A History of Financial Scams

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About The Episode

Look in your email, and it’s a sure bet that in the last 24 hours you will have received offers of millions of dollars from Nigerian princes or lottery winners looking for ways to share their riches with you. You probably wondered how anyone could be so gullible to fall for those scams. But, as my guest today will explain, at some point we’ve all been tempted by the prospect of easy money, improved health or a romantic relationship.

About Our Guest

Ben Carlson explains why some people are gullible enough to fall for these scams. He’ll also tell us how those fraudsters operate and how they know just how to draw you in. Ben is the author of a new book, Don’t Fall for It: A Short History of Financial Scams. He is also the director of institutional asset management at New York-based Ritholtz Wealth Management.

Show Notes

Here is a link to Amazon to buy Ben’s book, “Don’t Fall for It: A Short History of Financial Scams.”