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The Greatest Scams

From this section you will learn everything about the greatest financial fraudsters and their scams.

the-greatest-scams - Robert Allen Stanford: Magnate, Philanthropist and Con Man

Robert Allen Stanford: Magnate, Philanthropist and Con Man

Year made public: 2009 Estimated Losses: $8 billion Robert Allen Stanford is the sole owner and the head of Stanford Financial Group, which turned out to be a colossal Ponzi scheme. As in the cas...

the-greatest-scams - Pious Scammer Bernie Ebers (Part 2)

Pious Scammer Bernie Ebers (Part 2)

This is the Part 2 of the article. To read the Part 1, please follow the link. In general, until the end Ebbers ran a huge company as a large motel. When in early 2002 WorldCom discussed urgent measur...


the-greatest-scams - Pious Scammer Bernie Ebers (Part 1)

Pious Scammer Bernie Ebers (Part 1)

Eleven billion dollars is the damage that Ebers Bernhard, head of WorldCom, a telecommunications corporation, brought to his investors. Ebbers himself admitted that he failed to have learnt the tricks...

the-greatest-scams - William “520 per cent” Miller and his Franklin Syndicate

William “520 per cent” Miller and his Franklin Syndicate

Although many people think that it was Carlo Charles Ponzi who invented the Ponzi scheme, William “520 per cent” Miller and his Franklin Syndicate scam may have given Ponzi the example for...

the-greatest-scams - European Kings Club: Ponzi Scheme on a Queen Scale

European Kings Club: Ponzi Scheme on a Queen Scale

A non-profit association the European Kings Club (EKC) was organized by Damara Bertges and Hans Gunther Shpahtholtsem in 1992 and positioned as a real force opposing the major European banks able to h...

the-greatest-scams - Frank Abagnale — ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman

Frank Abagnale — ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman

Frank Abagnale is a former check swindler, a forger, who cashed counterfeit checks worth more than two and a half million dollars in 26 countries of the world for five years in 1960s. his life story w...

the-greatest-scams - The Mona Lisa Scam

The Mona Lisa Scam

Eduardo de Valfierno, who called himself Marquez, was an Argentine conman who had allegedly planned and carried out the theft of the Mona Lisa. He hired Vincenzo Peruggia, an Italian who worked as a s...

the-greatest-scams - Boy Band Mogul Lou Pearlman’s Ponzi Scheme

Boy Band Mogul Lou Pearlman’s Ponzi Scheme

Most of you are sure to have never heard of Louis Jay “Lou” Perlman, but he created successful 1990s boy bands he Backstreet Boys and NSYNC familiar to many. He became known for a criminal...

the-greatest-scams - The Ladies’ Deposit: ‘Women-Only’ Scam

The Ladies’ Deposit: ‘Women-Only’ Scam

The Ladies’ Deposit is an early Ponzi scheme, succeeded in Boston during the late 19th century. It’s amazing, but it was the scam invented by woman for cheating women. The scheme was creat...

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