Thursday (August 25, 2022) the hit ABC series “The Con” returns tonight with an all-new episode
The Con Tonight “The Coupon Con”
In 2016, a young mom and entrepreneur in Virginia Beach took to couponing while on bed rest after having her third child. Lori Ann Talens began using coupons to maintain the household budget but soon found the rush of scoring deals to be addictive. Using her graphic design skills, she created new coupons to score free meals, household supplies and money. Talens started a counterfeit ring that grew bigger over time with carefully vetted members, one of which would ultimately be her downfall.
Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar winner Whoopi Goldberg narrates this series exploring 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 reveals how the victims were fooled and shows the cost of their false trust — emotional and financial. Featuring interviews with the key people caught up in the cons, including victims and eyewitnesses, and, in some cases, law enforcement and the perpetrators themselves.