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Nicholas J. Johnson

Having grown up in the circus around carnies and sideshow folk, Nicholas J. Johnson soon learned that con artists apply the same skills of sleight of hand and psychological manipulation in the real world. Today, he works as performer, writer, and consultant based in Melbourne, exposing the world of con artists to the public to better protect themselves. He has appeared on Today TonightA Current AffairThe 7pm ProjectTodaySunrise, and Kids’ WB, and he starred in the Channel 9 series The Real Hustle, which aired in 2012. He also presents “Scam of the Week” with Kathy Bedford each week on ABC Statewide Drive. He has performed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Magic Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival