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The Perfect Scam

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AARP’s weekly podcast The Perfect ScamSM tells the stories of people who find themselves the target of a scam. Host Bob Sullivan introduces listeners to those who have experienced scams firsthand, as well as professional con artists and leading experts who pull back the curtain on how scammers opera… read more

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AARP Presents The Perfect Scam

March 21st, 2018


Coming soon from AARP, The Perfect Scam.

Grandparent Scam

April 6th, 2018


Richard is a retired journalist who receives a call from someone claiming to be his grandson in jail. The young man on the other end of the line tells Richard he needs money to help him get out. By asking the right …

Martha’s Jury Duty Scam

April 6th, 2018


Martha gets a message from the police department saying she's missed jury duty and there’s a warrant out for her arrest. In order to avoid being …

Alex Goldman’s Call Center Scam

April 6th, 2018


Alex Goldman is the host of the Reply All podcast. When he gets a peculiar phone call from someone claiming to be from Apple tech support, Alex …

Grace’s Gold and Silver Scam

April 27th, 2018


After her father dies, Grace is in charge of investing his lifetime savings. She decides to put the money into gold and silver. Along the way, she …

Tracy’s Romance Scam

May 4th, 2018


Tracy is looking for companionship when she makes a connection online with a widower. They begin talking every day. Her new boyfriend tells her he must leave the country for work, but once he's overseas he starts asking …

Married and Betrayed

May 11th, 2018


Andrea’s husband secretly operated a Ponzi scheme for 15 years and stole millions of dollars from investors, including their relatives, friends …

Beth’s Russian Hack

May 18th, 2018


Beth receives a phone call and a follow-up message on her computer from a man claiming he’s from Dell. The message is strong: Her bank account is …

George & Sandra’s Accident Scam

May 25th, 2018


George and Sandra are retirees in Santa Monica, Calif. On a typical afternoon drive, they are confronted by a driver who claims George and Sandra hit …

Ann’s Credit Card Re-Scam

June 1st, 2018


Ann was the victim of something called a re-scam. The scammer claimed to be from her credit card company and was calling to notify Ann …

Elaine’s Gemstone Jerk

June 8th, 2018


When Elaine makes a connection with a man on a dating site, she believes this could be something really special. Over time, the online relationship …

A Scammer Tells All

June 15th, 2018


In this episode of The Perfect Scam, we pull back the curtain on call centers and learn about the rise and fall of one call center employee who …

Frank’s Favorite Scams & Tips From Fraud Watch Network

June 22nd, 2018


In this episode of The Perfect Scam, Frank discusses his favorite scams. Then Will speaks with AARP Fraud Watch Network experts Kristin Keckeisen and Amy Nofziger to learn more about being on the front lines and helping …

Nominate Us and Take the ‘Perfect Scam’ Quiz!

June 29th, 2018


We’ll be back with new episodes of The Perfect Scam on July 27. In the meantime, enjoy this bonus episode featuring the producers of the podcast …

Scammers Drained the Life out of Our Mother: Part 1

July 27th, 2018


Valerie, a social and energetic retiree, can’t believe her luck when she receives a letter stating that she’s won the Publishers Clearing House …

Scammers Drained the Life out of Our Mother: Part 2

August 3rd, 2018


Valerie, a 90-year-old retiree, believes she’s won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. She’s handed over tens of thousands of dollars to …

French Psychic Scams the World: Part 1

August 10th, 2018


A letter arrives in the mail from a woman claiming to have psychic abilities. She warns you of danger but promises good fortune — if you send her money. This is the setup for one of the longest-running scams in U.S. …

French Psychic Scams the World: Part 2

August 17th, 2018


CNN journalists Melanie Hickens and Blake Ellis have spent years investigating psychic Maria Duval. Letters in her name were sent to millions around the globe promising psychic protection in exchange for money. In 2016, …

MSNBC’s Richard Lui Fights for His Dad

August 24th, 2018


MSNBC anchor Richard Lui commutes from New York to San Francisco to help care for his father. Stephen Lui, who spent his career as a pastor and social worker, is now retired and suffers from dementia. After Stephen …

Brooke Astor: Famous Socialite Robbed

August 31st, 2018


A prominent philanthropist and the epicenter of the New York society scene, Brooke Astor lived a tumultuous but glamourous life. Left a fortune by …

