Swindling Billions

Kari Nars

Original title: Miten miljoonia huijataan

Author: Kari Nars

Published: 2009

Publisher: Tammi

Genre: General Nonfiction

Pages: 216

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The colourful history of great money fraudsters. A thrilling read of the most unscrupulous swindles of mankind published in English in March 2011!

Throughout the history of mankind unscrupulous financial crooks have swindled billions from their gullible victims. These sophisticated crimes are spreading like wildfire. Bernard Madoff’s incredible 65 billion dollar pyramid ruined thousands of Americans, including millionaire businessmen, Hollywood film personalities and cancer charities. He is the Criminal of the Century.

Ten of the world’s most interesting financial swindles are examined by Dr. Kari Nars in this unique book Swindling Billions. He reviews the nature and working methods of some of the great money fraudsters: what kind of people they really are, their thought processes, how they succeeded in cheating thousands of wealthy people, and what kind of people are liable to fall victim to such scams. Do they at all regret their nasty deeds?

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Rights sold:
FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
CHINA: Law Press China
HUNGARY: HVG Publishing House
ROMANIA: Hardcover & Paperback SRL

About author

Kari Nars

Dr. Kari Nars has a long and distinguished career in various high banking positions in London, Washington and Paris, and as a director of Finland’s central bank and Ministry of Finance. He has published several books, and was chief editor and main writer of Excellence in Debt Management by Euromoney Books in London.


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