American Greed

American Greed

Documentary5 SeasonsTVPG
Examining how far people will go to become rich.
  • A Con Man's Deadly Revenge
    A Con Man's Deadly Revenge
    Episode 143 mins
    A man and his brothers run a massive $40 million rare coin con until they're caught and embark on a grisly revenge plan.
  • The Playboy of Indiana
    The Playboy of Indiana
    Episode 243 mins
    A man with a multimillion-dollar yacht, 80 sports cars and a Playboy magazine model girlfriend runs a $200 million fraud.
  • Ea$y Being Green
    Ea$y Being Green
    Episode 343 mins
    A con man runs a fake green energy business and collects millions by scamming major corporations; a notorious cat burglar steals sterling silver in America's most expensive ZIP codes.
  • A Widow's Web
    A Widow's Web
    Episode 443 mins
    A couples life unravels in a fury of greed and hate when one of them ends up dead.
  • The Cash King
    The Cash King
    Episode 543 mins
    A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology.
  • The Dirtiest Con
    The Dirtiest Con
    Episode 643 mins
    A man claims to be reformed after serving seven years in prison for turning his carpet cleaning company into a multimillion-dollar scam.
  • Charity Begins At Home
    Charity Begins At Home
    Episode 743 mins
    An international crook steals more than 40 million dollars from investors and the US government through a sham computer company and bogus plots to build homes for the poor.
  • The Real Wolf of Wall Street
    The Real Wolf of Wall Street
    Episode 843 mins
    Stockbroker Jordan Belfort pleads guilty to fraud and does jail time; Belfort gets a Hollywood makeover.
  • Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal
    Kevin Trudeau's Secrets; Remington Steal
    Episode 943 mins
    When the FTC fines Infomercial kingpin Kevin Trudeau $37.6 million for all of his get-rich-quick schemes, he claims he's flat broke; Remington Financial Group's "advance fee" scam has cost small business owners their dreams and millions of dollars.
  • Fake It to Make It; Kill the Witnesses
    Fake It to Make It; Kill the Witnesses
    Episode 1043 mins
    A promoter steals musical artists' money and dreams; an ex-IRS agent is caught in a $13 million accounting fraud and uses taxpayer money plotting to murder those who know too much.
  • "Vintage" Wine Fraud
    "Vintage" Wine Fraud
    Episode 1143 mins
    A counterfeit wine dealer dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.
  • In Harm's Way
    In Harm's Way
    Episode 1243 mins
    A US Military contractor loots his company of $190 million and goes on a wild spending spree, including a reported $10 million party for his teenage daughter and a $100,000 diamond-encrusted belt buckle.
  • The Lawyer Lies; Black Gold Bust
    The Lawyer Lies; Black Gold Bust
    Episode 1343 mins
    An Indianapolis attorney helps desperate families recover money after serious injuries cost them dearly, but pockets the winnings of widows and orphans.
  • Friends Without Benefits
    Friends Without Benefits
    Episode 1443 mins
    Mutual Benefits buys life insurance policies from AIDS patients, the chronically ill and seniors and fraudulently resells them as low risk investments to clients.
  • The Spy Who Scammed Me
    The Spy Who Scammed Me
    Episode 1543 mins
    A private security contractor promises to help win the freedom of detained oil executives and claims he can find out who abducted Madeleine McCann.
  • The Sky's the Limit
    The Sky's the Limit
    Episode 1643 mins
    A brash New York stock broker gets sober and re-invents himself as an international power player.
  • Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown
    Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown
    Episode 143 mins
    The former New Orleans Mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina by accepting bribes and corrupting the rebuilding process.
  • The Surfer Slayer?
    The Surfer Slayer?
    Episode 243 mins
    A man, appearing to be nothing more than a wealthy surfer, allegedly commits murder and robs an armored car, leading the FBI on a chase spanning multiple states.
