Roger Cook's Greatest Conmen

By Roger Cook, Tim Tate

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  • ISBN: 9781844549580
  • Publication Date: 10 May 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd

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For more than 500 years con artists have been parting the greedy, gullible, unwary or soft-hearted from their money. From the very first recorded con - the Elizabethan-era 'Spanish Prisoner Scam' - to today's hi-tech online swindles, grifters have become ever-more inventive in their scope, scale and ambition. Their stories are remarkable - from the tale of Gregor MacGregor, the man who invented a fictional South American country, raised international loans on behalf of its 'government' and sold much of its (non-existent) land to would-be settlers in the 1820s, to Peter Foster, the king of bogus slimming 'cures' and friend of Page 3 models and a certain Prime Minister's wife.

About the author

Roger Cook has worked asa television investigator for more than 30 years. Tim Tate is a television producer."

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