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Re:sound #126: The Scam Show

This hour: the capital of scamming.

2010 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: the capital of scamming.

In the Land of 419s
by Susan Murphy with Sharon Davis and Timothy Nicastri (360 Documentaries, ABC, 2009)
If you've ever received a badly written, overly emphatic, ALL CAPS email promising to place millions of dollars into your bank account, chances are, it came from Nigeria. Australian Producer Susan Murphy travelled to Nigeria to try to find out why this particular place produces so many scammers. Her journey revealed a bustling, rollicking, chaotic country in constant flux.

The Anatomy of a Scam
by Jacob Anderson (Re:sound premier, 2010)
While studying in Honduras, Maria Roberts was the victim of a very elaborate and confusing scam.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Delaney Hall.

produced by

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis is an award-winning freelance documentary producer and journalist who has worked in radio, television and print.

Timothy Nicastri

Timothy Nicastri is a radio-maker and sound engineer who works across ABC Radio National's documentary, arts and topical programs, digging into whatever catches the ear.


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