FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS / web
The Fake Priest Accused of Swindling Millions
“Father” Ryan claimed to be a priest. But followers say he was a con man, scamming victims to fund a lifestyle which included extravagant purchases… like a herd of llamas.
The Business of Crime / web
How to Buy Black Market Guns From Cops
South Africa’s gangs have been a long established issue in a country with widespread corruption and violence. But how do they exploit a weak police force to further their aims?
Beating Scammers at Their Own Game
Jim Browning beats call center scammers at their own game. By hacking their computers to watch their every move he can save their unsuspecting victims just in time.
The Forensic Artist Solving Cold Cases
Paloma Galzi creates age progressions of long-term missing children. As a forensic artist, her work has successfully brought numerous missing kids home safely.
Violation / web
Sexual Abuse in Thai Politics
Prinn Panitchpakdi, the former deputy leader for Thailand’s Democrat Party, has been accused of sexual harrasement by at least 16 women. VICE World News speaks with one survivor to find out why Thailand has such a high tolerance for sexual crimes.
VICE World News APAC / web
One-Off: Inside Singapore’s War Against Drugs
There are an estimated 60 inmates on death row in Singapore, most of whom are for drug-related offences. VWN speaks with 64-year old Nazeri bin Lajim, who is the 9th execution scheduled in 2022.
Bad Blood / web
Bad Blood - North Korean Spy
On January 17 1968, 31 N. Korean special forces members crossed into S. Korea to kill the President. Kim Shin Jo is one of the survivors who lived to share their story.
The Big Steal / web
How FIFA Officials Stole from the World Cup
World Cup’s governing body FIFA has long been accused of corruption, bribery and vote rigging at the highest level.
VWN Decade of Hate
Putin’s Secret Neo-Nazi Armies
Whilst Putin claims he is “denazifying Ukraine”, he is the one who has long-cultivated ties with neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists to further his own authoritarian agenda.
Using Snapchat to Rob Influencers
Social media has become the perfect tool for criminals to spot their prey and target them. VICE meets the influencers and celebrities who are getting robbed, and the criminals who are tracking them down.
The Business of Crime
The Freemason and The Mafia
VWN explore the alleged links between Italian Mafia groups and the Freemason - a connection that has a long, if not always entirely clear cut, history.
The Big Steal
The Commonwealth Games Scam
This is the story of how India’s officials set up a maze of scams at one of the biggest sporting events in the world.