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Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

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.
Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

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.
Crisis Gives Fake Cops an Opening to Exploit

Crisis Gives Fake Cops an Opening to Exploit

Police impersonators with phony badges and flashing blue lights are taking advantage of quarantine rules to defraud or harass people across the country, the authorities warn.
Crisis Gives Fake Cops an Opening to Exploit

Crisis Gives Fake Cops an Opening to Exploit

Police impersonators with phony badges and flashing blue lights are taking advantage of quarantine rules to defraud or harass people across the country, the authorities warn.
Paris Court Convicts 6 in $50 Million Fake-Identity Scheme

Paris Court Convicts 6 in $50 Million Fake-Identity Scheme

The group used a silicone mask to impersonate a French defense minister in video calls, asking wealthy individuals and groups to pay millions for fake government operations.
Paris Court Convicts 6 in $50 Million Fake-Identity Scheme

Paris Court Convicts 6 in $50 Million Fake-Identity Scheme

The group used a silicone mask to impersonate a French defense minister in video calls, asking wealthy individuals and groups to pay millions for fake government operations.
How Not to Become a Victim of Social Security Fraud Calls

How Not to Become a Victim of Social Security Fraud Calls

Regulators report thousands of complaints about the calls. Here are some tips on protecting yourself, and your money.
Defense Minister Was on the Line, Asking for Millions to Aid France. Or Was He?

Defense Minister Was on the Line, Asking for Millions to Aid France. Or Was He?

Seven men are on trial in Paris for a scam that netted over $50 million by impersonating France’s former defense minister and asking wealthy personalities to pay for fake, top-secret operations.
Defense Minister Was on the Line, Asking for Millions to Aid France. Or Was He?

Defense Minister Was on the Line, Asking for Millions to Aid France. Or Was He?

Seven men are on trial in Paris for a scam that netted over $50 million by impersonating France’s former defense minister and asking wealthy personalities to pay for fake, top-secret operations.
Former Marine Posed as Security Member for Trump’s Marine One, Officials Say

Former Marine Posed as Security Member for Trump’s Marine One, Officials Say

Brandon M. Magnan claimed to be part of security for the president’s helicopter and was able to get through two checkpoints at Palm Beach International Airport, the authorities said.
‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

A video of a Texas woman berating and threatening to arrest a group of Hispanic teenagers for playing at a park was widely shared last week.
‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

‘Swing Set Susan’ Threatened to Arrest Hispanic Teens. Instead, She Was Charged.

A video of a Texas woman berating and threatening to arrest a group of Hispanic teenagers for playing at a park was widely shared last week.
They Posed as Soldiers in Love. Over 30 People Lost $2.1 Million.

They Posed as Soldiers in Love. Over 30 People Lost $2.1 Million.

A crime ring based in Ghana swindled online victims with promises of romance and gold, officials said. A New Jersey man was arrested.
The Week in Tech: Facebook Romance Scams and Banking Hacks

The Week in Tech: Facebook Romance Scams and Banking Hacks

For years, impostors have been posing as members of the military to bilk people out of money. Why has Facebook been unable to stop them?
Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts.
Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts.
Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

Another Victim in Facebook Romance Scams: A U.S. Congressman

After battling social media impostors for years, Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois wants to force Facebook to do more to combat fake accounts.