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The Con Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

8 Episodes 2020 - 2020

Episode 1

The Love Con

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 60 mins

The premiere of the series about people taken in by promises that proved too good to be true. First up: Benita Alexander, a documentary producer, and Paolo Macchiarini, an internationally renowned surgeon. She meets him while producing a documentary on his surgical techniques and is wooed by his charm, intellect and good looks. They soon get engaged and, according to her, he takes over wedding planning. However, weeks before the wedding, she realizes things aren't as perfect as they seem.

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Episode 2

The Heiress Con

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 60 mins

Marianne Smyth, an Irish heiress, claims her family is trying to scam her out of her inheritance. She is best friends with Johnathan Walton, a TV producer. When Smyth is arrested for allegedly embezzling from her employer, Walton sticks by her every step of the way by lending Smyth tens of thousands of dollars to help with legal bills and expenses. Soon afterward, Walton makes the unsettling discovery that Smyth has not been truthful about needing the money or her identity.

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Episode 3

The Varsity Blues Con

Wed, Oct 28, 2020 60 mins

Whoopi Goldberg explores how Rick Singer's con worked and how the FBI brought him down.

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Episode 4

The Fyre Festival Con

Wed, Mar 3, 2021 60 mins

Looking back to the Fyre Festival that had disastrous results. Featuring interviews with employees and festival goers.

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Episode 5

The Royal Con

Wed, Nov 4, 2020 60 mins

Anthony Gignac attempts to swindle a wealthy real estate mogul and others out of millions by taking on the persona of Saudi royal Prince Khalid bin al-Saud.

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Episode 6

The Psychic Con

Wed, Mar 17, 2021 60 mins

Debra, Priti and Ruth each turned to psychics for clarity and answers during difficult times in their lives. Unfortunately, their psychics took advantage of their vulnerability and asked the women for money to remedy a spiritual ailment or problem they identified. Each woman said she became emotionally dependent on her psychic. Faced with escalating demands and after losing tens of thousands of dollars, the women decided to fight back.

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Episode 7

The Wine Con

Wed, Mar 24, 2021 60 mins

In the early 2000s, a young upstart named Rudy Kurniawan exploded into the world of fine wine, where the rich spend more on a bottle than some people make in a year. He also became the center of one of the most outrageous scams of all-time, conning some of the richest collectors in the world. Kurniawan was celebrated for building a cellar full of the rarest wines, selling many of his bottles for record-breaking amounts of money, but he was hiding a secret.

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Episode 8

The Hollywood Con

Wed, Mar 31, 2021 60 mins

For several years, a person dubbed the "Con Queen" had been pretending to be various high-powered female film-industry executives. She allegedly offered Hollywood hopefuls a dream job with lucrative pay—but with a catch. To secure the job, the workers had to pay their own way to Jakarta, with the promise of being reimbursed.

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