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Frauds, Deceptions and Swindles By Carl Sifakis

Frauds, Deceptions and Swindles

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America has always had its share of shady characters, deceptive schemers, and get-rich-quick swindlers who leave victims penniless and duped. Here, over 80 entries examine America's most underhand plots - and the dishonest men and women who created and perpetrated them.

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Frauds, Deceptions and Swindles by Carl Sifakis

America has always had its share of shady characters, deceptive schemers, and get-rich-quick swindlers who leave victims penniless and duped. Here, over 80 entries examine America's most underhand plots - and the dishonest men and women who created and perpetrated them. Coverage includes schemes and frauds such as accident faking, cash machine rackets, the Gold Brick swindle, Lord Gordon-Gordon, Charles Ponzi, and the Spanish prisoner. Entires include: Albert Adams; Rev. Jim Bakker; the Black Sox Scandal; Ivan Boesky; Check Passing; Civil War gold hoax; the great diamond hoax; Charles Keating; medical quackery; Maria Monk; the New York Lottery swindle; pyramid schemes; and watered stock.

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GOR001206085
Frauds, Deceptions and Swindles by Carl Sifakis
Carl Sifakis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Facts On File Inc
2001-04-01
288
0816044228
9780816044221
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