scams

Scam Academy

I Make £800 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
5.2.19
fruit

‘Kiwigate’ Is France’s Latest Food Fraud Scam

Fruit producers passed Italian kiwis off as French so they could charge more per fruit and earned over $6 million in profit.
Bettina Makalintal
3.26.19
Food

Pizza Chain Introduces $25 'Festival Pyzza' Slice That Is Intentionally as Shitty as Fyre Fest

Hopefully you won't have to suck dick to get some Evian to wash it down.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.4.19
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
Our Blessed Year

The 11 Kinds of Untruths That Come Out of Trump's Mouth

If telling the truth means you don't have to remember anything, Trump has an awful lot to remember.
Harry Cheadle
12.27.18
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
10.12.18
scams

This Upsetting $13 Avocado Toast Is Just a Sad Pile of Ingredients

P sure that's not 'deconstructed,' that's 'lazy.'
Jelisa Castrodale
9.19.18
Munchies

Fish Shop Shut Down for Using Googly Eyes to Make Fish Look Fresher

Brilliant, or nightmare fodder? A little of both!
Jelisa Castrodale
9.5.18
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
scams

There's Already an Emerging Market for Counterfeit Reusable Straws

Welcome to 2018, when everything is literally on fire and we purchase straws from the black market.
Lauren Rothman
8.6.18
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