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Squid Scam launches on Audible

January 12, 2023

Audible, a provider of spoken word entertainment, has launched a new investigative podcast, Squid Scam, hosted by journalist Janhoi McGregor (The Plug, Forbes, The Guardian) which takes a deep dive into the murky underworld of crypto. 

Squid Scam, an Audible Original podcast produced by ITN Productions, investigates one of the most shocking online scams in recent memory – as fraudsters stole $16 million from investors across the globe, by selling a worthless crypto token based on the hit TV series Squid Game.

In his eight-part investigation, host McGregor explores how criminals first convinced investors and the world’s media of the scam’s authenticity before escaping with their millions. Then following the digital tracks left by the swindlers, McGregor investigates every email address, payment, account and online footprint associated with the fraud, attempting to track down the true identity of the Squid Scammer.

Listeners will go on a journey into the complex world of crypto, where McGregor speaks directly to the victims of the scam and uncovers how it was possible. With the help of an open-source expert, crypto elites and NFT hustlers, a bigger picture begins to emerge, taking McGregor, and listeners, on a mission to bring justice and understand the true extent of the crime. 

McGregor said “This is the hardest, most challenging and dangerous story I have ever worked on in 12 years as a reporter. We knew nothing about the person who stole $16,million US dollars from thousands of victims in the Squid token scam. We had no name, no location, no number and no face. So, I spent a year painstakingly finding that information and I called in every single favour to do so. What we discovered about the Squid Scammer was more shocking than we could’ve imagined and it all ended in an unexpectedly dramatic way.”

Squid Scam is produced by ITN Productions for Audible.

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