21 episodes

It was a relationship that was going just the way Andrew Thomson planned...
right up until the point, Emma discovered his real identity. WOULD YOU HIT RECORD....?

Conning the Con Evergreen Podcasts | CONmunity Podcast Productions

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 87 Ratings

It was a relationship that was going just the way Andrew Thomson planned...
right up until the point, Emma discovered his real identity. WOULD YOU HIT RECORD....?

    The RomCON - Ep 1

    The RomCON - Ep 1

    Episode one, The RomCON, takes us back to where it all began...

    One swipe to the right. One small, seemingly insignificant flick of the index finger.....
    Meet my sister, Emma as she takes us back to the fateful day when she swiped right on the profile of Andrew Thomson.
    He's charming, charismatic, successful and empathetic, everything you look for in a life partner, right?
    He seemed like the perfect date but by date four the cracks were starting to appear. And they would be the first of many...

    Dr Sophie Muir, Clinical Psychologist joins us, shining a retrospective light on Emma's story and highlighting the red flags along the way


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    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

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    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams



    If this topic has got you curious and you want to know more about the art of the con then check out:
    The Confidence Game: The Psychology of the Con and Why We Fall for it Every Time by Maria Konnikova

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    • 37 min
    The CONfidence Man - Ep 2

    The CONfidence Man - Ep 2

    By March 2019, Emma and the man she knows as Andrew Thomson have been dating for almost six months, their relationship appears to be going from strength to strength. Andrew had put in months and months of graft, it was now time for him to double down on his lies and do what he does best, exploit, rinse ..... and repeat.
     
    In the last Episode

    Emma meets a man called Andrew Thomson on tinder

    He is a charming, outgoing, entrepreneur from Tasmania, Australia

    The relationship moves from strength to strength over the first few dates, he seems too good to be true

    By date four Andrew lets Emma into what she thinks is his deepest, darkest secret, his false imprisonment in a Melbourne jail

    Emma is faced with a decision..... but everyone deserves a second chance, right?

     
    Useful links
     
    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com
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    DON’T forget to use DISCOUNT CODE “FERRIS” 

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

    If you have your own true crime story to share please contact us.

    email: conningthecon@yahoo.com


    Facebook: conningtheconpodcast


    Instagram: conningthecon


    Twitter: conningthecon1


     
    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams


     
     
    If this topic has got you curious you may like:
    The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson


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    • 45 min
    ReCONnaissance - Ep 3

    ReCONnaissance - Ep 3

    Emma's friends, Sarsha and Jo, smell a rat. However, smelling a rat and catching a rat, well, they are two entirely different things!

    In the last Episode

    Andrew had spent six months grafting, building Emma's trust.

    By March 2019 he had finally hit the payload and convinced Emma to invest in a "property venture" with him.

    She 'invests' a smaller amount for a month before Andrew doubles down and goes in for the kill.

    Come the 8th of April, Emma is set to transfer the next big chunk of cash.


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    Useful links

    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com

    CRIMECON UK TICKETS HERE
    CRIMECON US TICKETS HERE
    DON’T forget to use DISCOUNT CODE “FERRIS” 

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

    If you have your own true crime story to share please contact us.

    email: conningthecon@yahoo.com


    Facebook: conningtheconpodcast


    Instagram: conningthecon


    Twitter: conningthecon1



    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams



    Supporting our sponsors supports the show
    Check out our Zencastr offer here: zen.ai/con
    Promo code: con

    Check out BlendJet: The original portable blender
    coupon:  ferris12 (case sensitive)
    custom URL: zen.ai/ferris12
    Go to blendjet.com and use code  ferris12 to save 12% off your order OR use my special link, and the discount will be applied at checkout zen.ai/ferris12

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    • 40 min
    IrreCONcilable Differences - Ep 4

    IrreCONcilable Differences - Ep 4

    Andrew has been playing a game of chess with Emma for six months. However, Emma's discovery of his real identity means the tables are about to turn on Andrew, just when he was almost at checkmate.

    In the last Episode

    Emma's friends, Sarsha and Jo, do some digging and find the ODT article (link below)

    Meanwhile, Emma is oblivious to their discovery and transfers $250,000 directly to Andrews account to invest

    Emma is the last to discover Andrew Thomson is actually convicted Fraudster Andrew Tonks

    Unravelling the truth from the lies she discovers Andrew Tonks works at a freighting company in dispatch!


    Otago Daily Times Article https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/fraudster-jailed-after-theft-pay-reparation
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    DON’T forget to use DISCOUNT CODE “FERRIS” 

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

    Useful links
    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com

    If you have your own true crime story to share please contact us.

    email: conningthecon@yahoo.com


    Facebook: conningtheconpodcast


    Instagram: conningthecon


    Twitter: conningthecon1



    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams



    Our thanks to the talented:
    Aroha Min for the theme tune
    Jon Stubbs - Voiceover artist

    Supporting our sponsors supports the show
    Check out our Zencastr offer here: zen.ai/con
    Promo code: con

    Check out BlendJet: The original portable blender
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    custom URL: zen.ai/ferris12
    Go to blendjet.com and use code  ferris12 to save 12% off your order OR use my special link, and the discount will be applied at checkout zen.ai/ferris12

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    • 28 min
    CONcaved - Ep 5

    CONcaved - Ep 5

    We rejoin the story with Emma digesting the aftermath and calculating the cost of Andrew's deception. He still had a sizeable chunk of her money and getting it back was not going to be for the fainthearted. A plan was percolating, it was time to Con the Con.

