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Con Artists

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Con Artists
Con Artists

Con Artists

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You trust them with your life. They seem like a friend. Family, even. Anyone can fall victim to a con, and many have. What type of person intentionally tries to deceive, manipulate and eventually destroy someone with their web of lies? This Parcast Original peeks behind the masks of the most notorious Con Artists, and explores how far someone will go in order to gain money, power, and respect. New episodes are released every Wednesday.

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Madame Rachel Pt. 2: “The Beauty of Lies”

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49 MIN2 d ago
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John Duval Gluck, Jr. Pt. 1: “Santa Claus Man”

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Debby Montgomery Johnson Pt. 2: “The Woman Behind the Smile”

Debby Montgomery Johnson Pt. 1: “The Woman Behind the Smile”

After the death of her husband, Debby Montgomery Johnson joined an online dating site in hopes of finding love again. What she found was an online relationship with a companion fulfilled her every need, but at what cost?

49 MIN2 w ago
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Debby Montgomery Johnson Pt. 1: “The Woman Behind the Smile”

Charles Ponzi Pt. 2: “The Father of Fraud”

Within 16 years of coming to America, Italian immigrant Carlo Ponzi would build a financial empire based on a massive scam. But by 1920, Ponzi would be exposed as a fraud, but unwilling to go away quietly.

46 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Charles Ponzi Pt. 2: “The Father of Fraud”

Charles Ponzi Pt. 1: “The Father of Fraud”

Italian immigrant Carlo Ponzi came to Boston in the early 1900's intent on making a name for himself. But as he struggled to make ends meet, he discovered a highly lucrative investment method involving the resale of Italian postage. Just one catch—there was no investment plan.

56 MINNOV 13
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Charles Ponzi Pt. 1: “The Father of Fraud”

Madame Rachel Pt. 2: “The Beauty of Lies”

Not only were Madame Rachel's claims about the magical qualities of her cosmetics false, she also used her London salon as a front for shadier practices like blackmail and prostitution.

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Madame Rachel Pt. 2: “The Beauty of Lies”

Madame Rachel Pt. 1: “The Beauty of Lies”

In 1860s Victorian London, a woman from humble beginnings cons her way into the world of high society—selling exorbitantly priced bogus cosmetics to the very women she aims to befriend.

53 MINOCT 30
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Madame Rachel Pt. 1: “The Beauty of Lies”

Christian Gerhartsreiter Pt. 2: “The Unknown Rockefeller”

In 1995, Sandra Boss married who she thought was “Clark Rockefeller.” What she didn’t know was that his name was actually Christian Gerhartsreiter, and he held within him a slew of secrets, violent tendencies and increasingly erratic behavior. A wild divorce settlement and kidnapping would send Gerhartsreiter on the run.

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Christian Gerhartsreiter Pt. 1: “The Unknown Rockefeller”

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