American Greed


Discover multi-million dollar scams that build unimaginable wealth. Go to places where devious frauds feed deviant desires. And witness the fatal flaws that bring criminals to justice.

American Greed takes you deep inside shocking true stories of brazen con artists who thrive on stealing fortunes, ruining and even taking lives. In-depth reporting exposes the devastating effects greed has on victims-, bringing you up -close to heartless villains living large on other people's life savings. How do these crooked masterminds defraud the wealthy, rip off their own families, and scam their friends?

On American Greed crime pays well, until the crooks get caught.

Some people will do ANYTHING for MONEY….with evil like this, no one is safe.

About Kurtis Productions

"American Greed" is produced for CNBC by the independent documentary production company Kurtis Productions, which was formed in Chicago in 1988 by broadcast journalist Bill Kurtis. Mr. Kurtis has narrated nearly 1,000 documentaries, including "The New Explorers" on PBS, "Cold Case Files" on A&E, and "Investigating History" on the History Channel, among many others. Kurtis Productions and its staff producers have been honored with some of the most prestigious awards in broadcasting, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Thurgood Marshall Journalism Award and local and national Emmy awards.

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A Closer Look

  • Make sure your money goes where you want it to when you die

    American Greed: A Closer Look | Mark Avery defrauded an elderly woman out of $53 million he was hired to protect .Scott Cohn has tips on how you can make sure you have a solid estate plan in place and guard against predators. All New American Greed Mondays 10P ET/PT

  • Watch out for scammers looking for money—not love—online

    American Greed: A Closer Look | Online dating scams can break your heart—and empty your bank account. Scott Cohn reports on how you can protect yourself. All New American Greed Mondays 10P ET/PT

  • Collecting sports memorabilia? Watch out for fakes

    American Greed A Closer Look | Auction house owner Bill Mastro was accused of selling fake and altered sports memorabilia, in addition to improperly driving up prices in online auctions. American Greed’s Scott Cohn has some tips on how you can protect yourself from scammers when purchasing collectibles. All New American Greed Mondays 10P ET/PT

Stacy Keach

“American Greed” is narrated by stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach. He is best known for his portrayal of Detective Mike Hammer and his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Ernest Hemingway.

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