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Author Carlson, Benjamin Patrick, 1981- author.

Title Don't fall for it : a short history of financial scams / Ben Carlson.

Publication Info. Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2020]
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction-NEW  364.163 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  364.163 CAR    AVAILABLE
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Description vii, 179 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Why does financial fraud persist? Why do rich people get taken advantage of in financial scams? Who are some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time and why were they so successful? What are the financial and business lessons we can learn from some of the biggest frauds in history? What are the conditions under which fraud tends to work best? What steps can people take to avoid being taken advantage of with their money? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter in the book will profile different frauds, charlatans, hucksters or victims of scams. Following stories and anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out, there will be studies and lessons detailing what can be learned from these experiences and how they apply to business, money management, and investing"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Swindlers and swindling -- Case studies.
Fraud -- Case studies.
Commercial crimes -- Case studies.
Added Title Do not fall for it
ISBN 9781119605164 (cloth)
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