Scam Goddess

Scam Goddess

“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!”

Episodes

February 20, 2024 84 mins

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, writer and former military member Dylan Park-Pettiford joins the show to share his personal scam story. He, alongside another former-military writer, wrote on an American military comedy-drama called “68 Whiskey.” However, this former ex-Marine Captain turned out to be not entirely who she claimed to be. Stay Schemin’!

 

This was recorded on January 30, 2024.

 

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Good Friday, con-gregation! This week, we’re taking it back in time and revisiting an episode with Laci and special guest Chrissie Fit. They discuss a scammer from the early 1900’s who tricked her way into the history books. Plus, the DIY AirBnB that left a scammer’s victims SOL. Stay Schemin’!

This episode was originally released on June 30th, 2020.

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February 13, 2024 91 mins

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Erin Whitehead joins the show to discuss Lezlie Manukian, a financial black widow who traveled the world scamming lover after lover into investing into bunk restaurants. She didn’t get caught until she messed with the wrong family. Stay Schemin’! 

 

This episode was recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2024.

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It's Friday! Privyet, con-gregation! We revisit our episode with Ify Nwadiwe 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!

This was originally released on June 23, 2020.


Research by Sharilyn Vera
 


Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590869276/how-icarus-accidentally-exposed-a-major-ocean-s-eleven-styl...

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February 6, 2024 102 mins

What's poppin' Con-gregation? This week, writer-director Laura Chinn joins the show to discuss how during the rise of a million crypto companies, a life-time scammer from Miami, Florida entered the race and made out with millions before his fake company was caught. Stay Schemin'!

 

This was recorded Friday, February 2nd, 2024.

 

Check out Laura Chinn’s film SUNCOAST in theaters now and streaming on Hulu on Feb. 9th, 2024.

 

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It’s Friday con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Tawny Newsome where we hear the sales pitch of star fraud salesman Don Lapre. Plus, more proof that love is blind (and expensive!)

 

This recording was first published on June 9th, 2020.

 

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...

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What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Marie Faustin, Demi Adejuyigbe & Kiran Deol join Laci for Scam Goddess Live at Sketchfest 2024. In the sold-out Cobb’s Comedy Club, they regale alleged scams surrounding Cesar Piña and New York radio host DJ Envy’s real estate ventures and seminars.

 

This was recorded Sunday, Jan 21st, 2024

 

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Happy Friday con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Diona Reasonover. We break down the OG influencer LonelyGirl15, and can we just say, it’s an honor to be part of The Order. Stay schemin!

 

This was recorded on February 25th, 2021

 

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-impersona...

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January 23, 2024 63 mins

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Comedian Roz Hernandez joins the show to discuss the many alleged schemes and scams of French-Arab rapper Swagg Man aka Rayan Sanches aka Iteb Zaibet. Stay schemin’! 

 

Check out Roz’s TV series “Living for the Dead” on Hulu and Disney Plus. Also, check out Roz’s podcast “Ghosted! by Roz Hernandez.” 

 

This was recorded on Nov. 14th 2023. 

 

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Joyeux vendredi, con-gregation! We go back to our episode with Baron Vaughn on ze podcast. We discuss ze French imposter who scammed his way into millions. Très wild, non? Hon hon hon. Stay schemin!

This was recorded on December 3rd, 2020.

Research by Sharilyn Vera

Sources:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48510027

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/11/world/europe/france-identity-fraud-le-drian.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...

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What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, comedian Beth Stelling joins the show to discuss Carl Erik Rinsch who sold a sci-fi series. Netflix paid more than $50 million for a show, but it never existed. Stay Schemin’!

 

Check out Beth Stelling’s Netflix special entitled Beth Stelling: If You Didn’t Want Me Then. https://www.netflix.com/title/81713592  It’s real and it’s really funny. 

 

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Happy Fraud Fridays Con-gregation! We revisit our episode with the Emmy Award winning comedian and actor Sam Richardson about a bogus UK baker with no oven and a fake government scam. Also, a Bruno Mars catfish story gone wrong. Stay Schemin'!

This was recorded March 1st, 2021.

Research by Sharilyn Vera

Sources:

 

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

https://www.billboard.com/articles/ne...

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What’s Poppin’ Congregation? This week, Scam Goddess is Live from the Den Theatre in Chicago. Comedians Sydnee Washington, Skyler Higley and Ashley Ray help break down the man whose scam that took the windy city and the nation by storm, Jussie Smollett. Stay Schemin’! 

 

This was recorded at Nov. 11th 2023. 

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt, Emily Jones and Laci Mosley


 

Sources: 

https://nationalpost.com/news/man-arrested-after-faking-20-hear...

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It’s Fraud Fridays! We revisit our episode with comedian Yvonne Orji 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-s...

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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-s...

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What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, we revisit our episode with comedian Rosebud Baker discussing a teenage nightclub owner who used a ponzi scheme to try and keep his business afloat. Plus, Fox News promotes livestock deworming medication (Ivermectin) as a cure for covid...it's definitely not. Stay Schemin'!

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

Sources:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/avyygg/the-connecticut-nightclub-guru-accused-of-runn...

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December 26, 2023 67 mins

What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, we have Larry Owens discussing John Duval Gluck, the conman who popularized writing letters to Santa Claus in the beginning of the 20th century. Plus, investors involved in the "Evolving Apes" NFT project learned that scams are very fungible. Stay Schemin'!


 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt


 

SOURCES

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dyem/investors-spent-millions-on-evolved-apes-nfts-then-they-got-scam...

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Happy Fraud Friday! This week, we revisit our episode with comedian James Mastraieni where we first learn the epic tale of a Dallas bank robber who fooled authorities throughout the 90s 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 Kaelyn Brandt


 

Sources: 

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

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What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, KaMillion and Jonica Booth, stars from the hit HBO show Rap Sh!t join the show. They discuss rapper Teejayx6, one of the many rappers out of Detroit who have created a sub-genre of hip-hop: scam rap. Stay Schemin’! 

 

Recorded on Monday, December 11th, 2023. 

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt


Sources:

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nielaorr/drake-city-girls-summer-scammers-period

https://pitchfork....

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Happy Fraud Fridays! This week, we revisit our episode with Jenny Yang who joins us to discuss 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'!

Researched by Kaelyn Brandt

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Class Action Park, a documentary by Seth Por...

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