Scam Goddess

By Earwolf & Laci Mosley

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Subscribers: 1797
Reviews: 13

Ria
 Sep 17, 2021
The host is funny except for when she makes racist comments about white people. Saying things like "I purposely don't move out of the way for white people". Why is it ok to perpetuate negativity. It's mean to purposely be rude.

Kathryn
 Aug 13, 2021
I love this podcast. It's like True Crime lite and hilarious. The host is fantastic and always has a great guest.

Maria C
 Aug 10, 2021
This show is reliably funny and interesting. Laci is a fantastic host, using comedy to subversively speak truth to power.


 Jul 7, 2021

Lauren
 Nov 17, 2020
Scam Goddess Laci and her guests are hilarious and very fun to listen to. An excellent show to keep your energy up over the long days of COVID.

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 Flying Teenage Fraud with Tracy Clayton & Josh Gwynn
01:00:36

What's poppin' con-gregtion? This week, Tracy Clayton & Josh Gwynn, hosts of the podcast Back Issue, discuss a teenager who led authorities on a wild goose chase across the nation by stealing planes all the while not wearing shoes. Plus, a 62 year old artist turns being catfished into a friendship. Stay Schemin'!


 

Research By Kaelyn Brandt 


 

SOURCES:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-life-and-escapades-of-colton-harris-moore/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/what-happened-to-barefoot-bandit-colton-harris-moore

https://www.heraldnet.com/news/colton-harris-moore-asks-judge-to-shorten-supervised-release/

https://www.justice.gov/archive/usao/waw/press/2010/nov/pdfs/10-CR-00336-INDI_31856.pdf

https://web.archive.org/web/20150509001325/http://www.katu.com/news/local/63636867.html

Fly Colt Fly, a documentary by Adam Gray & Andrew Gray

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37632259

Oct 12, 2021
Oops!, I Scammed You Again: The Britney Spears' Conservatorship (w/ Tess Barker, Babs Gray)
01:38:21
Oct 05, 2021
Australia's Cop Con Artist with AJ Gibson & Emile Ennis Jr.
01:13:14
Sep 28, 2021
The Famed Forger with Eliot Glazer
01:04:44
Sep 21, 2021
The Last Ride of Peggy Jo with James Mastraieni
01:11:58

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, comedian James Mastraieni joins us to discuss the epic tale of a Dallas bank robber who fooled authorities throughout the 90's dressed as a cowboy. Plus, a mother of three sues a woman who used her children as props in a crowdfunding scheme generating hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Research by Kaeyln Brandt

Sources:

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-last-ride-of-cowboy-bob/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503647/cowboy-bob-mysterious-middle-aged-bank-robber-who-fooled-fbi

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2005/may/06/bank-robber-shot-dead-in-texas/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53001390/peggy-jo-tallas

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-my-girls-i-avoid-eviction

Sep 14, 2021
Lil' Ponzi Schemer with Rosebud Baker
01:02:43
Sep 07, 2021
The Coupon Trap House with Nicole Parker
01:09:54

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, comedian Nicole Parker joins us to discuss a group of housewives who ran a fraudulent coupon operation that earned millions of dollars. Plus, somebody's scamming Nickelback fans. Stay Schemin!

Research by Kaeyln Brandt

Sources:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9789433/Arizona-women-busted-25-MILLION-counterfeit-coupons-inspired-new-movie-Kristen-Bell.html

https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/massive-counterfeit-coupon-ring-busted-in-arizona-2012-7

https://couponsinthenews.com/2013/03/12/counterfeit-coupon-ringleader-pleads-guilty/

https://jillcataldo.com/woman_bought_600_counterfeit_coupons/

CBS TV’s “Pink Collar Crimes”, 2018, Season 1 Episode 7, “The Queen of Coupons”

https://nypost.com/2021/05/07/nickelback-fans-are-now-getting-catfished/

Aug 31, 2021
The 90's Bank Bamboozlers with Jojo T. Gibbs
00:56:15

What's poppin con-gregation? Jojo T. Gibbs joins us for our 100th episode as we discuss one of the biggest bank fraud schemes in history. Plus, someone posing as actor Colin Firth scams three Italian women out of thousands of pounds. Stay Schemin'!

