Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery

Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery

A Selection of the World's Most Outrageous Frauds

Book - 1996
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Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart Inc., c1996.
ISBN: 9780771079528
0771079524
Characteristics: xv, 228 p. ;,22 cm.

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rb3221 Feb 23, 2016

A series of entertaining stories, which shows how incredibly sneaky and creative the crooks can be and how gullible the victims were. Included are some simple stories of how some drunks kept beating the breathalyzer tests and how the students foiled the cigarette machines. The most incredible and engaging stories were of the successful five Mona Lisa forgeries and the almost successful Hitler diaries forgery. One very interesting story was about the still never-to-be-seen again D.B. Cooper who jumped out of a 747 with $1,000,000. My favorite was the English cab driver who set up a pig breeding scheme in which he sold the same sow 12,000 times.
Overall an easy to read and entertaining book.

Veepea Jan 25, 2012

A collection of tales of true crimes, including the theft of the Mona Lisa. The stories are very entertaining and help to make the villains a bit more relatable.

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