Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme: Scams Past and Present

Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme: Scams Past and Present

by Colleen Cross


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Is Your Money Safe?

The biggest Ponzi scheme of all time is about to collapse in 2016, and most victims are unaware they are caught in its web. Are you one of them?

Bernard Madoff, Tom Petters and others amassed fortunes in massive Ponzi schemes, ruining unsuspecting investors who were unaware that their investments were connected to these criminals. Just like the investors on Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, they are unknowingly invested in the scheme, either directly or indirectly, through hedge funds, mutual funds or other feeder fund investments. Are you an unwitting victim? Learn how to spot a Ponzi Scheme and beat these fraudsters at their own game!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987883551
Publisher: Slice Publishing
Publication date: 05/06/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Colleen Cross is a bestselling author of cozy mysteries and crime thrillers. She is a CPA and fraud expert who also writes crime thrillers and mysteries. Her books have been translated into many languages with more to come. She lives in Vancouver Canada. Sign up for her new release notifications at

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Ponzi Schemes Past and Present-Makings of a Ponzi Scheme
Chapter 2- Portrait of a Fraudster - Financial Psychopath
Chapter 3-Charles Ponzi-Not the First, Or the Last
Chapter 4-Nineteenth Century Swindlers - Ponzi Pioneers
Chapter 5-Ponzi Countdown--Ponzi #10-Paul Burks-Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Chapter 6 - Ponzi #9-Marc Dreier-Promises Broken
Chapter 7-Ponzi #8-Nevin Shapiro-Food for Thought
Chapter 8-Ponzi #7-Ioan Stoica-Charity Begins at Home Chapter 9-Ponzi #6-Damara Bertges-A Royal Ruse
Chapter 10-Ponzi #5-Scott Rothstein-An Affair to Remember
Chapter 11-Ponzi #4-Tom Petters-Whistleblower's Revenge
Chapter 12-Ponzi #3-Alan Stanford-Not a Nice Knight
Chapter 13-Ponzi #2-Sergey Mavrodi-Rubles to Ruin
Chapter 14-Ponzi #1-Bernard Madoff-Hedge Your Bets Chapter 15-Ponzi vs. Pyramid Schemes
Chapter 16-Fleeced in Florida
Chapter 17- Ponzi Spotting
Chapter 18-Collateral Damage-The Victims
Chapter 19-To Catch a Thief-Snaring the Snake
Chapter 20-The Next Big Ponzi-A Prediction

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