Scam Goddess

By Earwolf & Laci Mosley

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Reviews: 8

Ruth
 Sep 3, 2020
So funny. I've been burning thru episodes to cope with Covid-19. I love the tangents. Thank you for the serotonin.


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Description

“Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week host Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It's like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime!” 

 


Episode Date
The Black Space Hitler (Yep!) with Arden Myrin
4174
We come in peace, con-gregation! Arden Myrin is on the podcast this week to dissect the story of a miner who claimed to be Hitler AND plotting a spaceship revolt. Yep!   Research by Sharilyn Vera.    https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-kentucky-miner-who-scammed-americans-by-claiming-he-was-hitler-and-plotting-a-revolt-with-spaceships   https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/former-baltimore-mayor-catherine-pugh-to-be-sentenced-in-healthy-holly-scandal/2020/02/26/6a20c9dc-58c6-11ea-9b35-def5a027d470_story.html   https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-pugh-sentenced-20200227-7yffn67n2nhfbmzhjdo4pzomku-story.html See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 22, 2020
The Inventing Heiress with Nicole Byer
2886
Top of the morning to you, con-gregation! Emmy-nominated Nicole Byer is on the show this week to break down the fake Irish heiress who scammed her way into a pot of gold worth around ninety thousand dollars. Plus, the car actually appreciates when you drive it off the lot if you didn't pay for it. Stay schemin! See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 15, 2020
The CIA Swindler with Sasheer Zamata plus BONUS: Con-fessions!
3123
What's poppin, con-gregation? Sasheer Zamata drops by the pod this week to expose the man who told people he was a government spy who needed money and those people were like "sure." Plus, a clip from the Scam Goddess premium show Con-Fessions, hosted by Laci and Priscilla Davies. Stay schemin!  Research by Sharilyn Vera Sources: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/former-dea-spokesman-garrison-courtney-guilty-plea-cia-operative-4-4-million-fraud-scheme/ [google.com]https://www.google.com/amp/s/federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/06/ex-federal-worker-pretended-to-be-cia-to-steal-millions-2/amp/ [google.com] See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 08, 2020
Dr. Dupe with Joel Kim Booster
4169
Greetings, con-gregation! On this week's episode, Joel Kim Booster is on the pod to dissect the surgeon who not only was a pathological liar but also had multiple families. Trash! Always get a second opinion, and stay schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jun/21/scammers-target-hot-tub-buyers-as-coronavirus-surges   https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/01/paolo-macchiarini-scientist-surgeon-rise-and-fall   https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/celebrity-surgeon-nbc-news-producer-scam   https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/us/the-knot-wedding-scheme-sentence/index.html See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
The Sha*n K*ing Episode with Ashley Ray-Harris
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What's poppin, con-gregation? You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because Ashley Ray-Harris is on the pod to talk about a true scamming King. Stay schemin! 
Aug 25, 2020
The Scambler (Scamming Gambler) with Sean Clements
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What’s poppin, con-gregation? This week Sean Clements is on the podcast to break down the Italian American who couldn’t get any coin so made his own instead. Mamma mia! Stay schemin, and don't forget to subscribe!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources: https://www.gamblingsites.org/biographies/louis-colavecchio/   https://www.justice.gov/usao-ri/pr/louis-coin-colavecchio-sentenced-prison-counterfeiting-100-bills   https://portal.clubrunner.ca/6924/stories/louis-the-coin   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bet.com/news/national/2019/01/28/arkansas-teen-pleads-guilty-to-trying-to-steal-jet-so-he-could-a.amp.html
Aug 18, 2020
The Polygamist Peddler with Vicky Vox
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What's poppin, con-gregation? This week Vicky Vox and Laci expose the conman who pocketed over $250,000 dollars from a government biofuel program. But to be fair, he did have three wives to feed. In other polygamy news, they cover another morman mastermind who tried to give his parole the slip. Stay schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:  https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-16/utah-trial-of-prominent-member-of-secretive-polygamist-sect-and-a-los-angeles-businessman-has-international-implications   https://www.google.com/amp/s/abcnews.go.com/amp/US/wireStory/prosecutors-businessman-guided-polygamists-fraud-scheme-68644487   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.courthousenews.com/california-businessman-found-guilty-in-1-billion-tax-fraud-scheme-with-polygamists/   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/12/lyle-jeffs-mormon-utah-fbi-escape-olive-oil
Aug 11, 2020
The Teenage Trickster with Meatball
