Fraudstorytelling | Weekly filmtips | December 30, 2021
Top-5 of Fraudstorytelling Filmtips for 2021:
- The Oligarchs
It has hardly escaped anyone’s attention lately; a gas crisis is coming. News media have been reporting for weeks about rising gas prices this winter and its consequences for the average households. Aljazeera’s investigative unit unravels a high-stakes international plot by powerful Eastern European oligarchs to make millions of dollars off a crooked deal.
- Black Money
Bribery has been taking place on a large scale for years and this research documentary shows how these kinds of ingenious processes take place on an international level, because many seem often unable to resist the quick cash.
- To Catch a Trader
Acting on non-public, material and price-sensitive information about a stock is known as insider trading and illegal. It is illegal because it involves unfair manipulation of the open market. This documentary from Frontline exposes how notorious hedge fund boss Steven Cohen is no stranger to this phenomenon.
- The Pandora Papers: How the world of offshore is still flourishing
After the Panama Papers scandal, the next big leak was already on its way; the Pandora Papers. With 11.9 million documents, it even exceeds the former in scope. Hundreds of names of influential people have been exposed, and they all use tax havens as a common denominator. In short; the hidden wealth is public and this documentary shows how people nowadays still prefer to keep their capital somewhere it can’t be found.
- Credit Card Scammers on the Dark Web
Paying with a credit card. It is easy, fast, universal and very prone to fraud. Abuse lurks in a world where the virtual money flows. This short documentary from VICE shows how a scammer gets to work with great skill to mislead the ignorant customer.
Enjoy watching, happy holidays and best wishes for 2022!
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