Scam Goddess

By Earwolf & Laci Mosley

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Reviews: 20


 Oct 11, 2022

JL
 Aug 16, 2022
The enthusiasm is contagious and the subject is interesting. Obviously, scams hurt real people so I was apprehensive about a pod glorifying them, but Laci does differentiate between funny and bad and it's mostly light-hearted.


 May 29, 2022

kacy
 Mar 30, 2022
I really enjoy this podcast.


 Nov 22, 2021
Finger nails scratching a chalkboard + vacuous banter = this podcast Go else where if you are interested in scams and their prevention...

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 Counterfeit Composer w/ Priscilla Davies
01:19:36
Nov 29, 2022
Crooked College Wall Street Investor w/ Cristen Conger
01:03:39

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Cristen Conger joins the show to discuss David Bloom, a 23-year-old Wall Street “Whiz Kid” who was caught stealing millions from his friends to invest in the stock market in the late 1980’s. Plus, Professional Cornhole has been rocked by controversy after illegal bean bags used in a championship game. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research done by Kaelyn Brandt.

 

Sources:

https://nypost.com/2022/11/02/professional-cornhole-world-rocked-by-baggate-cheating-scandal/

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-28/con-artist-scam-manhattan-elite-la-dive-bar-frolic-room

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/13/nyregion/lush-life-investor-23-named-in-huge-fraud.html

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-12-10-fi-1381-story.html

https://nypost.com/2022/09/28/con-artist-david-bloom-arrested-for-fraud-in-los-angeles/

Nov 22, 2022
The Greatest Conman on Earth w/ Shea Couleé
00:58:54

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Shea Couleé joins the show to discuss P. T. Barnum. Known as “the Greatest Showman,” he popularized the circus, was the master of hoaxes and often exploited others. Plus, a Florida psychic has been accused of manipulating her client into stealing $1 million from her rich older husband.

Nov 15, 2022
Hot Girl Grifter w/ Pallavi Gunalan
01:17:46

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Pallavi Gunalan joins the show to discuss Dolly Oesterreich, a 1910’s housewife who started an affair with a young factory worker, with both of them ending up in a life of lies and deception for decades. Plus, Detroit rapper Sameerah “Creme” Marrel is on the run from the U.S. Department of Justice. Also, Fuck Jada! IYKYK. Stay Schemin’!

Nov 08, 2022
The Faith Peddler w/ Jean Elie
01:01:47

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Jean Elie joins the show to discuss Fred Brito, a con artist of many faces including the faces of priests. Plus, John Oliver recently tipped his hat to Kim Kardashian for her role in helping solve an art fraud scheme. Stay Schemin’! 

Nov 01, 2022
The Con with the “Cure” for Cancer w/ Caleb Hearon
01:07:40

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, we welcome back comedian Caleb Hearon to discuss Norman Baker, a vaudevillian, business-owner, and radio-show host in the 1800’s who claimed to have a cure for cancer. Plus, a Hong Kong student has been arrested after participating in an elaborate kidnapping to scam her parents out of ransom money. Stay Schemin’!

Oct 25, 2022
M-I-Crooked Letter, Crooked Gov’t w/ Diallo Riddle
01:17:38

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, we welcome back Diallo Riddle to discuss one of Mississippi’s largest state-wide corruption cases. It involves millions in state welfare funds misappropriated to powerful state officials, pro-wrestlers, and former athletes including Brett Favre. Plus, singer Shakira has been ordered to stand trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud against the Public Treasury of Spain. Stay Schemin’! 

Oct 18, 2022
The Fake Heiress at Mar-A-Lago w/ Kimia Behpoornia
01:05:53

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Kimia Behpoornia joins us to discuss how the FBI is looking into a woman who spent considerable time at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate, claiming to be an heiress. Plus, a manga artist has been scammed out of 75 million yen from someone who claimed to be Mark Ruffalo. Stay Schemin’!

Oct 11, 2022
The Bling Ring w/ Dewayne Perkins
01:12:21

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Dewayne Perkins joins us to discuss the Bling Ring, a group of teenagers who stole nearly $3 million from celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and many more in 2008. Plus, a Thai YouTube star known as Nutty is accused of conning thousands of her fans out of $55 million dollars in a foreign exchange trading scam. Stay schemin’! 

