How Theranos, a Silicon Valley star, came tumbling down

May 21, 2018
Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou discovered that all wasn't as it appeared at Theranos, the biotech company founded by Elizabeth Holmes.
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative's closing session on September 29, 2015 in New York City.
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"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
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Here’s what to do if your identity is stolen

Fraud alerts, credit reports, freezes — the Federal Trade Commission has an action plan.
The FTC has instructions on what to do if you've stopped receiving government benefits because of identity theft. Above, blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury facility in Philadelphia.
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Starbucks app is popular and still vulnerable to fraud

May 8, 2017
Is the time savings worth the risk?
"I think at this point, it's really not worth the risk in order for me to pay for my coffee with my mobile phone," said Venessa Wong, deputy business editor at Buzzfeed News.
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The credit card chip has its security limits

Feb 3, 2017
The number of victims of identity fraud is higher than at any point in more than a decade. That’s despite new security measures, including those new credit card chips. The number of cases rose 16 percent to nearly 15.5 million…

Gift card fraud could ruin your holiday

Nov 23, 2016
Gift cards are a convenient gift, but they can also be targeted by scammers.
Gift cards are on display at a Wal-Mart store, in Panorama City, California, 23 November 2007.

Spoofing: An explanation using bananas

Apr 22, 2015
Marketplace Editor Paddy Hirsch explains "spoofing"
A woman stands with bananas during the 2015 edition of the Paris International Agricultural Show in Paris. 

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My Money Story: What happens when you cheat

Feb 6, 2015
Former HealthSouth CEO shares why he confessed to his role in accounting scandal.

Protecting yourself from fraud protection

Sep 26, 2014
U.S. Bank billed customers for identity theft services they never received.

What's in a settlement?

Jul 9, 2014
Citigroup is rumored to be close to a $7 billion settlement with the Justice Department. How does the DOJ set its fines?
A pedestrian walks by a CitiBank branch office in San Francisco, California.
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