Also, get 30% off all Scam Goddess Podswag merch. Go to Podswag.com and use promo code SCAM30 at checkout. Offer ends on 8.30.21 so get it now!

SOURCES

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/john-ruffo-elusive-nyc-swindler-still-run-after-20-years-n934741

https://www.theracketonline.com/main/john-ruffo

https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/us-marshals-asking-for-help-in-cracking-most-wanted-cold-case/

https://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3312321/con-artist-colin-firth/

Aug 24, 2021
Camp Chaos with Behzad Dabu
00:58:04
Aug 17, 2021
Top Chef All-Scam Edition with Angela Davis aka The Kitchenista
01:02:49

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, we have Angela "The Kitchenista" Davis discussing Darius "Crooks" Williams, a chef blogger accused of shady business practices, assault and plagiarizing recipes. Plus, a man is out $30 million, after building a section of "Trump's" border wall and ending up with no buyers.

Content Warning: Physical and sexual assault is mentioned in this episode. Please take care of yourself while listening.

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

SOURCES:

Forbes Article, “Why Food Blogger Angela Davis Believes Darius Williams Does Not Deserve A Platform” by Lizzy Saxe

Southern Grit, “Darius Cooks or #dariuscrooks? Popular Food Personality Under Fire Amidst Multiple Allegations” by Debra Freeman

Black Enterprise, “FROM RECIPES TO RECEIPTS, DARIUS “COOKS” WILLIAMS DENIES CLAIMS THAT HE IS A “CROOK” by Kia Morgan Smith

State of Georgia Consumer Protection Division

Twitter: @thekitchenista, @frenchvanilla29

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-07-22/trump-border-wall-builder-tommy-fisher-is-looking-for-a-buyer?utm_medium=social&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-businessweek&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_content=businessweek&utm_source=twitter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-border-wall-tommy-fisher/2020/09/14/8176798a-ed52-11ea-a21a-0fbbe90cfd8c_story.html

Aug 10, 2021
Doctor DoRobbery with Franchesca Ramsey
01:34:21

What's Poppin Con-gregation? Franchesca Ramsey joins us to discuss the doctor centered in one of the most notorious healthcare fraud cases in California’s history. Plus, a woman on the run is arrested after inquiring about her reward money. Stay Schemin’!

TW: This story contains examples of domestic violence and graphic surgical malpractice. Take care of yourselves while listening.

Sources:
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wanted-suspect-caught-reward-money-arrest-police-facebook/story?id=78921626

https://4patientsafety.org/documents/Tantuwaya,%20Lokesh%20Shantanu%202015-04-13%20Article.pdf

https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/convicted-leader-billion-dollar-health-care-scam-plead-guilty-violating-court

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-14/california-medical-board-fraud-scheme-san-diego-doctor

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gangrene/symptoms-causes/syc-20352567#:~:text=Gangrene%20is%20death%20of%20body,body%2C%20such%20as%20the%20gallbladder

Aug 03, 2021
The 90 Day Fake Fiancé with Clark Moore
01:10:57
Jul 27, 2021
The Sham Spokesperson with Priscilla Davies
01:03:00

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Priscilla Davies joins us to discuss the phony spokesperson for a company known as the "Uber of helicopters." Plus, a gun safety organization pulls off a powerful protest, scamming former NRA president David Keene. Stay schemin'!

Research by Kaeyln Brandt.

Sources:

https://www.businessinsider.com/blade-helicopter-had-fake-spokesperson-2021-6#

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/24/former-nra-president-tricked-into-grad-speech-gun-violence-video/5334564001/

https://brs-apartments.flyblade.com/blade/production/uploaded-assets/1605626363.pdf

https://www.blade.com/

Jul 20, 2021
The HiStudio Hype House with Chris Gethard
00:58:22

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Chris Gethard joins us to discuss how a CEO created a Hype House style podcasting network that led to lawsuits and fallout. Plus, someone steals more than 42,000 pounds of pistachios in California. Stay schemin'!


Research by Kaeyln Brandt.


Note: The Hype House story was first reported by journalist Ashley Carman in her investigative piece published in the Verge entitled, "The Podcasting Hype House from Hell: How China's Biggest Audio Platform Funded One Man's Frat Boy Dreams." Much of this week's story is based around Ashley's original reporting.