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What's poppin, con-gregation? This week on the pod, it's Meatball! Meatball and Laci break down the teenage scammer who was accused of stealing 23 million dollars but still probably couldn't get a date to prom. Plus, the scammer employed by stealing from unemployment. Stay schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-had-kushner-push-the-national-enquirer-to-probe-scarborough-murder-conspiracy-in-2017?ref=scroll   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351735/High-schooler-termed-Baby-Al-Capone-allegedly-hacked-phones-pull-23-8-million-crypto-heist.html   https://nypost.com/2020/05/23/baby-al-capone-ellis-pinsky-pulled-off-a-23-8-million-crypto-heist/   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unemployment-scams-fake-claims-hundreds-of-millions/
Aug 04, 2020
The Flexing Fraudster with Trixie Mattel
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What's up, con-gregation? This week Trixie Mattel scammed her way onto the podcast to discuss a man scammin' on the gram. We're all for a flex but it's harder to flex from prison. Plus, Laci and Trixie talk the hero using government contracts to scam the government. Stay schemin, but maybe don't post about it!   Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:  https://www.insider.com/fbi-used-hushpuppis-instagram-to-charge-him-with-money-laundering-2020-7   https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/12/us/ray-hushpuppi-alleged-money-laundering-trnd/index.html   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-africa-53361490   https://www.instagram.com/hushpuppi/?hl=en   https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-event-planner-who-won-lucrative-15291382.php
Jul 28, 2020
The Fyre Fraud with Yassir Lester
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Description: What's poppin, con-gregaton? The wait is over. This week Yassir Lester drops by the pod to dissect- you guessed it- the Fyre Festival. Yassir and Laci break down false promises, class action lawsuits, and, of course, that infamous "take one for the team" incident. Plus a bonus music industry scam. Stay schemin! 
Jul 21, 2020
The Faux Footballer with Gianni Paolo
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What’s popping, congregation? This week Gianni Paolo is on the pod to expose the Brazilian man who never played football, but did play the football league system.  Plus the importance of calculus to scammers. Stay schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Kaiser_(footballer)   https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/apr/26/the-forgotten-story-of-carlos-kaiser-footballs-greatest-conman   https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2018/oct/24/pure-lies-an-exclusive-look-at-kaiser-the-greatest-footballer-never-to-play-football-video   https://medium.com/leftways/carlos-henrique-kaiser-footballs-greatest-fraud-8fe3f214acee   https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/6798246/carlos-kaiser-farce-footballer-documentary-brazil/   https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/yw7gmm/the-incredible-story-of-the-greatest-footballer-to-never-play-football   https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/08/22/indianapolis-crime-ebay-ryan-allen-walker/2055408001/
Jul 14, 2020
The Scammer of All Trades with Lamorne Morris
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What's poppin, con-gregation? This week Lamorne Morris is on the pod to talk about the man who was so good at scheming that Spielberg made a movie about it. Plus the girl who "does braces." Stay schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Abagnale https://www.biography.com/personality/frank-abagnale https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/ https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2020/04/24/covid-19-scams/
Jul 07, 2020
Feed Drop: Guru on Wondery Podcasts
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It's a feed drop, con-gregation! We're talking about a new scammer, James Arthur Ray. He built a following of devotees who were promised a path to wealth and happiness. Yeah. Scam! But we all just want to belong. So drink the Kool-Aid and subscribe to Wondery's new mini series "GURU: the dark side of enlightenment."
Jul 02, 2020
The Dame of Deception with Chrissie Fit
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Good day, con-gregation! This week Laci and guest Chrissie Fit take you back in time to the early 1900s when a scammer ahead of her time tricked her way into the history books. Plus, the DIY AirBnB that left a scammer's victims SOL.   Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/author/karen-abbott/ https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-renting-arlington-homes-he-did-not-own_dallas-fort-worth/7755/
Jun 30, 2020
The Dopey Doper with Ify Nwadiwe
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Privyet, con-gregation! Ify Nwadiwe is on the pod this week to spill the Russian tea on an olympic doping scandal that gave Russian athletes a scandalous advantage at the Sochi Games. Plus some good old fashioned Nigerian internet scams!   Research by Sharilyn Vera   Sources:  https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590869276/how-icarus-accidentally-exposed-a-major-ocean-s-eleven-style-doping-scheme https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/09/504937994/more-than-1-000-russian-athletes-benefited-from-doping-conspiracy-report-says https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/sports/russia-doping-sochi-olympics-2014.html https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-putin-olympic-doping-whistle-blower-rodchenkov-a-jerk/29007755.html https://www.newsweek.com/how-russia-got-away-doping-until-it-didnt-482709 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36833962 https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/12/russian-doctors-athletes-evaded-doping-tests https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/18/russia-doping-scandal-five-things-wada-report https://www.vulture.com/2017/12/icarus-bryan-fogel-russia-doping-scandal-olympics-netflix.html https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-doping-whistleblower-grigory-rodchenkov-countersues-three-athletes-n870136 https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/russia-doping-rodchenkov/551183/ https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/us/nigeria-romance-scam-arrests/index.html?utm_term=slink&utm_content=2019-08-24T04%3A46%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-22/fbi-takes-down-nigerian-fraudsters-in-46m-case-based-in-los-angeles
