Enter the Mind of a Criminal in Science Channel's 'Scam City'

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March 11th, 2013


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-- The World’s Busiest Cities Expose Their Ugly Side When SCAM CITY Premieres April 15 at 10:00 ET/PT on Science Channel --

(Silver Spring, Md.)– Science Channel goes undercover in the all-new series that dissects the tactics of  thieves, con men and scam artists in some of the busiest and most-densely-populated cities across the globe. SCAM CITY follows host, Conor Woodman, as he ventures into dark streets 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 role of the innocent tourist, only to expose the routines of these seasoned criminals.  Woodman’s undercover exposes provide a fascinating look into illegal practices that have victimized travelers for hundreds of years. Science Channel is exposing scams at their best – or their worst – when SCAM CITY premieres Monday, April 15th, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).

“There’s a science to everything – even crime – and SCAM CITY takes viewers inside the minds of career criminals to uncover the methodology behind their mayhem,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel. “Conor takes Science Channel viewers on a fascinating trip around the world and an illuminating journey into the mind of a thief.”

World-renowned author, economist, and traveler Conor Woodman takes on a risky investigative role in the 10-part series, as he goes undercover with criminals in this rarely documented but all-too-common world. Talking to con artists up close and personal, our host takes us on a fascinating trip across the globe to famed destinations including Las Vegas, Rio De Janiero and Dubai and more. Will Woodman be able to beat these scammers at their own game?


April 15 at 10:00 PM – Rio De Jinero
April 22 at 10:00 PM– New Delhi
April 29 at 10:00 PM– Buenos Aires
May 6 at 10:00 PM– Prague
May 13 at 10:00 PM– Bangkok
June 3 at 10:00 PM- Barcelona
June 10 at 10:00 PM– Las Vegas
June 17 at 10:00 PM– Rome
June 24 at 10:00 PM– Istanbul

SCAM CITY on Science Channel is produced by Handel Productions and Zig Zag Productions. Alan Handel and Andre Barro are executive producers for Handel Productions and Danny Fenton, Brent Baker and Peter Day are executive producers for Zig Zag Productions.  Kaitlin McIntyre is producer and Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production for Science Channel.  

SCIENCE, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is home for the thought provocateur, the individual who is unafraid to ask the killer questions of “how” and “why not.”  The network is a playground for those with audacious intellects and features programming willing to go beyond imagination to explore the unknown.  Guided by curiosity, SCIENCE looks for innovation in mysterious new worlds as well as in its own backyard.  SCIENCE and the SCIENCE HD simulcast reach more than 68 million U.S. households.  The network also features high-traffic online and social media destinations, including ScienceChannel.com, facebook.com/Science Channel and twitter.com/Science Channel.

About Conor Woodman:
Conor Woodman is an international best selling author, TV presenter and broadcaster. He is the host of SCAM CITY and ITV1’s Hunting Britain’s Con Men. Conor is a former financial analyst turned investigative journalist. He has written and reported from the four corners of the globe on all manner of issues from gangs and organized crime to slavery and diamond smuggling to forest fires and salmon farming. Conor has a passion for making often complex stories accessible to everybody and an ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

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  • baja7475

    I saw this show when i was in Beijing on the International feed on the Nat Geo channel. It is really good.

  • William Reed

    I recently have seen a ad for your upcoming show “Scam City” and on said commercial was a man that claimed “because a con artist uses changeable emails and cell phone numbers make him practically untraceable”.. I am writing this to tell you that is virtually the exact opposite from the truth. I have been doing Network and Internet security for over 8 years now (I am 28), and I have found that the more numbers and emails that someone uses in attempt to scam you is a good thing.. As long as you know what you are doing… Using simple reverse engineering and dissecting email source codes and cell towers used by the wannabe con artist… Makes it much easier to accurately and in real time trace the person that attempted to scam you.. I would be more than happy to share my tips, tricks and techniques with you, as I love the Science Channel.. have a great day, Sincerely, -W.Reed.

  • Horace

    Thank to SCI channel I was see how corrupt was my old Country Argentina, in my time no was alike 34 years ago. Now I don’t go back for visit is a shame for me.I know Argentina is not unique that happening in many another Country too.

  • Mark

    I saw the show about Prague last night. Stupid. Being on the science channel, did they note any common elements on the thieves? How many were ethnic Czech and how many were Gypsy? Gypsy woman on street offers sex while trying to steal wallet. Gypsy street hustler sells fake drugs. Gypsy cab driver takes host to brothel with gypsy prostitutes and gypsy pimps. Show deduction: beware of Eurocab when in Prague.

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