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July 14, 2020
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/
July 7, 2020
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/
July 2, 2020
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."
June 30, 2020
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/
June 23, 2020
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=link&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
June 16, 2020
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!
June 11, 2020
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!
June 9, 2020
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
June 5, 2020
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!
June 2, 2020
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
May 26, 2020
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 19, 2020
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 12, 2020
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 5, 2020
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]
April 28, 2020
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?!
April 21, 2020
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
April 14, 2020
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]
April 7, 2020
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]
March 31, 2020
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]
March 24, 2020
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
March 17, 2020
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
March 10, 2020
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.
March 3, 2020
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
February 25, 2020
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
February 18, 2020
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
February 11, 2020
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
February 4, 2020
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
January 28, 2020
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
January 21, 2020
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
January 14, 2020
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!
January 7, 2020
Happy New Year Con-gregation! My New Years Resolution is keep telling y'all about all the biggest scams honey! This week we're chilling with the hilarious and talented Teresa Lee (I Think She Likes You, Cracked) and diving into the boy band abuser, Lou Jay Pearlman!  This episode is brought to you by Dashlane. Research by Sharilyn Vera Sources: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nsync-lou-pearlman-nightline-927166/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/13/lou-pearlman-was-disgraced-mogul-who-defrauded-s-boy-bands-then-came-million-ponzi-scheme/ https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008836?_ga=2.204653328.1845038090.1551958758-1351978170.1551338292 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcCRs0Ic3FI&vl=en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Pearlman https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/04/05/lou-pearlman-film-reveals-how-backstreet-boys-n-sync-lost-millions/3373395002/
December 31, 2019
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.
December 24, 2019
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.
December 17, 2019
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).
December 10, 2019
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).
December 3, 2019
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).
November 26, 2019
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).
November 19, 2019
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).
November 12, 2019
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).
November 5, 2019
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).
October 29, 2019
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).
October 22, 2019
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
October 15, 2019
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).
October 8, 2019
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).
October 1, 2019
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).
September 9, 2019
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.
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