The New York Times

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.


Ann Carrns

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.


Morales, Christina

The New York Times

Is Your Vaccine Card Selfie a Gift for Scammers? Maybe

You finally got your vaccine, and you’re excited to share the proof. Here’s why that may not be a good idea, and what you can do instead.


Christine Hauser


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.


Sari Harrar


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


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


Whalen, Andrew

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.


Newberry, Laura

Psychology Today

Reporting on elder fraud from the field and the lab


The Fraud Crisis: Reporting on elder fraud from the field and the lab.



Wood, Stacey


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.

Tong, Scott

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