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Famous Celebrity Scams

Celebrities may lead glamorous lives and have fabulous automobiles and homes, but their wealth and fame don't insulate them from the scams and hoaxes that plague even the savviest investors. In some cases, it can make them even more susceptible.

Here we take a look at some of the celebrities over the years who have been fooled into parting with their money, or who have found their fame being used as the basis of a scam perpetrated on others.

Click ahead to see some of the world's most famous celebrity scams.

By Constance Parten, Senior Producer

Published: Feb., 23, 2010

Photo: Getty Images