  • A Mother's Costly Revenge
    A Mother's Costly Revenge
    Episode 343 mins
    A financial fraudster seeks deadly revenge after being placed behind bars for propositioning his assistant's daughter.
  • Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty
    Vanity and Greed: Deadly Beauty
    Episode 443 mins
    Authorities charge a nurse with murder after an illegal silicone injection leads to death and knock-off cosmetic injections paralyze four others.
  • Psychic Fiend's Network
    Psychic Fiend's Network
    Episode 543 mins
    A phony psychic scams a wealthy but lonely timber baron out of millions while her devious daughter pretends to be in love with him.
  • The Bar Girls Trap
    The Bar Girls Trap
    Episode 643 mins
    Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging
    Sick Profits//Hollywood Swinging
    Episode 743 mins
    A mother and son score millions in the Bay Medical Clinic scam; Gigapix collects millions from would-be movie producers before being revealed as a fraud.
  • Capturing The Fugitives
    Capturing The Fugitives
    Episode 843 mins
    Law enforcement apprehends criminals featured on the show with the help of vigilant viewers.
  • Six Feet Plunder
    Six Feet Plunder
    Episode 943 mins
    Doug Cassity sells fake prearranged funeral contracts, amounting to $500 million, with the help of sexy saleswomen.
  • Jersey Car Stealer Dealer / Facebook Face-Off
    Jersey Car Stealer Dealer / Facebook Face-Off
    Episode 1043 mins
    A luxury car salesman faces accusations of pocketing car loans and selling cars he doesn't own; a man claims to own half of Facebook and says he has the contract to prove it.
  • Pain Killer Profits
    Pain Killer Profits
    Episode 1143 mins
    Twin brothers make millions from the illicit sale of oxycodone and other drugs out of their South Florida pain clinics.
  • Jamaican Lottery Scam
    Jamaican Lottery Scam
    Episode 1243 mins
    U.S. law enforcement teams up with Jamaican authorities to stop criminals using call centers in Jamaica to flood the U.S. with lies about lottery millions won by unsuspecting victims.
  • The Bad Neighbors
    The Bad Neighbors
    Episode 1343 mins
    A neighborhood ice cream parlor in West Roxbury, Mass., lands the Palladino family in a major case of fraud.
  • The Phantom Fraudster of Broadway
    The Phantom Fraudster of Broadway
    Episode 1443 mins
    The Broadway premiere of "Rebecca" implodes thanks to New York stockbroker Mark Hotton, who allegedly swindles millions of dollars from investors.
  • Medical Gloves With Holes
    Medical Gloves With Holes
    Episode 1543 mins
    A fraudster in California promises to build a medical glove factory in the U.S. and steals millions of dollars from investors.
  • Hack Me if You Can/ Goodfella Gone Bad
    Hack Me if You Can/ Goodfella Gone Bad
    Episode 1643 mins
    A 28-year-old hacker named Daniel Rigmaiden allegedly steals millions of dollars from the U.S. government; a wise-guy wannabe in witness protection creates a mortgage fraud scam.
  • Seattle Roasted; The Stealing Socialite
    Seattle Roasted; The Stealing Socialite
    Episode 1743 mins
    Darren Berg of Seattle scams several investors, procuring himself two yachts, a private jet and a lakeside mansion; New York socialite Dina Wein Reis executes a grey market selling scam.
  • Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak
    Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak
    Episode 1843 mins
    A Michigan doctor treats cancer-free patients with poisonous chemotherapy while taking millions in payment; two Chicago-area bank robbers repel 17 stories to escape the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
  • Family Fortune Feud
    Family Fortune Feud
    Episode 1943 mins
    A once $100 million publishing fortune creates tension between mother and son when he's accused of squandering millions on sex, diamonds, and fraud.
  • Silk Road: Digital Drug Dealers
    Silk Road: Digital Drug Dealers
    Episode 2043 mins
    Federal agents seek to unmask the anonymous mastermind of the world's largest online and underground drug bazaar, despite potential corruption in their own ranks.
