With big money as the common denominator, TV Game Shows are popular with audiences, advertisers and production companies. But money inevitably inspires mischief, so here are the greatest Game Shows scandals, cheaters and hustlers.
Fake it til you make it might be a 21st-century mantra, but a trio of 19th-century rogues who claimed their own kingdoms set a high bar. Meet the Second Baron of Arizona, the Copra King of the South Seas and the Prince of Poyais.
If you’re a fan of financial crime podcasts or money-heist style Netflix Series, here are five of the strangest financial scams you’ve never heard of. From a Metaverse Ponzi, to $134.5bn hidden in a false-bottomed suitcase.
We have a special fascination with what are known as salami slicing scams, the theft of tiny amounts of money, often through computer systems, so small that they might go unnoticed but which can add up over time to significant sums. We’ve gathered together some of the best examples of salami slicing scams.