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The Resource A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history, Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken

A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history, Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken

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A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history
Title
A deal with the devil
Title remainder
the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history
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Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken
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eng
Summary
  • "In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an expose of one of the longest running cons in history. While investigating financial crimes for CNN Money, Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken were intrigued by reports that elderly Americans were giving away thousands of dollars to mail-in schemes. With a little digging, they soon discovered a shocking true story. Victims received personalized letters from a woman who, claiming amazing psychic powers, convinced them to send money in return for riches, good health, and good fortune. The predatory scam has continued unabated for decades, raking in more than $200 million in the United States and Canada alone--with investigators from all over the world unable to stop it. And at the center of it all--an elusive French psychic named Maria Duval. Based on the five-part series that originally appeared on CNN's website in 2016 and was seen by more than three million people, A Deal with the Devil picks up where the series left off as Ellis and Hicken reveal more bizarre characters, follow new leads, close in on Maria Duval, and connect the dots in an edge-of-your-seat journey across the US to England and France. A Deal with the Devil is a fascinating, thrilling search for the truth and is long-form investigative journalism at its best"--
  • "In this spellbinding story, award-winning investigative journalists for CNN Money track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of one of the longest running cons in history--an international mail scam that targets the elderly and emotionally vulnerable"--
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Ellis, Blake
Dewey number
364.16/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6691
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Hicken, Melanie
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  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Victims of crimes
  • Crime
  • TRUE CRIME
  • Crime
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Victims of crimes
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A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history, Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=238&titleID=3717431
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501163869
Lccn
2018013379
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
31CD7011-7D6E-4E59-AF15-BE0057911F82
System control number
  • on1029071887
  • (OCoLC)1029071887
Label
A deal with the devil : the dark and twisted true story of one of the biggest cons in history, Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=238&titleID=3717431
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501163869
Lccn
2018013379
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
31CD7011-7D6E-4E59-AF15-BE0057911F82
System control number
  • on1029071887
  • (OCoLC)1029071887

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