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The Resource Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)

Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)

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Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud.
Title
Playing dead
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a journey through the world of death fraud.
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Elizabeth Greenwood
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eng
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Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out.So she sets off on a foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear{u2014}but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (yes, he's alive{u2014}or so some would have her believe), talks to people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not succeed in obtaining some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees you'll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a great way to go.) Playing Dead is an utterly fascinating and charmingly bizarre investigation into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to lose their identities{u2014}and their families{u2014}to begin again
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1983-
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Greenwood, Elizabeth
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non fiction
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Missing persons
  • Fraud
  • Absence and presumption of death
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Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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sky283125878
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1 online resource
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electronic
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9781476739366
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5c8706ba-d62a-4feb-976f-f25bc428a79e
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Electronic reproduction.
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud., Elizabeth Greenwood, (electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
sky283125878
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781476739366
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5c8706ba-d62a-4feb-976f-f25bc428a79e
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
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