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Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Mar 10, 2022

We all the run risk of falling for a con and we all believe we are immune to it. For the low, low cost of $9.99 a month, Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly can teach you how to avoid scams as soon as they free a Nigerian Prince. Today’s episode explores the cons of Victor Lustig who sold the Eiffel Tower twice.

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources: 

Demain, B. (2020, Aug. 21). Smooth operator: How con man “count” Victor Lustig sold the Eiffel Tower—Twice. Mentalfloss.

Hutson, M. (2016, Jan. 12). Why we all fall for con artists. The Cut.

King, G. (2012, Aug. 22). The smoothest con man that ever lived. Smithsonian Magazine.

Konnikova, M. (2016). The Confidence Game: Why we fall for it every time. Penguin Books.

Maysh, J. (2016). Handsome devil. Kindle single.

Sound effects: - French music - Melania’s christmas - Don Jr - Kimberly G - Les Miz