Scams

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John Stonehouse

John Stonehouse’s story is almost too wild to believe – this unmissable C4 doc tells it beautifully

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Morgan Cormack
  • Cecilie Fjellhøy
    Dating

    “What happened when I found out my boyfriend was the Tinder Swindler”

  • Visa
    Money

    Quiz: How scam-savvy are you really?

  • The Thief His Wife And The Canoe ITV
    Entertainment

    So you liked The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe? You’ll love these 5 shows and podcasts on the case

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The Thief His Wife and the Canoe ITV
TV

Viewers are obsessed with ITV’s absurd new drama The Thief, His Wife And The Canoe – here’s why

The final episodes are upon us and the new series has us all in disbelief.

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Morgan Cormack
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My Friend Anna
Entertainment

“This is a person who’s a criminal”: Anna Delvey’s ex-friend on being scammed by the fake heiress

Rachel DeLoache Williams was conned out of thousands of dollars by Anna Delvey. Here, she shares her experience.

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Sophie Goddard
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Inventing Anna Netflix
TV

Scams, lies and elaborate cons: the wild TV shows and podcasts you need to dive into right now

A new podcast all about “scamfluencers”? Sign us up.

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Morgan Cormack
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Crypto King Netflix
Film

Mystery deaths, scams and cryptocurrency combine in this Netflix doc that’s got everyone talking

Trust No One: The Hunt For The Crypto King has just landed on Netflix and should be added to your watchlist immediately.

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Morgan Cormack
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Amy Beecham
Published

“Jobfishing” is a worrying scam that’s on the rise – these are the signs you need to know

Plus, how to avoid it, according to a hiring expert.

The Tinder Swindler: this million-dollar scam might be Netflix’s juiciest true crime yet
Entertainment

Glorifying The Tinder Swindler and making him a celebrity needs to stop

Simon Leviev’s 15 minutes of fame has officially been extended – and it might be our fault.

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Leah Sinclair
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BBC Jobfished
TV

BBC’s truly wild Jobfished documentary aired last night – and the internet is still astounded

If you’re yet to watch Jobfished, prepare for a rollercoaster ride of a show.

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Morgan Cormack
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Money

3 psychological tactics scammers use to trick their victims (and how to stay one step ahead)

From time pressure to illusions of scarcity.

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Lauren Geall
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Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller: this captivating Disney + series meets the conmen behind a £2 million romance scam
TV

The Tinder Swindler fans, meet the conmen behind a £2 million romance scam in a murky new series

Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller delves into the dark world of honeytraps.

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Amy Beecham
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Romance fraud: how to recognise the red flags of a dating scam, and what to do about it
Money

Romance fraud can come in many shapes and sizes – here’s what to look out for

Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler highlighted the insidious scams costing over £440 million a year globally.

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Amy Beecham
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Money

“I was targeted by a new type of Instagram scam – here’s what I want you to know”

“They kept messaging me demands for money to stop posting on my account.”

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Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
Published

5 tips to avoid being ripped off when shopping online, according to Angellica Bell

The Martin Lewis Money Show co-host shares her best advice.

A heart with a hook in it
Money

Why cases of romance fraud are on the rise in the UK – especially in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day

Action Fraud is asking online daters to stay alert.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
Published
The Tinder Swindler: this million-dollar scam might be Netflix’s juiciest true crime yet
Entertainment

Netflix’s jaw-dropping true crime doc The Tinder Swindler gets a new trailer and it is wild

Be prepared: this documentary will blow your dating app horror stories out the water.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
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MLMs in the UK: how multi-level marketing schemes are using “feminist jargon” to recruit women since the pandemic
Long Reads

Why are so many women joining ‘cult-like’ MLMs since the pandemic?

“I was that person that used to say: ‘It isn’t a pyramid scheme, it isn’t a pyramid scheme’.”

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Amy Beecham
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TV

Netflix’s new wave of true crime series is exactly what we want to watch

The streaming platform has given the true crime genre a major (and much-needed) makeover.

Posted by
Kayleigh Dray
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Kristen Bell
Film

Kristen Bell’s new ‘true crime comedy’ is based on a real-life scam

The trailer just landed.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Martin Lewis
Money

Unexpected call from a number claiming to be your bank? Martin Lewis shares his advice

“That’s how sophisticated it is. The government needs to improve this.”

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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