Parents' Guide to

Dirty Money

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docu shares disturbing details about corporate greed.

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This interesting documentary series offers an in-depth look into some of the more notorious incidents of corporate fraud. Some of these examples, like the ties between HSBC Bank and Mexican drug cartels, may be familiar to viewers. Other events, like an $18.7 million Canadian maple syrup heist, reveal some surprising information. All of them highlight unethical and often illegal business tactics.

Some episodes (like the one on the Trump Organization) are more superficial than others, and some are a little dry. Meanwhile, despite attempts to break down the financial specifics in simple terms, those unfamiliar with investing and the stock market may still find some of it hard to follow. Nonetheless, Dirty Money succeeds at revealing how companies have engaged in corrupt, greedy behavior, and how it ultimately affects our everyday lives.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 26, 2018
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 27, 2022

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