Series about scammers and swindlers

Series about scammers and swindlers
List of the best series about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Shameless, The Serpent, Scoundrels, The Art of More, Gracepoint, Leverage: Redemption, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Lone Star, The Pretender, NYC 22.

In the top there are new series of 2021, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

Shameless (2011)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CharactersFamily, Teenagers, Gays, Scammers, The thieves
StyleFancy, Uplifting

Chicagoan Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, industrious, independent kids, who without him would be... perhaps better off. When Frank's not at the bar spending what little money they have, he's passed out on the floor. But the kids have found ways to grow up in spite of him. They may not be like any family you know, but they make no apologies for being exactly who they are.

The Serpent (2021)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Criminals, Scammers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Scoundrels (2010)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotFamily life

A family of small-time criminals try to go straight after the father is sent to prison.

The Art of More (2015)
Markimdb: 6

A working-class social climber finagles his way into the world of New York City auction houses by using the smuggling skills he learned as a soldier in Iraq.

Gracepoint (2014)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecrime, detective
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleAction, Dark

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Leverage: Redemption (2021)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrethriller, crime, detective

The Hitter, the Hacker, the Grifter and the Thief are together again, this time with help from a new tech genius and corporate fixer, to take on a new kind of villain. From the man who created an opioid crisis from the comfort of his boardroom to the shadowy security firm that helps hide dangerous secrets for a price - when someone needs help, they provide... Leverage.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CharactersFamily, Heroes, Scammers

The world's greatest feline fighter, lover and milk connoisseur is back in this original series filled with daring adventures, great boots, and laugh-out-loud fun! The entire family will be entranced by Puss' fantastical CG world filled with new characters, exotic locations and mystical tales that make up the stuff of legends. There's nothing that can get in this celebrated swashbuckling kitty's way...except maybe a hairball.

Lone Star (2010)
Markimdb: 7

Lone Star is an American drama television series which originally ran on Fox from September 20, 2010 to September 27, 2010, airing Monday nights at 9 pm ET/PT. Fox announced Lone Star's cancellation on September 28, 2010 after two low-rated episodes.

The Pretender (2019)
CharactersPolice, Criminals, Scammers
PlotRobbery, Relationship

Shorty after the 1917 Russian Revolution, during the New Economic Policy era, a criminal becomes a police officer through a case of mistaken identity and uses his knowledge to solve cases previously out of reach of the force.

NYC 22 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CharactersScammers, Partners
StyleAction, Fascinating

NYC 22 follows six diverse NYPD rookies as they patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan. With unique backgrounds, personalities and reasons for being on the force, the new cops will make their share of rookie mistakes while they figure out how to relate to their boss, each other and the people they swore to protect.

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Crash Landing on You (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSpy, Scammers, Soldier
PlotLove, Fate
StyleRomantic, Fascinating

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.

Trust (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersMafia, Rich, Scammers, Businessmen
PlotInvestigation, Money, Redemption
StyleAction, Fascinating

The trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, by the Italian mafia in Rome.

Trinkets (2019)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CharactersTeenagers, Scammers, Friends
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Fascinating

A grieving teen finds an unexpected connection with two classmates at her new high school after they all land in the same Shoplifters Anonymous group.

Perpetual Grace LTD (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotMoney, Mystery
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fancy, Twisted plot

James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.

Girlboss (2017)
Markimdb: 7
CharactersScammers, Friends, Businessmen
StyleFor girls, Women in the lead roles

Sophia is a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.

American Gods (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CharactersGods, Heroes, Scammers, Tough guys
PlotSuperpowers, War, Supernatural, Death, Travel
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleAction, Fancy, By books

Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.

Dirty John (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, crime
CharactersScammers, Businessmen
PlotRelationship, Deception
StyleBased on real events, Makes me think

This true crime anthology, based on the podcast of the same name, follows the terrifyingly true story of Orange County interior designer Debra Newell’s romance with John Meehan, a handsome and romantic charmer who sweeps Debra off her feet and pulls her into his web of lies.

El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CharactersFamily, Mafia, Gangsters
PlotMartial Arts
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fascinating

A Tokyo business man returns to his home country of Mexico where he must battle rivals to replace his grandfather as the head of a cartel.

Once Upon a Time (2011)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantasy, melodrama, adventure
CharactersWizards, Friends, Princesses, Good people
PlotMagic, Adventures, Fate
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Fancy, Soulful, Women in the lead roles

There is a town in Maine where every story book character you've ever known is trapped between two worlds, victims of a powerful curse. Only one knows the truth and only one can break the spell. Emma Swan is a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who has been supporting herself since she was abandoned as a baby. Things change for her when her son Henry, whom she abandoned years ago, finds her and asks for her help explaining that she is from a different world where she is Snow White's missing daughter.

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior was a short-lived American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. In an April 2010 episode of Criminal Minds, during the show's fifth season, the original team met the new team and worked with them to find a San Francisco serial killer. This episode served as the new series' backdoor pilot. Just like the parent series, CBS owned the underlying North American rights, while ABC owned the international rights. The series premiered on February 16, 2011, and filled the Wednesday 10 pm time slot, airing immediately after the original Criminal Minds. CBS cancelled the series on May 17, 2011. The series ends with a cliffhanger. On September 6, 2011 CBS DVD released the complete series as a 4 disc-set. It is packaged as "The DVD Edition". There are numerous special features and two episode commentaries with the cast and crew. The set includes the backdoor pilot from season five of the original show.