Notorious Hong Kong Kwok brothers exposed in Australian refugee camp scandal via Panama Papers.

Two billionaire brothers from Hong Kong named Thomas and Raymond Kwok were charged for bribery in 2012. After their arrest, only one of the brothers was found  guilty. That brother, Thomas Kwok received a sentence of five years in prison in 2014. Raymond Kwok was acquitted of all charges. After the sentencing of Raymond [...]

Product piracy by another name – Disney?

On August 24, 2017, beloved tv personality Bill Nye filed a $37 million lawsuit with The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.  He claims that the companies hid profits owed to him and owners of the “Bill Nye the Science Guy” show. Nye became suspicious in 2008 when Buena Vista Television (BVT), a Disney [...]

Massive Apple ID theft on hacked ea.com websites.

On March 18, 2014, the Electronic Arts website, ea.com was hacked. The site was used as a host for a fake Apple ID website. The phony Apple website targeted users who were attempting to access an online calendar application on the ea.com site. Users were first asked to provide their Apple ID and password. [...]

Hacker group charged with felony fraud for stealing FIFA game currency.

In September 2015, the FBI raided the homes of four men of the hacker group, Rane Developments.  Over a two year period, the four men – Anthony Clark, Nicholas Castellucci, Ricky Miller, and Eaton Zveare – rigged their gaming consoles to hack into the EA Sports game, FIFA Ultimate Team. The hacks allowed the [...]

Who are you calling a (price) gouger?

  In June 2008, Electronic Arts, Inc (EA) was the subject of a national class-action lawsuit. EA is the company behind popular sports games such as Madden NFL, NCAA Football, and Arena Football. The lawsuit claimed that EA violated antitrust laws. Antitrust laws protect customers from unfair competition tactics by businesses and corporations. In [...]

Victor Lustig—recidivist and media legend.

Victor Lustig Born on January 4, 1890 in Hostinné, now a part of the Czech Republic, Victor Lustig is favored with legend status by the media at large. For many of his frauds, he posed as a count of eastern European origins. What he really was, is a sharp little crook who enjoyed a [...]

Nigerian man arrested for $60 million global email scam and wire fraud.

A Nigerian fraudster known only as “Mike” stole over $60 million in a global internet scam. He is the alleged leader of a group of 40 individuals. His gang was composed of people from Nigeria, Malaysia, and South Africa. Mike and his gang sent emails compromised with malware which was scripted to take over [...]

Herbalife ordered to reimburse 350,000 victims of its multi-level marketing scheme.

Herbalife sells nutritional supplements, and operates one of the world’s largest multi-level marketing schemes. In 2015, the company made $4.5 billion through supplement sales. In the early 1980s, Herbalife was accused of overstating the health benefits of its products. Herbalife distributors are pressured into bulk-buying products that they must then sell on. According to [...]

Ponzi type mass fraud scheme targets investors globally.

Robert Allen Stanford was an American financier and professional sports backer until he the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) caught up with him in early 2009 and accused him of running a "massive Ponzi scheme" through the Texas-based Stanford Financial Group. His chief aide, James M. Davis, also was accused. No kudos here [...]