Cults: I know what's best for you. Give me your money and abandon your family. You'll be glad you did.
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In Greek mythology, The Sirens were beautiful women with the upper bodies of humans and the lower bodies of birds whose bewitching songs lured sailors to their doom. Their singing lured sailors would try bringing their ships close to shore where they would either crash their ships or sailors would jump overboard and drown.
Today's sirens are cult leaders, their methods draw you in, convince you they can ease your pain and making you part of their family, all along siphoning off your money and all connections to the outside world.
Cults can be dangerous things. In this episode we introduce you to a cult member and a cult leader who tell you how it's done and how she managed to break away.
It's a compelling story, but we won't send you away believing that Scams & Cons will provide you unending love and harmony ... unless you're into that kind of thing.
Dr. Janja Lialich