Financial scandals have taken off during the last decade, with the new frauds yielding billions of dollars worth of illegal profit. However, the history of these frauds is much longer than you might think. Instances of the largest financial frauds are far from developed modern markets and can be dated back to the unpleasant sale of the Roman Empire in 193AD.
In spite of increasingly strict laws aimed at fighting frauds and with government agencies trying to enforce those laws, the world hardly witnesses any decrease in the number of financial frauds. Quite the contrary, its number is constantly growing. Let’s look at some of the world’s biggest financial frauds a little closer.