 

Sources:

https://nypost.com/2022/08/31/youtuber-nutty-natthamon-khongchak-wanted-for-defrauding-followers/

https://meaww.com/you-tube-star-nutty-flees-thailand-after-conning-more-than-6000-fans-for-5-32-million-dollars

https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/share/e9cc0cc3-dbf1-4fab-8367-5fc7c05608e6

https://allthatsinteresting.com/alexis-neiers

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2132285/

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15039492/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Oct 04, 2022
The Curious Case of Benja-Scam Button w/ Josh Brekhus
01:17:40

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Josh Brekhus joins the show to discuss, Frédéric Bourdin a serial imposter who took on about 500 identities, convincing many that he was a school age runaway well into his adulthood. Plus, 19-year-old chess Grandmaster Hans Niemann is accused of cheating with vibrating anal beads. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://slate.com/culture/2022/09/chess-cheating-scandal-magnus-carlsen-hans-moke-niemann-anal-beads.html

https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/09/16/chess-grandmaster-denies-cheating-by-using-anal-beads

https://www.grunge.com/292562/how-a-fake-cia-agent-convinced-people-to-rob-banks/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/08/11/the-chameleon-annals-of-crime-david-grann

Sep 27, 2022
The Fake Fossil Finder w/ Adam Conover
00:57:44

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Adam Conover joins the show to discuss amateur British archeologist Charles Dawson, who committed one the greatest frauds in all of archaeological history. Plus, “Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher, has been charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.livescience.com/56327-piltdown-man-hoax.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/feb/05/piltdown-man-archaeologys-greatest-hoax

 

https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/scientific-insights/the-piltdown-man-the-greatest-scientific-fraud-of-the-20th-century/

 

https://people.com/tv/qorianka-kilcher-insurance-fraud-case-everything-to-know/

Sep 20, 2022
See Ya Money Disappear as a F.A.P (Fine Art Partners) w/ Chelsea Devantez
01:27:49
Sep 13, 2022
Re-Release: The Shaun King Episode Pt. 1 w/ Ashley Ray-Harris
01:22:54
Sep 06, 2022
Social Schemin’ Platform w/ Sydnee Washington
01:20:46
Aug 30, 2022
Bishop Gucci Con Man w/ Sam Sanders
01:09:44

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Sam Sanders joins us to discuss Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who garnered initial sympathy for being robbed during a livestream of his sermon. Now, his integrity is being questioned after past crimes have surfaced. Plus, the TikTok viral Pink Sauce is called out for not being FDA approved. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

​​https://www.thecity.nyc/brooklyn/2022/7/29/23284458/brooklyn-pastor-lamor-whitehead-pleads-for-sympathy

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/nyregion/lamor-whitehead-bishop-robbed.html

https://www.curbed.com/2022/07/bishop-lamor-whitehead-real-estate-holdings-default.html

https://bestlifeonline.com/news-robbed-pastor-whitehead-life-details/

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/tiktok-viral-pink-sauce/

https://www.eater.com/23284219/pink-sauce-tiktok-color-expert-reactions

Aug 23, 2022
Fraud Family Values w/ Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña & Yasmine Hamady
01:15:09
Aug 16, 2022
Queen Coin w/ Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards
01:17:15
Aug 09, 2022
Smells Like Teen Swindling w/ Demi Adejuyigbe
01:06:05
Aug 02, 2022
Fraud van Gogh. w/ Jonathan Van Ness
00:53:30

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? Jonathan Van Ness joins us to discuss how Margaret Keane didn’t know that her husband, Walter Keane was taking credit for her famous “Big Eyed” children paintings popularized during the 1950s and 60s. Plus, find out how one woman found a stack of 70 Chase bank credit cards in her mailbox. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/deception-effects-1.4628704/how-margaret-keane-helped-deceive-the-art-world-1.4629030

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/26/art-fraud-margaret-walter-keane-tim-burton-biopic

https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/margaret-and-walter-keane-art-fraud

https://www.keane-eyes.com/item/limited-editions/exhibit-224/

Jul 26, 2022
Scamuel L. Jackson: Shaun King Part 2 w/ Ashley Ray
01:39:35
Jul 19, 2022
The Cunning Clairvoyant w/ Eric Mosley
01:11:12
Jul 12, 2022
The Swindling Scribe of Grey’s Anatomy w/ Priscilla Davies
01:10:31

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? We got Priscilla Davies joining us to discuss Elisabeth Finch, a former TV script writer who allegedly lied about her health status and used other people’s trauma to write story lines in Grey’s Anatomy. Plus, a retired Atlanta Police Sargent says that a con man used his business, to defraud a DeKalb County church out of tens of thousands of dollars. Stay Schemin’!


