A true-crime comedy exploring a failed music festival turned internet meme at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era.
The story of a con artist in North India who convinces women to marry him just so he can live off their money.
Footage from the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is examined to reveal how a contestant almost cheated his way to the jackpot.
A family's home movies document a desperate crime spree and the bid to outrun the consequences. Born from a colossal trove of innocuous uploads to YouTube, Fraud is an impressionistic meta-fiction thriller that reveals one family's struggle for the American Dream and the mutability of the stories we tell online.
Documentary - Go behind the scenes at the United States Postal Inspection Service with this documentary that explores the odd and surprisingly dangerous job of postal inspectors, who investigate crimes ranging from identity theft to domestic terrorism. Lethal explosives, strange powders, illicit drugs and more are all in a day's work for this elite group of forensic detectives, who can trace their unit's origins all the way back to 1772. - Patrick Michael Strange, Paul Fahrenkopf, Manny Oliverez
A rebellious teenage girl wrestles with the true nature of miracles when her father begins to believe in a religious hoax which she has secretly created.
Men expose a fake medium's tricks and take revenge.
Documentary about a bankrupt Jordanian entrepreneur and an unemployed Irish actress who hatch a plan to scam £2.5m off the British taxman by faking the production of a £20m movie. But they are found out, arrested and then bailed. While out on bail, they decide to prove their innocence by actually making a film. They hire a former nightclub bouncer, now a self-made micro-budget gangster film director. In 2011, Paul Knight makes their movie for under £100,000 with a cast of soap and gangster movie stars including Danny Midwinter, Marc Bannerman and Loose Women's Andrea McLean. The film's title is A Landscape of Lies. But the cinematic alibi does not convince the jury when the trial runs in 2013. The producers are convicted of tax fraud and given long sentences.
A Chicago con man (Lloyd Nolan) pays an actor (Akim Tamiroff) to pose as a slain South American dictator.
In this John Nesbitt's Passing Parade short, we learn the story of Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer, the man who discovered hypnotism.
A young man fakes his identity to impress a girl.
A swindle in a tiny downtown restaurant leads to a classic Keystone Kops finale. One and all have an easy time with the pretty and flirtatious cashier played by Louise Fazenda, who went on to great success as a character actress and married famed producer Hal B. Wallis in 1927. Released by Keystone Film Company.
Surveys growing interest, especially among young people, in the occult, black and white magic, mysticism, and witchcraft. Interviews writer Colin Wilson, and shows a self-proclaimed New York Witch, a professor who claims that occultists are frauds and another who taught a course on witchcraft; also includes a high priestess of the New Jersey First Church of Satan.
The Federal Reserve, or the Fed as it is lovingly called, may be one of the most mysterious entities in modern American government. Created during Wilson's presidency to protect the economy in times of financial turmoil, its real business remains to be discovered. During the Wilson presidency, the U.S. government sanctions the creation of the Federal Reserve. Thought by many to be a government organization maintained to provide financial accountability in the event of a domestic depression, the actual business of the Fed is shrouded in secrecy. Many Americans will be shocked to discover that the principle business of the Fed is to print money from nothing, lend it to the U.S. government and charge interest on these loans. Who keeps the interest? Good question. Find out as the connective tissue between this and other top-secret international organizations is explored and exposed.
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert uncovers the true story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin that divided America. By examining his 750-page phone records, Gilbert discovers the key witness in the trial of George Zimmerman, Rachel Jeantel, was a fraud. Gilbert locates Trayvon's real girlfriend, Diamond Eugene, who actually was on the phone with Trayvon in his final minutes, and exposes the epic judicial hoax.
In October 2011, Olympus Corporation, a multi-billion dollar Japanese optical company, dismissed its president and CEO, British-born Michael Woodford, over cultural differences in management style. Japanese media dutifully reported the dismissal with minimum coverage, another foreign CEO failing to adapt to the Japanese way. But international media reported a brewing scandal where Japanese board members of the company unanimously voted to dismiss Woodford for blowing the whistle on a 1.7 billion dollar fraud that the 93-year-old Japanese company had kept secret for more than two decades.
Will Donald Trump go down due to his dubious ties to the former Soviet Union? The president seems to be getting in deeper and deeper. Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating if Trump colluded with Russia in order to win the elections, is also digging into Trump's past. In that past, one of Donald Trump's business partners plays a crucial role, Felix Sater. A convicted felon who has ties with the Russian mafia. Last May, Zembla disclosed how an American real estate company, co-owned by Sater, used Dutch mailbox companies within a network, which has been suspected of laundering money. Presumably, $1.5 million dollars had been diverted. Donald Trump built hotels and apartment blocks with this suspicious company.
Bhai Ji is a high-tech robber who changes his looks frequently. Disguised as jewelry experts, he and his team members hatch a plan to steal precious jewelry from a palace in Kerala.
The film is a story of the ways in which insurance investigator Roland Copping interferes in and manipulates the lives of others with outrageous games and gimmicks. Eventually he becomes involved in an escalating vendetta with a couple who make an unusual insurance claim.
Crime drama series detailing the cases of Detective Inspector Gamble and Detective Sergeant Vicky Hicks working for the Fraud Squad in the Midlands. Gamble is very much his own man, all too often doing things his own way, much to the frustration of his boss Superintendent Proud. Gamble’s sidekick Vicky is often little more than a glorified secretary for too much of the time but as the series goes on she does more of a chance to shine.
Fraud Squad TV is a Canadian half-hour documentary television series aimed at bringing awareness to the public about the global problem of fraud. The series premiered September 24, 2007, on Court TV Canada. The show interviews real people who have been the victims of a fraud as well as experts in the field who offer tips on how to avoid becoming a victim. The series educates and thereby protects unsuspecting victims from all sorts of scams. The show is expected to begin its second season in late 2009. Each Fraud Squad TV episode is split into two fraud topics per episode.
Following the investigators tracking down the criminals who steal £1.25 billion every year from the NHS - from organised crime rings to NHS staff themselves.
When an unexpected case changes his outlook, a top insurance fraud investigator quits his job and recruits talented criminals, that he once caught, to form an elite fraud team who scam wealthy criminals and return the money to the victims.