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Aug 7, 2015 05:00 AM ET
If you have an email address, there is a good chance that at some point you received a message from a member of the Nigerian royal family. But it's a con, and you may be surprised to learn how far back its roots go.
Jul 17, 2014 09:18 AM ET
Lost your job? Feeling depressed? Such emotion-packed situations might put you in the cross hairs of an online scammer. Tara explains.
Mar 8, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Can hypnotists put unwilling people into a trance and rob them while hypnotized? Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2013 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A sting operation found that 157 open-access journals accepted a ridiculous faux scientific paper authored by a fictitious biologist. Continue reading →
May 9, 2013 05:10 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Psychics use common sense and a few psychological principles to provide the illusion of accuracy. Continue reading →
Jul 6, 2010 04:16 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Contrary to popular belief, simply being old does not make a person more vulnerable to scams.