Fraud Through the Ages

October 27, 2022 9:15am

Keith Oliver
Head of International
Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP (UK)

“A speculation or a swindle? Let us call things by their proper names,” so said Oscar Wilde, and as we live in an age of financial uncertainty, as well as technological advancement, no wonder we get caught by the lure of clickable profits. We saw all the glossy adverts for cryptocurrencies at the Super Bowl but, as we watch them tumble, Shakespeare reminds us that “who makes the fairest show means most deceit!” Is cryptocurrency following in the footsteps of the South Sea Bubble, tulip mania, or the dot-com bubble?

Keith Oliver will remind you all of the benefit of hindsight in a whistlestop tour of fraud through the centuries.