do after faking your own death.
The Hot New Millennial Trend Is Scamming Amazon for Big Money
"To most people $230,000 is a lot of money, but for Amazon it probably doesn’t do anything to hurt its stock price."
Views My Own
The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now
Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.