Scamfluencers

By Wondery

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Subscribers: 1732
Reviews: 15
Episodes: 111

a o m
 Apr 7, 2024
Enjoyable & interesting. Light & uncontroversial true-crime fare with unusually devious, greedy & despicable villains.


 Feb 19, 2024

co
 Dec 17, 2023
The stories themselves are interesting, but the two Canadian chicks running the show are so ditzy and embarrassingly uninformed when they opine, I want to rip my earbuds off.

Rebecca
 Dec 12, 2023
It's entertaining, humorous and informative. I enjoy it!

Maria C
 Sep 25, 2023
An immensely listenable show. Music choices complement the dialogue. Hosts' voices are easy to understand and the levels are mixed well. The rare podcast I can actually listen to at a noisy gym. Entertaining but also edifying. sound design!

Description

You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey. On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive? From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away.

New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.


Episode Date
ENCORE: The Shady Bunch Part 1
May 20, 2024
Never Forget, Never Forgive
May 13, 2024
Stephen Glass: Bad News
May 06, 2024
Listen Now: The Price of Paradise
May 05, 2024
Game. Set. Scam.
Apr 29, 2024
Leona Helmsley: The Art of the Steal Part 2
Apr 22, 2024
Leona Helmsley: The Art of the Steal Part 1
Apr 15, 2024
Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
Apr 08, 2024
The Cell(phone) Block Tango
Apr 01, 2024
Dial M for Mom
Mar 25, 2024
ENCORE: Wine Crime
Mar 18, 2024
ENCORE: Coachella Con Artist
Mar 11, 2024
ENCORE: The Book Bandit
Mar 04, 2024
The King of Good Times
Feb 26, 2024
The Shark Tank Charlatan
Feb 19, 2024
Death Becomes Him
Feb 12, 2024
The Solar-Powered Scammer
Feb 05, 2024
Rebecca: A Real Showstopper
Jan 29, 2024
The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa Giudice
Jan 22, 2024
Martha Stewart: The Homemaker Hustler Part 2
Jan 15, 2024
Martha Stewart: The Homemaker Hustler Part 1
Jan 08, 2024
ENCORE | Brittany Dawn: Fitness Faker
Jan 01, 2024
New Year, New Scams: What’s Ahead in 2024
Dec 28, 2023
ENCORE | The Fine Art Fugitive
Dec 25, 2023
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker: The God Fraud | Part 2
Dec 25, 2023
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker: The God Fraud | Part 1
Dec 18, 2023
The House Hunter
Dec 11, 2023
George Santos: Putting The “Con” In Congress
Dec 04, 2023
Encore: There's Something about Martin | Part 2
Nov 27, 2023
Encore: There's Something About Martin | Part 1
Nov 20, 2023
The Super League That Wasn't
Nov 13, 2023
Melissa Caddick: Trouble's Afoot
Nov 06, 2023
Jho Low: How to Buy Friends and Influence People
Oct 30, 2023
The Fortune Teller's Fraud
Oct 23, 2023
Rod Blagojevich: All The Governor’s Men
Oct 16, 2023
The Scam Artist is Present
Oct 09, 2023
The Great Syrup Swindle
Oct 02, 2023
Ozy Media: Pivot to Fraud
Sep 25, 2023
ENCORE: Superstar Sports Scammer | Part II
Sep 18, 2023
ENCORE: Superstar Sports Scammer | Part I
Sep 11, 2023
ENCORE: Desperate Housewife
Sep 04, 2023
JT Leroy | The Ghost Writer
Aug 28, 2023
The Pop Star and the Power Broker | Part 2
Aug 21, 2023
The Pop Star and the Power Broker | Part 1
Aug 14, 2023
Brooklyn’s Bling Bishop
Aug 07, 2023
Holy Smokes
Jul 31, 2023
