Woman Sent Online Stranger $1.4M, Is Desperately Hoping He's Real

A woman who sent an online stranger more than a million dollars without ever having met him is desperately trying to keep her positive thinking intact. Even though her boyfriend's voice has differed and he keeps asking for money despite the fact that he has no plans to meet her, she is hoping against hope that he's a… » 2/27/15 2:30pm 2/27/15 2:30pm

Quick-Thinking Nurses Foil Senior-Scamming Dirtbags

There are a lot of vulnerable elderly people in America, and they are favorite targets of scammers. One popular trick: the "grandparent scam," where fraudsters dial numbers and pose as grandkids who've stumbled into trouble and need money wired, right away. It's pretty loathsome! » 10/07/14 1:45pm 10/07/14 1:45pm

Heartless Scammers Create Fake Facebook Accounts of MH17 Victims

Scammers called "click fraudsters" are setting up fake Facebook pages of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 to defraud unsuspecting Internet users. » 7/21/14 10:20am 7/21/14 10:20am

Girl With Scars Getting Kicked Out of KFC Is Probably a Massive Hoax

According to anonymous sources, there is a mountain of evidence that proves the story of the three-year-old girl who was asked to leave a KFC because of her scars is a hoax. » 6/24/14 9:40am 6/24/14 9:40am

Scam Uses Malaysia Airlines Flight Headlines To Infect Your Computer

There is a gross new Facebook malware scam using fake news alerts and videos about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 to target unsuspecting readers. » 3/17/14 10:00am 3/17/14 10:00am

Sex Trafficker Tried To Trap Woman With Promise of Sochi Reporting Gig

An NFL cheerleader-turned-sports journalist was in for a shock when she found out that the promising Olympic reporting job for which she spent four months interviewing was probably something way scarier: a scam designed to trap her in the Russian sex trade. » 2/25/14 11:30pm 2/25/14 11:30pm

The Silly, Scammy World of Diamond Candles

Did you know you can buy a soy candle with a surprise "diamond" ring inside it? Because you can. And that the women who buy the candles burn them down excitedly and then patiently extract the treasure-filled gold foil pouches like they're removing the still-beating heart of a cobra, then post "reveal" videos on… » 2/12/14 11:20am 2/12/14 11:20am

NJ Waitress Returning Wounded Warrior Donations, Is Now an Ex-Waitress

Remember our good, viral acquaintance, Dayna Morales, the Pinocchio waitress/ex-Marine from New Jersey who falsely claimed that she'd received an anti-gay message from an allegedly no-tipping couple, then began accepting donations from supporters who wanted to help wounded vets, then began allegedly hoarding that money » 12/08/13 1:00pm 12/08/13 1:00pm

Australian Couple Unwittingly Wins a Canadian Drug Mule Gig

The treacherous tides of the internet have swept up a pair of unsuspecting old people who just wanted to take a nice vacation from the drudgery of their daily lives in Australia to exotic Canada, land of a thousand enchantments. The couple believed they’d won an all-expenses-paid trip to Canada, complete with brand… » 10/27/13 5:45pm 10/27/13 5:45pm

In the U.K., It Gets Easier to Admit You're Never Going Back to the Gym

When I was in college, my best friend joined Bally's Total Fitness. After signing her life away for a plastic water bottle and the promise of a six pack, she quickly realized that she wasn't about to drag her ass across town to spend her mornings running to nowhere. She tried everything to get out of the… » 9/11/13 9:30am 9/11/13 9:30am

Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:15pm 4/28/13 9:15pm

Woman Told Her Healthy 9-Year-Old Son He Had Terminal Cancer as Part of…

A Pennsauken, New Jersey woman named Susan Stillwaggon has been telling friends, family and community members that her nine-year-old son was suffering from Stage Three Hodgkin's lymphoma. Plus she lied to the boy about it. If that first part wasn't fucked enough for you. » 4/27/13 2:30pm 4/27/13 2:30pm

Proactiv Horror Stories: Tales From Skincare's Big Scam

Why is it so hard to quit Proactiv? Because, according to scores of frustrated customers, the company lures people in with enticing "free trials" that aren't as free as they seem and are next to impossible to cancel. We asked our readers for their own experiences with Proactiv's red tape, and they delivered: We got… » 1/11/13 1:15pm 1/11/13 1:15pm

Your Aging Brain Will Make You Into a Total Sucker

You know how old people are forever getting scammed by totally obvious grifters? Sinking their life savings into pyramid schemes selling Canadian yarn art ("It sells itself"), or putting all their gold in a bag and mailing it to Glenn Beck? Well, it's not because the elderly are a buncha rubes, or that they know less… » 12/04/12 1:40pm 12/04/12 1:40pm

Protesters in Calif. City Are Pretty Upset About Alleged Chinese…

Motorists running their soul-sucking, Saturday-morning, strip-mall errands yesterday in Chino Hills, Calif. might have spotted a strange convocation of disgruntled citizens yesterday protesting what they believe is an "illegal Chinese maternity operation," which is reportedly being run out of a residential home… » 12/02/12 12:30pm 12/02/12 12:30pm

Get the A-List Baby You've Always Wanted With the World's 'First…

Have you ever wanted to birth David Beckham's offspring? Thanks to UK Clinic Fame Daddy, your dream can now come true! Basically. » 10/17/12 12:30pm 10/17/12 12:30pm

House Hunters Has Been Selling You a Big Lie

There are many of us who love House Hunters, the ridiculously addictive show on HGTV about people who are, you guessed it, hunting for houses. And while we have long known in our hearts that much, if not all, of the show is staged and as fake a faux brick exterior, there is now seriously concrete proof that it is… » 6/12/12 12:30pm 6/12/12 12:30pm

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