States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in food stamps, Medicaid and other welfare programs – despite little evidence of actual fraud.
Refugee legislation introduced after the end of apartheid was lauded as being progressive. But implementation has fallen short of international standards.
In the early 1900s, fortune-telling provided entertainment, social connection and a job for some Australians. Its legal status made criminals of women, yet allowed others entry to the police force.
There have been scores of scams reported in Australia since the bushfires started in September. This is why fraudsters take advantage of those in need.
Ethology, social psychology and criminology can help us understand why humans lie and why scammer scam.
A jury is about to decide the fate of a senior SNC-Lavalin executive accused of corruption and fraud. Meanwhile, Canada's remediation agreement process is still sorely lacking.
Romance scammers are clever, well organised and have a number of tried techniques which make them highly successful. But there are ways you can avoid being scammed by a one-sided romance.
How does a man with no education convince everyone he is a priest, professor and doctor?
Student loan defaults have risen sharply, and the number-one reason is deceptive and misleading practices by for-profit institutions.
Lifestyle gurus define themselves in opposition to experts — but can we really trust what they tell us?
Cryptocurrency fraudsters have swindled their victims out of hundreds of millions – even billions – of dollars. What do they do to earn people's trust and then take their money?
Michael Cohen wants you to know that throwing your kid a ball doesn't make you a Red Sox pitcher. So he told lies, he says, but that doesn't make him a liar. A rhetoric scholar dissects his argument.
Two new documentaries about the disastrous 2017 Fyre fail to fully acknowledge the exploitation of the people of the Exumas.
The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the "all entrepreneurs" discourse remains predominant.
The highly controversial Bible Museum in Washington, D.C., has just announced the withdrawal of five manuscripts deemed counterfeit. Where did these fragments come from and how did they get there?
Adopting best practices like making it easier for staffers to blow the whistle when they observe wrongdoing can help.
There is a science to the art of the scam. If you can spot the fraudster's 'tells', you can avoid becoming a victim.
It's becoming easier to steal big licks of money through the financial system. We'll have to be less trusting.
One person should not bear sole responsibility for a loss of US$2.3 billion at a global financial institution employing 65,000 people.
Donations from the Donald J. Trump Foundation to Charities Hosting Events at Mar-a-Lago violate the spirit but not the letter of federal tax law.