  • Deadly Gold Digger
    Deadly Gold Digger
    Episode 143 mins
    A femme fatale with a way of getting men to do what she wants sets a trap for a multi-millionaire divorcee.
  • Badge of Dishonor
    Badge of Dishonor
    Episode 343 mins
    Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz steals from a youth group and his death in the woods in Fox Lake, Ill., sparks a massive manhunt to find his killers.
  • Billionaire Boys Bust
    Billionaire Boys Bust
    Episode 443 mins
    Flashy former Michigan cop and corrupt real estate dealer John Bravata uses his company, nicknamed the Billionaire Boys Club, to steal $50 million from 440 middle-class investors.
  • Clean Teeth, Dirty Money; Comic Book Murder
    Clean Teeth, Dirty Money; Comic Book Murder
    Episode 543 mins
    A sex trafficking ring, comprised of violent pimps who exploit women, enlists a Chicago dentist to launder their money; a plot to steal a valuable comic book collection ends in murder.
  • Sticky Fingers; Life in the Fraud Lane
    Sticky Fingers; Life in the Fraud Lane
    Episode 643 mins
    A famous Texas fruitcake bakery's accountant conducts a check writing scam; a self-proclaimed financial wiz rips off investors while he funds a professional race team with money stolen from his church.
  • Making a Killing; Doctor Drug Dealer
    Making a Killing; Doctor Drug Dealer
    Episode 743 mins
    A motivational speaker murders to get cash for his wild scams; a Los Angeles pain clinic doctor makes millions writing illegal pain prescriptions.
  • Fouled Out: Rumeal Robinson
    Fouled Out: Rumeal Robinson
    Episode 843 mins
    A former champion basketball player's schemes land him in prison and his mother gets kicked out of her home.
  • Recipe for Murder
    Recipe for Murder
    Episode 943 mins
    A successful businesswoman is targeted by a serial grifter who poisons her for money.
  • Junk in a Box; Been Caught Stealing
    Junk in a Box; Been Caught Stealing
    Episode 1043 mins
    Cancer charities that raise millions but gives only three percent to patients and families; a family brings in millions shoplifting in a nationwide crime spree caught on camera.
  • From Peanuts to Sick Millions
    From Peanuts to Sick Millions
    Episode 1143 mins
    A CEO knowingly ships peanut products tainted with salmonella, killing nine and sickening thousands.
  • A Glamorous Showbiz Lie
    A Glamorous Showbiz Lie
    Episode 1243 mins
    A man convinces people that he is a movie producer and money management professional while collecting millions to promote his own image.
  • Deadly Black Gold Riches
    Deadly Black Gold Riches
    Episode 1343 mins
    A man schemes to strike it rich in the North Dakota oil fields and he lets no one get in his way.
  • Art Schlichter: All American Fraud
    Art Schlichter: All American Fraud
    Episode 1443 mins
    Former quarterback Art Schlichter was once a living legend at Ohio State University; Art Schlichter throws it all away when he sinks into a gambling addiction, becoming a fast-talking con artist whose only game is looking for the next score.
  • Red Carpet Rip-Off
    Red Carpet Rip-Off
    Episode 1543 mins
    Musician Donald "Ski" Johnson uses his Jazz for Life foundation to make empty promises that leaves generous donors feeling scammed when his bogus trips to the Grammy Awards turn into red carpet nightmares.
  • Wine, Women and Fraud
    Wine, Women and Fraud
    Episode 1643 mins
    A man steals millions from rich wine clients, and spends the money on fast cars and faster hookups, until he himself falls prey to a scheme.
  • Neighborhood Inferno
    Neighborhood Inferno
    Episode 1743 mins
    Scammers blow up a house for insurance money, but end up engulfing dozens of homes in flames and killing a young couple.
