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American Greed

American Greed

Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.

Premiere:
Jun 21, 2007
Original Network:
CNBC
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Fraud Collectors

S11, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2017)
Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

Neighborhood Inferno

S11, E17  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2017)
Scammers blow up a house for insurance money, but end up engulfing dozens of homes in flames and killing a young couple.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

The Bar Girls Trap

S10, E06  (First Aired: May. 19, 2016)
Russian gangsters use beautiful women to seduce amorous men in nightclubs out of their money and jewelry.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

Wine, Women and Fraud

S11, E16  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2017)
A man steals millions from rich wine clients, and spends the money on fast cars and faster hookups, until he himself falls prey to a scheme.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Fraud Collectors

S11, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2017)
Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Ea$y Being Green

S09, E03  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 2015)
A con man runs a fake green energy business and collects millions by scamming major corporations; a notorious cat burglar steals sterling silver in America's most expensive ZIP codes.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown

S10, E01  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 2016)
The former New Orleans Mayor exploits the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina by accepting bribes and corrupting the rebuilding process.
  • Fri 8/25
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC

A Scam Exposed: Strippers and Insider Trading; Economan: Superthief

S03, E06  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 2009)
Brokers David Pajcin and Gene Plotkin mastermind a $7 million insider trading scheme; con man Al Parish.
  • Sun 8/27
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Mustang Ranch: Money, Women and Murder

S03, E07  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 2009)
The story of the Mustang Ranch, the country's first legalized brothel, and its owner Joe Conforte.
  • Sun 8/27
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

The Body Snatcher: Michael Mastromarino

S03, E08  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 2009)
Michael Mastromarino is convicted of illegally harvesting and selling body parts of cadavers to biotech companies.
  • Sun 8/27
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Fraud Collectors

S11, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2017)
Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam

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S11, E19 
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Extreme Home Ripoffs; Greedings From Florida

S08, E08  (First Aired: Jun. 18, 2014)
Two scheming brothers use a home remodeling business to rip off millions of dollars from Chicago homeowners; a scam artist tricks Florida retirees into investing in fake New York real estate.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Hail to the Thief

S08, E14  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 2014)
A former Army intelligence officer steals millions through a fake veterans' charity.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam

S11, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2017)
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC
  • Fri 9/1
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • CNBC

The Cash King

S09, E05  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 2015)
A man sets his sights on strip clubs, real estate, Iraqi currency, diamonds and even mind control technology.
  • Fri 9/1
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • CNBC

$udden Death; Hip Hop Hustle

S08, E04  (First Aired: Apr. 9, 2014)
A successful financial advisor's world crumbles under a multi-million dollar scam; a Chicago-area rapper convinces a local businessman that he's got a new gig that doesn't exist.
  • Fri 9/1
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • CNBC

The Car Con

S08, E11  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 2014)
Brothers Darain and Cory Atkinson start a business selling vehicle service contracts, but the warranties prove worthless and the brothers pocket millions.
  • Fri 9/1
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam

S11, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2017)
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Fri 9/1
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Diagnosis: Blood Money / Chicago Jailbreak

S10, E18  (First Aired: Sep. 8, 2016)
A Michigan doctor treats cancer-free patients with poisonous chemotherapy while taking millions in payment; two Chicago-area bank robbers repel 17 stories to escape the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
  • Fri 9/1
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

Raffaello Follieri

S04, E03  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 2010)
An Italian real estate developer romances a Hollywood starlet and misappropriates investor funds.
  • Sun 9/3
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

The Mad Max of Wall Street

S04, E04  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 2010)
A short seller uses secret government information to make millions of dollars in a trading scam.
  • Sun 9/3
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • CNBC

Crash and Burn

S04, E05  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 2010)
A profile of Marcus Schrenker.
  • Sun 9/3
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam

S11, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2017)
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • CNBC

Art Schlichter: All American Fraud

S11, E14  (First Aired: Jul. 24, 2017)
Former quarterback Art Schlichter was once a living legend at Ohio State University; Art Schlichter throws it all away when he sinks into a gambling addiction, becoming a fast-talking con artist whose only game is looking for the next score.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • CNBC

Red Carpet Rip-Off

S11, E15  (First Aired: Jul. 31, 2017)
Musician Donald ``Ski'' Johnson uses his Jazz for Life foundation to make empty promises that leaves generous donors feeling scammed when his bogus trips to the Grammy Awards turn into red carpet nightmares.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • CNBC

Wine, Women and Fraud

S11, E16  (First Aired: Aug. 7, 2017)
A man steals millions from rich wine clients, and spends the money on fast cars and faster hookups, until he himself falls prey to a scheme.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • CNBC

Neighborhood Inferno

S11, E17  (First Aired: Aug. 14, 2017)
Scammers blow up a house for insurance money, but end up engulfing dozens of homes in flames and killing a young couple.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • CNBC

Fraud Collectors

S11, E18  (First Aired: Aug. 21, 2017)
Memorabilia legend Bill Mastro helps turn a childhood hobby into a billion dollar business and rigs bids to scam collectors and sellers.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • CNBC

Lesson in Greed; Soldier Scam

S11, E19  (First Aired: Aug. 28, 2017)
A school supply vendor steals millions from Detroit public schools by enlisting shady school officials; heartless crooks use photos of real military men to lure women into sending them love and money.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • CNBC

Dollars For Dumps

(First Aired: Apr. 2, 2014)
A crooked real estate developer lures victims to his phony residential oases.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • CNBC

No Episode Title

NEW
S11, E20 
  • Mon 9/4
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • CNBC

The Real ``War Dogs''

S11, E02  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 2017)
Miami party boys turned arms dealers bid on government contracts worth millions to fight the war on terror, inspiring the 2016 film ``War Dogs.''
  • Mon 9/4
  • 9:00PM-10:00PM
  • CNBC

Jersey Car Stealer Dealer / Facebook Face-Off

S10, E10  (First Aired: Jun. 30, 2016)
A luxury car salesman faces accusations of pocketing car loans and selling cars he doesn't own; a man claims to own half of Facebook and says he has the contract to prove it.
  • Mon 9/4
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • CNBC

No Episode Title

S11, E20  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2017)
  • Mon 9/4
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • CNBC