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Fraud Watch: Top Things to Binge Safe at Home

Across the globe, binge-watching is at an all-time high with movies and shows providing a slight, welcome distraction. By now, you may have made your way through your bucket list, the latest blockbusters and possibly a few outrageous reality shows, aka Tiger King.

But now what should you watch? Well, for those of you as obsessed with fraud and financial crime as me, here are a few more to add to your queue:

Sour Grapes

In this fascinating documentary, the truth is ‘uncorked’ in a tale of counterfeit wine. In the early 2000s, a new wine collector, Rudy Kurniawan, began amassing an extensive collection of expensive wine and driving up the cost of wine among the elite. Eventually, he begins to unload his massive collection via wine auction houses. Follow the FBI and Laurent Ponsot, a French vintner, as they unravel this charade.

McMillions

This show profiles one of the most significant acts of fraud that you never knew about until now. Ever play the McDonald’s Monopoly game and hope to win one of the big prizes? Between 1989 and 2001, most of the prizes were earned through illegitimate means. Find out more when you check out this series.

Ozark

This show has everything: action, drama and elaborate money-laundering schemes. Marty Byrde, originally a financial planner, moves his family from Chicago to the Ozarks, best known as a resort community, after his initial money-laundering plans go awry.  In his pursuit to keep his family safe, his money-laundering enterprise grows amid some dangerous twists and turns.

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

As a Miami local, FYRE really hit home. The parable ‘if something seems too good to be true, it probably is’ rings true. FYRE festival, which was advertised as the ultimate music festival, appealed to an entire generation’s FOMO (fear of missing out) to lure them into buying tickets starting at $1,000. Models, influencers and other recognizable faces promoted the event. In the end, the event didn’t deliver on any of their promises. Watch the documentary to see how this unfolded.

If after reading this you are ready to join the world of fighting financial crime and fraud (or are already doing your part), here is some additional content to round this list out. Don’t miss out on the following:

Building Resiliency – Adapting to the Challenges of Today

With more than 80 webinars in various languages that you can join live, your schedule can be pre-set with engaging content from fraud and financial crime leaders, amongst other analytics subject matter experts, around the globe. Don’t worry if you miss one. Catch it on replay at your convenience. While all will help you and your team build resiliency at your company, check out my recommended sessions on fraud protection, AML and cybersecurity in my recent blog post.

Register here to get access to the full schedule as well as the event app.

What is currently on your watch list? Let me know on Twitter @LizFightsFraud. In the meanwhile, stay safe!

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