Rare collectibles, a Rembrandt and other treasures are stolen from wealthy investors. CNBC's Investigations Inc. takes you inside a dangerous multi-billion dollar black-market business.
As a growing number of the world's wealthiest are looking for safe ways to store their millions, many are turning to "investments of passion" — famous art work, rare collectibles and even wine. But the insatiable demand for the rare has also created a booming criminal enterprise with losses estimated up to $6 billion every year.
CNBC's Investigations Inc. and Scott Wapner take you inside a multibillion-dollar underground market. Thousands of items ranging from famous artwork to Elvis' high school class ring are part of an ever-expanding database of stolen history. Even the most educated connoisseurs can be duped and collectors often have no idea they've been conned. Discover who's stealing from them, who's buying and how investors can protect themselves from thieves ripping off the rich.