The Agency Swindler Is a Cautionary Tale for the Creative Sector

It was only a matter of time before the industry got its own online scam

There’s been a recent flurry of stories about extreme scammers, from Netflix’s The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna to British podcast Sweet Bobby. Now add to the con artist canon Madbird, a hot new design agency that lured in dozens of employees—but turned out to be fake. It was surely only a matter of time before the creative industry got its own online scam to add to the mix.

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