scams

Scam Academy

I Make $1,000 a Week Writing Essays for Lazy Students

Helping kids scam schools has turned into a full-time job for me.
Anonymous
19 hours ago
Scam Academy

I Ran a College Cheating Business Out of My Frat

And now I'm a high school teacher.
Anonymous
5.13.19
Late Capitalism

The College Scam Defendants' Privilege Is Following Them into Court

“You get what you pay for. It’s really as simple as that.”
Susan Zalkind
4.4.19
Munchies

Man Allegedly Faked Burglary to Hide that He Stole Daughter's Girl Scout Cookie Money

Girl Scout troops around the country have been the target of several thefts this year.
Bettina Makalintal
4.2.19
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
scams

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Comes from a Baker's Yeast Empire

The disgraced Theranos mogul's great-great-great-grandfather founded Fleischmann's Yeast and changed America's bread industry.
Bettina Makalintal
3.25.19
Social Media

What Happens When You Get Scammed By an Influencer

Former fans of Caroline Calloway, Flat Tummy Tea endorsers, and other influencers tell us what it's like to feel scammed by Instagram #aesthetics.
Amelia Tait
3.7.19
groceries

This Couple Says You Should Be Buying Trader Joe's Spices and Reselling Them on Amazon

Everything But the Bagel seasoning is a good starter product, the couple says, because TJ's always has it and it always retails for $2.99.
Jelisa Castrodale
2.27.19
YouTube

A Scammer Used YouTube’s Copyright System to Ransom Creators

By submitting fake copyright “flags” a scammer demanded hundreds of dollars via Paypal or Bitcoin and even managed to get past YouTube’s anti-abuse team.
Jack Hauen
2.7.19
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
2.1.19
scams

I Stopped Using a Computer Mouse for a Week and It Was Amazing

Your life will be so much easier if you force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.24.19
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
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