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4.10.19

Hulu's New Theranos Series 'The Dropout' Will Star Kate McKinnon as Elizabeth Holmes

The series will be based on ABC Radio's podcast about the disgraced med-tech company.

4.2.19

Seniors in Australia Keep Getting Swindled by a Line Dancing Scam

Retirees have allegedly been duped out thousands to attend and compete in dancing competitions that never happened.

3.26.19

The Secret Trail of Money Behind Those Instagram Porn Bots

You've probably got used to ignoring them, but this is what happens if you click and keep on clicking.

3.21.19

Fyre Festival Merch Is Going on Sale to Pay Back Billy McFarland's $26 Million Debt

The US Marshal's Service is selling Fyre Festival-branded tee-shirts, sweatpants, and wristbands.

3.20.19

'The Inventor' Doesn't Bring Anything New to Elizabeth Holmes's Story

Theranos profited off telling a juicy scammer tale. That story is still profitable, because we can't stop telling it.

2.26.19

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.

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2.15.19

This Lonely Man Tricked a Couple into Buying Him a Steak for Valentine's Day

Stephen Bonser pretended to be stood up at a chain restaurant all night, tweeting about it the entire evening, to see if somebody would cover a sad person's bill.

2.7.19

Instagrammers Are Getting Scammed by a Mysterious 'Con Queen'

By imitating film directors, CEOs, and Rupert Murdoch's ex-wife, some unknown woman is duping influencers out of thousands.

2.1.19
1.17.19

Behind the Scenes of Netflix's New Fyre Festival Documentary

"The thing that the founder, Billy, wanted more than anything—in my opinion—was to be in the middle of it all. He wanted to be 'the guy.'"

1.17.19

Influencer Caroline Calloway Isn't a Scammer, Just a Self-Obsessed Mess

I was obsessed with her, until I saw firsthand who she really is.

1.8.19

SIM Swapping Victims Who Lost Millions Are Pressuring Telcos to Protect Their Customers

A small group of victims of SIM swapping hacks is trying to raise awareness, teach people about the scam, and put pressure on cell phone providers to step up their efforts against cybercriminals.

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