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Easy Scores. Outragous Paydays. Picture Perfect Crimes. "Crime Inc." takes you inside the billion-dollar big business behind global criminal enterprise.
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHuman Trafficking||From prostitution to slave labor, human trafficking is a booming business. This $32 billion underground industry knows no moral bounds, stretching around the globe. Crime Inc. examines the underground industry where hopelessness and greed create a sinister and sometimes lethal combination.||43:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStolen Goods||The over $70 billion industry of stolen goods is a complex web of stealing, buying, and selling—placing the items on the Internet, in flea markets, and even back on the shelves of legitimate stores. No one is safe, these modern day pirates steal from stores, semis, warehouses, even our very own homes.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoIllegal Gambling||Illegal gambling may conjure images of mobsters, bookies, and threats of violence…but while that underground world still exists, technology has made illegal gambling much more accessible. The same computer you use for work or to connect with friends can be used to wager outside the law. It’s a thriving illegal business hiding in plain sight.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDeadly Prescriptions||The retail sales of prescription drug business topped $300 billion in 2010 alone and criminals are doing everything they can to get a piece of it. Between bribed medical professionals and online rogue pharmacies, strong prescription medicine like Oxycodone and Vicodin are falling into the wrong hands with tragic consequences.||43:14||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Deadly High||Throughout the U.S., emergency rooms have seen a spike in drug overdoses involving extreme paranoia, psychosis, and some fatalities. The culprit? A new generation of synthetic drugs with benign-sounding names like Bath Salts, Vanilla Sky, and Cloud 9. Sold at head shops, gas stations, and online for as little at $20, the substances mimic marijuana, cocaine, Ecstasy, and other illicit drugs. And just like these hardcore drugs, their side effects can be dangerous and even deadly at times. Synthetic drugs are designed by drug “chemists” who tweak the substances’ formulas to try and keep the drugs legal, often relying on trial-and error. In some cases, synthetic drugs are too new to be regulated – though law enforcement is catching up, outlawing the drugs soon after they hit the streets. They’re relatively cheap and easy to get over the internet. And they’re making lots of money for the producers and sellers. Rick Broider, president of the North American Herbal Incense Trade Association located in New Hampshire, produces a variety of synthetic substances including synthetic marijuana. His organization claims that their products churn out big-time profits: $5.4 billion. Broider disputes that synthetic drugs have harmed anyone. “Would we be a $5 billion dollar industry if people were truly dying?” he says. Federal law enforcement agencies, including the DEA, as well as several local agencies, such as the Tammany Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff’s Office, which covers an area hard-hit by synthetic drugs, have agreed to give us access to undercover operations and raids of businesses selling synthetic drugs illegally. We could also revisit methamphetamine – one of the original synthetic drugs – more than a decade after the scourge first hit. As discussed, Carl Quintanilla produced a story on meth in New Jersey. Carl can do a ten-year retrospective on meth.||43:12||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGrand Theft Auto||One minute is all it takes for a thief to steal your car. And every minute, a car is stolen somewhere in America. Car theft costs individuals and insurance companies $8 billion a year. Through interviews with former car thieves, this episode will take us inside the black market of car theft, from the chop shops that strip a car for parts, to the thieves who specialize in stealing high-end automobiles like Mercedes and 2 BMWs for the “export” market in Asia.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe War on Counterfeit Goods||From Louis Vuitton purses to iPhones, Viagra, and high-end wines. If you can think of a product, chances are it's being faked. Though the exact size of the global counterfeit trade is impossible to calculate, it's undoubtedly a huge business that's growing increasingly sophisticated. CNBC takes a look at some of the surprising ways in which counterfeits are traded... and how it affects all of us.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSecrets for Sale||From foreign governments to the coworkers in the next cubicle, the faces of corporate espionage are all around us. Every company is a potential victim: Boeing, Intel, and Ford have all been targeted. When a company is hit, it’s not just stock holders who pay the price. Spying in the workplace can wreak havoc from the top...to the very bottom.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHollywood Robbery||Media Piracy has become a global criminal enterprise with the help of millions of people who don’t see the harm in downloading entertainment and not paying for it. Stealing or pirating intellectual property has become a multibillion-dollar industry. According to one estimate, media piracy costs the global economy a staggering $57 billion a year. And to many, illegal downloading or buying a bootleg off the street comes without consequence. Crime Inc. goes inside the entertainment industry to meet some of the people losing their livelihood to piracy and also follows law enforcement trying to crack down on this seemingly victimless crime.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMedical Insurance Fraud||Americans spend nearly $2.6 trillion a year on health care. That staggering amount of money makes the health insurance business ripe for fraud, creating the perfect environment for a thriving criminal enterprise. Health insurance fraud costs some $60 billion a year -- See how this illegal practice can put your money, your health, and even your life, at risk.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoArt for the Taking||Wherever there is a thing of beauty...and of value, there is someone who wants to buy - or steal - it. Fine paintings and other works of art are a magnet for criminals tempted by the lure of easy scores and outrageous paydays. From home invasions and museum heists to forgers passing off high-priced fakes, the damage of art theft and forgery can be incalculable.||43:13||$2.99||View in iTunes|