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Let’s talk about Scamfluencers, hosted by Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi, who unpack epic stories of deception from social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness.
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Hosts: Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi
Listen on: Spotify, iTunes, Audible
Episodes: 2022 –
You never really know someone…especially online. In today’s world, the power of influence can be the quickest path to money and fame, and it often ends in ruin. These are the stories of the world’s most insidious Scamfluencers. And we are their prey.
On Wondery’s new weekly series, join co-hosts Scaachi Koul and Sarah Hagi as they unpack epic stories of deception from the worlds of social media, fashion, finance, health, and wellness. These influencers claim to be everything from charismatic healers to trusted financial insiders to experts in dating. They cast spells over millions. Why do we believe them, and how does our culture allow them to thrive?
From Black Swan Murder to a fake social media influencer to an audacious Hollywood Ponzi schemer, each season will take the listener along the twists and turns, the impact on victims, and what’s left when the facade falls away.
If you think this podcast is about influencers who scam others, you’re mistaken. That’s what I went into this podcast thinking I was about to listen to. I was surprised that each week covers a new story of a scammer who influences someone (or many people) to do something for them.
Hosts Scaachi and Sarah are great together. They have very pleasant and easy to listen to voices. They tell each story as you’d imagine a gossip session with your bestie. There were even some moments that had me laughing out loud.
I’m currently halfway through the available episodes and looking forward to new episodes every Monday.
I give Scamfluencers 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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