scams

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 Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students

Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.
Anonymous
5.21.19
scams

The Email Scammers Who Use Voodoo to Fleece Their Victims

We spoke to director Ben Asamoah about his new documentary, 'Sakawa'.
Daniel Dylan Wray
5.5.19
scams

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
To Hell And Back

A Fake Band Using Facebook to Scam Europe Is as 2018 as It Gets

In an era of "FAKE NEWS," does a great rock 'n' roll swindle matter? (Plus, new tunes from Ulthar, 1914, Necrowitches, and more).
Kim Kelly
11.16.18
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
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