"Part of me believes the bride approved it so she could later use it as an excuse to not pay," one internet commenter said.
"Oldest magicians trick—a false bottom," a comment read under one video that disproved the viral claim. "Thanks for debunking!"
"I've never felt so taken advantage of by people who claimed to be my 'sisters,'" Taylor-Nicole Limas told Newsweek.
"I've known about this for a few years and now I compulsively give the card readers a yank before using them," a Reddit user wrote.
"There are debt collectors who call relatives of the deceased to pay off their debts when they are not legally obligated to," a Redditor pointed out.
A man lost more than $700,000 after he was targeted by a SIM swap scam, which involves criminals switching a mobile number to a SIM card they control.
Many people have commented on A Real One's Instagram, questioning when or if they will receive an update on their orders.
The counterfeit bills will "look authentic, and may even feel authentic," warned Newton County Sheriff's Office in Georgia. Previous incidents have been linked to auto thefts.
Before watching the Netflix show, the woman had given over $92,000 to support a partner who, ultimately, was not one.
The 2017 scam made international headlines and even led to a Hulu documentary.
Jamie Petrone pleaded guilty to conducting an elaborate fraud scheme in which she sold purchased electronics to outside businesses.
The Internet rushed to support a stepmother who demanded stepdaughter pay rent while her biological daughters don't.
Ethan Nyugen and Andre Llacuna were charged after a criminal complaint said they rug-pulled investors for a fraudulent NFT.
In 2021, more than 2.8 million consumers reported being victims of fraud, with most consumers reporting imposter scams followed by online shopping scams.
In 2020, more than 23,000 catfishing victims across the United States sent scammers over $605 million, according to the FBI.
Scammers are attempting to use the current Russia-Ukraine conflict to swindle those looking to help Ukrainians.
"These fraudsters know exactly how to play on people's emotions," a U.S. attorney investigating the scams warned.
Alexis Floyd told Newsweek all about taking on the role of Neff, one of Anna Delvey's closest friends in Netflix's "Inventing Anna."
The Better Business Bureau scam tracker has been receiving complaints about the fake crypto business since November.
Will Stephen of "SNL" portrays hedge fund manager and convicted felon Martin Shkreli in Netflix's "Inventing Anna."
"Social media was far more profitable to scammers in 2021 than any other method of reaching people," the Federal Trade Commission said.
As technology evolves, scammers—not just Nigerian ones—are coming up with more unique ways to steal people's money.
Elderly victims were tricked into thinking they had won over $1 million in some cases, according to the DOJ.
"When the government rolls out big initiatives, such as the stimulus checks, scammers typically find ways to take advantage," the BBB said.
The Federal Trade Commission warned about "opportunistic scammers" who are taking "advantage of the spike in demand."
Police are warning about the potential scams as many areas report testing shortages.
The gift card scam has affected around 21 percent of adults, according to recent studies, with experts also warning against the common act.
Grandparents in two separate cases were instructed to withdraw money before someone came to collect it using the ride-sharing service.
She said she panicked when the Amazon impersonator told her she had been hacked, which then allowed him to scam her.
The organization released a "Naughty List" of potential holiday scams designed to take advantage of people during the holidays.