The mystery of the missing Cryptoqueen

Ruja Ignatova called herself the Cryptoqueen. She told people she had invented a cryptocurrency “onecoin” that would rival Bitcoin, and persuaded them to invest billions. Then, two years ago, she disappeared, she has not been seen since. The biggest thing…
BRE-X The $6 Billion Gold Fraud

In 1993, a prospector named Michael de Guzman walked out of the jungles of Borneo with extraordinary news: he found gold. For the next three years, de Guzman produced thousands of core samples riddled with gold. During that period, the…
The strange world of fake and fraudulent art.

Knoedler & Company Knoedler & Company art gallery, which had been around for 165 years, closed after allegations of selling fraudulent paintings surfaced. Investigators discovered that paintings supposedly done by classical artists were actually made by one person in Queens,…
The Japanese Vending Machine Murders

In the Japanese city of Fukuyama during the mid-1980s, a string of highly unusual murders began. The majority of killings took place between September and November of 1985, with some isolated incidents before and after. All of the victims were…