Online learning platform Nas Academy has denied allegations that the course featuring a beloved Filipino tattoo artist is a scam.
The accusation: A Facebook post went viral on Wednesday accusing Nas Academy of taking advantage and profiting off 104-year-old Whang-Od Oggay, a traditional tattoo artist from Buscalan, Tinglayan, Kalinga, Philippines.
A man in Indonesia realized it was too late when the person who bought his used phone handed him fake paper bills as payment.
The transaction, which quickly made local headlines, took place in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo last week.
A 32-year-old woman from Tampa, Florida, was arrested for taking advantage of a loophole in Amazon’s return policy and earned more than $100,000.
Hoai Tibma was arrested on Tuesday and is facing a second-degree grand theft charge, according to ABC Action News.
An 18-year-old Chinese student in Sydney fell victim to a virtual kidnapping scam that duped her family into paying thousands of dollars for her release.
The bizarre abduction scheme started in July when the female student received an email from people posing as Chinese authorities.
The co-founder of the Church of the Healthy Self located in a strip mall in the Little Saigon area of Westminster, California has pleaded guilty in a $33 million fraud case.
Kent R.E. Whitney, 37, of Newport Beach, agreed on April 15 to plead guilty to mail fraud and filing a false income tax return, a federal prosecutor announced on April 17, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Two women in Southern California were arrested on Thursday for allegedly posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees.
Authorities believe that the suspects, identified as Ailing Lu, 25, of Los Angeles and Ji Hyun Lee, 25, of Gardena, operated a nation-wide phone scam that victimized several people out of nearly a million dollars.
A teenager from Bohol province, Philippines died from a heart attack after failing her college entrance exam and getting duped out of thousands of Philippine pesos.
Camiel Ann Humol, a 19-year-old resident of Barangay Santo Tomas in Trinidad town, Bohol died on June 1 after she was rushed into the hospital for cutting herself in an apparent suicide attempt, Filipino Times reported.
A group of Filipinos visiting China were reportedly scammed into purchasing expensive jewelry which turned out to be fake.
The group of tourists, which recently visited Beijing, spent 1 million Philippine pesos ($19,058) for the counterfeit items.
A Malaysian man who suspiciously ‘loses’ his iPhone every year was recently arrested after local authorities uncovered his fraudulent money-making scheme.
The 34-year-old marketing manager from Bukit Mertajam in Penang had reportedly been making false police reports that his iPhone gets ‘stolen’ to claim insurance money.
According to Free Malaysia Today, the unnamed suspect has been filing his fake complaints since 2013. His most recent attempt got the attention of investigators on Saturday.
Two university students in Thailand have recently fallen victim to an internship scam allegedly ran by a Canadian man.
Following an investigation by local authorities, 37-year-old Michael Roberge was arrested for allegedly swindling 150,000 Thai baht (around $4,600) each from his victims.
HK Woman Reportedly Tricked Into Marrying a Stranger After Applying For Wedding Planner Job in China
A woman from Hong Kong was reportedly tricked into marrying a total stranger in mainland China while she was training to work as a wedding planner.
According to the unnamed 21-year-old, she was asked to participate in a mock wedding where she thought she was merely acting as a fake bride. She would later discover that the marriage was actually legally binding, South China Morning Post reports.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) phone scams have long been pestering many Americans, victimizing unsuspecting citizens, including recent immigrants, of their hard-earned money by pretending to be officials from the agency.
And while a lot of people have become aware of such scams in recent years, there are still many scammers who still get away with duping people by successfully intimidating their victims or winning their trust.