A good scam creates a reality where the mark thinks it makes perfect sense to go along with the con. A great con is when everyone else is fooled and you are the only one to know the truth.
The next few episodes are about the longest con of all -- vanishing. These are people who voluntarily disappear. It does not include those who are running for the law or legal obligations. It doesn't include those in witness protection programs. It's about people who want to abandon one life and start again.
The mark is everyone in the world, because to be successful, you must never be heard from again.
In this episode we talk about why someone would want to disappear and in future episodes, we'll tell you how it is done.
Lastly, you'll hear from a woman whose husband vanished and she never saw him again -- even when they were granted a divorce.