But, It Could be True: When Curiosity Kills Your Bank Account

But, It Could be True: When Curiosity Kills Your Bank Account

In 1905, during the height of the Russo-Japanese War, Moscow sent a 5,800-ton warship, the Dmitrii Donskoi, to battle it out in the waters between Japan and what is now South Korea. During this skirmish, dubbed the Battle of Tsushima, the Dmitrii Donskoi sank, leaving no trace beyond rumors that immediately circulated claiming that the vessel had been carrying a vast number of gold coins. Reports from the time of the cruiser’s sinking suggest that the ship contained as many as 14,000 metric tons of these coins to fund Russia’s war effort. If correct, this sum would now be worth approximately $125 billion, an amount that has kept treasure hunters enthralled since the ship’s sinking.

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"Fake It 'Til You Make It" Socialite On Trial for Grand Larceny and Theft of Services

"Fake It 'Til You Make It" Socialite On Trial for Grand Larceny and Theft of Services

Last month, the New York State trial against Anna Sorokin, the 28-year-old wannabe socialite who fooled Manhattan’s elite into believing she was the heiress of German billionaires, officially began. Known among other fixtures of New York City’s social scene by her fake name, Anna Delvey, Sorokin faces charges of theft of services and grand larceny after her 10-month stint staying in luxury hotels, jetsetting to high-end vacations, and racking up a nearly $275,000 debt while emulating the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

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City of New York Seeks $20 Million for Airbnb Fraud Scheme

City of New York Seeks $20 Million for Airbnb Fraud Scheme

Airbnb currently has around 50,000 listings within New York City, making the tourism capital its largest market in the U.S. As Airbnb has experienced a steady climb in short-term rentals within NYC, the municipal and state governments have grown more keen on curbing Airbnb’s permissions for local rentals to keep more living spaces available for New York City residents, who already face a tight rental market. According to the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law, buildings with three or more units cannot offer rentals for fewer than 30 days at a time unless the owner or tenant of the unit is present while the guest is renting.

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5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

5 Infamous Fraud Cases Throughout the Centuries

While the internet serves as a large platform for a considerable number of scams, fraudsters have always been able to find creative outlets for their schemes, long before the advent of modern technology. The names Charles Ponzi and Victor Lustig may be well known among audiences tuned in to the history of con men, but here are stories of lesser known swindlers, going as far back as the fourth century B.C.

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