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Scams, pyramids and cryptocurrencies

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In recent times, the Netflix streaming platform is happy with stories about mysteries and conspiracy theories around, when not, money. There are counted and shown the ways in which fraudsters and thieves make assets that are not theirs, of course, cryptocurrencies, cannot be missing, a perhaps simpler way to hide fortunes in view of the whole world.

In recent months I have seen at least three stories on the popular platform of movies and series that deal with scams and mysteries, solved or not whose plots are based on real episodes.

The first of them was founded on an investigation and report by a Norwegian newspaper named VG, which tells the story of a young man who, having entered the well-known dating platform, defrauded several women who voluntarily gave him large sums of money.

The second is about a risky businesswoman or fraud artist (according to everyone's belief) named Anna Delvey (real name was Anna Sorokin) who convinced much of New York's economic and financial elite that she was a wealthy heiress of German origin. Based on that facade, she managed to deceive friends, hotels, and banks, keeping a few hundred thousand dollars that later led her to be convicted in 2019. The story told in the series does not strictly follow the real events, probably because they were not so captivating and original as to captivate the public, after all the production of the show costs money and you have to obtain benefits that justify it.

Finally, we come to cryptocurrencies, or rather to the documentary film "Trust no one: the Hunt for the crypto King", recently released and where the fascinating story of Gerry Cotten, founder, and CEO of CuadrigaCX, one of the main cryptocurrencies, is told. investment companies in cryptocurrencies from Canada who died early at the age of 30 while enjoying one of his luxurious walks around the world with his wife. Cotten took the passwords to access cryptocurrency wallets with about 200 million dollars to the grave. Needless to say, many of his investors disbelieve his death, and the suspicion of going into a comfortable underground haunt the minds of all of them, even more so after knowing the background of the young businessman who carried out some pyramid-type fraud in his adolescence.

But Netflix is ​​not the only platform that has found a vein with this type of network, HBO, Apple TV, and Star + also have theirs with Generation Hustle, We Crashed and The Dropout in the same order.

Scams and thefts are the order of the day in the media, we can only hope that we learn from all this so that we have fewer and fewer victims, even if this means that the streaming networks must find other issues to deal with.

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