Fraud

tech

A Wikipedian Explains How Wikipedia Stays Reliable in the Fake News Era

"If Wikipedia's rules were applied to Facebook? Oh my God! They'd lose 99 percent of their content."
Mike Pearl
11.25.16
Post Mortem

How Living People Are Wrongfully Pronounced Dead

Each year, about 1,000 living people are erroneously added to the Death Master File, a database of every American who has died since 1936.
Simon Davis
9.1.16
Travel

My Father's Journey Around the World with Stolen Plane Tickets

After a chance encounter with a Black Panther, my father embarked on the adventure of his life—an adventure that led him as if by fate to my mother.
Naomi Melati Bishop
6.20.16
News

The ‘Wolf of Montreal’ Fugitive Was Building a €8.5 Million Mansion Based on Iron Man’s House

Admittedly, owning a mega mansion is kind of a moot point when you're on the run.
Manisha Krishnan
1.8.16
Stuff

Badminton and 'Lobster Dinners': What British Prison Life Is Like When You're Filthy Rich

Infamous upper class fraudster "Fast Eddie" Davenport recounts tales of his time in Wandsworth Prison.
Matt Shea, Illustrations: Dan Evans
12.17.15
Stuff

Investigating the Film Producer Who Disappeared Without a Trace

Felix Vossen vanished in March of this year after swindling his friends and family out of millions of pounds. Now, the manhunt is on.
Oliver Hotham, Collages: Marta Parszeniew
11.19.15
Internet Exploring

Sinead O'Connor Is Spazzing Out on Her Booking Agent for Stealing from Her

She says she only made €500 for three shows that netted her booking agent upwards of €11,000
Craig Jenkins
8.17.15
Stuff

A Brief History of People Stealing Entire Houses

Making off with a whole house is hard to manage, hard to get away with and hard on the victims. It also happens more often than you might think.
Mike Pearl
3.25.15
The Skammerz Ishu

Scam of the Century

Psst! Hey, pal, c'mere here a sec!
Johnny Ryan
1.14.14
Stuff

A Texas Man Claims to Have Killed Bigfoot

RIP Sasquatch.
Mike Pearl
1.9.14
The Skammerz Ishu

A True Rip-Off Artist

Is C.S Leigh a con man or a genius?
Christian Storm
12.20.13
News

Robert Mugabe Won the Zimbabwe Elections, Again

But just like last time, not everyone's convinced he won fair and square.
Olive Hoover
8.5.13
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