Jun 23, 2020
The Tinder Swindler with Miles Gray
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What's poppin, con-gregation? This week Miles Gray (The Daily Zeitgest) is on the pod to break down the greatest scheme in modern love. Honestly, this guy's amazing. We swipe right! Mazel! 
Jun 16, 2020
Scam Goddess Presents: Con-Fessions!
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What's up, con-gregation? Scam Goddess is bringing you premium content full of brand new, premium scams. In Con-Fessions, Laci is joined by her friend Priscilla Davies to dissect listener letters full of YOUR scam stories. Thanks for snitching!  Listen to Con-Fessions every other Thursday, only on Stitcher Premium. If you don't have Stitcher Premium yet, go to stitchepremium.com and use promo code SCAM to scheme your way into one month of premium listening. Stay schemin! 
Jun 11, 2020
The Infomercial Impostor with Tawny Newsome
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What's up, con-gregation? This week Laci is joined by Tawny Newsome to hear the sales pitch from the star fraud salesman himself, Don Lapre. Plus more proof that love is blind (and expensive!)  Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources:  https://thegrio.com/2020/05/10/jenifer-lewis-victim-of-con-artist-nearly-400000-scheme/amp/ https://ktla.com/news/local-news/santa-monica-man-allegedly-conned-4-women-including-actress-jenifer-lewis-out-of- [ktla.com]nearly-400000-in-a-romance-scam/ [ktla.com] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWSCOQlicoU
Jun 09, 2020
BONUS : Con-Fessions
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The scammers are busy and it's hard to keep up! In Con-Fessions, Scam Goddess Laci Mosley and her hilarious friend Priscilla Davies break down even more scams and listener letters. They've got all new schemes and they're all for you, con-gregation. Stay schemin!
Jun 05, 2020
The Scheming Superintendent with Tracy Clayton
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Greetings Con-gregation! This week Tracy Clayton (Another Round, Strong Black Legends) is on the pod to talk about the superintendent with a 4.0 average in fraud. Plus, a good old-fashioned pyramid scheme from Tracy and Laci's favorite white woman: Tyra Banks!   Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/bad-education-hbo-true-story-scandal-fact-check-992263/   https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a32291684/bad-education-hbo-true-story-frank-tassone-pamela-gluckin/ esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a32268352/bad-education-hbo-true-story-frank-tassone-now/   https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/09/hugh-jackman-movie-bad-education-scandal   https://www.thecut.com/2016/06/tyra-banks-beautytainer.html
Jun 02, 2020
The Mischievous Missionary with Bernard David Jones
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Peace be with you, con-gregation! This week Bernard David Jones (The Mayor, Uncorked) is on the pod for this week's scam sermon involving a missionary who will have plenty to talk about at his next confession. Plus, some good old fashioned cut off your hand insurance fraud!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.    Sources: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xjne4/the-counterfeiting-missionary-and-the-fake-pittsburgh-playboy https://www.justice.gov/usao-wdpa/pr/us-citizen-sentenced-prison-leading-international-counterfeit-currency-operation   https://abcnews.go.com/International/slovenian-woman-accused-insurance-fraud-sawing-off-hand/story?id=61629329     
May 26, 2020
The Feminist Fraud with Marie Faustin
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This week Marie Faustin is on the pod to talk the intersectional feminist who lies, cheats, and steals, but at least is helping close the wage gap. Plus the influencer who tried to trick the internet into thinking he was two people at once? It didn’t work out. Research by Sharilyn Vera.     SOURCES:  https://www.topic.com/the-grifters-10-stories-of-scams-and-scammers https://www.thelily.com/she-made-a-career-out-of-scamming-writers-these-are-the-women-of-color-who-were-her-victims/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thecut.com/amp/2018/07/literary-scammer-story-malcolm-gladwell-lie.html https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ca-jc-anna-march/ https://www.thecut.com/2020/01/paul-zimmer-or-troy-becker-is-the-craziest-influencer-scam.html 
May 19, 2020
The College Admissions Con Men with Jojo Gibbs