The Godfather of the Dark Web

September 7th, 2018


Deep within the internet is the dark web, a space where criminals can anonymously buy and sell illegal goods and private information. Known as the “original internet godfather,” Brett Johnson created one of the dark …

A Hiker’s Trail of Lies: Part 1

September 14th, 2018


When Melissa met Jeff Cantwell online, the two connected immediately. He was friendly, well spoken and shared her love of the outdoors. Jeff told …

A Hiker’s Trail of Lies: Part 2

September 21st, 2018


Jeff has lived for decades as a couch-surfing con man preying on the kindness of the outdoors community. He spins tales of hikes he’s never completed and exploits the sympathy of his marks with sad stories of his past …

Inside the IRS Phone Scam Bust

September 28th, 2018


Every year thousands of Americans get fraudulent calls from con artists claiming to be from the IRS. Working from call centers around the world, …

Love Online Leads to International Lockup

October 5th, 2018


Bryon, a retired pastor, thought he’d met his dream girl online. For five years he conversed over the internet with Joy, who claimed to live in London. So when Joy asked Bryon to transport real estate papers, he had no …

You’ve Got Mail, With Frank Abagnale

October 12th, 2018


On this special episode of The Perfect Scam, Frank breaks down all the ways fraudsters try to scam you through voicemail and email by claiming to be everything from IRS agents to bank officials. Frank gives the skinny …

Prince Charming Behind Bars: Part 1

March 15th, 2019


Sara thought she knew everything about the Army major and single father she met online. After months talking she found herself falling for him. But what Sara didn’t know was that the man she’d fallen in love with was …

Prince Charming Behind Bars: Part 2

March 22nd, 2019


Single mother Sara is growing suspicious of the man she met online. He claims to be an Army major stationed in South Africa, but Sara’s family worries she’s being scammed. Meanwhile, another woman approaches law …

Dr. Rotten: Can Medicare Fraud Give You Cancer? Part 1

March 29th, 2019


A bustling oncology practice in Michigan is hiding something sinister. Patients come to Farid Fata at their most vulnerable, after they’ve been …

Dr. Rotten: Can Medicare Fraud Give You Cancer? Part 2

April 5th, 2019


When Dr. Maunglay moves to Michigan, he’s excited to join Dr. Fata’s practice. But Fata’s controlling and odd ways make him question his decision to …

Dr. Rotten: Can Medicare Fraud Give You Cancer? Part 3

April 12th, 2019


The FBI is on to Farid Fata, an oncology doctor in Michigan who has been administering unnecessary cancer treatments in order to steal $34 million …

Darren Berg: A Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Escapes: Part 1

April 19th, 2019


It’s 2009 and Bernie Madoff has pleaded guilty to stock and securities fraud in New York. Covered heavily by the media, Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is front of mind for many Americans. It also has a group of investors on the …

Darren Berg: A Ponzi Scheme Mastermind Escapes: Part 2

April 26th, 2019


Darren Berg’s crimes are catching up to him. Through his company the Meridian Group, Berg has been operating Washington state’s largest Ponzi scheme, defrauding investors of more than $100 million. The FBI, the U.S. …

The FBI's Most Wanted Veterans Charity Scammer: Part 1

May 3rd, 2019


The U.S. Navy Veterans Association claimed to be a charity headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded by Bobby Thompson, known to top politicians as a …

The FBI's Most Wanted Veterans Charity Scammer: Part 2

May 10th, 2019


The man known to Washington’s elite and powerful politicians as Captain Bobby Thompson has disappeared. Due to an investigation …

The FBI's Most Wanted Veterans Charity Scammer: Part 3

May 17th, 2019


Bobby Thompson was once a respected fundraiser, generating millions of dollars for his charity, the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. When a Florida …

Sweetheart Swindler: Part 1

May 24th, 2019


Jim spent much of his life building a real estate empire on the West Coast. In the process he became a millionaire, profiled in newspapers and on television. But in 2007, when the recession hit, Jim lost his vast …

Sweetheart Swindler Part 2

June 3rd, 2019


Desiree, the “Sweetheart Swindler,” has made off with $15,000 of 76-year-old Jim’s money. Once a millionaire, Jim lost his real estate empire during …

The Lottery Scam That Almost Turned Deadly Part 1

July 26th, 2019


A woman in a Texas suburb is enjoying her retirement years with her husband when she gets a call that will change their lives. According to the voice …

