Fool Me Twice
By Auscast Network
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Jules Hannaford was successful and happy in her life and her job, but was still lonely. She turned to online dating as a last resort, after being single for more than a decade. It seemed she was consistently meeting men who were not good enough. One after another, they seemed only to want to swindle her out of her money, and she was getting frustrated.
Finally, she met a man who had his life together. Truman was a successful project manager at a construction firm, and seemed as excited as Jules was about the possibility of building a life with someone special.
Jules travelled across the world to meet him, and the fairy tale immediately began to unravel. All was not as it seemed.
This podcast is an exploration of the world of sweetheart scams, catfishing, and the ugly side of online dating.
Launching October 25th, 2019.
'Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds'
‘Fool Me Twice’ is a true crime podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in diamonds themselves, and started doing some digging. This podcast follows the story of that scam, and attempts to unravel some of the shadier aspects of the diamond industry as a whole. We interview people related to the scam, a diamond miner, scam experts and individuals with their own personal diamond stories. This 8-episode true crime podcast will have you on the edge of your seat.
By Zara Hannaford and Jules Hannaford.
Featuring Sally Ryder from Ryder Diamonds. Thanks to all of our voice actors, experts and storytellers. We appreciate your contributions to our podcast. Thanks to Shayde Furlong for his brilliant sound design and Auscast Network for all their support.
S2E8: 8| Losing a FriendFinal Episode: Sally tries to get all of the other diamond brokers who are linked to the scam to join her in a round table discussion in a bid to share the financial burden that she is shouldering. Sally is worried about Tiffany as she did not turn u…
S2E7: 7| Really Bad DebtSally is building a relationship with Tiffany as she continues to slowly pay her back. Tiffany does not meet the Christmas deadline for her payment and Sally is disappointed and worries the money may stop coming in. Sally wants to help Tiffany and of…
S2E6: 6| The Plot ThickensSally tells Tiffany that she knows all about her criminal history. Tiffany continues to pay back small amounts of money but Sally is worried that her small business will not survive this catastrophic financial loss. Sally traces the convoluted track …
S2E5: 5| The Diamond's MineSally discovers that there is another diamond store owner who has been scammed by Tiffany. They compare notes and realise that they have both been duped the same way with the same diamond. They need to work out who owns the diamond that the GIA has i…
S2E4: 4| Keep Your Friends CloseThe Private Investigator uncovers Tiffany's criminal history and Sally begins to realise that she is a victim of an elaborate scam. Her lawyer suggests that Sally befriend Tiffany and try to get her to keep making small payments for the diamonds. Sal…
S2E3: 3| Mining for InformationTiffany begins to pay back the money bit by bit but things don’t feel right. Sally reports the incident to the police but they don’t seem interested. She decides to hire a Private Investigator to help her to track down Tiffany and find out more about…
S2E2: 2| Are Diamonds ForeverWe delve deeper into the machinations of the diamond sale and how the transaction seemed above board but then things began to go horribly wrong. Sally returns from her trip, thinking that there was some kind of mistake with the bank and that the issu…
S2E1: 1| The Lost Diamonds of Sheung WanA nondescript woman, Tiffany, visits a locally owned diamond business, Ryder Diamonds, seeking a very specific diamond. The owner Sally Ryder, is away on an overseas trip during the transaction and her sales assistant’s broker the deal. Everything go…
S2Introducing: Fool Me Twice: All About Diamonds‘Fool Me Twice’ is a podcast about diamonds. Jules and Zara were approached by a woman in Hong Kong who owns a diamond business, and had an incredibly compelling story to tell, full of twists and turns. Hearing her story, Zara became interested in di…
S1Announcement: Webby Award NominationOur true crime podcast ‘Fool Me Twice’ has been nominated for an award for Best Writing in the 24th Annual Webby Awards. This is huge honour and we are very excited. There is a People's Voice component, where we would love it if you could please tak…