More than a year after revelations consultant William "Rick" Singer accepted millions of dollars in bribes to get children of the rich and famous into top schools, the profession remains largely unregulated despite widespread calls for new laws.
Fears of a recession have driven the price of gold to levels not seen in more than five years, but that's bringing out the scam artists.
Proposed changes by the Trump administration to the federal food stamp program have rekindled the debate about whether the system is riddled with fraud.
Billy McFarland's Fyre Festival, which left thousands of music fans high and dry, is a cautionary tale for travelers everywhere.
Rick Singer, the man at the center of the nation's biggest college admissions scandal in history, was among an estimated 13,500 U.S. educational consultants, whose qualifications vary greatly.
The practices that made self-proclaimed “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort a legend among crooks are alive and well.
A sweeping bill to attack the opioid crisis is headed to the president's desk, giving law enforcement new weapons to block the flow of drugs that were responsible for some 72,000 overdose deaths last year.
Charles Larry Bates persuaded hundreds of people to hand over some $18 million, supposedly for gold and silver coins, using an apocalyptic appeal. He's now serving a 21-year federal prison for fraud.
Carlos Rafael made millions as the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the East Coast, but his big mouth helped get him hooked in an undercover IRS sting with agents posing as Russian mobsters.
An Iowa man rigs a $16.5 million lottery jackpot, triggering the biggest lotto scam in American history. Notorious NYC landlord Steven Croman finds a new home for a year, jail.
Self-proclaimed teen millionaire Ephren Taylor preached "safe" investments at church seminars and on the internet, fleecing victims out of millions and pumping cash into flashy living and his wife's hip-hop career.
Daylon Pierce is a consummate ladies' man who pretends to be a licensed stockbroker, and woos unsuspecting women through online dating sites. But when they hand over their assets to this self-proclaimed investment expert, he robs them blind.
Laguna Beach social climber Elizabeth Mulder financed her plastic surgery, Arabian horses and ocean view real estate by swindling her close friends.
A wannabe art dealer sells fake works by American masters of abstract expressionism in an $80 million scam, fooling rich collectors and pocketing millions.
A crooked New York City cop protects and serves himself, cashing in as a high-tech burglary crew terrorizes homes and businesses.
While most treatment centers are legitimate, critics say a patchwork system is allowing some operators to capitalize on the crisis, exploiting patients when they are most vulnerable.
TelexFree conned 1.8 million victims worldwide into shelling out $3 billion to get in on an essentially bogus business.
Even as users become more comfortable with online shopping, experts warn the internet is still fraught with risks. Here's how to protect yourself.
It can be tempting to grab a great deal online—but first, protect yourself by knowing how to spot major warning signs.
The $550 million fraud pulled off by attorney Eric C. Conn — the largest Social Security fraud in history — is mind-boggling.
Many veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq face an overburdened VA system.
Have you ever been star-struck? Mix those passions with investing, and the results can be disastrous.
Not all prenuptial agreements are created equal. Here are some tips on how to make your prenuptial agreement bulletproof.
Pain management is a potential gold mine for drug companies—and unscrupulous doctors. For patients, it can be a deadly trap of opioid painkiller addiction.
Skyrocketing drug prices are leaving millions of Americans with tough choices. Here are some ways you can save.
Death. It's not a pleasant thing to think about, but it is an essential part of your overall financial plan.
The internet has revolutionized dating, but it is also a new breeding ground for scams. Here's how to protect yourself.
On August 20, 1989, brothers Lyle and Erik brutally murdered their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez.
American Greed’s Scott Cohn has some tips on how you can protect yourself from scammers when purchasing sports collectibles.