Scamfluencers

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Wondery

Scamfluencers

3.8/5

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New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.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...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Eoghan O'Sullivan • Irish Examiner Apr 26, 2022

"This is less aurally stimulating, but no less compelling...Although the production values aren’t as high-end as HeidiWorld, there are any number of bits that leave you agog at how this scam grew."

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Score: 3

James Marriot • The Times UK Apr 22, 2022

"Cheap sound effects are chucked in with cheerful abandon. It should feel like a craven attempt to have both of the principal types of podcast (the friends-chatting type and the serious-narrative type) at once. It shouldn’t have worked at all. But it did. Schlocky but entertaining."

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