Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen

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The story of and hunt for the notorious scam artist known as the Hollywood Con Queen. For more Chameleon stories, search for Chameleon: Wild Boys and Chameleon: High Rollers wherever you get your podcasts. Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen is part of The Binge - a new channel on apple podcasts. Subscribe to The Binge to unlock all episodes of this show, ad-free, right now. Your subscription also unlocks the entire network of podcasts on The Binge with a brand new story dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Click ‘try free’ at the top of the Chameleon: Hollywood Con Queen show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

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Chameleon: High Rollers
Want more Chameleon? Check out Chameleon: High Rollers - the stranger-than-fiction tale of a two-year FBI undercover sting in Las Vegas that went bust, with no one convicted of crimes. Hosted by Trevor  Aaronson. A production of Campside Media. 
Jun 06, 2022
Chameleon: Wild Boys
Looking for more Chameleon? Check out Chameleon: Wild Boys - In 2003, two half-starved brothers emerged from the wilderness, telling  an incredible story of survival. A small Canadian community took them  in. The only problem? The boys weren't who they said they were. Hosted  by Sam Mullins.
Jun 06, 2022
Chapter 1: The Hook
Eddie, an aspiring film industry trainer, gets a call from a powerful producer offering him the opportunity of a lifetime — a major film project, in Indonesia. But when Eddie gets to Jakarta, there is no movie. And after some friends back home do a little sleuthing, Eddie realizes that he's been pulled into something far bigger than just a little scam.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 3: Into the Rabbit Hole
The Hollywood Con Queen scam is far bigger and more complicated than anyone recognized. Each victim seems to lead to five more victims, and the more Josh and Vanessa unpack this baffling con, the weirder things get.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 2: Heather
Eddie wasn't the first person to fall into this fake movie trap. Not even close. Two years before Eddie got that call, Heather, a make-up artist in London, heard from a different producer, about a different movie, also in Indonesia. But Heather's trip was far more harrowing. She feared for her life. And her story pulls us deeper into the tangled web of the Hollywood Con Queen scam.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 4: Cat and Mouse
Nicole, the private investigator, joins us inside the rabbit hole, and begins to chip away at some of the scammer's defenses. That work also uncovers one incredible secret.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 5: Turning the Tables
The scam has a whole other set of victims — the female producers and studio execs who had their names and reputations damaged by the Con Queen. Josh goes to visit Deb Snyder, one of the biggest film producers in Hollywood, and finds that she has some very interesting things to share about our scammer.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 7: Ghosted
With no sign of the case being resolved, and the Con Queen very much still racking up victims, the team decides to go hunting for this elusive scammer.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 6: Day Player
Just when you thought the Con Queen scam couldn't get any more mind-boggling, a new twist emerges — one that makes the depravity of this scammer abundantly clear.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 9: Inside the Walls
At long last, the team penetrates the scammer's inner circle — and zeroes in on the Con Queen's identity.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 8: Hunting the Hunter
The hunt for the scammer continues, and frustration is at an all-time-high — until our team gets the big break it's been looking for.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 9.5: The Psychology of the Scam
What makes con artists tick. In this special episode, we speak with author/journalist Maria Konnikova and psychoanalyst Alexander Stein.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 10.5: Epilogue
An update on the arrest, plus two voices from Gobind's distant past speak up to help us understand this mysterious man.
Jun 01, 2022
Chapter 10: Curtain Call
Friends, classmates, even prison officials help us assemble a story of the Con Queen suspect that goes all the way back to his childhood.
Jun 01, 2022
Introducing Chameleon Hollywood Con Queen
The incredible true story of the Hollywood Con Queen scam, and the hunt for the sick mastermind behind it. With Josh Dean and Vanessa Grigoriadis. A production of Campside Media.
Jun 01, 2022