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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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Bill Kempthorne
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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For those that miss the CBC feature about fraudsters and scam artists, this book fills in for a partial replay of all those snippets on Basic Black. From famous to the lessor known the 17 short stories in this collection were thoroughly entertaining.
Siggie
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It was a fun read . . . The sheer audacity of some of these people was amazing.
Kate
Jun 07, 2007 rated it did not like it
Short stories, quick read.
Rich Mccue
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A great collection of interesting and hilarious historical stories. Andreas Schroeder does a great job bringing them alive!
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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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