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Title Swindling Billions  
ISBN 9789814328067
Imprint Marshall Cavendish Business
 
Author(s)
Kari Nars
 
Specifications 216 x 138 mm • Paperback • 256pp
 
Publication Date Jun-2011
 
Target Audience Business professionals
Price (US) USD 30.50 BUY NOW
 
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About the Book

Throughout the history of mankind, unscrupulous financial crooks have swindled billions from their gullible victims. Bernard Madoff’s incredible $65-billion pyramid ruined thousands of Americans, including billionaire Jewish businessmen. In 1925, the illustrious Victor Lustig managed to sell the Eiffel Tower for a suitcase of cash to a Parisian scrap merchant.

In this fascinating book, Kari Nars analyses ten of the world’s most extraordinary financial swindles. He examines the nature and working methods of the fraudsters. What kind of people were they really? What were their thought processes? How did they succeed in cheating thousands of wealthy and mostly intelligent people? And what kind of person was more likely to fall victim to such ploys? The book ends with a reality check for staying clear of swindlers – rule no.1 being: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true”!

About the Author

Kari Nars has had a long and distinguished career in banking in various senior positions in London, Washington, Paris and Helsinki, including Chairman of the Council of Europe Bank.
   
 
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