When times are tougher, dreams of quick riches seem all the more appealing. These could be boom times for con artists looking to swap false dreams in exchange for your large hunk of cash, making it all the more important to be on the lookout for these pitfalls.
Relying on a get-rich-quick foreign currency investment pitch anointed with a Christian spin, Georgian E.A. Gresham hit up 75 marks for $15 million. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission took the mini Madoff to federal court in a civil suit filed last week.