Fraud

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
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
Late Capitalism

Wells Fargo: You Can’t Sue Because You Should Have Known We Misled You

A new legal argument from the extremely shady bank is basically: "We can't be trusted to tell the actual truth." And it might work.
David Dayen
11.15.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Fugitive Allegedly Faked His Own Death to Chill in a $3.4 Million Castle

A clear lesson in what not to do after faking your own death.
Drew Schwartz
10.18.18
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
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
10.2.18
Views My Own

The Bailouts for the Rich Are Why America Is So Screwed Right Now

Did they prevent a full-scale collapse? Yes. Was it necessary to do it the way we did? Not at all.
Matt Stoller
9.13.18
Sex cult

Four NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Members Have Been Arrested on Racketeering Charges

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, and other NXIVM insiders were taken down for allegedly running pyramid schemes.
Sarah Berman
7.24.18
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
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