Meth, Murder, and Antivirus Software- John McAfee
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1w ago
On the season 15 finale we discuss the insane life and death of John McAfee who founded the famous antivirus software, became a wanted fugitive in another country, openly used drugs and hired prostitutes and still somehow mildly successfully ran for the President of the United States ..read more
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The Healthcare Hoax- Mathew James
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1w ago
This week we dish the tea on a Mathew missing a t, as we discuss Mathew James and the capers he pulled to hoodwink the healthcare industry out of more than half a billion dollars ..read more
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The Salad Oil Scam- Tino De Angelis
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1w ago
This week we sit down and discuss the not often told story of Tino De Angelis, an Italian immigrant looking to make a name for himself, which he did not through good business practices or works of charity but through perpetuating a phantom oil scandal worth $1.8Bn ..read more
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The Lottery Lawyer- Jason Kurland
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1M ago
This week we discuss the man that was supposed to guide those who have come into huge winnings through the lottery to a better future, but instead used the proceeds to worm himself and his clients further into debt. Does justice end up with a new pair of shoes? Find out in this episode ..read more
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Frat House Crack House- Charleston Drug Ring
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1M ago
This week we delve into this season's listener suggested episode as we discuss a clever but somehow stupid, chill but somehow violent, gang ran but somehow not gang ran drug ring that was operated by those of high privilege on the campus of the College of Charleston in South Carolina ..read more
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God's Cryptocurrency-Eligio Regalado
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1M ago
This week we discuss a weird intersection of themes that are common on this show, cryptocurrency and religious scams. Prosperity preachers have been common for hundreds of years but as sermons moved to Zoom for the pandemic, one couple decided that tithing can be hip and digital when they created and misused INDXcoin, the cryptocurrency backed by Jesus ..read more
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Ivan the Terrible- Ivan Boesky
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1M ago
This week we talk about one of the most famous rats in history, besides that one that makes gingers cook well, and that rat's name is Ivan Boesky. An arbitrageur who made his wealth because his rich wife gave him a decent allowance, and also some illegal stuff ..read more
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The Monster with 21 Faces-Glico and Morinaga
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2M ago
This week we visit Japan as we discuss the details of an unsolved crime from the 1980's that saw multiple food companies threatened and extorted by someone who referred to themselves as The Monster with 21 Faces. The crime spree started with kidnapping end ended with death, potentially all at the hands of one fox-eyed man ..read more
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Money Boxes and Eiffel Towers- Victor Lustig
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2M ago
This week we discuss an Austria-Hungarian born conman named Victor Lustig (maybe?) who left a string of scam victims across two continents, found great success selling magic boxes and... The Eiffel tower... twice ..read more
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Hero to Zero- Brian Kolfage
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2M ago
On the season 15 premiere episode we discuss Brian Kolfage, a purple heart recipient who used his military hero status to spread far-right conspiracies and to swindle a large sum of money from thousands in his " We Build the Wall" fundraiser ..read more
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