5 Netflix scammers even shadier than Bad Vegan’s Anthony Strangis

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Cr: Netflix
Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Cr: Netflix /

Have you binge-watched the four wild episodes of Bad Vegan on Netflix, which exposed Anthony Strangis as a fanatical scammer who claimed to be able to make a dog “immortal” and was part of a mysterious “divine” group fighting demons? Because we have, and we don’t know about you but we can’t get enough of this type of series!

In recent years plenty of Netflix shows have been released about scammers and fraudsters, which shined a light on real-life shady people. So if you’re looking to dig into another Netflix series like this, here are the top five scammers that could be considered shadier than Bad Vegan‘s Anthony Strangis.

5 Netflix scammers worse than Bad Vegan‘s Anthony Strangis

Anna Delvey from Inventing Anna

About: The limited series is inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin and the article titled “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler. The eight episodes on Netflix reveal how Russian-born Anna tricked New York’s power players into believing her to be a German heiress and convinced them to give her large sums of money for her “business.”

Starring: Julia Garner, Anna Chlumsky, Laverne Cox, and Katie Lowes. To see a full cast list, click here.

Trailer: Check out the official trailer for Inventing Anna below.

Simon Leviev from Tinder Swindler

About: The documentary tells the true story of Israeli conman Simon Leviev (born Shimon Hayut) who used the dating application Tinder to meet women, make them fall in love with him in order to emotionally manipulate them into giving him thousands of sums of money to pay for his lavish and expensive lifestyle on the pretense he needed the money to escape his “enemies.”

Starring: Several women who were scorned by Simon Leviev appear in the Netflix documentary. See the full list here.

Trailer: Check out the official trailer for the Tinder Swindler below!

Robert Hendy-Freegard from The Puppet Master

About: The true-crime documentary shines a light on Robert Hendy-Freegard, a cruel con man masquerading as a British spy called David who “manipulates and steals from his victims.” It tells the harrowing tale of a conning — which lasts over a decade — and is documented across three episodes which reveal the methods he employed to trick people out of their hard-earned cash and ruin their lives simultaneously.

Starring: Members of the Clifton family appeared in the documentary following the disappearance of Sandra Clifton. Check out who else appeared in the docuseries here.

Trailer: See the official trailer for The Puppet Master below!

Billy McFarland from Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

About: We assume that most know about the failed Fyre Festival that was supposed to be hosted by Billy McFarland in 2017 on Pablo Escobar’s old private island, but if not, the documentary film gives a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the scam festival.

Starring: The documentary features interviews with Andy King, Ja Rule, and Billy McFarland. To see everyone else who was featured in the documentary, click here.

Trailer: Check out the official trailer for Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened below!

The scammers from Lords of Scam

About: The French documentary tells the story of a group of hustlers who con the European Union carbon system for hundreds of millions of euros. However, after becoming ridiculously rich overnight and beginning living a life of luxury, it’s not long before they begin turning on each other and everything came crumbling down.

Starring: No cast list was provided by IMDb, although the site did give further details on the conmen.

Trailer: Check out the official trailer for Lords of Scam below, although do note that it is in French.

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