Setting up an online scam can be as simple as registering a domain name, signing up for an online payment account and copying and pasting product info from legitimate businesses.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
The plague of unsolicited automated phone calls isn't abating. By studying robocalls, scholars at the Robocall Observatory are developing ways to help shut them down.
Two-factor authentication is certainly an added layer of security as we traverse the online world. But it comes in various forms, and they're not all equally protective.
A nonprofit law expert explains the federal case against the former Trump adviser.
The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
There has been a dramatic spike in identity theft and online shopping scams this year as fraudsters try to take advantage of people's vulnerability during uncertain times.
NRA executives allegedly benefited personally from the improper use of its funds.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Nigeria's cashless policy seeks to minimise cash-related crimes, but it seems to have replaced that risk with another: electronic fraud.
The Supreme Court has overturned a series of corruption convictions of public officials by federal prosecutors. Can public corruption be successfully prosecuted? Yes, by the states.
Beware the #WorkFromHome selfie.
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?