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Brilliant Scams

Constant Wonder
  • Jul 7, 2020 8:00 am
  • 52:46

The 70-Million-Dollar Flash Crash Prodigy Guest: Liam Vaughan, senior reporter, Bloomberg and Businessweek, and author, "Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History" When Navinder Singh Sarao, who lived in his parent’s house and rode a bicycle, was arrested for involvement in the 2010 “flash crash” of the stock market, nobody could have imagined what he'd been up to. “Nav” had made nearly $70 million, but to this day, there is disagreement over whether he was a folk hero, villain, or scapegoat. Scam Me If You Can Guest: Frank Abagnale, author, "Scam Me If You Can," "Catch Me If You Can," "The Art of the Steal" and "Stealing your Life" We talk to a former professional imposter and world-renowned authority on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cyber security to learn how to recognize a scam. He explains why public schools need to teach ethics, and he examines regret and redemption in his own life.