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Good day, con-gregation! This week Jojo Gibbs, star of TWENTIES on BET, sits down with Laci to unpack the brains behind the Yale students with no brains: it's the college admissions scandal! These parents spent THAT much money on their dumb kids? Damn, Felicity Huffman really put the Desperate in Desperate Housewives.      Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:    https://www.nba.com/warriors/news/fraud-alert-playoffs-20190814   https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/13/us/cooperating-witnesses-college-admissions-scheme/index.html   https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tip-the-yale-coach-and-the-wire-how-the-college-admissions-scam-unraveled-11552524237   https://www.justice.gov/file/1142891/download   https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/13/us/felicity-huffman-sentencing/index.html   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-23/ex-pimco-chief-hints-at-college-scam-defense-gifts-not-bribes    https://www.vox.com/2019/3/12/18262003/bill-mcglashan-college-admissions-scandal-tpg-stanford-usc-yale    https://deadspin.com/brilliant-but-also-dumb-warriors-fan-says-he-had-a-tric-1836604329
May 12, 2020
The Swindling Scots with Open Mike Eagle
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What's poppin, con-gregation? This week Open Mike Eagle is on the pod to break down the hip hop hoax from across the pond. Then, the work place accident one man fell for, but his insurance company didn't.  Sources: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/rknaa6/meet-the-two-scottish-rappers-who-conned-the-world [google.com] https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/02/01/us/new-jersey-insurance-fraud-fall-scli-intl/index.html [amp.cnn.com]
May 05, 2020
The Bluffing Bombers with Sydnee Washington
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How's isolation, con-gregation? This week Sydnee Washington is on the pod to talk a deadly insurance fraud scheme that blew up in some scammers' faces. Scam smarter than this, ok?!
Apr 28, 2020
The Multilevel Marketing Mom with Lizz Adams
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What's poppin con-gregation! This week Lizz Adams breaks down the nightmare that is multilevel marketing schemes. Watch your back! Plus on scammer of the week, meet the bank robber who's all bark and no bite.   Research by Sharilyn Vera   Sources: https://www.wtvm.com/2019/11/07/this-is-robbery-columbus-suntrust-bank-robbery-reportedly-barking-walls-during-interview-court-appearance-reveals/   https://mashable.com/article/multi-level-marketing-mlm-scam-avoid/   https://listverse.com/2015/11/26/10-shocking-facts-about-multilevel-marketing-schemes/   https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-15-most-hated-multi-level-marketing-companies-right-now.html/   https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/AUS/index.htm
Apr 21, 2020
The Burrowing Bank Robber with Janelle James
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What's poppin con-gregation? This week Janelle James is phoning in during the Rona to break down the Argentinian robbers who dug themselves into a hole. Plus, she talks the 22 year old influencer who might go from blocking her victims to posting from her cellblock. Stay healthy and schemin!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.    Sources:   https://www.gq.com/story/the-great-buenos-aires-bank-heist [gq.com]    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/04/argentina.bank.robbery/index.html [cnn.com]    https://www.thecut.com/2020/02/influencer-kayla-massa-accused-of-scamming-usd1-5-million.html [thecut.com]
Apr 14, 2020
The Krypto King with Jackie Johnson
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Hello hello con-gregation! This week Jackie Johnson is breaking down the crypto currency ponzi scheme that was NOT a home run for investing MLB players. Also on the scam of the week, things on Shark Tank got phishy.    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources:  https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2020/02/07/two-charged-in-cryptocurrency-investment-scheme.html [bizjournals.com]    https://qz.com/1797589/crypto-ponzi-scheme-took-mlb-players-for-millions/ [qz.com]   https://bitcoinist.com/crypto-ponzi-scheme-architects-charged/ [bitcoinist.com]   Barbra from Shark Tank getting scammed  [cnn.com]https://www.marketwatch.com/story/shark-tanks-barbara-corcoran-fell-for-this-very-common-phishing-scam-and-it-cost-her-almost-400000-2020-02-27 [marketwatch.com]
Apr 07, 2020
The Impostrous Influencer with Jameela Jamil
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What's up, Con-gregation? This week Jameela Jamil is in studio to break down the basics on THE basic- Caroline Calloway.  Jameela's new podcast, I WEIGH WITH JAMEELA JAMIL, is out on Friday April 3 wherever you get your podcasts. h.earwolf.com/iweigh   Research by Sharilyn Vera.   SOURCES:    The CUT - The story of Caroline Calloway and her ghost writer Natalie [thecut.com]    VICE -- Influencer Caroline Calloway Isn't a Scammer, Just a Self-Obsessed Mess [vice.com]    Caroline’s instagram- (where she is currently spiraling)   https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/caroline-calloway-instagram-influencer-tour-canceled-scam [buzzfeednews.com]    https://www.wmagazine.com/story/caroline-calloway-creativity-workshop [wmagazine.com]    https://www.pajiba.com/web_culture/the-case-of-caroline-calloway-and-her-creativity-workshop-tour.php [pajiba.com]    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a3wwy4/cambridges-most-controversial-instagram-celebrity-gets-the-last-laugh [vice.com]
Mar 31, 2020
The Crooked Singing Competition with Eugene Cordero
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Good quarantine, Con-gregation! This week we're back with true delight Eugene Cordero (Tacoma FD, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) to break down the scam that spoofs...American Idol? It gets weirder, and meaner! Damn, scammers!

