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    Major Fraud – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (2001)

    FULL VIDEO of the WWTBAM unaired episode. Charles Ingram cheated his way to 1 million pounds sterling. This full episode is narrated by Martin Bashir. Charles Ingram (born 6 August 1963) is a former British Army major who made headlines worldwide after he was accused of cheating in the game show Who Wants To […]

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    Making a Buck (2001)

    This documentary looks at the fascinating crime of counterfeiting money, focusing on the vulnerability of the paper banknotes of the United States and Britain. The program starts with the story of “John”, a modern-day counterfeiter who Xeroxed U.S. $50 and $100 dollar bills. After a brief discussion of the history of the earliest coins […]

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    Masterminds: Crazy Eddie (2004)

    This documentary details what went on in the Crazy Eddie fraud. Crazy Eddie was an electronics retailing chain that quickly became a success story and went on to raise millions of dollars in an IPO. But the apparent success was all based on a culture of highly questionable, and outright fraudulent and criminal business […]

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    Maxed Out (2006)

    When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America’s Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality – America is not only far from the world’s wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering burden of individual and government debt. Maxed Out takes us on a journey deep inside the American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long […]

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    Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America (2009)

    Forbes:”If indeed, $50 billion was lost, as apparently Madoff claims, it is the largest such fraud in history, and one that might even shame the conman whose name is attached to this brand of deception. In 1920, Charles Ponzi, an Italian immigrant, began advertising that he could make a 50% return for investors in […]

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    Rogue Trader – The Story of Nick Leeson (1999)

    Ambitious, wide-eyed boy Nick Leeson is determined to rise in the world and be more than a simple bank clerk. When his employers, Barings Bank, offer him the opportunity to go to Jakarta to sort out a problem that nobody else wants, he seizes the opportunity with both hands. In Jakarta he meets and […]

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    Scammers (2015)

    Britain is under siege from scammers who are using technology to rob us blind. They might not use a crowbar or wear a balaclava to break into our homes or steal our lives, but scamming is the “new” burglary and it is out of control. Increasingly crime in the UK involves some form of […]

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    Secrets of the Scammers (2015)

    Revealing and informative series about financial scams. More and more innocent people are being conned out of their hard-earned cash, with a 14% increase in fraud cases in the last year. New forms of online scams are appearing all the time, from fake government websites to email phishing and dating cons. And it is […]

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    The Data Theft Scandal (2006)

    In a 12-month undercover investigation, Sue Turton infiltrates criminal networks which trade British consumers’ bank and other confidential information for huge profits in India, the world’s new call center capital. Uncovering the methods used to thieve confidential data ranging from credit card numbers to passport details, Turton exposes the alarming security failures in a […]

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    The Fake Trade (2008)

    This is a documentary about an illegal activity that’s engulfing the world. It’s a narrative about the popular brands and the “appetite” gone wild for their imitations. It’s a story about how China became the superpower where almost everything is produced and manufactured and in the same time everything is faked. Capitalism’s out of […]

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    The Great Pretender: Tales of Rockefeller (2012)

    After four decades, America’s most notorious conman has been caught. His arrest unraveled a shocking and extraordinary story of multiple identities and deception that stretches from a Bavarian village to California, where, in January 2012, he was charged with murder. With exclusive access to many people that knew him at each step of his […]

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    The Imposter (2012)

    Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy’s family brought their long-lost “son” home to restart […]