Financial Serial Killers (Paperback)
Inside the World of Wall Street Money Hustlers, Swindlers, and Con Men
Skyhorse, 9781629143958, 319pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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Financial Serial Killers reveals the cons (from the grand to picayune) advisers cultivate with their victimsrelationships that are essential to the fraud. Take the story of Lillian, the little old lady who invested with Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world. After her husband died, she thought her family’s treasure of $24 million in stock controlled by Buffett was safe. It wasuntil a relative introduced the eighty-nine-year-old grandmother to a pair of unscrupulous insurance agents who convinced her to reinvest her savings in life insurancedecimating her nest egg while padding the agents’ pockets. Lillian’s story, as well as other accounts of deceit and fraud, is the core of Financial Serial Killers. Readers will learn how to better protect their family’s wealth and savings after reading this book.
About the Author
Bruce Kelly is the news editor for Investment News, the leading trade publication for the investment advice business. An award winning journalist, Kelly writes about Wall Street, securities regulation, brokerage firms, and fraud, and was covering the collapse of Ponzi schemes and damage to investors more than a year before Bernie Madoff admitted his $65 billion fraud in December 2008. He lives in New York City, New York.