|The mug shot of Bernard Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme|
was the biggest fraud in U.S. history.
|Charles Ponzi, who was so successful a swindler in the 1920s that he has given his name to the fraud where the con man promises investors fabulous returns, then uses the money from later investors |
to pay the earlier investors.
|Three-card monte in Warsaw in 1944. Even in wartime, under German|
occupation and with the Red Army approaching, it flourished.
|In Mexico in 1828. An international con.|