For as long as there have been people making money, there have been people waiting to take it from them. History is rife with winsome swindlers, intrepid art forgers and brazen imposters who have used the trust of their fellow man to propel them to fame and riches. The high-stakes game is constantly changing, but there is one way to help avoid the con artists of today: by studying the mistakes of yesterday.
How much do you know about history's greatest hoodwinks? Take our Great Cons in History quiz to find out if you've learned from the past, or are just doomed to repeat it.
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