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70% of all e-commerce scams last year happened on Carousell – and it’s now rolling out even more measures to lower the fraud rate

Out of all types of scams, e-commerce came out tops last year, SPF said.
Dan Mallory

The best-selling author of ‘The Woman In the Window’ says he faked brain cancer to cover up his bipolar diagnosis

Dan Mallory, whose book "The Woman in the Window" is becoming a film, had a history of fabricating parts of his life, according to The New Yorker.
A Huaxia Bank in Shanghai.

A Chinese bank programmer discovered an ATM loophole that let him withdraw $1 million in cash

Qin Qisheng was sentenced to 10-and-a-half years in prison in December, more than a year after launching his ATM scam in Beijing, China.
Doge's Palace in Genoa, Italy.

10 times famous works of art turned out to be fake

We rounded up some of the most notorious instances of artworks that turned out to not be authentic.

Some people were duped by fake alerts to computer viruses – and it cost them a total of S$28,000 last year

Received a virus warning on your computer? Be careful. It might not be real.
Keisha Williams on a trip to Disney World in 2016.

A Virginia woman swindled $5 million in a healthcare-investment scam so she could stay at the Ritz and enjoy a $200,000 trip to Italy

Keisha Williams was sentenced on Friday to 15 1/2 years in federal prison after admitting to running a fraudulent healthcare-software scheme.
Not all GoFundMe campaigns are trustworthy.

5 GoFundMe campaigns that weren’t what they claimed to be

While GoFundMe crowdfunding campaigns have raised millions of dollars for worthy causes, not all crowdfunders have had pure intentions.

People have been sharing a too-good-to-be-true Lululemon ambassador Instagram post and it’s actually a scam

People on social media circulated a story from an Instagram account called @lulurecruitment this week, which Lululemon said is not a verified account.

The ‘secret sister’ gift exchange on Facebook is actually an illegal pyramid scheme

If it sounds too good to be true, it almost certainly is.
Igor Vorotinov

A Minnesota man allegedly faked his own death by putting his clothes and ID on a dead body to collect $2 million

Igor Vorotinov, 54, allegedly put his clothes and ID on an unidentified corpse in Moldova.