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About "American Greed”
“American Greed” goes inside the dark side of the American Dream - where money seduces, power corrupts, and smooth criminals will stop at nothing to get rich. Their complex scams leave victim's lives in shambles. Each episode is a deep dive into the minds and actions of heartless crooks who live lives most people can only dream of. But how many luxury homes and exotic cars does it take to justify these white collar crimes? Ultimately for the crooks the dream turns into a nightmare when their shady plans unravel. “American Greed” follows the money through the eyes of the criminals, the victims, and the investigators who bring these scammers to justice.
Monday, 2/22/21 at 10PM ET/PT: AMERICAN GREED #192 (P): SOCIAL MEDIA SCAM ARTISTS
Crowdfunded charities are a modern way to raise funds for a good cause, but do you know where the money really goes? Social media scammers prey on the kindness of strangers, using tragic or heart-warming stories to hook their victims... then empty their wallets.
The First 10 Minutes: Social Media Scam Artists - https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/the-first-10-minutes-social-media-scam-artists.html - When Kate McClure gets lost in Philadelphia, PA Johnny Bobbitt is there to save the day. At the time, Johnny is marine-corp vet struggling with drug addiction and homelessness in the city. For his heroic efforts, McClure and her boyfriend start fundraising money via GoFundMe.com and while hundreds of thousands of dollars are donated to help Mr. Bobbitt, he barely see’s any of it. Catch the full story on a new episode of “American Greed” Mondays at 10P ET on CNBC.
The Homeless Hero - https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/the-homeless-hero.html - When Kate McClure gets lost in Philadelphia, PA, an unknown man approaches her door. Fortunately for her, the man is marine-corp veteran Johnny Bobbit, and he’s offered to spend his last $20 to get her gas so she can be on her way. Catch the full story on a new episode of “American Greed” Mondays at 10P ET on CNBC.
Jenny Cataldo claimed to be terminally ill - https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/jenny-cataldo-claimed-to-be-terminally-ill.html - Jenny Cataldo lied to her parents, friends, and strangers for years. She claimed to be terminally ill from cancer, with each lie being bigger than the last. Catch the full story on a new episode of “American Greed” Mondays at 10P ET on CNBC.
Online scam artist raises over $140,000 - https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/02/17/online-scam-artist-raises-over-140000.html - Over four years, Adams raises over $140,000 with fake causes, from saving animals to lying about a child with Leukemia. Now he’s aiming for a plane. Catch the full story on a new episode of “American Greed” Mondays at 10P ET on CNBC.
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