Ben McKenzie Hates Crypto, Too
Jul 24, 2023
I Loot Lucy
Jul 17, 2023
Dr. Oz: Supplement Spin Doctor
Jul 10, 2023
ENCORE: The Billionaire Gucci Master | Part 2
Jul 03, 2023
ENCORE: The Billionaire Gucci Master | Part 1
Jun 26, 2023
Live, Laugh, Lie
Jun 19, 2023
Chess Cheater
Jun 12, 2023
Live from Hot Docs: The Fast and the Fugitive
Jun 05, 2023
Do You Even Grift, Bro?
May 29, 2023
She Got Game
May 22, 2023
The Quarter Horse Queen
May 15, 2023
Shot Through the Heart
May 08, 2023
So Many Strings Attached | Part II
May 01, 2023
So Many Strings Attached | Part I
Apr 24, 2023
ENCORE: Brazil's Supermom | Part II
Apr 17, 2023
ENCORE: Brazil's Supermom | Part I
Apr 10, 2023
The Scammies
Apr 03, 2023
Long Island Liars
Mar 27, 2023
The Catholic Conman
Mar 20, 2023
Wine Crime
Mar 13, 2023
The Memory Maker | Part II
Mar 06, 2023
The Memory Maker | Part I
Feb 27, 2023
The Great Escape
Feb 20, 2023
Three Weddings and a Funeral | Part II
Feb 13, 2023
Wondery Presents: Stolen Hearts
Feb 07, 2023
Three Weddings and a Funeral | Part I
Feb 06, 2023
ENCORE: The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | To Live and Lie in LA | Part III
Jan 30, 2023
Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
Jan 24, 2023
ENCORE: The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | Once Upon a Crime in Hollywood | Part II
Jan 23, 2023
ENCORE: The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | The Talented Mr. Avery
Jan 16, 2023
The Bitcoin Bamboozle
Jan 09, 2023
Fine Art Fugitive
Jan 02, 2023
The Shady Bunch | Part II
Dec 26, 2022
The Shady Bunch | Part I
Dec 19, 2022
There’s Something About Martin | Part II
Dec 12, 2022
There’s Something About Martin | Part I
Dec 05, 2022
The Fitness Faker
Nov 28, 2022
Intercontinental Con Man
Nov 21, 2022
Reality Show Scammer: Live From Obsessed Fest
Oct 31, 2022
Prep School Perpetrator
Oct 24, 2022
Superstar Sports Scammer | Part II
Oct 17, 2022
Superstar Sports Scammer | Part I
Oct 10, 2022
Serial Killer Grifter | Part II
Oct 03, 2022
Serial Killer Grifter | Part I
Sep 26, 2022
Gossip Girls | Part II
Sep 19, 2022
Gossip Girls | Part I
Sep 12, 2022
The Book Bandit
Sep 05, 2022
Golden Age of Scammers: An Interview with Evan Ratliff
Aug 15, 2022
Desperate Housewife
Aug 08, 2022
The Billionaire Gucci Master: Part II
Aug 01, 2022
The Billionaire Gucci Master | Part One
Jul 25, 2022
The Yoga Hustler | Gurus Gone Wild | Part Two
Jul 18, 2022
The Yoga Hustler | The Notorious G.U.R.U | Part One
Jul 11, 2022
Coachella Con Artist | Festival Of Lies
Jul 04, 2022
Fake Saudi Prince | We’ll Never Be Royals | Part Two
Jun 27, 2022
Fake Saudi Prince | Catch Me If You Scam | Part One
Jun 20, 2022
Brazil's Supermom | Bad At Dying | Part Two
May 23, 2022
Brazil's Supermom | Mommy Dearest | Part One
May 16, 2022
Dr. Teen Love, MD | Master of Deception
May 09, 2022
The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | To Live and Lie in LA | Part Three
May 02, 2022
The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | Once Upon a Crime in Hollywood | Part Two
Apr 25, 2022
The Hollywood Ponzi Scheme | The Talented Mr. Avery | Part One
Apr 18, 2022
Ballet's Lethal Start-Up | Pointe and Shoot | Part Two
Apr 11, 2022
Ballet's Lethal Start-Up | Black Swan, Inc. | Part One
Apr 11, 2022
Introducing: Scamfluencers
Apr 04, 2022