Famous Con Men in History video

Video title: Gallery of Con Artists

Use this History of Crime video entitled Famous Con Men and Con Artists in History to study the lives, motives and methods of con artists throughout history.

You'll be intrigued by tales of fraud, embezzlement and factual accounts that seem too incredible to believe. Learn about the woman who bilked N.Y. bankers out of millions by posing as Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter, the fleecing of Henry Ford with a pill claimed to turn water into gasoline and the swindling of Germany's Stern magazine with the false dairies of Adolf Hitler.

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Famous Con Men in History video. Learning Objectives for this video:

  • Greatest Con Artists. Study this Gallery of Con Artists. Discover the secrets of some of the world's most treacherous con artists and learn about their notorious scams.
  • Survey factual accounts of frauds perpetrated by notorious con artists, including Charles Ponzi, namesake of the Ponzi scheme; Cassie Chadwick, who bilked New York bankers by posing as Andrew Carnegie's illegitimate daughter; and Big Mike McDonald, coiner of the phrase There's a sucker born every minute.
  • Trace the motives and methods of con artists throughout history, from the cheating of Esau's birthright by Jacob as it is recounted in the Bible to the bilking of Stern magazine with the forged diaries of Adolf Hitler.
  • Learn about scams committed by con artists through the eyes of award-winning true-crime writer Jay Robert Nash.
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