The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.
The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds, by George de la Tour, c. 1635. Louvre Museum, Paris.
Swindle & Fraud
Volume VIII, Number 2 | spring 2015
In 2014 the Federal Trade Commission charged the operator of Jerk.com with improperly obtaining personal information from Facebook to create 73 million profiles that identified people as “jerk” or “not a jerk” and then offered them the option to change their profiles for $30. According to the FTC, consumers who paid the fee often got nothing in return.
Life is the art of being well deceived.—William Hazlitt, c. 1817
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