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Scams, scandals, and skulduggery

a selection of the world"s most outrageous frauds

by Andreas Schroeder

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Published by M & S in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fraud -- Anecdotes.,
  • Swindlers and swindling -- Anecdotes.,
  • Impostors and imposture -- Anecdotes.,
  • Fraude -- Anecdotes.,
  • Escroqueries -- Anecdotes.,
  • Impostures -- Anecdotes.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementAndreas Schroeder ; [foreword by Arthur Black].
    GenreAnecdotes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6691 .S36 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 228 p. :
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3653475M
    ISBN 100771079524
    LC Control Number2002503418
    OCLC/WorldCa35882110


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