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The con artist who sold rich investors a fake country

13 mins | Feb 3, 2022

He caused the dot-com bubble of the early 19th century. Nearly 200 years ago, Gregor MacGregor pulled off one of the most brazen real estate scams in history. Mark Dent explores how a member of British high society, created a fake country, lured people to the Caribbean to settle there, and helped cause a nationwide financial crisis.

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