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The Most Common Stolen Goods

Shoplifting is a $30 billion dollar-a-year business and retail crime ring bosses like Rico Vendetti, profiled on American Greed, tend to target specific items. Scott Cohn reports on what shoplifters are lifting these days.

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Can You Lead a ‘Secret Life’ in the Digital Age?

Small town police officer Joe Gliniewicz is a seemingly model police officer, but in reality, he is allegedly plotting a murder and stealing money from his youth club. But it’s difficult to keep that going for long in our age of surveillance and high technology. American Greed’s Scott Cohn has more on whether it’s possible to erase your digital footprint.

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Life Insurance Pitfalls

Nanette Johnson has her then-fiance murdered for his life insurance policy. While your insurance beneficiary probably won’t kill you, estate planning expert Keith Friedman says you can still make a lot of mistakes when choosing who to name. American Greed’s Scott Cohn reports.

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The Future of Digital Currency

Bitcoin receives a substantial blow when the FBI discovers and shuts down the online drug marketplace Silk Road and arrests its founder, Ross Ulbricht. But as American Greed’s Scott Cohn reports, Bitcoin isn’t likely to go away anytime soon.

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Keeping the Wealth in the Family

For members of the Scripps family, a $100 million fortune triggers a family feud, and provides some valuable lessons in estate planning. American Greed’s Scott Cohn has some tips on getting your assets to go where you want them to with as little taxes and legal fees as possible.

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Protect Yourself: Get a Second Medical Opinion

Fraudulent oncologist Dr. Farid Fata falsely diagnoses hundreds of patients and inflicts excessive cancer treatments on them — all for the $17 million he gets from insurance companies and Medicare. American Greed’s Scott Cohn reports on the importance of getting another doctor’s opinion when you get a serious diagnosis.

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Are You Buying Fraudulent Products?

Dina Wein Reis cons manufacturers into selling her products at cost and promises she’ll distribute them as marketing materials. Instead, she sells them on the “grey market” and pockets millions of dollars. American Greed’s Scott Cohn reports on the importance of making sure you’re buying legitimate goods.

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Protect Yourself from Tax Hacks

Con artists who file tax returns under stolen social security numbers cost the IRS billions of dollars every year. If you’re a victim, you may have to wait months before getting your refund. American Greed’s Scott Cohn has some advice on how you can protect yourself.

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Profiting off of Death

Doug Cassity and his prepaid funeral company scam victims out of $450 million -- by whiting out information on their paperwork and filing in new numbers. American Greed’s Scott Cohn tells you how to protect yourself from fraudsters who make a living off of death.

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