FAKES AND FRAUDS
There have always been fakes and frauds throughout history – people who trick us into believing them. But these four confidence tricksters were exceptional. Gregor MacGregor tricked hundreds of people into buying land and sailing to Poyais, his invented ‘paradise island’. Frank Abagnale Jr made over $2,5 million pretending to be a pilot, doctor, lawyer and professor. Anna Sorokin funded a lavish lifestyle using borrowed money and fake documents. Elizabeth Holmes became rich by claiming to have created a unique medical device. After reading these stories – be careful who you trust!
Cross-curricular focus: Media