  • Fraud Collectors
    Fraud Collectors
    Episode 1843 mins
    Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
  • Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam
    Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam
    Episode 1943 mins
    A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Top Gun of Fraud
    Top Gun of Fraud
    Episode 2043 mins
    A man burns through $52 million from a trust he was hired to protect, buying helicopters, fighter jets, rocket launchers, and a fleet of WWII bombers to feed his fantasy of running "black ops" for the CIA.
  • The Most Hated Man in America
    The Most Hated Man in America
    Episode 143 mins
    Businessman Martin Shkreli raises the price of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, but it's his shady accounting and Internet trolling that lands the "Pharma Bro" in hot water.
  • Deadly Opioids, Dirty Doctors
    Deadly Opioids, Dirty Doctors
    Episode 243 mins
    Two doctors illegally prescribe opioids while destroying lives and pocketing millions.
  • Murderous Plot Meets Reality TV
    Murderous Plot Meets Reality TV
    Episode 343 mins
    When a sexy Florida former escort plots to take her husband's money and his life, her lover tips off the police and her deadly plan gets caught on tape.
  • The Polka King Con
    The Polka King Con
    Episode 443 mins
    Polka band leader Jan Lewan rips off his adoring fans with false promises of sizable investment returns.
  • Stolen Valor Scam
    Stolen Valor Scam
    Episode 543 mins
    Idaho Guardsman Darryl Wright claims he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq, but his story is an elaborate scam that allows him to live large without working and to steal resources from veterans who truly need help.
  • Conn's Job
    Conn's Job
    Episode 643 mins
    Superstar disability lawyer Eric C. Conn offers guaranteed client wins by cheating, scoring a massive Social Security fraud, then vanishes.
  • Blood Relatives; End of Life Scam
    Blood Relatives; End of Life Scam
    Episode 743 mins
    A thieving shopaholic son murders his family to cash in on the family's wealth; a Chicago health facility owner uses an inflated billing scheme in a $20 million rip off.
  • Dangerous Luxury
    Dangerous Luxury
    Episode 843 mins
    Vitaly Borker scores $18 million selling designer knock-off eyewear as genuine from his website in Brooklyn, N.Y.; when customers complain, they are threatened with violence, even murder.
  • Billion Dollar Fraud Goes Viral
    Billion Dollar Fraud Goes Viral
    Episode 943 mins
    By promising enormous returns on a work-from-home scheme selling TelexFree phone service, Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrrill entice nearly one million people in an extraordinary $1.7 billion internet scam.
  • Florida Rehab Gone Wild
    Florida Rehab Gone Wild
    Episode 1043 mins
    Kenny Chatman runs a string of corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida stealing millions by keeping insured addicts hooked on drugs; his plans include turning patients into prostitutes and sober homes into drug-fueled brothels.
  • Operation Crook, Line and Stinker
    Operation Crook, Line and Stinker
    Episode 1143 mins
    A crooked New York police officer cashes in as a high-tech burglary crew terrorizes homeowners and business owners.
  • Artistic License to Steal
    Artistic License to Steal
    Episode 1243 mins
    A wannabe art dealer sells fake works by American masters of Abstract Expressionism in an $80 million scam, fooling rich collectors and pocketing millions.
  • The Fake Housewife of Orange County
    The Fake Housewife of Orange County
    Episode 1343 mins
    In sunny Laguna Beach, social climber Elizabeth Mulder finances her plastic surgery, Arabian horses, and ocean view real estate worth millions by swindling her best friends.
  • Online Dating Trap
    Online Dating Trap
    Episode 1443 mins
    Daylon Pierce is a consummate ladies' man who claims to be a licensed stockbroker, wooing unsuspecting women through internet dating sites; after the women hand over millions of dollars, Pierce robs them blind and breaks their hearts.
  • An Ungodly Scammer
    An Ungodly Scammer
    Episode 1543 mins
    Self-proclaimed teen millionaire Ephren Taylor preaches his "safe" investments at church seminars and on the internet, fleecing victims out of millions and pumping cash into flashy living and his wife's hip-hop career.
