Scams
A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence scheme, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confi...
The College Scam
A new book makes The Case AGAINST Education. Who would argue against education? Economics professor Bryan Caplan. He tells John Stossel that what we need to do is to go back to a world where college ...
How the Fine Art Market Is a Scam
Good news, aspiring artists! The world of fine art is manipulated financially AND extremely exclusive! Watch an all-new Adam Ruins Everything on truTV every Tuesday 10/9C! #AdamRuinsEverything
IRS Scammer Calls Man and Gets Fooled - SCAM ALERT!!
Fake I.R.S. employee tries to scam man and gets fooled. Every day people are fooled into paying into these scams. Watch as this scammers time is wasted.
Identity theft: Peace sign pose could allow hackers to steal your identity
TOKYO — It’s a fashionable way to strike a pose that apparently started in Asia and has gained popularity around the world. But now Japanese scientists are w...
The Skype sex scam - a fortune built on shame
Arab men are being targeted by blackmailers who trick them into them masturbating on webcams - then make them pay for it.
The Great Indian Vegetable Scam - 101 Underground - 101India
Silicone spray, coloured dye and injections: What farmers are doing to make stale veggies look fresh. Next time you reach for the biggest, shiniest or freshe...
Buyer Beware: Outlet stores aren’t as good a deal as you think!
Here's the secret they don't want you to know. Outlet stores began in the 1930s as a place for excess and damaged...
Why One Woman Pretended to Be a High-School Cheerleader
At 33, Wendy Brown stole her daughter’s name, grabbed a pair of pom-poms, lived a teenage dream—then she went to jail for it.
AP Investigation: China launders Cash Of Foreign Criminals
Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country's well-developed underground financial networks have caught the attention of ...
New Mexico's Secretary Of State Faces 65th Charge: Identity Theft
The New Mexico secretary of state, who oversees campaign finance reporting and once bemoaned a "culture of corruption" in the state, has been accused of using her election fund as a personal piggy ban...
Criminals Use IRS Website To Steal Data On 104,000 People
A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. Until recently, the IRS websit...
How to Protect Yourself Against 'Free WiFi' Scams
Security experts warn that cyber criminals are setting up fake WiFi hotspots, luring consumers to hand over the keys to their computers.
25 Most Popular Scams You Should Watch Out For
Scammers are everywhere, which is why we are bringing you the 25 most popular scams you should watch out for.
List of real-life con artists
This is a list of notable individuals who exploited confidence tricks.
Confidence trick (television and movies)
This is a list of fictional portrayals of confidence tricks found in television and the movies.
Patent safe
The patent safe game was a confidence trick much practiced during the late Civil War in and around New York City. It is a variation on the coin-matching game, in which the person to be scammed believe...
Sucker list
A sucker list is a list of people who have previously been successfully solicited for something.The major areas of sucker lists are solicitation of donations and fraud.An early example of sucker lists...
Embarrassing cheque
The embarrassing cheque is a confidence trick which may also be an urban legend.The scam was supposedly performed by a company selling pornography or other sex aids and trading under a highly explicit...
Buckfast Tonic Wine
Buckfast Tonic Wine, commonly known as Buckfast or Buckie, is a fortified wine licensed from Buckfast Abbey in Devon and distributed by J. Chandler & Company in the United Kingdom and Grants of Ir...
Buckfast Tonic Wine - Wikipedia
Hongcheng Magic Liquid
The Hongcheng Magic Liquid incident was a scam in China where Wang Hongcheng (Chinese: 王洪成; pinyin: Wáng Hóngchéng), a bus driver from Harbin with no scientific education, claimed in 1983 that...
Phishing
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electro...
Phishing - Wikipedia
Tilden's Extract
Tilden’s Extract was a 19th-century medicinal cannabis extract, first formulated by James Edward Smith of Edinburgh. In the United States, the laboratory of Tilden & Co. manufactured and sold the ...
Coin rolling scams
Coin-rolling related scams are a collection of scams involving coin wrappers (rolls of coins). The scammer will roll coins of lesser value or slugs of no value, or less than the correct number of coin...
Coin rolling scams - Wikipedia
AP Investigation: China launders Cash Of Foreign Criminals
Scam artists, drug cartels and gangs from around the world have found a new haven for laundering money: China. The country's well-developed underground financial networks have caught the attention of ...
Green goods scam
The green goods scam, also known as the "green goods game", was a fraud scheme popular in the 19th-century United States in which people were duped into paying for worthless counterfeit money. In the ...
Identity Theft Resource Center
The Identity Theft Resource Center is a United States non-profit organization founded to provide victim assistance and consumer education through its toll-free call center, website and social media. T...