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

 

SOURCES: 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstar_USA [en.wikipedia.org] 

 

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-may-10-et-collins10-story.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVMS5htMEnA&feature=youtu.be

Mar 24, 2020
The First Date Scammer with Mano Agapion
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Con-gregation! You know we had to bring you some relief during these trying Corona times, so we sat down a safe six feet away from Mano Agapion (Drag Her) to break down some Corona scams (yes, already!) and dive into the first date scammer Christopher Castillo.

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera: 

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/us/man-robbed-bank-first-date-trnd/index.html

 

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/02/14/massachusetts-woman-on-first-date-forced-to-be-bank-robbers-getaway-driver

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/02/14/bank-robbery-date/

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/wu-tang-clan-scam-roc-nation-hotels-recording-studios-atlanta-georgia-a9333036.html

Mar 17, 2020
The Fake Teen Doctor with Carl Tart
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What’s up Con-gregation! It’s a not to miss episode thanks to the very funny Carl Tart (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joining in to talk all about Malachi Love-Robinson aka Dr. Love, the Florida teen who pretended to be a doctor.

Mar 10, 2020
The NYC Collision Con with Steven Ray Morris
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What's up Con-gregation! This week we're back with legendary dino-loving podcast producer Steven Ray Morris (See Jurassic Right, My Favorite Murder) breaking down and infamous case of the thing that scares us all the most, medical insurance fraud! Why are people like this!? 

 

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera

SOURCES:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/nyregion/nypd-911-insurance-fraud.html

https://nypost.com/2019/11/07/nypd-cop-911-operators-busted-in-18m-scam-targeting-crash-victims-in-the-hood/

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-attorney-announces-arrest-27-individuals-including-nypd-employees-massive-bribery

Mar 03, 2020
The UK Gambling Gambit with Jerah Milligan
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Salutations Con-gregation! You know we had to bring you another solid episode to round of Black History Month and who better than the HILARIOUS Jerah Milligan! (Astronomy Club, Black Men Can't Jump) We get into some Guy Ritchie-esque lottery scamming with this one honey! 

 

Research Sharilyn Vera

 

SOURCE:

https://www.casino.org/news/lotto-rapist-charged-with-fraud-over-2-5-million-falsified-ticket/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/04/edward-putnam-fake-national-lottery-ticket

Feb 25, 2020
The Welfare Queen (w/ Ayo Edebiri)
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What's up Con-gregation! Not gonna lie, this is one of our wildest episodes thanks to Ayo Edebiri (Sunnyside, Forbes) and dig deep into controversial tale of Linda Taylor, the Welfare Queen!

