Ocean’s 8 Is Too Easy, Too Perfect, and Too Hard to Root For

When Sandra Bullock’s character, Debbie Ocean, gets out of prison in the new Ocean’s 8 movie, her hair looks great. Granted, once released on parole and out in the real world, Debbie (sister to Danny, of the eponymous Ocean’s Eleven) wears her hair pin-straight—but when she’s pleading with parole officers for a chance…

Blac Chyna Is Still Pushing Student Loan Forgiveness Scams on Her Instagram Followers 

Last month, so-close-but-so-far almost-Kardashian Blac Chyna posted and then deleted an unmarked advertisement for a “student loan forgiveness” plan that was quickly and roundly revealed as a predatory scam. But less than three weeks later, she’s back to pushing the scam again on her more than 10 million Instagram…

Here's a New Scam: Sell Big Piggies But Say They're Little Piggies

Need to make a quick buck and don’t care about conducting business that’s either illegal or—at the very least—ethically reprehensible? Love the rush you get after screwing over some common sucker with a good con? Here’s an idea: buy a few pot-bellied piglets from a senile farmer who doesn’t ask questions, wrap a…

Justice Department Says They've Shut Down French Psychic Maria Duval's Decades-Long Mail Scam

The Department of Justice told CNN they’ve finally shut down a long, well-known, and very colorful mail scam, featuring a self-proclaimed French psychic named Maria Duval. Over two decades, the scam is said to have netted $200 million. But just who’s raking in that cash remains somewhat murky: Duval’s son said she…

Thousands of Financially Vulnerable People Using Russell Simmons's Rushcard Just Got Screwed

Around 68 million Americans are unbanked or underbanked—either living without a bank account, or relying on “alternative,” predatory financial institutions like payday loan shops, check cashers, and prepaid payroll cards. One product on the last category, the Russell Simmons-founded Rushcard—which puts people in a…