Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen

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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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 37m. Bisher sind 11 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 9: 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.


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episode 8: 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.


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episode 7: 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.


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episode 6: 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.


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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...


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episode 5: 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.


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 2020-10-22  38m
 
 

episode 4: Chapter 4: Cat and Mouse


Nicole, the private investigator, joins us inside the rabbit hole, and begins to chip away at some of the scammer's defenses. That work also uncovers one incredible secret.


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 2020-10-15  34m
 
 

episode 3: Chapter 3: Into the Rabbit Hole


The Hollywood Con Queen scam is far bigger and more complicated than anyone recognized. Each victim seems to lead to five more victims, and the more Josh and Vanessa unpack this baffling con, the weirder things get.


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 2020-10-08  37m
 
 

episode 2: Chapter 2: Heather


Eddie wasn't the first person to fall into this fake movie trap. Not even close. Two years before Eddie got  that call, Heather, a make-up artist in London, heard from a different  producer, about a different movie, also in Indonesia. But Heather's trip  was far more harrowing. She feared for her life. And her story pulls us deeper into the tangled web of the Hollywood Con Queen scam.


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 2020-10-01  45m
 
 

episode 1: Chapter 1: The Hook


Eddie, an aspiring film industry trainer, gets a  call from a powerful producer offering him the opportunity of a lifetime  -- a major film project, in Indonesia. But when Eddie gets to Jakarta,  there is no movie. And after some friends back home do a little sleuthing, Eddie realizes that he's been pulled into something far bigger than just a little scam. 


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 2020-10-01  46m
 
 
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