 

Research: Sharilyn Vera

 

SOURCES:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/books/review/josh-levin-queen-linda-taylor.html

https://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queen

Feb 18, 2020
The Mickey D Monopolizer with Paul Scheer
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What's poppin' Con-gregation! We threw a couple extra fries in the bag with this one with our supersized guest Paul Scheer (The League, How Did This Get Made, Human Giant, You know who he is!) as we revisit the man who scammed the McDonald's Monopoly game for over a decade! 

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera

SOURCES: 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions?ref=scroll 

https://nypost.com/2020/02/01/mcmillions-how-ex-cop-orchestrated-24-million-mcdonalds-monopoly-scam/

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/23/trump-campaign-compete-against-groups-money-089454 

Feb 11, 2020
The Crooked Carpet Cleaner with Ronnie Adrian
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Happy Black History Month Con-gregation! We didn't change anything (I'm black all the time) but it's still a special episode when our homie Ronnie Adrian (White Women, Key & Peele) drops by! This week we explore that absolute MESS of carpet cleaning ponzi schemer, Barry Jay Minkow!

 

*In this ep I mention Amber Guyger got 5 years in jail. It was actually 10 years with parole eligibility at 5 my bad but hey, as long as she's locked up! 

 

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Minkow

https://news.sky.com/story/international-money-laundering-expert-arrested-for-money-laundering-11864982

Feb 04, 2020
The Dubious Diplomat with Ira Madison III
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I hope you stayed schemin' this weekend Con-gregation. Unwind from the grind this week with our wonderful guest, writer Ira Madison III (Keep It!, Daybreak). This time we're uncovering the "Fraud Prince" Anthony Gignac! You know I love a luxurious lie, we stan! 

 

Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

 

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/how-the-fake-saudi-prince-anthony-gignac-was-exposed

https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/fake-saudi-prince-who-flaunted-on-instagram-sentenced-in-fraud-scheme/

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/he-actually-believes-he-is-khalid-the-odyssey-of-a-counterfeit-saudi-prince

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/29/business/payless-fake-store/index.html 

Jan 28, 2020
The Fruitcake Funneler with the Florida Girls
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Con-gregation! On this special edition we're in the booth with the WHOLE cast of my show Florida Girls! (Pop TV if you don't know honey!) My girls Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim and Melanie Field gossip about the lavish embezzlement of Texan fruitcake mogul Sandy Jenkins!

This episode is brought to you by Dashlane.

Research by Laci

SOURCES:

https://features.texasmonthly.com/editorial/just-desserts/

 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/6/21048947/whitney-young-swim-coach-principal-pool-inspector-general

Jan 21, 2020
The Shady Shot-Caller with Ryan Stanger
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What's poppin' Con-gregation? This week we're teaming up with our buddy Ryan Stanger (Action Boyz) to blow the whistle on the referee who gambled on his own games, Tim Donaghy! 

Jan 14, 2020
The Boy Band Bummer with Teresa Lee
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Jan 07, 2020
The Famous Femme Fibber (w/ Oscar Montoya)
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Happy New Year Con-gregation! Scams are all about hindsight so we got together with our good friend Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aquí, Bless The Harts) to look at our favorite scammer of the decade, habitual political line-stepper and possibly my soulmate, Mina Chang! 

 

Research: Sharilyn Vera

Sources:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1080356

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIhWGIUGboE

https://www.thecut.com/2019/11/unfortunately-i-love-mina-chang-state-department-scammer.html

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyze3b/this-senior-state-department-officials-resume-was-extremely-bogus

https://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-mina-chang-from-state-department-career-2019-11

https://twitter.com/ksieff/status/1194342219664232454?s=20

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/how-did-mina-chang-get-state-department-job-first-place-n1091516 

 

This episode is brought to you by Buffy Comforters.

Dec 31, 2019
The Pristine Ponzi Scheme with Matt Walsh
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Season's Scammings Con-gregation! This week we're sitting around the fire with comedy legend Matt Walsh (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) as we sink our teeth into the most famous ponzi schemer in world history, Bernie Madoff! More like he "made off" with those billions honeyyy. Just playin', he in jail!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Like a Boss and Atlas Coffee Club.

