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Insurance fraud costs $309 billion a year – nearly $1,000 for...

Michael Skiba, Colorado State University Global CC BY-ND What would you do with an extra...

Older Americans are given the wrong idea about online safety –...

Nora McDonald, University of Cincinnati and Helena M. Mentis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Recently, the U.S. Social Security...

How cybercriminals turn paper checks stolen from mailboxes into bitcoin

David Maimon, Georgia State University While cybercrime gets a lot of attention from law enforcement and the media these days, I’ve been documenting a less...

Does ignoring robocalls make them stop? Here’s what we learned from...

Sathvik Prasad, North Carolina State University and Bradley Reaves, North Carolina State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big...

Why ‘Nigerian Prince’ scams continue to dupe us

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College With cryptocurrency fraud and IRS scams making headlines, I had thought Nigerian email schemes were a thing of the past,...

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What’s that smell? A controversial theory of olfaction deemed implausible

Eric Block, University at Albany, State University of New York Humans can discriminate tens of thousands of odors. While we may take our sense of...