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Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery: a Selection of the World's Most Outrageous Frauds

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Since 1998, Andreas Schroeder has been a regular contributor to CBC-Radio’s “Basic Black,” entertaining listeners with outrageous – and always very funny – tales of daring scams and rip-offs. In Scams, Scandals, and Skulduggery he has collected seventeen of the stories that received the greatest listener response when they were broadcast – what he calls a kind of “Best of ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 20th 1996 by McClelland & Stewart
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Rich Mccue
A great collection of interesting and hilarious historical stories. Andreas Schroeder does a great job bringing them alive!
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It was a fun read . . . The sheer audacity of some of these people was amazing.
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As the “resident Scam-meister” on the popular CBC Radio show Basic Black, Andreas Schroeder spent twelve years reporting on ingenious frauds, swindles, and hoaxes that have been committed around the world. Though the radio show ended in 2002, Andreas’s fascination with the subject continued, culminating in the publication of Scams! (2004), stories of some of history’s greatest tricksters.

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