The Lottery Scam That Almost Turned Deadly, Part 2

August 2nd, 2019


In a Texas suburb, a typical lottery scam has turned into something much more sinister. A scammer has promised a retired couple a fictitious lottery payout if they continue to send him money for fees and taxes. With …

Robocall King Meets the FCC, Part 1

August 9th, 2019


The average American is on the receiving end of more than 150 robocalls a year. Some robocalls, which are automated telephone calls placed by a computerized auto dialer, have legitimate purposes. Unfortunately, many of …

Robocall King Meets the FCC, Part 2

August 16th, 2019


TripAdvisor and the Federal Communications Commission are conducting separate investigations into the same series of robocalls that have caused a public nuisance. The FCC became aware of the calls when they shut down a …

Stolen Valor, Stolen Hearts: Military Romance Scam

August 23rd, 2019


After 26 years of service, U.S. Army Col. Bryan Denny retires from an incredible career in the military and begins to receive odd messages. They’re …

They Stole My Savings in Minutes: Social Security Scam

August 30th, 2019


Rob, a veteran in his 70’s, was a caretaker for his wife for years. He is still grieving her death when he receives a call from a woman claiming to be from social security. The woman tells Rob that his social security …

The Hidden World of Psychic Scams, Part 1

September 6th, 2019


Debra is a divorced mother and ballroom dancer who travels between her home in Florida and New York to train with her dance partner. When Debra loses her part-time job in New York and boyfriend in the same day, she’s …

The Hidden World of Psychic Scams, Part 2

September 13th, 2019


After losing her job and boyfriend in the same day, a distraught Debra pays a visit to a psychic shop. Little does Debra know that the shop is part of a larger criminal organization and Sylvia, the psychic who gives her …

Kentucky Fights Back Against Scammers

September 20th, 2019


Pat, an 81-year-old woman from Kentucky, receives a call that she has won a $7.5 million lottery prize. Pat can’t believe her luck. Unaware that the …

FBI Agent Brings Lottery Kingpin to Justice

September 27th, 2019


Looking for a change of pace, FBI agent Gasper decides to move from New York, where he’s lived his entire life, to North Dakota. As he settles in to his new field office in the Midwest, Gasper discovers that there are …

Threats From Home: The Chinese Consulate Scam

October 4th, 2019


Chinese Americans are being targeted by scammers in schemes known as the “Chinese consulate scam” and the “blessing scam,” through which victims have …

True or False With Frank Abagnale

October 11th, 2019


We’ll be back with new episodes in November. In the meantime, enjoy this bonus episode featuring The Perfect Scam show producers as they test their fraud-busting knowledge in a game of True or False, with questions from …

Holiday Special: The 1920s Santa Claus Scam

November 22nd, 2019


Journalist Alex Palmer tells the story of his great-granduncle, colorful conman John Duval Gluck, who created the Santa Claus Association. Before …

The $2 Million Romance Scam

November 29th, 2019


New Yorker Jerry Needleman was married for over 40 years when his wife passed away in 2008. The devoted couple never had children, and now in his 80s, Jerry settled into a quiet life alone as a widower. Meanwhile in …

The $16,500 Grandparent Scam

December 6th, 2019


In upstate New York, an older couple receives a startling call from an unknown voice.  They are told their grandson has been in a car accident. The …

Million Dollar Movie Ponzi Scheme, Part 1

December 13th, 2019


Malcom “Mac” Parker aspires to be a filmmaker. In Vermont, Mac is known as a beloved children’s entertainer, appearing on public television and performing around the state. Mac is so well respected in his community that …

Million Dollar Movie Ponzi Scheme, Part 2

December 20th, 2019


Beloved Vermont children’s entertainer-turned-filmmaker Mac Parker has been raising funds for his film “Birth of Innocence” for nearly a decade. The film has yet to be completed, and what investors were promised — a …

Beware the Boardwalk Psychic

December 27th, 2019


TPS Ep 53 – Description Maurine is enjoying the Atlantic City boardwalk with a friend when a young woman approaches her. The woman introduces herself as Savannah and offers to give Maurine a psychic reading. Figuring it …

The $25 Million Tech-Support Scam

January 10th, 2020


A pop-up appears on your computer screen, freezing the browser. It warns that your computer has been infected with malware and urges you to call a …

Good Vs. Evil: Inside the World of an Ethical Hacker

January 17th, 2020


Hackers are thought of as villains who use their advanced computer skills to gain unauthorized access to data and wreak havoc. But “ethical” or “white hat” hackers help companies protect themselves against attack. These …