Sources:

https://www.theverge.com/22526502/himalaya-histudios-notorious-llc-podcast-audio-hype-house

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/21/pistachio-theft-alberto-montemayor-touchstone/

https://www.instagram.com/notorious.llc/

https://notorious.llc/creators/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/colettecoleman/2020/10/19/with-the-dumpster-fyre-podcast-fyre-festivals-founder-is-back-with-an-audio-tell-all-from-prison/?sh=24d1c81b7cd3

Jul 13, 2021
The Invisible Sculptor Scam with JB Smoove
01:04:20
Jul 06, 2021
The Windling Water Park with Jenny Yang
01:01:35

What's Poppin' con-gregation? This week, Jenny Yang joins us to discuss the story, Action Park, an amusement and water park that was extremely dangerous and the home to a series of money laundering schemes, shady money and scams. Plus, a man is accused of stealing expensive caviar meant for research for lunch among co-workers. Stay Schemin'!

Jun 29, 2021
The Real Hustlers behind Hustlers with Monique Heart
00:52:31

What's Poppin' con-gregation. This week, Monique Heart helps us break down the real life story that inspired the hit 2019 film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. Plus, a Florida man faces 104 felony counts after allegedly using 28 people's personal information to purchase expensive items in area stores.

Jun 22, 2021
Flamin' Hot Good Will Hunting with Dawn Richard
00:44:47
Jun 15, 2021
The Hot Girl Scammer with Naomi Ekperigin
01:09:10
Jun 08, 2021
The Bamboozling Beau with Tracie Morrissey
00:50:52

What's poppin, con-gregation? Tracie Morrissey joins us to discuss a man caught defrauding 35 of his "girlfriends" in Japan. Also, a former senior advisor in the federal government is accused of stealing from New York City public schools. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES

https://www.mbs.jp/news/

https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyv8xk/japanese-man-arrested-35-girlfriends-fake-birthday

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-arrested-for-defrauding-his-35-girlfriends

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/us/seth-andrew-fraud-money-laundering-charter-school.html

Jun 01, 2021
The Fake Aretha Franklin with Yvonne Orji
00:46:15

What's poppin, con-gregation? Yvonne Orji joins us to discuss the Aretha Franklin impostor who found herself performing as the Quasi Queen of Soul. Plus, a woman is finally arrested after twenty-two attempts to sneak on flights. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/counterfeit-queen-soul-180969340/

https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/04/the-bizarre-story-of-the-imitation-queen-of-soul/

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Woman-with-history-of-airliner-stowaways-arrested-16033015.php

May 25, 2021
The Poisonous Beauty Product Peddler with Alaska Thunderfuck
00:51:32

What's poppin, con-gregation? Alaska Thunderfuck joins us to discuss a Victorian era beauty influencer who peddled deadly beauty products. Plus, a bride and groom plan a wedding at a venue they don't own or rent because the Lord said so. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

Sources:

https://apnews.com/article/bride-groom-crashers-illegal-wedding-130c7270d0d206f61e08f1b197779815

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/who-was-madame-rachel-scam

https://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/170084/Victorian-con-artist-Madame-Rachel-Fortune-from-fake-beauty-products

May 18, 2021
The Real Housewives of Scams, Shams and Fraud with Anna Hossnieh
01:11:55

What's poppin, con-gregation? Anna Hossnieh joins us to talk about the arrest of Jen Shah, a The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member accused of money laundering. Plus, a thieving travel agent who promises Hawaiian dream getaways that turn into vacation nightmares. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

Resources:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/after-jen-shahs-arrest-how-can-we-keep-enjoying-real-housewives

https://nypost.com/2021/03/31/jen-shahs-infamous-shah-ski-chalet-may-be-a-fraud-too/

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/woman-scams-travelers-out-of-hundreds-of-thousands.html

http://www.thepostgame.com/features/201202/utahs-sharrieff-shah-goes-reporter-coach

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a34620733/jen-shah-husband-sharrieff/

May 11, 2021
The L. Ron Ex-Con with Cody Ziglar
01:06:44
May 04, 2021
Feed Drop: May I Elaborate: Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove
00:12:44

It's a feed drop Con-gregation! Check out a new Team Coco podcast called May I Elaborate: Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove. Every morning, JB breaks down an inspirational quote, like only he can, to help you achieve your highest potential. Plus, he’s not even asking for money! So, enjoy the show and Stay Schemin!

