In the Media: Stacey Wood Discusses Philanthropic Scams in the New York Times

Professor Stacey Wood

Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology, discussed philanthropic scams in the New York Times. Recently, scam artists have pretended to be representatives of the billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who is giving away half of her fortune through direct donations. Wood told the Times that emotional distress increases people’s vulnerability to fraud.