Scams, Frauds and Swindles

Book - 2007
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To the many people who've been the subject of a con, this book will be of personal interest: even if you haven't, there's still a fascination in how it has happened to others. The great, the good and the bad, from Oscar Wilde to Al Capone, have fallen victim to the wiles of the trickster. In Capone's case, he purchased a machine from 'Count' Victor Lustig, guaranteed to produce dollar bills. Other great cons described in this alarming yet funny book are: Royal Cons, Psychic Swindlers, Fairground Cons, Sexual Swindles, and Gambling Swindles.
Publisher: London : 2007
ISBN: 9780749951436
Branch Call Number: ANF 364.16309 MORT
Characteristics: 248 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bateson, Hilary


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