Female con artists bluffing their way through the high-end world of the entertainment elite seems to be a motif of 2018. First, on the east coast, “Anna Delvey” convinced New York she was a wealthy heiress with millions of dollars to found a night club. Now, on the west coast, a talented mimic has been impersonating powerful Hollywood executives like Kathleen Kennedy and Amy Pascal.
The story truly sounds like something straight out of a movie.
This story is incredible. A near-flawless mimic who impersonates studio executives and leaves no paper trail, working for shadowy goons in Indonesia, with intimate knowledge of Hollywood industry speak. If only Robert Stack could narrate the movie. https://t.co/OAKHEaAIRg— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) July 12, 2018
this story of a crime organization that scams people using one very talented woman who impersonates various female Hollywood heavy hitters is fascinating https://t.co/TS4GK8KLYa— erin ryan (@morninggloria) July 11, 2018
She sold her parts with so much confidence, nobody suspected she wasn’t who she claimed to be.
Fascinating account of a Hollywood scam, led by a woman able to impersonate some of the film industry's most successful women in order to cheat victims out of thousands of dollars. https://t.co/S0vturlrvt pic.twitter.com/JpRdiRTiDY— Siobhan Synnot (@SiobhanSynnot) July 11, 2018
There's somehow another great story about a con queen of alarming intelligence who ripped off a bunch of people who should know better, and this one's even better than the last. She's a near-flawless mimic and she impersonates studio executives. https://t.co/QdfXd6XGnV— Epic Magazine (@epic) July 12, 2018
Even the victims have to admit—the imposter is good at what she does.
Listen to these haunting audio recordings of the con woman impersonating Hollywood execs. She’s so demanding, full of bravado, impatient...a perfect imposter. https://t.co/d0bN6yFqT6— Matthew Belloni (@THRMattBelloni) July 11, 2018
“He remained convinced that he was talking to the real Schwarzman; he just thought she was an unstable, sexually rapacious alcoholic who was being protected by the people who provided security for the Blackstone Group.” https://t.co/u15FjTL9H5— Dan McQuade (@dhm) July 11, 2018
A private investigative firm has been hired to track down the people responsible for the con!
Damn! Eventually they’ll find out who is behind this global scam. The scary part is these scammers knew so much about their targets. But honestly if Amy Pascal or Kathleen Kennedy called me direct... https://t.co/9YbUs7Ewwa— Mark Lund (@MarkAshtonLund) July 12, 2018
Think twice the next time a studio exec calls you on the phone…
Listening to these two audio recordings of the "Con Queen of Hollywood" is truly mind blowing and might make us all question everything every time we're talking on the phone. https://t.co/sq7RJPDwqE— Lexy (@LexyJPerez) July 11, 2018
Though this seems like a fun story from the outside, the con artist’s team had a very real, hurtful impact on many up-and-comers.
“I have a hard time trusting people," says the photographer during a recent phone call, momentarily breaking down. "She really, really messed with my head." I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the “woman” turns out to be a man! #JustSayin https://t.co/gF7K7hpkyM— mynameis (@dreamingluzy) July 12, 2018
This is a really crazy story about a surprisingly sophisticated scammer. https://t.co/73Hti7uQsz— Buzz Andersen (@buzz) July 11, 2018
Hopefully, the Krolls can put a stop to all these crazy cons!
Also, I had no idea Nick Kroll’s family ran a private security firm. pic.twitter.com/R9vwmX7f7s— Buzz Andersen (@buzz) July 11, 2018
really here for summer 2018 being the summer of the grifters https://t.co/zbjq3cq3Oj— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) July 11, 2018
If Catch Me If You Can is any indicator, this year is going to inspire some great movies…
It's a story about people being conned by fake movie moguls - and the ensuing true-life drama will no doubt win the Best Picture Oscar in 2021 https://t.co/y81BiIGeL7— Ben Falk (@benfalkwriter) July 12, 2018