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Breaking: Mavis Beacon Isn't a Real Person, Couldn't Give a Shit About Your Typing

For anyone who grew up learning how to type from Mavis Beacon (back in the day when computer programs were advertised in catalogs and came in over-sized boxes), this news will come to you as a bit of a shock: Mavis Beacon never existed. You learned how to type from a fraud. Your life as you know it has been one… » 8/24/15 2:55pm Monday 2:55pm

I Will Never Forgive Myself For Not Buying The Giudices' $100 Beach House 

Wow, okay, so I’m really trying to hold it together right now, but I just heard that no one bid on Teresa and Joe Giudice’s amazing Jersey Shore beach house at yesterday’s auction, meaning someone (me) could have literally purchased it for the starting bid of $100. DON’T TOUCH ME, I am NOT okay. » 8/19/15 4:25pm 8/19/15 4:25pm

I'm So Thrilled to Announce That I'll Be Buying the Giudice's Foreclosed Beach House for $100! 

Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have had a rough time of late, mostly because they are really bad people who committed obscene amounts of fraud and were sentenced to jail time. Their Jersey Shore beach house, on which the couple owes $348,000, is being put up for auction today at 2 PM, and… » 8/18/15 1:00pm 8/18/15 1:00pm

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Takes a Hell of a Mugshot

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was recently indicted by a grand jury on three felony counts of securities fraud. He was booked into jail Monday afternoon and quickly released on his own recognizance, spending only about 20 minutes in custody. He did take a moment to pose for the above booking photo. What we’ve… » 8/03/15 6:15pm 8/03/15 6:15pm

FBI Report Shows Online Daters As Top Victims Of Fraud

It’s worse enough having to go through the horrors of online dating, but now you have to worry about getting scammed. The FBI’s annual report for 2014 revealed that people who go online to find romance were at the top of the list of Internet fraud victims. Women over the age of 40 made up 70 percent of the cases. The… » 5/20/15 11:35pm 5/20/15 11:35pm

Woman Arrested After Tricking People Into Believing She Had Cancer

Lying isn’t always a crime, but when thousands of dollars come pouring in to support someone who lied about dying of cancer, people are going to be pretty pissed. Especially if they also shaved their heads and got tattoos in support of their ill friend. Would anyone really do that, you ask? Meet Meaghan Hudson of… » 4/03/15 9:50am 4/03/15 9:50am

Woman Sues Ashley Madison for Injuries Sustained Typing Fake Profiles

You probably didn't require this extra-special news bulletin to know that liaison-facilitator Ashley Madison revels in being a pit of sleaze and self-loathing, but here it is anyway: a Brazilian immigrant living in Toronto is suing the company, claiming that she permanently damaged her wrists typing up hundreds of… » 11/10/13 3:30pm 11/10/13 3:30pm

Another Black Person Who Dared Shop at Barneys Stopped by Police

Just a day after news broke of a lawsuit that alleges that earlier this year, undercover police arrested and detained a black teenager because a Barneys employee didn't believe he could afford a $350 belt, another black Barneys customer has claimed similar treatment. Barneys is apparently the department store… » 10/24/13 11:50am 10/24/13 11:50am

It Is Very Likely That Teresa Giudice Will Do Some Time in Prison

At this point, we're used to seeing various Real Housewives in financial peril, but the 39-count indictment of federal fraud and tax charges that Teresa and Joe Giudice are facing is some next-level courtroom drama shit. According to legal experts, they will both serve time in a federal prison. » 8/02/13 6:00pm 8/02/13 6:00pm

Creepy Man Who Dressed Up as His Dead Mother Has Been Convicted of Fraud

He may not have killed anyone, but a Brooklyn man named Thomas Parkin has plenty in common with the infamous Psycho character Norman Bates. Parkin has just been convicted of fraud and ten other criminal charges for dressing up like his dead mother and collecting her social security checks. In the end, he stole about… » 5/03/12 9:45pm 5/03/12 9:45pm

Faking Cancer to Make Money and Get Free Stuff Is Officially a Thing

Today a grand jury in Orange County indicted 25-year-old Jessica Vega on a charge most unusual: lying about having terminal cancer so she could have a gigantic, free wedding. When Vega didn't die as promised, suspicions were aroused, her husband divorced her, and the bride found herself in trouble with the law. But… » 4/10/12 6:15pm 4/10/12 6:15pm

Woman Fined Rather Than Applauded After Scamming Nigerian Email Scammers

An Australian woman has been fined after stealing more than $30,000 from Nigerian scammers who were running a fraudulent car sales website. I believe the customary punishment for people who con the con artists is to provide them with the cake of their choosing and three rounds of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow," but I… » 2/24/12 5:40pm 2/24/12 5:40pm

Pet Insurance Fraud Is A Good Indicator Of Forthcoming Apocalypse

If you needed any more evidence that the Greek debt-crisis is threatening to throw the world into economic and social turmoil, here it is: British people have taken to puppy-killing. Or puppy-maiming, but either way you look at it, this story represents the next phase in series of global disasters preceding 2012's… » 11/14/11 3:15pm 11/14/11 3:15pm