.Forget the Tinder Swindler aka Shimon Hayut aka Simon Leviev for once, which will lead you to notice that there are a bunch of con artists all over the world who have scammed so many victims throughout their life, you can’t even imagine. Have you ever heard of the conman who has sold the India Gate or a Manhattan couple who has stolen $3.6 billion Bitcoin?
We are surrounded by con artists and criminals. Every day in each neighborhood, a new scammer is taking birth, who is going to destroy several lives in terms of money, mental stability, and emotion. Manipulation and scamming might look small in order to other crimes, but these manipulations always led to murders, extortion, rape, illegal weapons, and many more.
After watching The Tinder Swindler on Netflix, viewers impatient searching for some true story of scam artists all over the world and how they tricked and manipulate their victims.
Let’s dig a little deeper and explore the crime of the most notorious con artists of all time, who have conned people in their unique way.
C. L. Blood
C. L. Blood is an American physician who scammed many victims for his patented product “oxygenized air”. Blood claimed that this product can cure various respiratory diseases. He even cheated people by giving them false cures for several diseases. At the beginning of his career, he started his journey as a scam physician but was later involved in several crimes: blackmailing, tax evasion, and murder. He has served several years in jail and died because of natural causes.
Can you imagine selling the Taj Mahal? Mr. Natwarlal sold the Taj Mahal three times. Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava, aka Natwarlal, started his career as a lawyer. But later realized that he was good at forgery and disguise. He has conned several people, get arrested nine times, and escaped prison, every time. He was so good at forging signatures that he can forge signatures of Dhirubhai Ambani and Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
Later, at 84, he was arrested.
Canadian con artist Elizabeth Bigley aka Cassie L. Chadwick claimed to be the illegitimate daughter and heiress of an industrialist Andrew Carnegie. So, she was able to convince people and even banks to give her millions of money. She scammed people when women are still struggling for the right to vote or loans from banks. Chadwick was arrested twice. Then died of natural causes.
George C. Parker
George C. Parker, an American con artist, who was able to sell Brooklyn Bridge, Madison Square Garden, and the Statue of Liberty, mostly to ill-informed immigrants. He was so good at conning people he could sell several shows in New York City which were playing at that time. Parker was arrested many times. Later, sentenced to lifetime prison.