Dec 24, 2019
The British Conarchy (w/ Edgar Momplaisir)
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Salutations Congregation! We've back with our friend and noble cohort Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings) as we uncover the obsessive anglophile and Royal Wedding Scammer, Tommy Muscatello! 

This episode is brought to you by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam).

Dec 17, 2019
The Long Island Long Con with Jon Gabrus
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How you livin' Congregation! Ya girl is back uncovering a legendary Long Island scam with our good friend Jon Gabrus! (The Gino Lambardo Show) We bilking coins and talking Harold Adamo y'all!  

 

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SCAM), Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam), and Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess).

Dec 10, 2019
The Nigerian Ne'er-do-well with Jonathan Braylock
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What's good Con-gregation! Thanks to you Scam Goddess is catching that SHINE, scamming our way into Spotify Pick of the Year! What better to celebrate than with our hilarious friend Jonathan Braylock (Astronomy Club on Netflix December 6th!) as we uncover a legend from the birthplace of fraud, Nigeria's own Emmanuel Nwude!

 

 

Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

 

SOURCES: 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Nwude

https://www.bosshunting.com.au/hustle/nigerian-fake-airport-scam 

https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/nigerian-scammer-sold-fake-airport-for-242-million-to-international-bank/

https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/nigerian-scammer-sold-fake-airport-to-international-bank.html

https://www.ladbible.com/community/interesting-emmanuel-nwude-carried-out-the-biggest-scam-in-nigeria-20180825

 

This episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter (www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam).

Dec 03, 2019
The Big Blood Flim-Flam with Andrew Ti
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We back at it, Con-gregation! This is Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci welcomes comedy’s #1 sleepy boy Andrew Ti (Mix-ish, Yo, Is This Racist?) to cover one of Silicon Valley’s finest, Elizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the now defunct Theranos.


Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.businessinsider.com/theranos-founder-ceo-elizabeth-holmes-life-story-bio-2018-4#theranoss-business-model-was-based-around-the-idea-that-it-could-run-blood-tests-using-proprietary-technology-that-required-only-a-finger-pinprick-and-a-small-amount-of-blood-holmes-said-the-tests-would-be-able-to-detect-medical-conditions-like-cancer-and-high-cholesterol-13 

https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/why-doesnt-elizabeth-holmes-blink-theranos.html 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/hbos-the-inventor-how-theranos-elizabeth-holmes-pulled-off-the-scam-of-the-century

This episode is brought to you by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam).

Nov 26, 2019
The Marijuana Manipulator with James Mastraieni
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We back at it, Con-gregation! This is Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci kicks back with comedian, writer, and podcaster James Mastraieni (Too Effin’ High, Florida Girls) to talk the curious case of the Instagram marijuana fraudster who dupes would be customers into buying weed that will never appear.


Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://help.instagram.com/789164081427334?helpref=related 

https://www.reddit.com/r/trees/comments/1ygw9k/a_warning_to_those_thinking_of_buying_trees/

https://hightimes.com/news/weed-scams-trending-instagram-people-falling-for-them/

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/11/us/cannabis-planted-vermont-statehouse-trnd/index.html

 

This episode is brought to you by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam).

Nov 19, 2019
The Airbnb Bamboozler with Lamar Woods
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What’s gucci, Con-gregation? Welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci kicks it with writer, comedian Lamar Woods (It’s a Party, Single Parents) to talk the Airbnb scam & the writer who went from victim to vindicator   who undercovered all of it. 


Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43k7z3/nationwide-fake-host-scam-on-airbnb?utm_source=vicetwitterus&utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_858978

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SCAM) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess).

Nov 12, 2019
The Ukrainan Adoption Switcheroo with Jacquis Neal
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How we living, Con-gregation? Welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci chops it up with actor, comedian, & podcaster Jacquis Neal (Culture Kings, UCB). Together they discuss the curious case of the family who adopted a 9 year old Ukrianian orphan who might have secretly been a 22 year old adult.  


Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/kristina-barnett-adopted-child-real-life-orphan.html [thecut.com]

https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a29205646/kristine-barnett-natalia-grace-adoption/ [elle.com]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDBTcYo-ho

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7479061/Mom-claims-Ukrainian-daughter-9-adopted-really-22-year-old-dwarfism.html [dailymail.co.uk]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7512143/Adoptive-parents-Ukrainian-girl-dwarfism-appear-court.html [dailymail.co.uk]

https://nypost.com/2019/09/23/couple-claims-their-abandoned-child-is-actually-a-scam-artist-with-dwarfism/ [nypost.com]

https://www.wishtv.com/news/crime-watch-8/parents-accused-of-abandoning-adopted-child-in-apartment-mom-says-its-a-scam/ [wishtv.com]

https://www.insider.com/ukrainian-orphan-natalia-barnett-new-family-report-2019-9 [insider.com]

https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/michael-kristine-barnett-plead-not-guilty-in-ukranian-dwarf-adoption-case [oxygen.com]

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/natalia-grace-ukranian-adoption-orphan [buzzfeednews.com]

This episode is brought to you by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam code: SCAM).

Nov 05, 2019
The Death Defying Duper Mark Olmsted with Jamie Loftus
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What’s good, Con-gregation? Welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci chats with comedian, writer, & podcaster Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast, Robot Chicken). They dive into the many curious cons of Mark Olmsted, a man on the brink of death who became a death certificate forging, credit card stealing, insurance fraudster.


Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.gq.com/story/the-man-who-wouldnt-die

https://www.newser.com/story/275416/he-thought-hed-die-so-he-began-a-con-he-didnt-die.html

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter (www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM).

Oct 29, 2019
The Wine Whisperer with Betsy Sodaro
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What’s up Con-gregation & welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci is joined by actress, comedian, & podcaster Betsy Sodaro (We Love Trash, Disjointed) to talk Rudy Kurniawan,  a self-proclaimed "wine expert" and CON-sissuer who’s exploits duped some of high-society’s wealthiest out of millions.

Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

The New Yorker - a True crime documentary about the con that shook the world of wine 

Wikipedia - Rudy Kurniawan

Netflix - Sour Grapes documentary

Riverside student accused of hacking school computer changing grades 

Oct 22, 2019
The Hollywood Hoodwinker with Lauren Lapkus
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Welcome back Con-gregation to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci is joined by actress, director, & podcaster Lauren Lapkus (Between Two Ferns: The Movie, With Special Guest..., Threedom) to cover the Hollywood scam artist/master impressionist who lured unsuspecting professionals halfway around the world before leaving them high and dry.

Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/hunting-con-queen-hollywood-1125932

 

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fbi-seeks-more-victims-hollywood-con-artist-marvel-executive-targeted-1137712

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/17/742818984/the-story-of-a-scam-that-lured-hollywood-professionals-to-indonesia?t=1564239220681

 

https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/wjvmnn/hollywood-con-queen-indonesia-scam 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49001504 

 

https://caymannewsservice.com/2019/07/status-scammer-guilty/

 

https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/07/10/10-years-for-delilah-who-orchestrated-1-9-million-scam/ 

 

https://caymannewsservice.com/2016/02/scammer-took-20k-in-pr-con/

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SCAM) and Lola (www.mylola.com code: GODDESS).

Oct 15, 2019
The Career Conman Jeremy Wilson with Nicole Byer
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Welcome back Con-gregation to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci is joined by stand up, actress, & podcaster Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Best Friends Podcast) for a look at the many scams & lives of (fraudulent) “international” guy of grift-stery, Jeremy Wilson.

Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

Sources: 

https://www.gq.com/story/the-petty-grifter

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/nyregion/jeremy-wilson-con-artist-convicted.html

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/fake-army-vet-man-stiff-prison-sentence-nyc-judge-article-1.3148604

This episode is brought to you by Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam code: SCAM).

Oct 08, 2019
Scam Heiress Anna Sorokin with Paul F. Tompkins
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What’s up Con-gregation & welcome Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! In this initial episode comedian, actor, and podcast papi Paul F. Tompkins joins host Laci Mosley for a deep dive dive into Anna Delvey aka Anna Sorkin the scam heiress; a fake German heiress turned Manhattan socialite who swindled dozens of people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

 

Research assistant: Sharilyn Vera

 

 

This episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter (www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM).

Oct 01, 2019
Scam Goddess Trailer
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Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week host Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It's like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime! Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 1st.

Sep 09, 2019
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