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From selling literal snake oil to a frat house Ponzi scheme, these are the 9 strangest scams of the last year

A lot of scams have been investigated in the last year. INSIDER reviewed court documents to find the strangest ones.

Don’t ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri for a customer service number — they might accidentally supply you with a scammer’s numbe...

Scammers often try to call you. But in a turn of events, Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant could help you call the scammers by accident.

It’s much easier than you think to start a robocalling scam campaign (I could make robocalls to millions of people for cheap right now if I want...

All it takes is a simple online search to find a service that will let pretty much anyone to make millions of robocalls.
Representations of virtual currency and Libra logo illustration picture

Facebook’s cryptocurrency isn’t available yet, but scammers are already trying to trick people into buying fake versions of Libra

Facebook is trying to convince lawmakers it can keep its cryptocurrency secure but scammers are already trying to trick people into buying fake coins.

An ex-Amazon manager reveals 7 signs your Prime Day purchase may be a fraud

The biggest red flag for Amazon Prime Day scams is exactly what your high school English teacher would point to: bad grammar.
Don't get sucked into a side-hustle scam.

8 side hustles that are actually scams

Some side hustles are lucrative and exciting, but others are simply scams, designed to separate you from your money.

A consultant close to the college admissions scandal parents say that Lori Loughlin is ‘screwed’

An advisor to three of the parents charged in the admissions scandals said actress Lori Loughlin was "out of her mind" for not accepting a plea deal.

9 scandals that rocked the gambling industry

While some gambling cheaters managed to evade casino security for years, most found their way to a jail cell.

Nearly 1 in 3 Singaporean holiday-goers encountered scams when booking trips online – and travel deals to Taiwan are the riskiest

Other popular holiday destinations targeted by fraudsters include London, Bali, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

7 of the most devious hotel scams people fall for when booking a room

Hotel scams cost Americans billions of dollars a year. Here's how you can avoid contributing to that statistic.