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Double Your Money – Part Fifteen

Charles De Ville Wells (1841 – 1922)

Charles De Ville Wells may be a relatively obscure figure these days but he has two major claims to fame – he was the man who broke the bank in Monte Carlo and perpetrated a massive fraud in France which had all the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme a decade before Charles Ponzi was in action. 503 more words

Culture

Ponzi Redux

“What we mostly learn from history is that people are unable to learn from history.”

Warren Buffett

Back in the 1920s, Carlo (Charles) Ponzi got an entire class of financial fraud named after him, when he convinced greedy investors that he had a mechanism to double their money in a short period by buying international postal coupons at a discount and redeeming them at face value. 293 more words

Investments

How Much Do You Know About Charles Ponzi And His Scheme?

It’s a Ponzi scheme! It’s a Ponzi scheme! Who exactly was Charles Ponzi and what was this infamous scheme of his that has inspired so many others? I wrote about it HERE.

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