Watching people humiliate themselves in reality competition shows is not our only guilty pleasure. The real thrill of watching true crime financial fraud stories on Netflix is witnessing real people being duped out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. So, if you are feeling some kind of void after finishing watching Inventing Anna, do not worry: we have compiled a list of fascinating scammer stories that you can binge-watch over the weekend to satisfy your “I cannot believe this really happened” craving.
The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley
This documentary is about Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and her billion-dollar Silicon Valley company. Holmes, a black turtleneck-clad hotshot CEO, claimed to have invented a breakthrough invention: a small blood testing equipment that would require only a drop of blood to run several complicated tests at once.
This would give the patient a detailed report on everything wrong with their body. And this is no laughing matter because Holmes literally played with people’s lives by providing false results. In real life, the former biotechnology entrepreneur was sentenced to 11 years in prison.