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Scams & Cons

Jim Grinstead

Why would anyone give thousands of dollars to a Nigerian prince? Or play a well-known scam like Three Card Monte? Scammers and con artists convince people to do it every day. We will tell you why people become suckers and how it is done.
Cults: I know what's best for you. Give me your money and abandon your family. You'll be glad you did.September 22, 2022 Episode artwork Blackmail: I know a guy who knows a guy. Know what I mean?September 08, 2022 Episode artwork A quick look at voter registration fraudAugust 25, 2022 Episode artwork Awww... I've missed you guysAugust 11, 2022 Episode artwork Summer break! We'll be back in the fall!July 14, 2022 Episode artwork Music scams: Both musicians and listeners can be off-keyJune 30, 2022 Episode artwork Sweepstakes scams: You may already be a loser!June 16, 2022 Episode artwork Credentials scams: Not worth the paper it's written onJune 02, 2022 Episode artwork Coupon scamsMay 19, 2022 Episode artwork Long cons: Patience is the rewardMay 05, 2022 Episode artwork Sex scamsApril 21, 2022 Episode artwork Art scams -- the play's the thing!April 07, 2022 Episode artwork Unbelievable consMarch 24, 2022 Episode artwork The Pigeon Drop: No dry cleaner required. Scammers will clean you for free.March 10, 2022 Episode artwork Pet scams: Karma's a bitchFebruary 24, 2022 Episode artwork Valentine's Scams: I love you, but I love your money more.February 10, 2022 Episode artwork We're back Feb. 10, but first, a warning about QR codesJanuary 27, 2022 Episode artwork Scams & Cons is back in February, but first ...January 06, 2022 Episode artwork As Season 1 ends, it's beach time!!! Season 2 begins in February.December 02, 2021 Episode artwork Tools of the con artist's tradeNovember 18, 2021 Episode artwork House stealing: No good deed is scam-proofNovember 04, 2021 Episode artwork Blinded by scam scienceOctober 21, 2021 Episode artwork The grave undertakings of con artistsOctober 07, 2021 Episode artwork Parking lot scams: Why you give money to strangers even when you know you're being connedSeptember 23, 2021 Episode artwork Scams vs HoaxesSeptember 09, 2021 Episode artwork