11 episodes

For the past 6 years, someone — or some group — has been terrorizing a certain class of Hollywood workers. Strivers — day players and physical trainers and make-up artists and security guards — receive a phone call or email offering the job of a lifetime. A key role on a major film, or TV show. This offer comes from a powerful woman — one of the biggest producers or studio executives in the industry. All these strivers have to do is get on a plane, for Jakarta, immediately. But when they land, there is no producer. There is no movie. It’s all a fraud. This is the incredible true story of one the longest and strangest cons in history. Tag along as two long-time journalists untangle the story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and embark upon an obsessive quest to figure out who’s behind it.

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    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

For the past 6 years, someone — or some group — has been terrorizing a certain class of Hollywood workers. Strivers — day players and physical trainers and make-up artists and security guards — receive a phone call or email offering the job of a lifetime. A key role on a major film, or TV show. This offer comes from a powerful woman — one of the biggest producers or studio executives in the industry. All these strivers have to do is get on a plane, for Jakarta, immediately. But when they land, there is no producer. There is no movie. It’s all a fraud. This is the incredible true story of one the longest and strangest cons in history. Tag along as two long-time journalists untangle the story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and embark upon an obsessive quest to figure out who’s behind it.

    Chapter 9: Inside the Walls

    Chapter 9: Inside the Walls

    At long last, the team penetrates the scammer's inner circle — and zeroes in on the Con Queen's identity.

    • 45 min
    Chapter 8: Hunting the Hunter

    Chapter 8: Hunting the Hunter

    The hunt for the scammer continues, and frustration is at an all-time-high -- until our team gets the big break it's been looking for.

    • 38 min
    Chapter 7: Ghosted

    Chapter 7: Ghosted

    With no sign of the case being resolved, and the Con Queen very much still racking up victims, the team decides to go hunting for this elusive scammer.

    • 37 min
    Chapter 6: Day Player

    Chapter 6: Day Player

    Just when you thought the Con Queen scam couldn't get any more mind-boggling, a new twist emerges — one that makes the depravity of this scammer abundantly clear.

    • 37 min
    Introducing: Dr. Death Season 2

    Introducing: Dr. Death Season 2

    If someone you love is  diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the  best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that  doctor. Between his prestigious education, years  of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you  could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From  Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a  doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

    Listen today at: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Chameleon

    • 4 min
    Chapter 5: Turning the Tables

    Chapter 5: Turning the Tables

    The scam has a whole other set of victims — the female producers and studio execs who had their names and reputations damaged by the Con Queen. Josh goes to visit Deb Snyder, one of the biggest film producers in Hollywood, and finds that she has some very interesting things to share about our scammer.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Bummed..☹️ ,

I am so embarrassed..

I wrote a review about speaking too fast which I’d like to rescind. Turns out my phone settings had changed and that was affecting my sound. After adjustment I found that it was much better, normal again. So it was my fault and I apologize.
This is a great story which I have really enjoyed, hence my initial frustration. ✌🏼😁

been biddy opinion ,

Amazing

Love this! So exciting the closer they get to solving this. Definitely worth subscribing. Can’t wait for the next episode

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Absolutely HOOKED!

This podcast is extremely addicting, to say the least. The delivery is A1, Hands down the best podcast I’ve ever listened to.

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