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Videos show dramatic arrests of 1,000 people allegedly behind Malaysia’s largest Chinese-run online scam syndicate

Watch as people behind Malaysia's largest online scam syndicate run by Chinese nationals try to evade capture.

Costco says a $75 coupon going viral on Facebook is fake

A similar hoax circulated on Facebook last year. It said Costco would give every family a free $75 coupon in honor of the company's 50th anniversary.

A UK couple spent $11,800 on an Airbnb rental in Ibiza that doesn’t actually exist

Ian and Denise Feltham, who live in London, paid for their Airbnb rental ahead of their two-week trip to Ibiza at the end of September.

Slow internet? Singaporeans cheated of S$1.5 million by scammers pretending to be from Singtel

Victims of such scams should turn their computers off immediately.
A woman uses a laptop.

An international gang has been charged in a widespread romance scam that defrauded businesses and elderly women out of at least $6 million

Federal authorities said that 17 people had been arrested in the United States, including 14 in the Los Angeles area.
John Lambert has been accused of pretending to be a lawyer.

The co-founder of Students for Trump has pleaded guilty to posing as a lawyer and scamming clients out of $46,000

Lambert was arrested in April for posing as a powerful New York attorney despite never having gone to law school. He was actually an undergraduate student based in North Carolina at the time.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found 14 total students who followed the pattern of transferred guardianship between 2019 and 2018.

Wealthy parents are giving up custody of their children to get need-based financial aid from colleges: ‘It’s a scam’

Dozens of families in Chicago have reportedly been transferring guardianship of their children so they'll qualify for need-based financial aid.
Travelers should always beware of bookings that seem too good to be true.

11 signs the trip you’re planning could be a scam

From grammatical mistakes on travel websites to requiring early payment, there are tons of suspicious things to look out for when planning a trip.