Fraud

YouTube

America’s DIY Phone Farmers

Ordinary Americans are using armies of phones to generate cash to buy food, diapers, and beer through ad fraud.
Joseph Cox
8.2.19
Sex

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.
Samantha Cole
Emanuel Maiberg
7.16.19
education

I Write Essays for Wealthy International Students

College admissions fraud is a global industry. Just ask these "tutors".
Stephen K Hirst
4.6.19
con men

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."
Seth Ferranti
1.8.19
Australia Today

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.
Gavin Butler
11.14.18
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
10.12.18
Views My Own

This Is How the Rich Steal from America

That Donald Trump inherited an insane amount of money isn't shocking. But how his dad and he pulled it off by selling a lie really is.
Matt Taylor
10.3.18
Tripadvisor

Man Sentenced to Nine Months in Prison for Fake TripAdvisor Reviews

It’s the first time a conviction of this kind has been made.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.14.18
scams

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Working on a Film Adaptation of the McDonald's Monopoly Scam

The 2001 court case that led to the downfall of a nationwide network of Monopoly sweepstakes fraudsters is getting the Hollywood treatment.
Danielle Wayda
8.7.18
Sex cult

NXIVM President and Heiress Arrested for Allegedly Running Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman and other so-called "sex cult" insiders have been charged with racketeering conspiracy.
Sarah Berman
7.25.18
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
true crime

The Man with the Stolen Name

They know what he did—including that he voted for Donald Trump. They just don’t know who he is.
Justin George
5.16.18
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