Almost every night, Fox News host Glenn Beck helps rip off his own viewers by encouraging them to buy gold through a shady business called Goldline. Via The Big Picture, here's a great infographic showing exactly how the scam works.

Gold coin-selling business and frequent cable-advertiser Goldline International is currently under investigation in California, and Rep. Anthony Weiner (D - NY) has been targeting it. (Beck has also gotten into tepid water over his connections with the company.)

So what's the scam? Barry Ritholz's The Big Picture enlisted artist Jess Bachman to make an easy-to-follow flowchart explaining exactly how the Goldline scheme—and Beck's endorsement—works. Send it to all your easily-influenced, Beck-watching relatives! Or, alternatively, try to sell them gold coins.

Click the picture to enlarge.

[The Big Picture]