5 Shows to Watch for More True Crime and Scam Artists
After nine shocking episodes of Invent Anna on Netflix, viewers want to watch more true crime fraud shows like this. If you couldn’t look away while Anna Delvey (Julia Garner) conned the real people around her, these five shows are for you. Watch more fraudulent true crimes with a dramatic twist. Each of the criminals (alleged and convicted) in these five shows compels people to believe almost every word. As Invent Annamany of the shows listed below have crooks portraying a life of luxury and wealth, but behind closed doors they have nothing.
“Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” & “Fyre Fraud”
In Invent Anna, viewers discover that Anna Delvey scammed Billy McFarland before the Fyre Festival. Delvey resided at McFarland’s residence for nearly four months, rent-free. The two Fyre Festival documentaries are shows like Invent Anna. They both explore modern con artist Billy McFarland and how he defrauded investors and ticket holders about a luxury music festival that never happened. As Invent Annaboth Fyre shows show the influence of social media versus reality.
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Abandoned Netflix Fyre: The Biggest Party That Ever Happened on January 18, 2019. Hulu stole the show with fire fraud without any promotion or publicity, dropping their take on the scandal four days earlier on January 14, 2019. Although they both uncover the same fraud, they form a compelling account of what happened when they were watched together. Showbiz Cheat Sheet recommends watching Fire on Netflix first, then following with fire fraud on Hulu second.
‘The Tinder Swindler’ is another Netflix show like ‘Inventing Anna’
The Tinder scammer on Netflix spins a tale like Anna Delvey in Invent Anna. Simon Leviev (formerly Shimon Hayut) uses Tinder’s dating app to connect with women. He portrays wealth by taking his victims to 5-star restaurants and chartering private planes. However, in reality, he is using the credit cards of the last person he defrauded to scam someone new to support his lavish lifestyle.
Once his victims become emotionally attached, he convinces them that he is in danger and cannot use his credit cards. After giving him their credit card information and sometimes cash, Leviev promises a wire transfer to reimburse his victims. However, as in Invent Anna, the transfer never comes. How long does he let his victims believe that there is a thread on the way? Discover in streaming The Tinder scammerwhich dropped on Netflix on February 2, 2022.
‘The Dropout’ is a show like ‘Inventing Anna’ but on a more massive level
Elizabeth Holmes outshines Anna Delvey’s fraud in Invent Anna by millions in Hulu’s The stall. Amanda Seyfried portrays Holmes as the biotech entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos. The health tech company’s fame was that it could use tiny volumes of blood (like that from a finger prick) for blood testing. However, their Edison device gave inaccurate results and Holmes moved forward anyway. His connections have earned him the support of influential people, such as Anna Delvey in Invent Anna. These connections helped convince others of Holmes’ credibility, which led to more investors for Theranos.
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Holmes continued to build his business despite the lack of a working blood testing device. It sounds a bit like the Anna Delvey Foundation (ADF), but Holmes got the investments it needed, while Sorokin never did. The first three episodes of The stall are available to stream on Hulu on March 3, 2022. The remaining episodes drop weekly on Thursdays.
‘Dopesick’ on Hulu is darker than ‘Inventing Anna’
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Anna Delvey’s character in Drug on Hulu is Richard Sackler. Although Delvey never had any real wealth, Sackler inherited an entire company, Purdue Pharma. His fraud could be considered the worst of all previous criminals, as the drug he marketed led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. Sackler insisted that OxyContin was not addictive, although there has been no research to support this claim.
Dopesick delves into the depths Sackler went to market the deadly drug, earning his company billions. The true crime drama stars Michael Keaton, Michael Stuhlbar, Peter Sarsgaard, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosario Dawson and Will Poulter. The eight episodes of Drug are currently streaming on Hulu.
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