Stolen Homes: Mortgage Relief Scams

January 24th, 2020


During the housing market crash, homeowners across the United States found themselves drowning in mortgage payments that they could not afford to …

Bonus Episode: You’ve Got Mail, With Frank Abagnale, Second Edition

January 31st, 2020


On this special episode of the podcast, our host, fraud expert Frank Abagnale, answers your questions. We dive into viewer emails to get Frank’s take on a wide variety of subjects, including using public Wi-Fi, DNA …

Terror Over the Phone: Virtual Kidnappings, Part 1

February 7th, 2020


On an uncharacteristically rainy Southern California day, Kathie gets a call that will change her life. Her cellphone displays the caller as unknown. Even though she’s hesitant, Kathie decides to answer. On the line she …

Terror Over the Phone: Virtual Kidnappings, Part 2

February 14th, 2020


In part two of this special two-part episode on virtual kidnappings, we speak with the FBI to discuss how these scams started, why they’re so …

Grandmother Entangled in Money Mule Scam Part 1

April 10th, 2020


Annie makes the tough decision to put her husband of 35 years into a nursing home for his dementia. She finds her new life without him lonely and decides to join an online dating site to look for a platonic friend. …

Grandmother Entangled in Money Mule Scam Part 2

April 17th, 2020


Annie and her children think the worst of the romance scam is over, until she comes home to flowers on her doorstep. Annie assumes they’re from Mark, the man she has learned is a con artist, but the flowers are …

Phishing Scam Targets Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

April 24th, 2020


Barbara Corcoran is known for her business acumen, and with nearly 50 years in real estate under her belt, the 70-year-old mogul is still going …

Scammers Fabricate Drug Cartel to Steal Family’s Life Savings

May 1st, 2020


In Utah, Machal is busy caring for three of her grandchildren while her daughter recovers from surgery, when she gets a phone about her Social Security number. The man on the phone claims to be from the Social Security …

Scammers Set Up Fake Coronavirus Test Site

May 8th, 2020


As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, scammers are taking advantage of this unprecedented time of fear and uncertainty. In this special episode, we’ll hear from the Department of Justice about a new crop …

Felony Lane Gang Steals Purses & Identities

May 15th, 2020


When Kathy’s purse is stolen, she follows the standard protocol: informing the police and canceling all of her credit and debit cards. She thinks the …

Scammers Persuade Grandfather to Send Ransom by Mail

May 22nd, 2020


Seventy-nine-year-old Jack receives a call from a young woman claiming to be his granddaughter, Grace. She tells Grandpa Jack that she’s in jail as a …

Hollywood Con Queen, Part 1

May 29th, 2020


Joe Scarnici works around the globe as a celebrity photographer, so when he gets a call from a man who proclaims himself the assistant of billionaire Christina Ong, he’s intrigued but not shocked. The assistant says Joe …

Hollywood Con Queen, Part 2

June 5th, 2020


Celebrity photographer Joe Scarnici spent thousands of dollars trying to complete an assignment in Indonesia for someone posing as billionaire …

Rachel Tobac Hacks ‘The Perfect Scam’

June 12th, 2020


White-hat hacker Rachel Tobac takes on “The Perfect Scam,” scouring the internet and gathering intel about host Michelle Kosinski, that a hacker …

Women Take Back Control from Romance Scammers, Part 1

June 19th, 2020


After the death of her husband, friends encourage Debbie, a former intelligence officer, to try online dating. There she meets a handsome man who claims he’s a British doctor living in America but working overseas. …

Women Take Back Control From Romance Scammers, Part 2

June 26th, 2020


After a rough divorce, Patricia’s friends encourage her to try online dating. There she meets Jeff, who passes himself off as a wealthy businessman. The two share similar interests and after an online courtship, …

Archive Episode: A Hiker’s Trail of Lies

July 10th, 2020


This 2018 episode tells the story of Jeff Caldwell. Jeff has lived for decades as a couch-surfing con man preying on the kindness of the outdoors community. He spins tales of hikes he’s never completed and exploits the …

Archive Episode: French Psychic Scams the World

July 17th, 2020


This 2018 episode tells the story of the elusive French psychic Maria Duval. A letter arrives in the mail from Maria, she warns you of danger, but promises good fortune — if you send her money. This is the setup for one …

