Fraud

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
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
Hacking

Former Hacking Team Members Are Now Spying on the Blockchain for Coinbase

Coinbase said it's aware of the Neutrino founders' controversial past, but their technology is the best the major exchange has encountered.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.26.19
Apple

How Hackers and Scammers Break into iCloud-Locked iPhones

In a novel melding of physical and cybercrime, hackers, thieves, and even independent repair companies are finding ways to "unlock iCloud" from iPhones.
Joseph Cox
Jason Koebler
2.6.19
Interviews

Richard E. Grant Is the Ideal Celebrity Dinner Party Guest

"I’m usually the guy who sits and talks to someone, even if they’re boring me to paralysis, I’ll keep talking out of politeness."
Caroline O'Donoghue
1.30.19
fyre festival

Ten Lessons We Took Away from Netflix's Fyre Festival Documentary

A lot of this is about the mouthwash scene.
VICE Staff
1.22.19
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
1.7.19
identity theft

Children’s Personal Data and SSNs Are Being Sold on the Dark Web

The data includes names, phone numbers, addresses, and Social Security Numbers.
Joseph Cox
12.21.18
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