The Con

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  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (52)

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 series will lift the curtain on the people behind some of the most outrageous cons ever.

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The Hollywood Con
8. The Hollywood Con
March 31, 2021
A person dubbed the "Con Queen" pretends to be various high-powered female film-industry executives.
The Wine Con
7. The Wine Con
March 24, 2021
A man cons wine collectors.
The Psychic Con
6. The Psychic Con
March 17, 2021
Three vulnerable women who became dependent on psychics tell their stories.
The Royal Con
5. The Royal Con
March 10, 2021
Meet the fabulously rich “Saudi Prince” who was part of one of the most powerful families in the world – but, was he?
The Fyre Festival Con
4. The Fyre Festival Con
March 3, 2021
Entrepreneur Billy McFarland aimed to pull off his biggest idea yet in spring 2017 - the Fyre Festival. To bring it to life, McFarland secured investors and hype with the help of a costly, viral promotional video full of the world's biggest influencers and models on the beaches of Great Exuma, Bahamas. The Fyre Festival quickly became one of the hottest and priciest tickets of the year. With only six months to plan, McFarland and his team scrambled to make good on his promise of an ultra-luxurious festival experience, complete with an all-star lineup of music performances, lavish cabanas, celebrity chefs and more. Instead, hundreds of guests arrived to what was ultimately an unfinished campsite, far from luxury. The disastrous conditions quickly went viral on social media and led to performers canceling and guests shocked with disappointment. Everyone wanted answers and most importantly a refund, and all eyes were on McFarland. Ultimately, McFarland left behind a trail of unpaid debts and is currently serving six years in prison and was ordered to pay back those he defrauded, totaling $26 million.
The Varsity Blues Con
3. The Varsity Blues Con
October 28, 2020
Through elaborate and illegal methods, Rick Singer manipulates the admissions process for rich and famous parents whose children are applying to renowned colleges.
The Heiress Con
2. The Heiress Con
October 21, 2020
A woman claiming to be an Irish heiress swindles thousands of dollars from her best friend.
The Love Con
1. The Love Con
October 14, 2020
Goldberg introduces viewers to Benita Alexander, an award-winning documentary television producer and single mother, and Paolo Macchiarini, an internationally renowned surgeon. Alexander meets Macchiarini while producing a documentary on his groundbreaking surgical techniques using stem cells in synthetic trachea transplants. Despite crossing professional lines, Alexander finds herself wooed by Macchiarini's charm, intellect and good looks, and the pair quickly falls in love. After traveling the world together, the couple gets engaged and, according to Alexander, Macchiarini tells her he wants to take over planning the wedding. It quickly becomes a grand, fairy-tale affair with an impressive guest list, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Elton John. He says they'll even be married by the pope. However, weeks before their Italian wedding, Alexander realizes things aren't as perfect as they seem and uses her investigative producer skills to uncover the truth behind Macchiarini and the planned wedding.
The Con
The Con

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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 series will lift the curtain on the people behind some of the most outrageous cons ever.

The Con is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 14, 2020.

Where to Watch The Con

The Con is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Con on demand at Amazon, Hulu and ABC.

  • Premiere Date
    October 14, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (52)