Netflix really is in fraud mode right now.

The likes of Inventing Anna, The Tinder Swindler and Bad Vegan have all taken a microscope to various schemers in recent weeks – but the streamer’s latest documentary tells its most shocking story of potential deception yet.

We say 'potential deception' because the criminality of its subject, Gerald Cotten, remains unproven to this day.

Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King charts the rise and fall of Cotten’s cryptocurrency exchange, QuadrigaCX, which collapsed – along with $190 million of customer holdings – following its founder's unexplained death in 2018.

Was Cotten murdered? Did he fake his own death and steal the money? Does his wife have something to do with the case?

These are all questions Netflix’s latest true-crime feature tries (and, ultimately, fails) to answer, which make its mere 90-minute runtime so absorbing.

That feature-length duration also means the new Netflix documentary qualifies for a place on the streamer’s weekly list of biggest movies.

Those numbers can’t quite compete with fellow Netflix documentaries The Tinder Swindler and Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives.

the former earned 45.8 million views in its first week of release, while the latter raked in 26.96 million – but they’re nonetheless a sign that audiences are still interested in real-life stories that prove stranger than fiction.

“Watched Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King on Netflix and it just struck my mind that these exchanges can disappear with our money and nothing will happen,” one Twitter user

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