Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.
By telephone, phishing emails, text messages or social media promotions, unscrupulous actors are using their warped creativity to separate people from their cash.
The New York Times
Americans Have Lost $145 Million to Coronavirus Fraud
More than 200,000 complaints of scams and fraud have been filed so far this year, data from the Federal Trade Commission shows.
Star Trek Icon Nichelle Nichols the Victim of Abuse
Court documents filed to the Los Angeles district of the Superior Court of California describe allegations of sustained elder abuse
6 Psychological Tactics Used by COVID19 Scammers
Scam artists will stop at nothing to exploit the fear, social isolation and uncertainty fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s how scammers are exploiting coronavirus fears
Scammers are exploiting coronavirus fears: Every epidemic brings with it accompanying grifts. Here’s how scammers think.
Wood, Stacey, David Hengerer, Marian Liu & Yaniv Hanoch
What I learned by chatting with Chinese robocallers
Have you received a Chinese-language robocall lately? Or a hundred of them? Federal authorities say these computer-generated scams are on the rise again.
Los Angeles Times
Britney Spears hasn’t fully controlled her life for years
In late April, Britney Spears delivered a plea to her 22 million Instagram followers. Fans insist it’s time to #FreeBritney. Los Angeles Times.
Reporting on elder fraud from the field and the lab
The Fraud Crisis: Reporting on elder fraud from the field and the lab.