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- ATM Boy
What would you do if you found an ATM that dispensed free cash? Aussie bloke Dan Saunders was able to withdraw a whopping $1.6 million dollars when he found a glitch with his ATM card. Was it the ultimate scam, or a lucky break? He tells his story in this 2-part podcast series:
2. Fake Heiress Anna Delvey
Anna Delvey was a multi-millionaire socialite, living in New York’s finest penthouse suites and travelling the world. She was on her way to starting her own foundation, and due to come into a trust fund of $67m on her 26th birthday. Anna was living the perfect life. Except, it was all a lie. How did she manage to con businesses and friends out of thousands of dollars? Find out in this podcast series:
3. The Great Qantas Hoax
In 1971, “Mr Brown” phoned the Federal Government’s Aviation Department and told them there was a bomb on a Qantas flight. He demanded a $500,000 ransom, or the bomb would explode at 20,000 feet in the air. Only there wasn’t a bomb, and it was all a hoax. Hear what went down from passengers on the flight in this 2 part podcast series:
4. Barry Minkow
Barry Minkow, former American businessman, pastor, and convicted felon, pulled off one of the largest accounting frauds in history. His carpet cleaning company, ZZZZ Best, turned out to be a Ponzi scheme controlled by mobsters. Hear the story behind this infamous fraudster:
5. The Goldfinger Mystery
California entrepreneurs James and Pamela Fayed lived a golden life. In a few short years they turned a fledgling coin company into a gold trading empire. But when Pamela is brutally stabbed to death and it’s captured on tape, questions about her murder reveal a federal fraud investigation and a marriage filled with lies. Listen now:
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