Scam City

Season 1
 (6)
7.9201213+
World-renowned author and economist Conor Woodman ventures into the dark streets of Las Vegas, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai and more to unveil the inner workings of some of the world's most intricate crime rings. Woodman sets up shady taxi drivers, illicit drug lords, and expert pick-pockets, playing the innocent tourist, only to expose the tactics of these seasoned criminals.
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  1. 1. Rio
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    June 9, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Host Conor Woodman is in Rio de Janeiro. Every year, millions of tourists descend on this Brazilian city for the biggest party in the world - Carnival. And with so many tourists out reveling on the streets it's party time for Rio's scammers too.
  2. 2. Delhi
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    July 21, 2012
    43min
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    New Delhi is one of the world's greatest historical cities, but scratch beyond the surface and host Conor Woodman swiftly discovers a world of skillful hustlers, conmen and scammers, all doing their best to relieve each and every tourist of their cash.
  3. 3. Buenos Aires
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    July 7, 2012
    43min
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    Buenos Aires' sultry climate attracts 10 million tourists a year. Host Conor Woodman sets out to discover the most common scams involving tourists: pickpocketing, clip joints, vice girls, and hotel scams. But the worst is all the counterfeit money.
  4. 4. Prague
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    June 2, 2012
    43min
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    At night in Prague, scammers emerge, readying themselves for the tourists enjoying the city's nightlife. The tourists are unaware that they've already been marked by those disguised as beautiful girls, harmless hawkers, and friendly taxi drivers.
  5. 5. Bangkok
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    August 4, 2012
    43min
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    Host Conor Woodman is in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the hottest cities on earth. It has been 15 years since his last visit, this time to see if the gem scam he first encountered there is still being run – and to discover another one.
  6. 6. Rome
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    June 23, 2012
    43min
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    Host Conor Woodman is in Rome, on a mission to uncover the gritty underworld that crawls under its thriving tourist scene. There's a turf war between Rome's thieves and con men, in which tourists have become both the spectators and the prize.
  7. 7. Las Vegas
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    July 28, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Host Conor Woodman ventures to Las Vegas, a city with a seedy underbelly of sex and swindlers. Beyond Vegas's bright neon lights and swanky casinos, there's more to the city than meets the eye.
  8. 8. Barcelona
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    June 30, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Host Conor Woodman visits the pickpocket capital, Barcelona, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But this city has a dark secret: some of the most skilled con men and thieves in the world.
  9. 9. Istanbul
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    July 14, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    Istanbul is one of the world's most exotic cities, a place where Europe and Asia collide. This exotic blend of cultures is both fascinating and disorienting -- a perfect environment for the skillful scammer to target vulnerable tourists.
  10. 10. Marrakech
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    June 16, 2012
    43min
    TV-14
    In Morocco, host Conor Woodman enters the city of Marrakech, where nothing is what it seems. He navigates through the Jamaa El Fna, the largest square in Africa, dodging Gnawa dancers and snake charmers who take your money before you know what's happening

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Directors
Ian BremnerMatthew LynchMary Frymire
Producers
Brent BakerAndre BarroPeter DayDanny FentonNathalie MayotteAlan HandelStephen Hunter
Season year
2012
Network
Science
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