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The original Ponzi case took place nearly 100 years ago. Despite this we still see variations of this type of fraud to this day. Recently, a scam was conducted over many years that may turn out to be the largest such Ponzi type scheme ever. Bernard Madoff is said to have swindled investors out of as much as 50 billion dollars. After reading Chapter 1 and the article, Madoff’s Alleged Ponzi Scheme Scams Smart Money (Links to an external site.), answer the following questions and share your own views about this scam.
- How did Madoff do it?
- Would you have invested with him if you had a lot of money?