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
8.1.19
Internet

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
Trump

Trump Just Pardoned a Guy Who Wrote a Glowing Book About Him

“The traits that elevated Donald Trump to the White House are the traits of America,” the book began.
Rex Santus
5.16.19
nasa

NASA Says $700 Million in Rocket Failures Caused by Fraudster Company

Aluminum supplier Sapa Profiles, Inc. will pay $46 million to NASA, the Department of Defense, and other victims of its fraud scheme.
Becky Ferreira
5.1.19
Fertility Fraud

Doctors Can Legally Inseminate Patients with Their Own Sperm in Most States

When Matt White learned that he shares DNA with his mother's former fertility doctor—and close to 50 half-siblings—he and his mother began pushing legislators to outlaw fertility fraud in Indiana. Now, victims in other states are following suit.
Leila Ettachfini
4.22.19
Hacking

Thieves Somehow Stole 100 Car2Go Cars in Chicago

The company says it was not a “hack,” but Chicago police say that some of the carsharing cars may still be unaccounted for.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.17.19
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.
Sarah Emerson
4.16.19
education

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
4.5.19
Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti arrested and charged with extortion and fraud in 2 separate federal cases

In one case, he tried to extort more than $20 million from Nike, according to prosecutors.
Rex Santus
3.25.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Students Are Suing the Hell out of Schools Tied to the College Bribery Scam

One woman and her son are asking for $500 billion.
Allie Conti
3.15.19
College admissions scam

9 wild wiretapped conversations of parents trying to scam their kids into elite colleges

"I'm not worried about the moral issue here," one parent said.
Tess Owen
3.12.19
Fraud

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college admissions scam for unworthy kids, prosecutors say

Prosecutors said they engaged in “large-scale, elaborate fraud” to create a “rigged system” at elite American universities like Yale, Stanford, USC, and UCLA.
Rex Santus
3.12.19
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