Real Housewives of Orange County star Heather Dubrow says she and her husband, Terry, were scammed out of nearly $2 million -- and she’s opening up about the ordeal on her new podcast. Only ET was behind the scenes as she taped the episode.
“This was an accounting scam,” Dubrow tells ET. “Listen to Heather Dubrow's World, and I'm going to give you the details of what happened and why.”
The Dubrows are offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of Jennifer Lindsey Bell, the woman they say is responsible. The Dubrows believe Bell fled the country.
“Right now, it's just about Jennifer Lindsey Bell,” Dubrow says. “Trying to get someone from another country and finding out where people are is a very interesting proposition.”
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Dubrow brought in bounty hunter Lil’ Zeke Unger to the show for assistance with the case.
“He's helped thousands of people and captured many, many, many people, so we're really hoping that he is going to help us,” Dubrow says. “His information that he gave us today is absolutely invaluable.”
“We felt we were making a calculated, risk-free investment and it turned out not to be so,” Dubrow continues. “And really, it comes down to a matter of trust. Who do you trust? Who can you trust? And, you know, you think you have people you've known for years and years, and it turns out they're not who you think they are.”
Dubrow says a longtime advisor set up the deal gone wrong.
“We're putting this story out there, not just to tell everyone, 'Hey, we lost almost $2 million,’” Dubrow adds. “But, you know, we feel responsibility. We found out later that these people that scammed us have scammed other people for millions and millions of dollars, and if Terry and I don't come out and go public with this, they will do it again.”
You can listen to the full episode starting Tuesday, Dec. 15, on PodcastOne
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Of course, there’s on-screen drama for Dubrow, too. Check out what she told ET earlier this month about the latest developments in the Vicki Gunvalson-Brooks Ayers saga.