frauds

  1. EnolaGaia

    Fraud Frau: Wife Fabricated Husband Dementia Status & Stole $600K

    Here's a mind-blowing example of toxic matrimony. The wife convinced the husband he had Alzheimer's Disease, obtained power of attorney over his affairs, and ripped him off for two decades. FULL STORY...
  2. EnolaGaia

    Decuplets Deception (Gosiame Sithole; S. Africa; 2021)

    In what could be the new world's record, a South African woman has given birth to 10 babies (decuplets). SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/06/08/Gosiame-Thamara-Sithole-decuplets-10-babies/4351623180195/
  3. EnolaGaia

    'Count' Victor Lustig (?): The 'Smoothest Con Man That Ever Lived'

    Count Victor Lustig may or may not have been the real birth name of a reknowned early 20th century con artist and fraudster who, among other things, scammed Al Capone, 'sold' the Eiffel Tower for scrap metal (twice!), conned a sheriff, and produced such a quantity and quality of counterfeit $100...
  4. rynner2

    Frauds, Scams & Cons (Romance; Lonely Hearts)

    SOURCE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/6313617.stm
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    Frauds, Scams & Cons (General; Miscellaneous)

    This is a strange one. A very strange one I should have said
  6. M

    Fraudulent Psychics & Mediums

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    Faking Victimhood To Get Attention / Celebrity / Notoriety

    Although it touches on other topics that come up here: Munchausen Syndrome Missing Persons (who aren't actually missing). It seems like a broader topic that might need its own thread. A report: requires (free) registration...
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    Preposterous Imposters (Identity Thieves; Fraudsters; Etc.)

    http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/salvado.1272.html Quote "The fake El Salvador national football team fled the country Tuesday, three days before their scheduled departure, after they were sensationally exposed as impostors." They still managed a 0-0 tie, now they are off to Houston...
  9. rynner2

    Scientific Frauds

    An American researcher into organic supercooled semiconductors fabricated his results. Full story. _________________________________________________ There have been other scientific frauds. Perhaps the Piltdown Man is best known. Discuss them on this thread!
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