Crime Inc. 2009 | TV Show Watchlist
Examining the business side of criminal enterprises.
Premiered: December 16, 2009
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Wherever there is a thing of beauty...and of value, there is someone who wants to buy - or steal - it. Fine paintings and other works of art are a magnet for criminals tempted by the lure of easy scores and outrageous paydays. From home invasions and museum heists to forgers passing off high-priced fakes, the damage of art theft and forgery can be incalculable.
Healthcare fraud is one of the most harmful financial crimes, siphoning billions of dollars from patients and insurance companies to con men and scammers... and entering this underground is simple. From doctors who perform unnecessary surgeries to seemingly trustworthy businessmen who sell phony insurance... Crime Inc. takes you into this dark underworld.
Rip it. Burn it. Steal it. Never before has it been so easy to copy a song, movie or game. It may seem harmless, but media piracy is a multibillion-dollar criminal enterprise. Crime Inc. takes you inside the high tech and high-stakes underworld.
You may think of corporate espionage as one company spying on a competitor to see what's in their pipeline. But more often, corporate espionage is an "inside job," involving an employee leaving with trade secrets. Whatever its form, corporate espionage is a huge business. In 2008, the director of U.S. National Intelligence told Congress that intellectual property and data theft costs businesses $1 trillion every year, posing an enormous threat to America's economic power and competitiveness. Companies can no longer afford to look the other way as foreign spies, former employees and corporate rivals continue to attack some of America's most competitive industries by stealing secret information.
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- Premiered: December 16, 2009
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- Premise: Examining the business side of criminal enterprises. (more)