Original Series
Studio: ABC

The Con explores the troubling tales of people taken in by claims and promises that proved too good to be true, from identity fraud and misleading romance to the high-profile college admission scandal and Fyre Festival. It will reveal how the victims were fooled and the cost of their false trust – emotional and financial.


The Con will feature interviews with the key people caught up in the cons, including victims and eyewitnesses, and, in some cases, law enforcement and the perpetrators themselves.

The Con Episode List

Season 1
Episode Date Title Description
8 3/31/2021 The Hollywood Con How and why did this scammer crush so many Hollywood dreams?
7 3/24/2021 The Wine Con “I scam people and drink their wine.” How did this wine collector have some of the world’s best, most expensive wines?
6 3/17/2021 The Psychics Con Journey into the world of psychics and find out what happens when a psychic cons customers out of their money – revenge not even a psychic could predict.
5 3/10/2021 The Royal Con Meet the fabulously rich “Saudi Prince” who was part of one of the most powerful families in the world – but, was he?
4 3/3/2021 The Fyre Festival Con What does Fyre Fest creator Billy McFarland have to say now about the disastrous music festival in the Caribbean?
3 10/28/2020 The Varsity Blues Con Through elaborate and illegal methods, Rick Singer manipulates the admissions process for rich and famous parents whose children are applying to renowned colleges.
2 10/21/2020 The Heiress Con A woman claiming to be an Irish heiress swindles thousands of dollars from her best friend.
1 10/14/2020 The Love Con In the first episode, television producer Benita Alexander shares that she thought she was headed for a fairytale Italian wedding to a surgeon, until it turned out to be too good to be true.

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