38 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!”

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    • Comedy
    • 4.7 • 219 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!”

    Queen Coin w/ Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards

    Queen Coin w/ Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards

    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-history.-wikipedia-just-noticed
    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3185141/inside-ruja-ignatovas-crazy-rich-life-missing-cryptoqueen
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-4bn-onecoin-scam-how-crypto-queen-dr-ruja-ignatova-duped-ordinary-people-out-of-billions-then-went-missing-trqpr52pq
    https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3184333/missing-crypto-queen-ruja-ignatova-new-anna-sorokin-shes?module=inline&pgtype=article
    https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50435014

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Smells Like Teen Swindling w/ Demi Adejuyigbe

    Smells Like Teen Swindling w/ Demi Adejuyigbe

    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-director-and-dhs-secretary-emails-hacked/
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/4xav5m/teen-who-hacked-cia-email-is-back-to-prank-us-spy-chief
    https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/01/22/hack-social-engineering/
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-43840075
    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/20/two-years-detention-for-uk-teenager-who-cyberterrorised-us-officials-kane-gamble
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/z3ekk5/kane-gamble-cracka-back-online-after-a-two-year-internet-ban
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/19/british-15-year-old-gained-access-intelligence-operations-afghanistan/
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/06/30/orlando-museum-director-fired-fbi-raid-basquiat/7780681001/
    https://www.orlandoweekly.com/news/orlando-museum-of-art-director-told-art-expert-who-had-doubts-about-basquiat-exhibit-to-stay-in-her-limited-lane-31912843

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fraud van Gogh. w/ Jonathan Van Ness

    Fraud van Gogh. w/ Jonathan Van Ness

    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-deceive-the-art-world-1.4629030
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/26/art-fraud-margaret-walter-keane-tim-burton-biopic
    https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/margaret-and-walter-keane-art-fraud
    https://www.keane-eyes.com/item/limited-editions/exhibit-224/

    • 53 min
    Scamuel L. Jackson: Shaun King Part 2 w/ Ashley Ray

    Scamuel L. Jackson: Shaun King Part 2 w/ Ashley Ray

    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-he-begs-for-money-for-new-fashion-line/
    https://twitter.com/MrErnestOwens/status/1407733142769831944?s=20&t=XD6Se6jkQmSc6OPoI2L_bw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxI_DE4S0A
    https://jezebel.com/samaria-rice-asks-shaun-king-accused-grifter-how-the-1847160251
    https://www.blackenterprise.com/grifter-or-nah-shaun-king-lives-it-up-in-luxe-jersey-estate-while-begging-for-money-for-his-wife/
    https://www.yahoo.com/video/shaun-king-asks-assistance-move-153036273.html
    https://www.newsonyx.com/update-shaun-king-accused-of-clothing-line-scam/
    https://scoop.upworthy.com/his-company-accidentally-paid-him-286-times-his-salary-so-he-promptly-resigned-and-disappeared

    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Cunning Clairvoyant w/ Eric Mosley

    The Cunning Clairvoyant w/ Eric Mosley

    What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, we got Eric Mosley discussing how a psychic conned Vera Pratt, a well-traveled heiress, out of her inheritance under the guise of curing her of demons. Plus, one wife of former California State Senator is in hot water after a Bay Area news organization discovered she plagiarized her book from Wikipedia. Stay Schemin’!
     
    Sources:
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/santa-clara-woman-jean-mccorquodale-plagiarized-wikipedia-for-book-she-was-paid-millions-to-write-report-says
    https://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/us/23florida.html
    https://www.courant.com/sdut-florida-family-charged-in-40-million-psychic-scam-2011sep01-story.html
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2011/08/17/psychic-scam-busted-by-feds-in-florida/?sh=2b33c9ac7b22
    https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/rose-marks-psychic-family-matriarch-found-guilty-on-14-counts-of-fraud-6531594
    https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/rose-marks-fort-lauderdale-psychic-behind-17-million-fraud-sentenced-to-ten-years-6459931
    https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/crime/2013/11/04/convicted-fortune-teller-s-younger/6837074007/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Swindling Scribe of Grey’s Anatomy w/ Priscilla Davies

    The Swindling Scribe of Grey’s Anatomy w/ Priscilla Davies

    What’s poppin’ con-gregation? We got Priscilla Davies joining us to discuss Elisabeth Finch, a former TV script writer who allegedly lied about her health status and used other people’s trauma to write story lines in Grey’s Anatomy. Plus, a retired Atlanta Police Sargent says that a con man used his business, to defraud a DeKalb County church out of tens of thousands of dollars. Stay Schemin’!

    Sources:
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-truth-lies
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyer?redirectURL=https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyer
    https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/retired-officer-fighting-clear-his-name-after-fraudster-took-out-loans-under-his-companys-name/5VRBZRQRU5CFRCKJMOBWPEHMVE/

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

hannahstevey ,

Hilarious

This is my favourite podcast ever. It always has me laughing out loud. My friend shared it with me, and we talk about it all the time, to the point that it probably annoys our other friends (but don’t worry, we’re working hard to convert them to the CONgregation.)

I often listen to it on the treadmill and it’s so good that I usually end up doing a way longer workout than planned because I want to keep listening. So not only is it entertaining, it also helps me to stay fit 😅

Coldwintersday ,

Howling with laughter

Stumbled across this podcast and I’m so glad I did. Laci is hilarious, and the ad lib improv she does with her guests has my howling with laughter.

Miss Pod! ,

Hilarious

Laci is so funny. Seriously I’m actually laughing! Podcast covers true crime scammy types and includes tips as to how to avoid scams and getting scammed. Light hearted. It’s a tonic. Love this. Nice escapism too from real life issues. Laci is too funny and it’s relaxing to listen too. A breath of fresh air. Keep it up!

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