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National

National

Crowdfunding Scammers Target Family Of Young Girl Killed In Tragic Accident

1 min read

A West Australian family has become the latest target of crowdfunding scammers, with fake pages attempting to cash in on the death of their 11-year-old daughter.

National

National

Over A Million Fake Reviews Submitted To TripAdvisor In One Year

2 min read

TripAdvisor stopped over one million fake reviews from hitting its site last year, as it fights back against claims it’s failing to stop fraudsters.

Crime

Crime

Former Surf Life Saving NSW Boss Arrested Over Alleged $2.7 Million Fraud

2 min read

Former Surf Life Saving NSW general manager Matthew Hanks has been arrested over allegedly ripping off the iconic charity organisation to the tune of $2.7 million.

Crime

Crime

Amateur Fake Facebook Gig Ticket Scam Ripping Off Hundreds Of Aussies

5 min read

EXCLUSIVE: Foreign scammers are posing as kind grandparents on Facebook, ripping off Aussie concertgoers in a fake ticketing fraud which appears to be a coordinated -- if unsophisticated -- rort.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Matty J Warns Fans About Instagram Scammer

4 min read

In what's been coincidental timing for National Scams Awareness Week, former Bachelor Matty Johnson has warned users of a scammer using his photos in order to swindle fans out of their hard-earned cash.

National

National

Man Steals Car After Offering 'Free Car Wash' To Owner

1 min read

Police are hunting for a man who is believed to have stolen a woman's newly sold car in Melbourne's south-east, after posing as a car washer.

Crime

Crime

Real Estate Franchisee Apologises For Misusing More Than $800,000

2 min read

The head of six real estate franchises has pleaded guilty to for misusing money meant to be held for vendors.

Good News

Good News

Police Return Life Savings To Elderly Couple After Catching Their Fraudsters

1 min read

In a "rare instance", detectives have handed over a cheque to an elderly couple who were robbed of their life savings by a group of roof repair scammers. 

Crime

Crime

'Fake' Child-Care Sting Allegedly Defrauded $4 Million From Taxpayers

2 min read

Nearly 20 people have been arrested after police uncovered an elaborate scheme in which a family day-care business allegedly defrauded taxpayers of about $4 million.

World

World

'Fake Heiress' Scammer Anna Sorokin Found Guilty Of Fraud

2 min read

Anna Sorokin, who was accused of posing as a socialite at some of New York City's hottest nightclubs, hotels and even banks, has been convicted of fraud in a trial, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said Thursday.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Everything You Need To Know About Alleged Fraudster Elizabeth Holmes

6 min read

TL;DR: The whole sitch is basically the Fyre Fest of the biotech world.

News

News

What Are Most People Overconfident And Underconfident About?

1 min read

Researchers have revealed the things that most people think they are especially good at, and the skills they underestimate

Crime

Crime

Elderly Among Victims Scammed $120,000 In Line Dancing Fraud

2 min read

Queensland police are hunting for a father-son duo who are believed to have scammed unsuspecting line dancing enthusiasts hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake tours and events.

Crime

Crime

Man Tricked Facebook And Google Out Of $141 Million By Sending Fake Invoices

2 min read

A man has admitted to scamming Facebook and Google into paying more than AUD$141 million by sending them fake invoices.  

News

News

Fisherman Jailed For Chopping Tail Off Fish During Competition

1 min read

A man has been cuffed, charged with fraud and forced to post a $25K bond to get out of jail for cheating in a fishing tournament.

10 News First

10 News First

Handyman Scam Leaves Gaping Holes In Roofs And Pockets

1 min read

Dodgy flyers offering home improvement services are what an alleged syndicate of British nationals used to fleece vulnerable people of thousands of dollars.

World

World

Woman Saws Off Own Hand For $600,000 Insurance Payout

1 min read

If you write a list of everything you would to do get rich quick, sawing your hand off probably wouldn't make the cut for most people.

World

World

Man Filmed 'Pretending To Slip' On Ice Accused Of Insurance Fraud

1 min read

A man could be skating on very thin ice after he was caught on camera appearing to pretend to slip on the floor of a New Jersey kitchen.

Crime

Crime

Fraudsters Scam Almost $170,000 From 90-Year-Old Victim

1 min read

A 90-year-old woman has become the latest victim in a series of scams from fake roofers who are preying on vulnerable Sydney residents.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

NSW Fires And Trump Calls Migrants 'Criminals'

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Honeygate Explained: Jury Is Out On Whether Your Honey Is Actually Honey

5 min read

The honey industry is in a bit of a sticky situation. There is no reliable way to currently test whether "pure" honey sold in Australia is actually what it says it is, according to the consumer industry watchdog.

News

News

Woman Kills Herself And Children After Husband Fakes Death

1 min read

A man has turned himself into police in China after he allegedly faked his own death for an insurance pay out.

World

World

'Fetishist' Faked Down Syndrome To Hire Female Carers

1 min read

The man faked having a disability to hire female carers who would bathe him and change his diapers.

National

National

Consumer Warning: Aussie Business Fined for Cancer Cure Product Claims

1 min read

The company was making more than $500 per bottle.

Crime

Crime

Men Charged With 80 Offences In Sydney Fraud Investigation

1 min read

Police allege the trio used the identification details of over 200 people to make $1 million.

News

News

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli Steps Down Amid Fraud Charges, Council To Be Sacked

1 min read

The QLD Government plans to sack the entire Ipswich Council, after mayor Andrew Antoniolli was charged with fraud