Fraud Squad TV

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  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons

This docuseries uses journalistic techniques to uncover scams and fraudsters as they try to swindle honest people out of their money. Each episode of the series features a different scam, and it aims to arm viewers with the knowledge they need to avoid being a victim of fraud.

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Elder Frauds and Sweetheart Scams
13. Elder Frauds and Sweetheart Scams
 
Follow these stories of these elderly people whose retirement savings are plundered by everyone from their trusted fiduciaries, new romantic interests and even their own children.
Identity Theft
12. Identity Theft
 
Officer Glass shares a crime of forgery by introducing criminal mastermind Rachel Ross in this bizarre story. In the second story, Officer Staab takes another case where a criminal assumes the identity of a victim in order to take out loans in their name.
Romance Scams (Kent)
11. Romance Scams (Kent)
 
Jeff Kent is a charming, charismatic individual who preys upon the loneliness of others. He exploits their kindness and trust by pretending to be someone he is not, with a past he did not live.
Cemetery / Funeral Fraud
10. Cemetery / Funeral Fraud
 
This episode uncovers the horrifying story of a funeral home outside of Chicago that was involved with selling recycled graves by disposing of the original remains and burying the new.
European Lottery Fraud
9. European Lottery Fraud
 
A fraudulent company sends out lottery prize notifications to coerce elderly people into paying to play, then returns a small percentage to encourage their continued participation.
Investment Fraud (Butler)
8. Investment Fraud (Butler)
 
After an investment manager wins the trust of clients through profitable investments, he diverts all their investments into a company he owns, with the intent of getting his investors' money prior to their deaths.
Investment Fraud (Saxton)
7. Investment Fraud (Saxton)
 
In the early 20th century, a man scammed people out of their savings through an elaborate plan now referred to as a Ponzi scheme. This investigation explores the inner workings of a Ponzi scheme and the devastation it can cause to many innocent people who are manipulated into investing.
Automotive Scams
6. Automotive Scams
 
An unscrupulous car salesman tries to sell used vehicles to customers. The second story involves the maintenance of and tampering with air bags.
Charity Frauds
5. Charity Frauds
 
A fake disaster relief website takes donations and funnels them into criminals accounts. Also, an individual pretends to have cancer so they can collect donations for personal use.
Affinity and Realtor Fraud
4. Affinity and Realtor Fraud
 
Criminals David Spark and Andrew Lech prey upon trusting groups of people from within their own community. The victims come out to tell their stories.
Counterfeit Memorabilia and Products
3. Counterfeit Memorabilia and Products
 
In the world of sports memorabilia and products, counterfeit products can make criminals rich. This episode gives insight into a high profile bust that resulted in the arrest of a forgery and authentication operation. Also, a couple is given a counterfeit product as a prize, but the dangerous forgery costs their children's lives.
Military / Internet ID Theft
2. Military / Internet ID Theft
 
This compelling story demonstrates how callous fraudsters are and how they will stoop to any level for profit. In this story, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan tell how their identities were stolen, destroying their families while they were away serving their country.
Credit Card Scam / Advanced Fee Fraud
1. Credit Card Scam / Advanced Fee Fraud
 
Two classic scams are looked at in this episode. First we look at how credit card skimming works. Then we focus on a woman who loses her entire business due to the deception of an "Advanced Fee Fraud."
Description

This docuseries uses journalistic techniques to uncover scams and fraudsters as they try to swindle honest people out of their money. Each episode of the series features a different scam, and it aims to arm viewers with the knowledge they need to avoid being a victim of fraud.

Fraud Squad TV is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 2007.

Where to Watch Fraud Squad TV

Fraud Squad TV is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fraud Squad TV on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 2007