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It's All Your Fault episode 225

The Alex Murdaugh Con and How to Avoid Being Conned

Alex Murdaugh conned a lot of people in his rural community, in his professional circles, and even within his family. He gained the confidence of those around him with his lies, charm, influence, and financial status. Sadly, many were impacted, including the most vulnerable – his clients.

In this episode, Megan and Bill discuss how Alex conned and how to avoid being conned. They cover:

  • Alex’s conning M.O.
  • con artists and fake emergencies
  • lying vs. conning
  • Primitive Emotional Power (PEP)
  • shape-shifters
  • attraction to con artists
  • being impressed by con artists
  • how to spot and how to avoid being conned

Links & Other Notes

Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

  • (00:00) – Welcome to It’s All Your Fault
  • (01:30) – Alex Murdaugh Part 2
  • (03:39) – Why do people get conned?
  • (08:21) – Warning Signs
  • (12:35) – Kindness as Part of Con
  • (14:12) – Our Draw to Power
  • (17:26) – Those Who Surrounded Him
  • (21:08) – Levels of Reading Signals
  • (24:16) – How to Avoid Being Conned
  • (25:58) – The Bully’s Story
  • (27:45) – Community Pressure
  • (31:45) – When We Were Conned
  • (35:51) – Wrap Up
  • (36:47) – Reminders & Coming Next Week: Listener Questions

Hosted by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Megan Hunter, MBA, It’s All Your Fault! High Conflict People explores the five types of people who can ruin your life—people with high conflict personalities and how they weave themselves into our lives in romance, at work, next door, at school, places of worship, and just about everywhere, causing chaos, exhaustion, and dread for everyone else.