    In the last Episode
    For the last six months, Andrew Tonks had been playing a game of chess with my sister Emma and up until the 9th of April 2019, she had no idea that she was playing it, let alone that Andrew was almost at checkmate. 

    In the previous episodes, unbeknownst to Andrew, Emma had discovered his real identity. Fight or flight kicked in ..... Emma chose to fight.

    She had swung into action to recover the money that had been transferred into his account only the day before. However, to have any chance of retrieving the money she couldn't let on that she knew his true identity. And so operation "Bank Transfer" swung into action.

    Useful links
    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com

    HAVE YOU ENJOYED OUR INDEPENDENTLY MADE PODCAST?
    WANT TO SUPPORT US? 
    CLICK THE LINK buymeacoffee.com/conningthecon

    Supporting our sponsors supports the show:
    CRIMECON UK TICKETS HERE
    CRIMECON US TICKETS HERE
    DON’T forget to use DISCOUNT CODE “FERRIS” 

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

    If you have your own true crime story to share please contact us.

    email: conningthecon@yahoo.com


    Facebook: conningtheconpodcast


    Instagram: conningthecon


    Twitter: conningthecon1



    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams



    Our thanks to the talented:
    Aroha Min for the theme tune 
    Jon Stubbs - Voiceover Artist
    Annabel Miller - Voiceover Artist

    Supporting our sponsors supports the show
    Check out our Zencastr offer here: zen.ai/con
    Promo code: con

    Check out BlendJet: The original portable blender
    coupon:  ferris12 (case sensitive)
    custom URL: zen.ai/ferris12
    Go to blendjet.com and use code  ferris12 to save 12% off your order OR use my special link, and the discount will be applied at checkout zen.ai/ferris12

    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 44 min
    CONnections - Ep 6

    CONnections - Ep 6

    The New Zealand police were slowly but surely building that case against Andrew Tonks. And as far as we knew, Andrew, although he seemed a little suspicious, he didn't know that the net was closing in around him. But what he did know is that his house of cards had a few rather large cracks appearing in the foundations.

    In the last Episode
    Emma had just received a text from Andrew outlining his latest scheme to repay his debt to her. 
    And so it was that Andrew Tonks, the world's most unassuming spy, was forced out of retirement to complete one last very dangerous mission, a mission so dangerous that payment for it would clear his debt to Emma in its entirety and some.

    HAVE YOU ENJOYED OUR INDEPENDENTLY MADE PODCAST?
    WANT TO SUPPORT US? 
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    CRIMECON UK TICKETS HERE
    CRIMECON US TICKETS HERE
    DON’T forget to use DISCOUNT CODE “FERRIS” 

    This is a CONmunity Podcast Production on the Killer Podcasts Network
    Check out more:
    STOP THE KILLING 
    KLOOGHLESS - THE LONG CON
    GUILTY GREENIE

    Useful links
    Join Emma @thebreatheffect on Facebook and Instagram
    To learn the tools that Emma used to help both survive and thrive through trauma join Emma on one of her amazing online courses. Choose to reset your stress response and rewire your brain over 30 days.
    The Breath Effect - thebreatheffect.com
    Dr Sophie Muir - drsophiemuir.com

    If you have your own true crime story to share please contact us.

    email: conningthecon@yahoo.com


    Facebook: conningtheconpodcast


    Instagram: conningthecon


    Twitter: conningthecon1



    If you believe you have been targeted by a Fraudster then please reach out for help. Many places can help, below are a few to get you pointed in the right direction. 

    UK: Action Fraud


    NZ: NZ Government - Scams


    NZ: Netsafe


    Australia: Scamwatch


    US: USA Government - Scams



    Our thanks to the talented:
    Aroha Min for the theme tune 
    Jon Stubbs - Voiceover artist
    Annabel Miller - Voiceover artist


    Supporting our sponsors supports the show
    Check out our Zencastr offer here: zen.ai/con
    Promo code: con

    Check out BlendJet: The original portable blender
    coupon: ferris12 (case sensitive)
    custom URL: zen.ai/ferris12
    Go to blendjet.com and use code ferris12 to save 12% off your order OR use my special link, and the discount will be applied at checkout zen.ai/ferris12
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Mau1278 ,

Excellent podcast Great listening

Impressive podcast— conning the conman brilliant!

Specknacob ,

Great throughout

This is a great podcast series , very well narrated and with fascinating insights from experts.

Thoroughly enjoying it, great job!

Red in London ,

Hard to sympathise with lead character

An interesting tale but I found it really hard to sympathise with Emma. It was her desire and means to take person financial advantage of NZ's hugely inflated and inequitable real estate market that got her into strife, despite warnings from family and friends. As a heart warming tale of beating the truly bad guys on earth, this ain't it.

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