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Fraudsters: lobsters robbin' mobsters, freaks scammin' the geeks...! You name it- we’ve got our eyes on you! Comedians Seena Ghaznavi, JD and Justin Williams, PhD are back for Season 3- diving deep into cases of the most sticky scammers in the world. Hear what we discover this time as we talk to experts, victims and ex-scammers to examine the complex and tangled art of the fraud.

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Fraudsters: lobsters robbin' mobsters, freaks scammin' the geeks...! You name it- we’ve got our eyes on you! Comedians Seena Ghaznavi, JD and Justin Williams, PhD are back for Season 3- diving deep into cases of the most sticky scammers in the world. Hear what we discover this time as we talk to experts, victims and ex-scammers to examine the complex and tangled art of the fraud.

    Episode 72: Lou Pearlman - Big Poppa and Blimps Before the Boys

    Episode 72: Lou Pearlman - Big Poppa and Blimps Before the Boys

    Did you know that Lou Pearlman was in the *blimp* business? Before he was Big Poppa he crashed his first blimp only a mile away from where the Hidenberg went down. He entire empire started with insurance fraud and was amplified by Art Garfunkel - found out way on the show. And we get a guest appearance from our writer Nick Turner to play the Name Game: Lou Pearlman artist or dot come bubble business? Listen now cause we know you want it that way.

    • 49 min
    Episode 71: Fake Abortion Centers: Where You Can Order a Latte with Your Pap Smear

    Episode 71: Fake Abortion Centers: Where You Can Order a Latte with Your Pap Smear

    We continue our series on Fake Abortion Centers - not clinics! - who fraudulently represent as medical health care services to pregnant women. How do these fraudsters get away with it? We interview two people who help us get answers and explain these centers’ mind-melting con tactics. First we speak to the author of the Reproductive Care Act, current San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu. He explains how the bill went from providing women factual information to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of (misleading) free speech. Then we talk to Ashley Underwood the Director of Equity Forward whose activism and research reveals who's behind these multi-million dollar state funded centers. Finally, Ariel and Seena comment on a few fraud centers’ TikTok clips. Good luck ordering your latte with a pap smear because this “coffee shop” has none. Listen now!

    • 58 min
    Episode 70: Diamond are for Fraudsters Part 3 - Put a Ring On It

    Episode 70: Diamond are for Fraudsters Part 3 - Put a Ring On It

    Have you put a ring on it, yet? We wrap up our series on the Diamond Industry cartel talkin about peacocks! More like Zahavi's Handicap principle (which is basically about peacocks) helps humans (men) send signals (DIAMONDS) to con women into trusting it as a symbol of love. Plus get ready to rumble with Colonel Debeers, listen to an Oppenheimer side step pesky questions about fair trade, Elizabeth Taylor's friends wear diamonds while raising money, and remember that classic '90s Debeers commercial? We do! The '90s was a weird time so tell her you'd marry her all over again and listen now!

    • 48 min
    Episode 69: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 2 - Oppenheimer Cartel

    Episode 69: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 2 - Oppenheimer Cartel

    A Diamond is Forever! We continue our series on the diamond industry with the world's favorite family the Oppenheimers! Together with De Beers they created a cartel that controls the entire diamond market. We discuss how female Don Drapers launched an advertising campaign right after WWII (who needs a sandwich when you can have a diamond?) and created the most successful ad slogan of the 20th century. With the help of an ad agency, De Beers became the original Jacob the Jeweler and outfitted celebrities, films, and tv shows with as many diamonds as they could. The cultural cachet of diamonds got baked into the fabric of our culture. From women buying men diamonds in the 80s to now we all NEED engagement rings. Listen now to see how we've all been artfully conned into believing diamonds are YOUR best friend.

    • 57 min
    Episode 68: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 1 - Cecil Rhodes

    Episode 68: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 1 - Cecil Rhodes

    We’re headed to Jared! We begin our multi-part series on the Diamond Industry and the imperialist who started it all: Cecil Rhodes. His entrepreneurial ambitions made him walk 14 hours in a day to conquer a mine that would later become the international diamond corporation known as De Beers. How does this English kid with a heart of an 80 year old build a diamond monopoly off the backs of millions of Africans, have a country named after him, start the Rhodes Scholarship, and create so much power and wealth that he helped orchestrate South Africa’s colonization? The classic fraudster grit that's how! Later Seena and Ariel react to clips from “The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes” a British TV series from the ‘90s that is so ‘90s we tried to cancel the younger versions of ourselves. Listen now, guard your jewels, and take care of your feet!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 67: Race Hustlers Part III - Candace Owens - Simply Awful

    Episode 67: Race Hustlers Part III - Candace Owens - Simply Awful

    We’ve reached the end of our Candace Owens series (or is it?). In this episode we talk about how much she got paid while at Blexit and how she collaborated with Kanye. And we’ll show you that Candace Owens’s promoted Freedom Phone is definitely NOT just an Android with an American Flag wallpaper. She also explains how George Floyd was a bad person and therefore deserved to die at the hands of police while she harassed his family. Finally, Candace sees herself in “White Lives Matter”…because she wore the t-shirt? Listen to our latest episode… it’s sad, you’ll laugh, she’s a dumpster fire.

    • 1 hr 22 min

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