56 episodes

“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!”

Scam Goddess Earwolf

    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 423 Ratings

“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!”

    Love Fraud w/ Scottie Beam & Sylvia Obell

    Love Fraud w/ Scottie Beam & Sylvia Obell

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, we got Scottie Beam & Sylvia Obell discussing Richard Scott Smith, a man promising love but really conning a group of mid western women out of over $1 million dollars. Plus, a Los Angeles family is shocked to learn that someone posted their home on Airbnb to rent it. Stay Schemin'!

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt. 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/style/taking-down-bad-men-is-her-job.html
    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a33821604/love-fraud-richard-scott-smith-true-story/
    https://www.oprahdaily.com/entertainment/a33915040/richard-scott-smith-love-fraud-now/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8644523/Richard-Scott-Smith.html
    https://www.oxygen.com/true-crime-buzz/what-happened-to-carla-the-bounty-hunter-from-love-fraud
    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/11/30/exclusive-local-family-discovers-home-listed-on-airbnb-after-strangers-arrive-saying-they-rented-it/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Scammer Hood of the Traveling Wigs w/ Fortune Feimster

    The Scammer Hood of the Traveling Wigs w/ Fortune Feimster

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Fortune Feimster joins us to discuss Laura Albert, an author who published a book under the pseudonym JT LeRoy. It wasn’t discovered until years later that JT never really existed. Plus a 63-year-old Mississippi man is accused of being involved in a footbath scheme resulting in over $10 million in fake claims. Stay Schemin'!

    CW: There is mention of sexual assault, abuse and suicide in this episode.  

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt. 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2006/04/jtleroy200604
    https://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14718/
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/04/230831/jt-le-roy-true-story-movie-literary-scam-hoax
    https://archive.vanityfair.com/article/2001/7/strange-innocence
    https://www.savannahknoop.net/
    https://www.localmemphis.com/article/news/crime/north-mississippi-podiatrist-indicted-foot-bath-scheme-water-valley-medicare-fraud/522-d92da935-ce2f-47e8-9ffa-33a44a182eba\

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The AristoCON w/ Mitra Jouhari

    The AristoCON w/ Mitra Jouhari

    What's poppin con-gregation? This week, Mitra Jouhari joins the show discussing Christian Gehartsreiter aka Clark Rockefeller who spent 30 years passing himself off as an educated, wealthy aristocrat while taking advantage of people. Plus, three political operatives are accused of defrauding $3.5 million from PAC scams. Stay Schemin'!

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt 

    SOURCES:
    https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/54cc01740a5930502f5f4667/master/w_1600,c_limit/image.jpg
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2008/08/08/the-little-town-and-life-rockefeller-left-for-fame/l20Zs5ZzVbgic07Sf0MB6M/story.html
    https://www.standard.co.uk/hp/front/the-four-faces-of-rockefeller-6910914.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/us/politics/pac-operator-charges.html?searchResultPosition=3

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Auntie Ruckus aka Candace Owens w/ Yvette Nicole Brown

    Auntie Ruckus aka Candace Owens w/ Yvette Nicole Brown

    This week, we have Yvette Nicole Brown discussing Candace Owens, a controversial conservative political commentator who is often called out for spreading blatant lies. Plus, the Trump Organization is once again being accused of fraud, this time, for insurance related to its New York golf course. Stay Schemin'!

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/trump-organization-insurance-investigation-golf-course-1249755/
    https://www.dailydot.com/debug/freedom-phone-security-issues/
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/the-newest-star-of-the-trump-movement-ran-a-trump-bashing
    https://mtonews.com/candace-owens-brilliant-new-scam-to-make-millions-from-republicans
    https://newsone.com/4166719/candace-owens-washington-county-republican-party/
    https://www.phillymag.com/news/2019/09/04/candace-owens-blexit/
    https://blackamericaweb.com/2021/10/24/every-receipt-proving-candace-owens-is-a-con-artist-who-is-following-the-money/
    https://medium.com/@randileeharper/an-open-letter-to-social-autopsy-ae64fccdcfe

    • 58 min
    The Santa Claus Con w/ Larry Owens

    The Santa Claus Con w/ Larry Owens

    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 in an NFT project titled “Evolved Apes” learn that the world of NFTs isn’t immune to scams. Stay Schemin'!

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dyem/investors-spent-millions-on-evolved-apes-nfts-then-they-got-scammed
    https://nypost.com/2015/09/20/meet-the-con-artist-who-popularized-writing-to-santa-claus/
    https://www.historyextra.com/period/20th-century/the-con-man-who-saved-christmas/
    https://ny.curbed.com/2015/11/30/9895926/the-strange-story-of-nycs-santa-claus-building-that-never-was

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lady Gang Gang!: The Forty Elephants w/ Aida Rodriguez

    Lady Gang Gang!: The Forty Elephants w/ Aida Rodriguez

    What's poppin' Con-gregation? This week, Aida Rodriguez joins us to discuss an all-women gang of thieves that took London by storm for the greater part of the 1900s. Plus, a man pleads guilty in a lost luggage scam resulting in over $300,000 worth of fraudulent claims. Stay Schemin'!

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt 

    SOURCES:
    https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/the-story-behind-londons-notorious-girl-gang-the-forty-elephants/
    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/remembering-forty-elephants-gang-cunning-brutality
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3366655/Such-seductive-shoplifters-Stuffing-loot-bloomers-ruthless-girl-gang-spread-havoc-London-flirting-victims-battering-diamond-ring-knuckle-dusters.html
    https://www.nola.com/news/courts/article_bb5397d0-4fbe-11ec-9f2c-8f0e24e5e73a.html

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
423 Ratings

423 Ratings

bruxa.boi ,

I have learned so much!

It’s okay to hate white ppl anyway 😆 Love you Laci!

Zuzy02 ,

Laci is the best- no scam

I heard Laci on another podcast and had to listen to this podcast. She is hilarious and smart and this concept for the podcast is fantastic- love hearing about scams. Just what is needed in todays consumer culture. I’ll try to watch anything Laci is in because she cracks me up. Saw someone gave this podcast a bad review and had to come try to right the wrong.

FitCaro47 ,

So entertaining!!

Love this podcast. Laci is so quick and smart! I listen when walking my dog and can’t stop laughing! Said a middle aged white lady!!

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