  • Just a Dollar and a Scheme; Lousy Landlord
    Just a Dollar and a Scheme; Lousy Landlord
    Episode 1643 mins
    An Iowa man rigs a $16.5 million lottery jackpot, triggering the biggest lottery scam in American history; notorious New York City landlord Steven Croman finds a new home in jail.
  • Something's Fishy: The Codfather
    Something's Fishy: The Codfather
    Episode 1743 mins
    Carlos Rafael makes millions as the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the East Coast but his big mouth gets him hooked in an undercover IRS sting with agents posing as Russian mobsters.
  • Scams on Film; God and Gold
    Scams on Film; God and Gold
    Episode 1843 mins
    Fraudster John Rogers builds one of the most impressive photo archives in the world until his partner rats him out; while Larry Bates preaches about salvation through precious metals, his clients wind up investing in "fool's gold."
  • Baby-Faced Drug Lords
    Baby-Faced Drug Lords
    Episode 1943 mins
    Florida teenagers cash in on the opioid crisis, then they expand their operation, jeopardizing their lives of sex, drugs and money.
  • From Bouncer to Millionaire Fraudster
    From Bouncer to Millionaire Fraudster
    Episode 2043 mins
    Bars, strip clubs and nightlife venues shell out millions to an insurance company founded by a former bouncer; however, federal agents say the company isn't what it appears to be, and they make stunning discoveries, including a $25,000 sniper rifle.
  • The College Admissions Scandal
    The College Admissions Scandal
    Episode 143 mins
    College admissions coach Rick Singer accepts money from parents to have their kids admitted to elite colleges.
  • The Fyre Festival
    The Fyre Festival
    Episode 243 mins
    Billy McFarland organizes the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas, selling thousands of tickets on the strength of a social media pitch that results in a disastrous music event that goes up in smoke.
  • Paul Manafort
    Paul Manafort
    Episode 343 mins
    From luxury properties to an ostrich coat, the hard charging political insider uses his power and influence to fuel a multimillion-dollar mortgage and tax fraud.
  • Prophets of Greed
    Prophets of Greed
    Episode 443 mins
    Leaders of a polygamous religious sect demand perfect obedience from followers, luring them into welfare fraud and stealing more than $2 million from American tax payers.
  • Black Market Dirty Gold
    Black Market Dirty Gold
    Episode 543 mins
    Three Miami salesmen import billions of dollars' worth of the precious metal from South America then later learn the gold has connections to drug cartels and organized crime.
  • The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster
    The House Flipping Reality Star Fraudster
    Episode 643 mins
    Trash-talking reality star Scott Menaged ("Property Wars") buys up hundreds of foreclosures in Phoenix, then his money lender discovers that Menaged is a fraud, and the consequences are deadly.
  • Starstruck Studio Swindle
    Starstruck Studio Swindle
    Episode 1143 mins
    Aspiring Hollywood mogul Carissa Carpenter concocts a plan to construct a major movie studio in northern California.
  • Mike The Situation Sorrentino
    Mike The Situation Sorrentino
    Episode 1343 mins
    Mike The Situation Sorrentino flaunts washboard abs and a party boy image, but when it comes to paying his taxes, he'd rather play than pay.
  • Fake Heiress Cons High Society
    Fake Heiress Cons High Society
    Episode 1443 mins
    An artsy German heiress Anna Delvey makes a splash in Downtown New York's social scene, but she's really a Russian-born con artist who's trying to swindle $23 million from banks while dodging unpaid bills.
  • All-Star Sports Scam
    All-Star Sports Scam
    Episode 1543 mins
    Well-heeled financial advisor Peggy Ann Fulford builds a cache of all-star clients and a personal fortune by convincing A-list players like Dennis Rodman that she's in their corner.
  • Judgment Of Terror
    Judgment Of Terror
    Episode 1643 mins
    When a judge in Texas is shot four times, a tip leads investigators to Chimene Onyeri, an aspiring Houston rap artist facing prison after his crooked card skimming plots are exposed.

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