The Money Doctor — Radio Host Ponzi Scheme

July 24th, 2020


Most people in Dallas, Texas, know William Neil “Doc” Gallagher as the “Money Doctor.” The radio host and author of financial self-help books holds …

The Money Doctor — Radio Host Ponzi Scheme, Part 2

July 31st, 2020


William Neil Gallagher has made a name for himself as a financial wizard, publishing several financial self-help books and hosting a radio show. Known as the “Money Doctor,” Gallagher handles investments for members of …

Scammer Relentlessly Targets Equifax Victim

August 7th, 2020


Marni is one of the 147 million Americans whose personal information was exposed in the Equifax data breach. She immediately takes action, freezing her credit and signing up for a credit monitoring service. Marni thinks …

Archive Episode: Married and Betrayed

August 14th, 2020


In this 2018 episode, Andrea’s husband secretly operates a Ponzi scheme for 15 years, stealing millions of dollars from investors, including their …

Serial Con Artist Impersonates Psychiatrist, Part 1

August 21st, 2020


When Kathy’s former therapist announces he’s leaving, she does her due diligence to find a replacement. She searches online and reads patient reviews before settling on Dr. Scott C. Redman. Over the next 2 1/2 years, …

Serial Con Artist Impersonates Psychiatrist: Part 2

August 28th, 2020


Kathy discovers that her therapist, Dr. Scott C. Redman, is not what he seems: Not only is he not a psychologist, he’s been practicing for years …

Scammer Targets Friends in Real Estate Ponzi Scheme, Pt 1

September 4th, 2020


Kim and Sal considered Monique Brady family. Their children were close friends, and the families even vacationed together. Despite her booming house-flipping business, everyone who knew Monique described her as generous …

Scammer Targets Friends in Real Estate Ponzi Scheme, Pt 2

September 11th, 2020


Over several years the Savastano’s have poured nearly a million dollars into their close friend Monique Brady’s real estate endeavor and are shocked …

You’ve Got Mail with Frank Abagnale, Third Edition

September 25th, 2020


In this bonus episode, fraud expert Frank Abagnale is back once again to address your questions on scams. Frank sorts through viewer emails to answer questions about the latest swindles, including an Amazon impostor …

The Heiress of Ireland: Serial Con Artist Poses as Royalty, Part 1

January 8th, 2021


Reality TV producer Johnathan Walton has worked on shows like American Ninja Warrior and Shark Tank. But for Walton, the most vicious shark he ever encounters comes in the form of a new neighbor, Mair Smyth. Claiming …

The Heiress of Ireland, Part 2 : Serial Con Artist Poses as Royalty

January 15th, 2021


Reality TV producer Johnathan Walton discovers that his neighbor and best friend, Mair Symth, is not who she claims to be. Not only is Mair lying …

Changing of the Guard: Guardianship Abuse

January 22nd, 2021


Even though they live in different states Larry Davis, 74, regularly speaks to and visits his 85-year-old stepmother, Kise, so he is stunned when her …

Pet Scams Are Big Business

January 29th, 2021


Danny searches for a new four-legged best friend after his beloved Weimaraner dies of cancer. Alison looks for a second Maine coon to keep her …

The Credit Card Con Queen

February 5th, 2021


Credit card con artist Lisa Reid’s methods are sophisticated, creative and callous. After gaining credit card information from the wealthy seniors she targets, Lisa goes on lavish shopping sprees at high-end …

An Email Could Cost You Your Home: Mortgage Closing Scams

February 12th, 2021


Every year mortgage closing scams cost homebuyers millions of dollars and, tragically, sometimes even their homes. These scams aren’t new, but …

Addicted to Love, Pt. 1

February 19th, 2021


What do you do when you learn your parent is wrapped up in a scam? Christine’s mother is a giving, caring woman who never raised her voice in anger throughout Christine’s childhood. But when her mother starts online …

Addicted to Love, Pt 2

February 26th, 2021


After being a widow for almost a decade, Debbie tells her kids that she’s interested in looking for love again. She finds a match on a dating site, so when another man she chats with while playing an online …

A Cruel Con: Life Insurance Scams

March 5th, 2021


Five days after her husband’s funeral, Janet gets a call. The woman on the line claims to be from the state retirement system calling about a $50,000 …

Autocomplete With Frank Abagnale

March 12th, 2021


In this bonus episode, fraud expert Frank Abagnale joins us to use Google’s autocomplete function to ask some of the internet’s most burning questions, such as How do you spot a scam on Facebook marketplace? What are …

