19 episodes

Season 1

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Jules Hannaford was successful and happy in her life and her job, but was still lonely. She turned to online dating as a last resort, after being single for more than a decade. It seemed she was consistently meeting men who were not good enough. One after another, they seemed only to want to swindle her out of her money, and she was getting frustrated.

Finally, she met a man who had his life together. Truman was a successful project manager at a construction firm, and seemed as excited as Jules was about the possibility of building a life with someone special.

Jules travelled across the world to meet him, and the fairy tale immediately began to unravel. All was not as it seemed.

This podcast is an exploration of the world of sweetheart scams, catfishing, and the ugly side of online dating.

Launching October  25th, 2019.

https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

Season 2

'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

Fool Me Twice Auscast Network

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Season 1

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Jules Hannaford was successful and happy in her life and her job, but was still lonely. She turned to online dating as a last resort, after being single for more than a decade. It seemed she was consistently meeting men who were not good enough. One after another, they seemed only to want to swindle her out of her money, and she was getting frustrated.

Finally, she met a man who had his life together. Truman was a successful project manager at a construction firm, and seemed as excited as Jules was about the possibility of building a life with someone special.

Jules travelled across the world to meet him, and the fairy tale immediately began to unravel. All was not as it seemed.

This podcast is an exploration of the world of sweetheart scams, catfishing, and the ugly side of online dating.

Launching October  25th, 2019.

https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

Season 2

'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

    4| Keep Your Friends Close

    4| Keep Your Friends Close

    The Private Investigator uncovers Tiffany's criminal history and Sally begins to realise that she is a victim of an elaborate scam. Her lawyer suggests that Sally befriend Tiffany and try to get her to keep making small payments for the diamonds. Sally finds out what Tiffany did with the diamonds and tries to find them. She contacts the GIA and eventually learns that they have one of her diamonds. Sally thinks this is amazing news…but is it? 

    'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

    ‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

    By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

    Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

    Please check out our Patreon page where you can listen to the episodes AD FREE and get many other rewards for as little as $1USD a month. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Zara Hannaford: https://zarahannaford.com/

    Shayde Furlong: shaydefurlong@gmail.com

    Angele Meyerhoff: angelemeyerhoff@gmail.com

    Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Fool Me Twice. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net

    Webpage: https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

    Auscast Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foolmetwicejh/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-hannaford-16b6b8152/

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foolmetwicejh/

    Please subscribe to “Fool Me Twice” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    3| Mining for Information

    3| Mining for Information

    Tiffany begins to pay back the money bit by bit but things don’t feel right. Sally reports the incident to the police but they don’t seem interested. She decides to hire a Private Investigator to help her to track down Tiffany and find out more about who she really is. We learn about Sally’s background in the diamond industry.

    'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

    ‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

    By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

    Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

    Please check out our Patreon page where you can listen to the episodes AD FREE and get many other rewards for as little as $1USD a month. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Zara Hannaford: https://zarahannaford.com/

    Shayde Furlong: shaydefurlong@gmail.com

    Angele Meyerhoff: angelemeyerhoff@gmail.com

    Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Fool Me Twice. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net

    Webpage: https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

    Auscast Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foolmetwicejh/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-hannaford-16b6b8152/

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foolmetwicejh/

    Please subscribe to “Fool Me Twice” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    2| Are Diamonds Forever

    2| Are Diamonds Forever

    We delve deeper into the machinations of the diamond sale and how the transaction seemed above board but then things began to go horribly wrong. Sally returns from her trip, thinking that there was some kind of mistake with the bank and that the issue with the payment should be able to be easily sorted out. Sally begins to communicate with Tiffany to try to solve the problem.

    'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

    ‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

    By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

    Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

    Please check out our Patreon page where you can listen to the episodes AD FREE and get many other rewards for as little as $1USD a month. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Zara Hannaford: https://zarahannaford.com/

    Shayde Furlong: shaydefurlong@gmail.com

    Angele Meyerhoff: angelemeyerhoff@gmail.com

    Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Fool Me Twice. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net

    Webpage: https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

    Auscast Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foolmetwicejh/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-hannaford-16b6b8152/

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foolmetwicejh/

    Please subscribe to “Fool Me Twice” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    1| The Lost Diamonds of Sheung Wan

    1| The Lost Diamonds of Sheung Wan

    A nondescript woman, Tiffany, visits a locally owned diamond business, Ryder Diamonds, seeking a very specific diamond. The owner Sally Ryder, is away on an overseas trip during the transaction and her sales assistant’s broker the deal. Everything goes smoothly and Tiffany buys two 5 carat diamonds. However, not long after this big sale, Sally’s sales girls’ alert her that there is a problem with the payment for the diamonds.

    Trigger Warning: This podcast discusses suicide listener discretion is advised.

    'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'

    ‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

    By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.

    Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.

    Please check out our Patreon page where you can listen to the episodes AD FREE and get many other rewards for as little as $1USD a month. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Zara Hannaford: https://zarahannaford.com/

    Shayde Furlong: shaydefurlong@gmail.com

    Angele Meyerhoff: angelemeyerhoff@gmail.com

    Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Fool Me Twice. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net

    Webpage: https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

    Auscast Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foolmetwicejh/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jules-hannaford-16b6b8152/

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/juleshannaford/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foolmetwicejh/

    Please subscribe to “Fool Me Twice” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, YouTube and anywhere you find your podcasts.

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Introducing: Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds

    Introducing: Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds

    ‘Fool Me Twice’ is a podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.

    Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast.

    COMING SOON:  Available on Auscast Network and all podcast platforms in July 2021.

    Fool Me Twice: https://apple.co/36kbNmH

    Zara Hannaford: https://zarahannaford.com/

    Jules Hannaford: https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

    Shayde Furlong: shaydefurlong@gmail.com

    Sally Ryder: https://www.ryderdiamonds.com/

    Auscast Network: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/fool-me-twice

    Please check out our Patreon page where you can listen to the episodes AD FREE and get many other rewards for as little as $1USD a month. https://www.patreon.com/foolmetwice

    Trigger Warning: This podcast discusses suicide. Listener discretion is advised.

    HELP: If you need support please call your local help line or Lifeline. If you are in Hong Kong, please call The Samaritans on 28960000 https://samaritans.org.hk

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 4 min
    Announcement: Webby Award Nomination

    Announcement: Webby Award Nomination

    Our true crime podcast ‘Fool Me Twice’ has been nominated for an award for Best Writing in the 24th Annual Webby Awards. This is huge honour and we are very excited.

    There is a People's Voice component, where we would love it if you could please take the time to VOTE for our podcast ‘Fool Me Twice’! It would be really incredible to win.

    Please click on the link below to vote? You need to sign in to vote.

    IMPORTANT! You need to click a link in an email they'll send you for your vote to count. Please check your spam!

    VOTE HERE:
    http://wbby.co/pod07

    Webby People's Voice Voting is open until Thursday, May 7th at 11:59 p.m. PDT

    Thank you so much for your support!

    Jules, Zara and Shayde

    https://www.foolmetwicepod.com/

     

    Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Speedy HK ,

So unique

This true crime podcast is fantastic. It covers such an important and relevant topic- romance scams. The show is so well produced and Jules and Zara do a wonderful job of telling the story!! It is such a gripping and informative podcast!

Jimdown63 ,

Exposing the prevalence of despicable human nature

Admitting to being scammed and how to deal with the consequences takes immense courage and strength of character. This podcast highlights the terrible and despicable nature of scammers who heartlessly prey on people to extract as much money as possible without any consideration for the lives they leave in tatters.
Jules’ story is brilliantly and compellingly conveyed and it provides a stark lesson to all in how to spot the signs that can indicate a less than honourable liaison.

Benny198814 ,

Fantastic Podcast

This podcast is both entertaining and educational. I love the mother daughter collaboration and enjoy the other scam stories as well. The music creates a great atmosphere and enhances the overall impact of the podcast. I can’t wait for the next episode!

Top Podcasts In True Crime

Listeners Also Subscribed To