 

Sources:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-truth-lies

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyer?redirectURL=https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyer

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/retired-officer-fighting-clear-his-name-after-fraudster-took-out-loans-under-his-companys-name/5VRBZRQRU5CFRCKJMOBWPEHMVE/

Jul 05, 2022
The Rogue Runner of Princeton w/ Nimesh Patel
01:01:27

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week we have comedian Nimesh Patel on to discuss James Hogue, named one of Time’s Top 10 Imposters, this runner turned bike thief fooled an Ivy League school into thinking he was a student but was really a 31 year old con man. Plus, the Red Power Ranger has been arrested by the FBI because of COVID fraud. Stay Schemin’!

Sources:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/red-power-ranger-actor-charged-multimillion-dollar-ppp-covid-relief-fr-rcna29813

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/09/03/the-runner

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/famed-con-man-who-lived-in-ajax-shack-arrested-again-in-aspen/

https://paw.princeton.edu/article/strange-case-james-arthur-hogue

Jun 28, 2022
It’s the Freedom for Me! w/ Kevin Fredericks aka KevOnStage
01:06:00
Jun 21, 2022
The Queen of Cons w/ Miranda Cosgrove & Nathan Kress
01:24:25

What’s poppin con-gregration? It’s the iCarly, Scam Goddess crossover we’ve all been waiting for! We got Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress discussing Cassie Chadwick, who at the turn of the 20th century became one of the US’ foremost accomplished fraudsters. Plus, a Florida man is charged with 114 counts of various fraud, after he was caught in an alleged decades-long scheme to defraud Florida State’s Division of Unclaimed Property. Stay Schemin’!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 

 

Sources:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-high-priestess-of-fraudulent-finance-45/

https://www.wrhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cassie-Chadwick.pdf

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/22/the-turbulent-life-of-cassie-chadwick-the-impostor-who-claimed-to-be-carnegies-illegitimate-daughter/

https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/13/man-faces-114-charges-alleged-2-million-unclaimed-property-fraud-scheme/

Jun 14, 2022
The Best Basic Olympian w/ Sara Levine and Danny Murphy
01:33:17

What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, we have the hosts of Not Another True Crime Podcast, Sara Levine & Danny Murphy to discuss Elizabeth Swaney, who proudly made it to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, without doing a single trick in her sport. Plus, the FDA demands Alex Jones stop advertising questionable dietary supplements as coronavirus treatments, threatening legal action if he doesn’t. Stay Schemin!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 

 

Sources:
https://everything-everywhere.com/elizabeth-swaney-and-the-power-of-just-showing-up/

https://olympics.com/en/news/elizabeth-swaney-unlikely-halfpipe-hero

https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/elizabeth

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/21/elizabeth-swaney-olympics-skiing-american-ninja-warrior

https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/mikaela-shiffrin-doesnt-have-anything-to-prove-to-anyone-at-the-beijing-olympics/

Jun 07, 2022
The Deceitful Disappearing Act w/ Tahir Moore
01:08:37

What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, Tahir Moore returns to the show to discuss John Darwin, a British man who faked his death and disappearance to avoid a mountain of debt. Plus, a home in Virginia was put on the market with an occupant still living in the basement. Stay Schemin’!

Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 

Sources:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-i-exposed-the-curious-case-of-canoe-man-john-darwin-0krwmnlkw

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-37551735

https://www.axios.com/local/washington-dc/2022/04/13/fairfax-squatter-house-under-contract

https://www.fox5dc.com/news/fairfax-home-sells-for-more-than-800k-despite-occupant-living-in-basement

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvn4zd/john-darwin-canoe-man-true-story

May 31, 2022
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 Tinder Swindler with Miles Gray
01:03:35

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
The Welfare Queen (w/ Ayo Edebiri)
01:09:51

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.amazon.com/Queen-Forgotten-Life-Behind-American/dp/031651330X

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slate/the-queen

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 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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Jan 01, 2019