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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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