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

November 29, 2022 79 min

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, the first lady, Priscilla Davies is back to discuss Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan’s most beloved composers who was later revealed to be a fraud. Plus, in a longer scammer of the week, we explore the controversy surrounding Kanye West’s Christian private school, Donda Academy. Stay schemin’!

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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/profes...

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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.

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November 8, 2022 77 min

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’!

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November 1, 2022 61 min

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’! 

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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’!

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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’! 

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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’!

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October 4, 2022 72 min

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-nat...

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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...

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September 20, 2022 57 min

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...

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What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Chelsea Devantez joins us to discuss Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who took the fine arts world by storm with a few Ponzi schemes. Plus, an LA rapper who rapped about committing fraud has plead guilty! Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/inigo-philbrick-intelligence-report-2020-1800972

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10819073/Made-Chelsea-star-led-lavish-li...

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What’s poppin’, con-gregation? It’s the re-release you all have been asking for, the Shaun King episode part one with Ashley Ray-Harris. You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because we’re talk about a true scamming King. We recently reunited for a part two cause, he’s still at it. Check it out. Stay schemin’! 

 

Sources:

https://medium.com/@deray/on-shaun-king-351bd812318c

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/shaun...

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What’s Poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Sydnee Washington joins the show to discuss how the social media platform Triller launched a series of partnerships to support Black creators only to come up short on paying the content creators. Plus, a French physicist apologizes for passing off a piece of sausage as a star. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/01/triller-app-black-creators-pay/

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August 23, 2022 69 min

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...

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This week, actresses Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña & Yasmine Hamady join the show to discuss Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian, the leaders of a family fraud ring that collected $18 million in pandemic relief for 151 sham businesses. Plus, a load of jewelry and gems were stolen from a Brink’s truck at a truck stop along the I-5. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-16/covid-fraud-con...

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What’s poppin’ con- gregation? This week we got Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards discussing Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the once famed crypto genius known for her new currency, OneCoin, who ended up stealing nearly $4 billion before disappearing in 2017. Plus, a woman has been writing fake Russian history on Wikipedia for over ten years. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010653/she-spent-a-decade-writing-fake-russian-hist...

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What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, Demi Adejuyigbe joins us to discuss Kane Gamble, a 15 year-old who wreaked havoc on several US government officials sometimes with just his phone. Plus, the Orlando Museum of Art is under fire after displaying 25 fake Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-investigating-claim-of-hack-on-cia-director-email/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-direct...

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July 26, 2022 53 min

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-...

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What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? Ashley Ray joins the show to dissect how so called “civil rights activist,” writer, and company founder Jeffrey Shaun King is still out here scamming. Also, a worker in Chile accidentally got paid 286 times his salary. Stay Schemin’!

 

Sources:

https://www.blackenterprise.com/shaun-king-daughter-kendi-has-a-word-family-move/

https://www.blackenterprise.com/calvin-crime-black-twitter-rips-shaun-king-after-h...

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