But his method of using new investments to pay existing investors and finance a highflying lifestyle is alive and well just as much money is lost in the united states today from ponzi schemes as from shoplifting somehow con artists are able to dazzle wealthy educated individuals and sophisticated institutions and convince them to hand over huge sums of money. Professor tamar frankel of boston university school of law tackles investment fraudsters and their victims in her book the ponzi scheme puzzle as a scholar of investment fraud frankel has studied cases for years to find common themes and patterns the books offers descriptions of the offers and red flags the ways in which fraudsters mask their deception through their methods of advertising and pitching their product. Bibliography includes bibliographical references and index contents preface introduction chapter 1 con artists at work a three stories of ponzi schemers 1. The ponzi scheme puzzle a history and analysis of con artists and victims tamar frankel charles ponzi perpetrated his infamous scheme almost a hundred years ago. Amazoncom the ponzi scheme puzzle a history and analysis of con artists and victims 9780199926619 tamar frankel books in the ponzi scheme puzzle renowned legal scholar tamar frankel explores these con artists fascinating power of persuasion and deception uncovering the subtle signals that mimic truth and honesty after years of close study of hundreds of cases frankel explains
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