Honolulu’s Power Couple Caught: Mortgage Scam, Part 1

March 19th, 2021


Katherine and Louis Kealoha report that their mailbox has been stolen, a strange occurrence in the upscale Honolulu neighborhood of Kahala. Even …

Honolulu’s Power Couple Caught: Mortgage Scam, Part 2

March 26th, 2021


In part 2, Gerard Puana stands accused of stealing the mailbox of his niece, the deputy city prosecutor, Katherine Kealoha. Surprisingly, this strange crime will lay bare that Katherine’s luxurious lifestyle is fueled …

Archive Episode: Robocall King Meets the FCC

April 9th, 2021


In this 2019 episode, curious about the barrage of robocalls he himself receives, journalist Alex Palmer decides to look into how robocalls work and …

Undercover Hacker

April 16th, 2021


In the UK an IT professional who goes by the alias Jim Browning is battling cyber scams. Fed up with robocalls disrupting his day, Jim decides to fight back. As con artists try to scam him, Jim uses his professional …

Archive Episode: Grandmother Entangled in Money Mule Scam

April 23rd, 2021


In this 2020 archive episode, Annie believes she's found the perfect online friend, but in reality, she’s being lured into an elaborate romance scam.

Mother Goes Missing in Gift Card Scam

April 30th, 2021


When Judy gets a call from a man claiming to be a police officer who says a car registered to her was found full of drugs, she’s skeptical. Before …

How a Dream Vacation House Evaporated

June 11th, 2021


When Melany Robinson discovers that she has breast cancer in July of 2020, she decides she needs to plan something positive to look forward to in …

Could Your Mother Be Kidnapped...Virtually?

June 18th, 2021


In the middle of the night, Jeremy Vincent is awakened by a call from his mother’s number. When he answers, he’s shocked to hear a man’s voice on the other end threatening to harm his mother — who lives thousands of …

Rookie FBI Agent Turns Tables on International Scammers, Part 1

June 25th, 2021


After 80-year-old Alan returns from a trip to the Middle East and Africa, where he visited new “friends” he made online, his wife grows suspicious …

Rookie FBI Agent Turns Tables on International Scammers, Part 2

July 9th, 2021


Rookie FBI agent Mike meets 80-year-old Alan, who has sent $600,000 to “friends” he met online. Typically, international scammers are notoriously …

Housekeeper Turned Caregiver Steals Homes

July 16th, 2021


After 72-year-old Steve Steele’s life partner passes away, his housekeeper, Elizabeth, offers to work as his caregiver. Over time, Elizabeth takes …

How One Man Fought Back Against His Abusive Caregiver

July 23rd, 2021


As 72-year-old Steve Steele is released from jail, not only can he hardly stand or walk, but he is worried about how he will recover the property …

Whirlwind Romance Wipes Out Widow’s Wealth

July 30th, 2021


Eleven years after losing the love of her life, 68-year-old widow Kate Kleinert receives a friend request online from Tony, a handsome surgeon …

Widow Overcomes Romance Scam

August 6th, 2021


After anxiously waiting for her fiancé, Tony, to arrive at the airport, Kate Kleinert is shocked when she receives a call from his attorney, who says that Tony has been arrested on a drug charge. He tells Kate that …

Virtual Kidnappers Con Woman Into Traveling to Mexico

August 13th, 2021


When Charlotte Robinette receives a phone call from kidnappers demanding a ransom for her daughter Kristen, her daughter’s voice on the phone convinces her that the situation is dire. Over the next four grueling days, …

The Business of Scams With Brett Johnson

August 20th, 2021


In this bonus episode, Bob Sullivan and his team of scam busters discuss the business of scams with Brett Johnson, also known as “The Original …

Special 100th Episode

October 1st, 2021


In this 100th episode, host Bob Sullivan revisits some of the most popular episodes and welcomes special guest Amy Nofziger, AARP’s director of …

Virtual Romeo Doesn’t Have a Heart of Gold, Part 1

October 8th, 2021


When 70-year-old widow Isabella finally tries online dating, she’s quickly swept off her feet by a handsome man named Michael who’s been hired by …

Virtual Romeo Doesn’t Have a Heart of Gold, Part 2

October 15th, 2021


When Isabella realizes the man she loved is a fraud, she turns her heartbreak into a determination for justice. Working with local law enforcement and the FBI, Isabella uncovers information linking her case to a large …

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