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Fake Death Failures

People have probably been faking their own death for centuries, some more successfully than others. But getting away it is a lot harder these days—especially with the Internet, tightened international security and the increased difficulty in creating false documents.

Some folks still seem to think they can get away with it, though, particularly when there's money involved. Here, we take a look at some of the more interesting cases of people who tried to fake their own death, many in an effort to avoid debt or reap financial gain.

By Constance Parten, Senior Producer
Posted Jan. 28, 2010

Note: A slide originally published with this slideshow has been removed due to factual error.

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