American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels...

2007, TV Show

Full Episodes(71)

Latest Episode: The Falcon & the Con Man

May 04, 2014 Season 8 Episode 7 watch on

With a signed confession at his side revealing an extraordinary $200 million fraud that he perpetrated for two decades, the CEO of Peregrine Financial Group attempts suicide. He admits to deceiving financial regulators and robbing his customers.

Rapper$ Delight/The Grapes of Greed

Jul 30, 2013 Season 7 Episode 13

Michael McCant is a former bank robber who says he’s gone "legit" and promises 30% returns on investment in his concert promotion business. His investors learn the hard way that this ex-con is too illegit to quit...his life of crime.
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The Lady Killer

Jul 25, 2013 Season 7 Episode 12

A Florida man wins a $13 million lottery payout and gives away much of it. After businesswoman Dee Dee Moore takes over his finances to protect his wealth, the millionaire disappears. Did she want to help him or help herself to his millions?
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Greedy, Groovy Guru / Doomsday Profit

Jun 27, 2013 Season 7 Episode 11

A New Age evangelist becomes a greedy, groovy, guru, telling investors that positive thinking can lead to positive returns. But this false prophet is returning nothing but false profits in her $113 million scam.
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Brooklyn's Madoff / Corrupted Software

May 30, 2013 Season 7 Episode 10

A Brooklyn investment manager starts the longest running Ponzi scheme in history. Philip Barry runs his scam from Bay Ridge, a working-class neighborhood where families go back generations. He tells his story exclusively to AMERICAN GREED from prison.
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Talk Radio Takedown

May 23, 2013 Season 7 Episode 9

Trevor Cook and his cohorts solicit $190 million from 700 investors, many of whom were swayed by a talk radio star. The investors will be shocked to see how Cook blows their hard-earned savings...turning a historic mansion into a den of debauchery.
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Dealing in Deceit

May 16, 2013 Season 7 Episode 8

Entrepreneur Samuel “Mouli” Cohen starts an Internet music company and fraudulently takes in $31 million from celebrities, investors, and even a charity. He claims they will make a fortune when his company is sold to Microsoft. But there is no deal.
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Windy City Wipeout/Miami Burn

Apr 18, 2013 Season 7 Episode 7

First, currency traders in Chicago steal $10 million from clients to fund a binge on strippers, clothes, and fast cars. Then, in Miami...“With a friend like this...” A tax advisor steals millions from the people who considered him a best friend.
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Union Bu$ter/The Fool’s Gold

Apr 11, 2013 Season 7 Episode 6

In "Union Bu$ter, " a shady benefits administrator embezzles $42 million from a NYC union to fund her outrageous lifestyle. Then, a creative conman sells barrels of “gold concentrate” that turn out to be dirt in "The Fool's Gold."
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Wild West Rip-Off

Apr 04, 2013 Season 7 Episode 5

A charismatic real estate broker scams $75 million then pleads his case on TV.
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Deadly Payout

Mar 14, 2013 Season 7 Episode 4

Texas con men score $100 million running a "life settlement" insurance scam.
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The Prisoner of Wall Street

Mar 07, 2013 Season 7 Episode 3

Perry Griggs claimed to sell coffee futures when all he did was keep investors' money. Convicted of securities fraud, he was sentenced to 8 years in federal prison...where he started yet another scam! Will the Feds catch up with him for the second time?
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The Wealth Builder Club

Feb 28, 2013 Season 7 Episode 2

Randy Treadwell is the son of a preacher but leaves the righteous path. Claiming he’s a financial wizard, he uses his Southern charm to bilk believers out of nearly $65 million. See how the FBI finally brings him to justice.
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Shipwrecked

Feb 21, 2013 Season 7 Episode 1

Michael Vorce spends lavishly on clothes and cars and leaves thousand-dollar tips at bars. He supposedly makes millions selling and buying luxury yachts, but questions soon float to the surface--where are the yachts? And where is all the money?
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