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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!”
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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."
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/
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
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!
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!
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
BONUS : Con-Fessions

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!
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
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
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
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
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]
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?!
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 https://ournextlife.com/2019/04/01/multilevel-marketing-scam/
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]
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]
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]
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
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
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. SOURCES:  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/us/florida-teenager-is-accused-of-posing-as-a-doctor-again.html https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/health/florida-palm-beach-teen-doctor-arrest/index.html [cnn.com] https://www.insideedition.com/phony-doctor-malachi-love-robinson-claims-he-only-wanted-help-people-46424 [insideedition.com] https://www.nme.com/news/music/nicki-minaj-flew-all-the-way-to-china-for-a-fake-music-festival-2411114 [nme.com]
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Comments (36)

ABR

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that Teresa has never lived in a small town in the frigid north, lol. It's very common for folks to leave their car running outside the store around here. I don't recommend it, but it's not unusual.

Jun 28th
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ABR

Wish I'd heard about this podcast sooner, I'm loving it!

Jun 24th
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Bob Orange

why's she eating? :( it's only a 42 min recording

Jun 23rd
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Arielle Niss

This show never fails to make me laugh out loud!

Jun 10th
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Hully Piper

wowwwww.this guest is clueless.

May 12th
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Lucy Sharf

Your podcast brings me so much joy Laci. Thank you!!!

Apr 16th
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Brooke Venning

omg.. "some reckless homo" 😂😂😂

Mar 17th
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Holly Boulanger

I listened to the entire episode. Do I get a 🏆?

Feb 24th
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Mary Beringer

Is it me, or is there some wild editing happening?

Jan 17th
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6lack9irlma9ic🖤💙

Love the intro song💕

Jan 15th
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Carissa Brown

First episode I've listened to, are you eating?????

Jan 10th
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Tiffany Marie

my favorite Shaq appearance is definitely static shock

Jan 7th
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Tiffany Marie

so the one thing I'd say, is that girl couldn't afford to lose that money. she says in "my friend anna," she got totally screwed because she DID NOT have that money, she put it on credit thinking Anna would repay her asap. and then her credit was destroyed because of it. otherwise very funny episode

Dec 28th
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LaSherra Green

The Nigerian accents had me dying! 😂

Dec 6th
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sam_i_am

honestly it's a good podcast, just wish they left politics out of it, why can't people just perform they show without publicizing their beliefs into everything...

Dec 4th
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Liz Flagler

Awesome show!

Nov 26th
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Ida k

scams, cons, frauds, thank you Scam Godess for shining light about the Scams and Scammers!

Nov 17th
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Carolyn Carney

the intro song is EVERYTHING

Nov 15th
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Carolyn Carney

MARKeting

Nov 15th
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Hipster IndieTrash

very urban. five stars.

Nov 12th
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