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October 13, 2019
A successful trucking company is destroyed after it is inherited by the boss' greedy son. Prelude: Hundreds of Falcon Transport employees are blindsided by the company's sudden closure. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 29, 2019
A Spanish woman becomes the president of a survivors group in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Prelude: Fred Parisi, a New York City police officer, creates a foundation to support 9/11 first responders. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 15, 2019
A New Jersey couple raises money on GoFundMe to repay a homeless man for his act of kindness. Prelude: Ginny Irovando Long organizes a fundraiser for her terminally ill son. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 15, 2019
A New Jersey couple raises money on GoFundMe to repay a homeless man for his act of kindness. Prelude: Ginny Irovando Long organizes a fundraiser for her terminally ill son. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.  Or donate directly at SwindledPodcast.com/Support. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 1, 2019
A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 'Snake Song' written and performed by Jess Williamson. Follow Jess on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 1, 2019
A chemical technician risks her life to expose corporate misdeeds at a nuclear facility in Oklahoma. Prelude: Energy mogul Robert S. Kerr becomes the "uncrowned king of the Senate". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 'Snake Song' written and performed by Jess Williamson. Follow Jess on Spotify. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 18, 2019
A disastrous European tour reveals that an American rock band manufactured an entire fan base. Prelude: German R&B duo, Milli Vanilli, are exposed for lip syncing. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
August 4, 2019
A French breast implant manufacturing company's method of cutting costs incites a global health scare. Prelude: Concerns over safety issues related to silicone breast implants leads to a moratorium on sales in the United States. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs).Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 21, 2019
An international fraudster posing as a wealthy CEO utilizes a popular dating app to scam women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prelude: Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto, an Australian grandmother, meets the man of her dreams online. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Link to the VG report: https://www.vg.no/spesial/2019/tindersvindleren/english/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 7, 2019
A Russian-born con artist posing as a wealthy German heiress scams businesses and acquaintances in an attempt to develop her own art foundation in New York. Prelude: Kari Ferrell's Brooklyn exploits earn her the nickname "The Hipster Grifter". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2019
A between-season bonus episode in which a hip-hop superstar establishes a charitable foundation to benefit his homeland, the Republic of Haiti. Support the show and receive more bonus episodes at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2019
A young entrepreneur’s Girls Gone Wild franchise leads to a litany of legal issues related to tax evasion, bribery, and false imprisonment as well as accusations of sexual assault. Prelude: A group of high school students create a much-maligned reality film titled Bumfights that features amateur stunts performed by homeless people. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 17, 2019
A multi-level marketing company becomes a global success despite accusations of dangerous products and exploitation. Prelude: Glenn W. Turner’s lifetime of pyramid schemes. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 3, 2019
The FBI turns to a career con artist to assist with an undercover sting operation that ensnares multiple members of the United States Congress. Prelude: Mel Weinberg’s lifetime of scams finally catches up with him. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 17, 2019
A young politician ruins a promising career with numerous financial and sexual scandals. Prelude: The unsolved murder of Tamara Greene. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 3, 2019
A prominent oral surgeon embarks on a new career path after an addiction to painkillers leads to the loss of his dental license. Prelude: A horrifying discovery is made at the Tri-State Crematory in northwest Georgia. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop. Original music by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 20, 2019
An international boycott ensues after a multinational corporation is accused of contributing to the deaths of millions of infants around the world. Prelude: Baby milk tainted with an industrial chemical leads to over 300,000 illnesses and 6 deaths in China. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 6, 2019
An aviation entrepreneur creates the boyband craze of the nineties and one of the longest running Ponzi schemes in American history. Prelude: In Australia, Alan Bond is remembered as both a national hero and national disgrace. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 16, 2018
A law enforcement officer goes beyond the call of duty in order to steal money from an elderly woman. Prelude: A fallen hero's criminal nature is exposed after he is killed in the line-of-duty. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
December 2, 2018
A self-proclaimed psychic makes a fortune by using her supernatural powers to help solve missing persons cases. Prelude: The rise-and-fall of Miss Cleo and the Psychic Readers Network telephone hotline. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 18, 2018
A British Army major and his wife devise a plan to cheat the popular television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Prelude: Michael Larson's record-breaking performance on Press Your Luck. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
November 4, 2018
The president of a mortgage company is taken hostage by a paranoid loan customer after allegations of mistreatment. Prelude: Clay Allen Duke seeks vengeance on a superintendent of a Florida school district. Special thanks to Alan Berry & Mark Enochs, the directors of Dead Man's Line. Visit DeadMansLine.com for more information. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 21, 2018
A technology entrepreneur defrauds investors in order to build a luxury music festival in the Bahamas. Prelude: The Lapland New Forest Christmas Festival delivers an underwhelming experience. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
October 7, 2018
The financial empire built by Allen Stanford, a mysterious man from Texas, is revealed to be a massive Ponzi scheme. Prelude: The highs-and-lows of American financier, Michael Marin. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 23, 2018
An elderly woman suffers severe burns after spilling McDonald's coffee into her lap. Prelude: A California janitor's case against the owners of a phone booth is labeled as a "frivolous" lawsuit by President Ronald Reagan. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
September 9, 2018
An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea. Prelude: A New Jersey State Senator starts a new life on the Maldives Islands. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 1, 2018
A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress. Prelude: Horse owners summon "The Sandman" to assist in recovering a portion of their investments. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 14, 2018
A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades. Prelude: Colin Fowles, a local football star, is remembered by his community. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2018
A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America". Prelude: Valeant Pharmaceuticals pioneers a new business model for the pharmaceutical industry. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2018
A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire. Prelude: The secrets of faith healer Peter Popoff are revealed. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 29, 2018
A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife. Prelude: A multi-millionaire motivational speaker solicits help from Kenneth Minor, a down-and-out man from Harlem, in a plot to collect insurance proceeds. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 15, 2018
Two Luzerne County judges are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers. Prelude: Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak is involved in a pay-to-play corruption scandal. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
April 1, 2018
An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted decades, accounting for over 20,000 deaths and half a million injured. Prelude: A cloud of gas sweeps over the Chemical Valley region in West Virginia. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 18, 2018
A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics. Prelude: William Douglas Street Jr. assumes many different roles and professions in an attempt shortcut his way to the top. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
March 4, 2018
An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal. Prelude: A shocking discovery is made after the death of Illinois Secretary of State, Paul Powell. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 18, 2018
A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world. Prelude: A pill scare sweeps the nation as a result of the Nelson Pill Hearings. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
February 4, 2018
A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, and double-crosses. Prelude: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Australian businessman is strapped to a bomb in a brazen extortion attempt. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 21, 2018
Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster. Prelude: James Denney, a Missouri farmer, makes a deal for a local chemical company to bury its waste on his property. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2018
An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever". Prelude: A millionaire art dealer named Forrest Fenn releases clues pertaining to the location of a hidden treasure chest. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2018
A municipal employee embezzles over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and expensive hobby. Prelude: History of Ronald Reagan's oft-repeated maxim, "Trust but verify", and its relevance in modern society. Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
January 7, 2018
An unclaimed, jackpot-winning lottery ticket purchased in Iowa leads to a cross-continent search for the winner. Prelude: Nick Perry, a local TV celebrity in Pittsburgh, rigs the Pennsylvania lottery in a scandal known as the "Triple Six Fix". Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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