Australians lost a record $851 million to scams in 2020, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission reports. The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread lockdowns left victims financially and emotionally vulnerable to financial exploitation. Scammers turned to Bitcoin over the year, with $26.6 million of the cryptocurrency siphoned away from victims. Visit […]
Scammers hacked dozens of prominent Twitter accounts, including former President Barack Obama and billionaires such as Bill Gates and Elon Musk, and fooled many into thinking rich and powerful Americans were donating Bitcoin to some kind of coronavirus relief effort. The social media company disabled many verified accounts, but not […]
The fake heiress Anna Delvey – whose real name is Anna Sorokin – was never close enough to getting money from financial firms for her actions to be considered criminal, her lawyer said. Delvey’s attorney Todd Spodek told INSIDER that financial institutions were bad at their due diligence and that […]
Anna Delvey – aka Anna Sorokin, the alleged “Soho grifter” who pretended to be a German heiress – is standing trial for larceny and theft. Prosecutors lined up a list of 49 different potential witnesses, exclusively obtained by INSIDER. The list includes Rachel Williams, a former Vanity Fair photo editor […]
The trial for Anna Delvey – the woman who allegedly pretended to be a German heiress as part of a scam, and whose real name is Anna Sorokin – began on Wednesday. Prosecutors say she scammed people, hotels, and financial institutions so she could live a life of luxury. Part […]
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