Series about scammers and swindlers

List of the best series about scammers, deceivers and swindlers: Shameless, Lone Star, Trust, Света с того света, Girlboss, The Art of More, Trinkets, Perpetual Grace LTD, The Pretender, Dirty John.

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Shameless (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersScammers, Family, Teenagers
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy

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.

Lone Star (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersScammers

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.

Trust (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:20
CharactersBusinessmen, Rich, Scammers, Mafia
PlotInvestigation, Money
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.

Света с того света (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:05
CharactersScammers
PlotMoney
StyleEasy

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Girlboss (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersBusinessmen, Friends, Scammers
StyleFor girls

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.

The Art of More (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers
PlotArt

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.

Trinkets (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFriends, Scammers, Teenagers
PlaceSchool
StyleFor girls

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)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersScammers, Family
PlotMoney
PlaceUSA
StyleFancy, Spectacular, Action

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.

The Pretender (2019)
Mark10
Genredetective
CountryRussia
Duration00:49
CharactersScammers, Police, Criminals
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.

Dirty John (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersScammers
PlotRelationship
StyleMakes 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.

Mounted Police (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrecomedy
CountryRussia
Duration00:30
CharactersHorses, Scammers, Police

Corrupted criminal investigation officer, Sergey Volkov, got into serious trouble - for another trick while being drunk, the boss sends him into exile - into the ranks of exemplary mounted police. All the staff of the regiment seemed to him fabulous creatures with ancient notions of duty and homeland. Not wanting to linger on a new place, Volkov wants to leave to settle his personal affairs, but having learned that his new colleagues have fallen into a powerful batch, he nevertheless decides to come to the rescue.

Crash Landing on You (2019)
Markimdb: 8.7
CharactersSoldier, Scammers, Spy
PlotLove, Fate
StyleFascinating, Romantic

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.

The Serpent (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersCriminals, Scammers, Killers, Tourists, Superhero, Spy, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts
StyleBased on real events, Fascinating

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.

NYC 22 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersPartners

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.

American Gods (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersGods, Tough guys
PlotWar, Adventures, Supernatural, Death, Travel, Superpowers
PlaceUSA, Small towns
StyleFancy, Action

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.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration00:25
CharactersFamily
PlotAdventures
StyleSpectacular

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.

Gracepoint (2014)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrecrime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
PlaceSmall towns
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.




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