May 03, 2021
The NFT Banksy Con Artist with Aida Osman
01:13:00
Apr 27, 2021
The Thieving Thespian with Jack O'Brien
01:04:06

What's poppin, con-gregation? Jack O'Brien joins the show to discuss an actor who hoodwinked millions from movie investors. Plus, MAGA supporters get conned by the Trump campaign. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-06/hollywood-actor-zach-avery-ponzi-scheme-arrest

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4878976/

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/business/zach-avery-actor-alleged-ponzi-scheme/index.html

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/04/trumps-campaign-scammed-donors-auto-checked-box.html

Apr 20, 2021
The DWI Dude with Brandon Kyle Goodman
01:09:38

What's poppin, con-gregation? Brandon Kyle Goodman joins the show to discuss an attorney who went from defending drug possession cases to conning millions from Columbian drug lords. Plus, a lawsuit claiming Subway's sandwiches have no tuna or fish! Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/31/texas-dwi-dude-scammed-colombians-turned-into-feds/

https://www.justice.gov/usao-edtx/pr/central-texas-lawyer-guilty-swindling-colombian-drug-trafficking-clients

https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/27/subway-tuna-lawsuit/

https://www.eater.com/22254819/subway-lawsuit-alleged-fake-tuna

Brandon Kyle Goodman's Photo credit: Luke Fontana

Apr 13, 2021
Rent-A-Hitman Dot Con with Jamie Lee
00:51:10
Apr 06, 2021
The Three Timing Sheriff with Caleb Hearon
01:08:55

What's poppin, con-gregation? Caleb Hearon joins us to discuss a cheating chief of police who falsified documents to hide his many affairs. Plus, a Texas resident scams millions of CARES Act money from Uncle Sam. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES:

https://heavy.com/news/jason-collier/

https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/three-timing-texas-police-chief-jason-collier-arrested-by-texas-rangers-11982954

https://abc7news.com/10385500/?ex_cid=TA_KGO_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Mar 30, 2021
The Bread Bamboozler with Sam Richardson
01:02:23

What's poppin, con-gregation? Sam Richardson joins us to discuss a bogus UK baker with no oven and a fake government scam. Also, a Bruno Mars catfish story gone wrong. Stay schemin!

Research by Sharilyn Vera.

SOURCES:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/dishonest-baker-who-warmed-freshly-19447322

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9524664/bruno-mars-impersonator-scams-texas-woman-out-of-100000

https://www.tmz.com/2021/02/10/bruno-mars-catfish-texas-100k-money/

Mar 23, 2021
The Swindling Snitch with Hari Kondabolu
01:03:08

What's poppin con-gregation? Hari Kondabolu is on the pod this week to break down the nark who was also a shark. Stay schemin!

Feb 02, 2021
The Lupine Liar with Conan O'Brien
01:04:36
Oct 27, 2020
The Sha*n K*ing Episode with Ashley Ray-Harris
01:21:42

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!

@DocMellyMel @MalaikaJabali @OsopePatrisse @janaya_khan @SistaDrTabatha @aliciagarza @culturejedi@israhirsi @angela_rye @TamikaDMallory @Maryhooks @AshleeMPreston @CatsCommentary @lateefahsimon @monifabandele @rosaclemente @diprimaradio @Slausongirlnews @idabeewells @Jasmyne @thethandi_way @OgeTheYogi

Aug 25, 2020
The Famous Femme Fibber (w/ Oscar Montoya)
01:07:35
Dec 31, 2019
The Nigerian Ne'er-do-well with Jonathan Braylock
00:54:40

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 Ukrainan Adoption Switcheroo with Jacquis Neal
01:03:55

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 Career Conman Jeremy Wilson with Nicole Byer
00:49:10

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 07, 2019
Scam Heiress Anna Sorokin with Paul F. Tompkins
00:56:02

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 into Anna Delvey aka Anna Sorokin the scam heiress; a fake German heiress turned Manhattan socialite who swindled dozens of people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Research assistant: Sharillyn VeraThis episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter ( www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM).

Sep 30, 2019
Scam Goddess Trailer
00:01:34

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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