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I Stopped Using a Computer Mouse for a Week and It Was Amazing

Your life will be so much easier if you force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.24.19
americana

The Seven Wildest Scandals and Scams of 2018 That Don't Involve Trump

They exist, and they are kind of spectacular.
Matt Taylor
12.27.18
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.
Joseph Cox
11.18.18
Late Capitalism

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."
Francisco Alvarado
10.11.18
housing market

I Used San Francisco’s Multi-Million-Dollar Open Houses as My Own Buffet

And was only mildly humiliated in the process.
Nick Greene
8.1.18
crime

The Insane Saga of the Fake Saudi Prince Who Scammed Miami's Rich and Famous

A career con-artist, Anthony Gignac got busted over and over again, but kept finding new prey in America's capital city of fraud.
Francisco Alvarado
7.18.18
Australia Today

Internet 'Puppy Scammers' Are Duping Soft-Hearted Australians

People aged between 25 and 34 are most at risk of being fleeced.
Rebecca Kamm
3.26.18
scams

Sorry But Star Registries Are Low-Key Scams

An Australian astrophysicist has taken the time to explain why naming a star after a relative is totally meaningless.
Katherine Gillespie
2.26.18
Internet

I Tried To Join The Illuminati and Got Scammed

I never knew how much I wanted to join the Illuminati until a (very obvious) scammer asked if I wanted in.
Mack Lamoureux
12.6.17
scams

People Told Us Their Most Insane Catfishing Stories

No, Lance Bass does not want to marry you.
Caroline Thompson
10.13.17
scams

An Interview With a Couple of Dickheads Who Sell Ground Up Paracetamol as Cocaine at Festivals

Hasse and Danni scammed people at Roskilde so they could afford to stay at the festival themselves.
Lars Jellestad
7.7.17
sects

I Spent Two Months with a Cult That Believes it Can Solve Greece's Debt

The Assembly of the Greeks makes ridiculous promises. I signed up to find out how they've managed to convince their thousands of followers that they are anything but crooks.
Thodoris Chondrogiannos
3.22.17
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