121 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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“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!”

    Fraud Fridays: The Science Grant Grifter w/ Aparna Nancherla

    Fraud Fridays: The Science Grant Grifter w/ Aparna Nancherla

    Happy Friday, Con-gregation! This week we revisit our episode with Aparna Nancherla to dissect the scientist who hypothesized that if he stole grant money, then no one would know. His hypothesis was incorrect. Stay schemin’! 
     
    This episode was originally recorded December 8th, 2020. 
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes":https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Follow on Instagram: 
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci 
    Aparna Nancherla: @aparnapkin 
     
    Research by Sharilyn Vera. 
     
    SOURCES:
    https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_33fab424-2dcf-11eb-b388-abf3ce035f45.html
    https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_417671d8-2d11-11eb-b695-a37cddf3676b.html
    https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-theft-jennifer-insuasti-20200701-n4g3bfqs2bcr3k6yc7ed45m2pu-story.html

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Sisi Star Snatcher w/ Jay Ellis

    The Sisi Star Snatcher w/ Jay Ellis

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week Jay Ellis (Insecure, Top Gun: Maverick) is here to talk about career criminal Gerald Blanchard, who started out stealing electronics and cars and graduated to bank robberies and jewel heists. Stay schemin'!

    This episode was recorded on June 6, 2024.
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes": https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press

    Pre-Order Jay Ellis' book "Did Everyone Have an Imaginary Friend (or Just Me)?:
    https://www.jayellis.com/dideveryonehaveanimaginaryfriend
     
    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod 
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Jay Ellis: @jayrellis
     
    Research by Kaelyn Brandt.
     
    SOURCES:
    https://time.com/6294160/jewel-thief-hulu-true-story/
    https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/the-jewel-thief-master-criminal-gerald-daniel-blanchard-1234786405/
    https://www.wired.com/2010/03/ff-masterthief-blanchard/
    “The Jewel Thief” - Hulu, dir. by Landon Van Soest

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Fraud Fridays: The Stealing Starlets w/ Matt Rogers

    Fraud Fridays: The Stealing Starlets w/ Matt Rogers

    What’s poppin, con-gregation? Today we re-visit our episode with Matt Rogers (Las Culturistas) who helps us break down the aspiring comedian who couldn’t steal the spotlight, so stole cash instead. Stay schemin!
     
    This episode was originally recorded Feb. 2, 2021.
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes": https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod 
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Matt Rogers: @mattrogerstho
     
    Research by Sharilyn Vera.
     
    SOURCES:
    https://www.laweekly.com/the-case-of-the-bank-robbing-prostitutes-how-a-team-of-l-a-hookers-became-the-starlet-bandits
    https://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/texas-teen-collects-17k-in-fake-cancer-scam/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Chrisley Knows Fraud w/ Kyle Kasabian

    Chrisley Knows Fraud w/ Kyle Kasabian

    What's Poppin' con-gregation? This week, comedian Kyle Kasabian joins the show to discuss how in 2019, reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were charged with bank and wire fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy. Almost five years later, the couple is still battling the convictions. Stay Schemin’!

    This episode was originally recorded on June 4th, 2024.

    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press



    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Kyle Kasabian: @kylekasabian



    Research by Kaelyn Brandt.
     
    Sources:
    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/todd-and-julie-chrisley-family-arrives-for-court-of-appeals-hearing-in-atlanta
    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/chrisley-knows-best-star-todd-211539941.html
    https://apnews.com/article/julie-todd-chrisley-fraud-tax-evasion-appeal-8f76505e15cceca1c9747087ae01bec4
    https://people.com/tv/chrisley-family-fraud-trial-everything-to-know/
    https://www.courthousenews.com/chrisley-knows-best-stars-appeal-fraud-convictions-claim-prosecutors-conspired-with-irs/#:~:text=The%20government%20says%20the%20couple,when%20Todd%20Chrisley%20declared%20bankruptcy.
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga/pr/television-personalities-sentenced-years-federal-prison-fraud-and-tax-evasion
    https://www.businessinsider.com/todd-chrisley-paid-blackmailer-38000-affair-a-secret-witness-2022-5
    https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/todd-chrisley-denies-tax-evasion-blames-ex-employee/
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11517453/Todd-Chrisley-sued-defamation-Georgia-tax-official-worked-case.html
    https://www.eonline.com/news/1387401/savannah-chrisley-shares-why-its-tough-having-custody-of-brother-grayson-and-niece-chloe#:~:text=Savannah%20Chrisley%2C%20who%20assumed%20guardianship,her%20%22tough%22%20new%20role.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Fraud Fridays: Bluffing Bertha w/ Nore Davis

    Fraud Fridays: Bluffing Bertha w/ Nore Davis

    Happy Friday, Con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with comedian Nore Davis where we discuss Big Bertha, who took her scams to the stage. Stay schemin’! 
     
    This episode was originally released Dec. 1st, 2020. 
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Follow on Instagram: 
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod 
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci 
    Nore Davis: @noredavis 
     
    Research by Sharilyn Vera. 
     
    Sources: 
    https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/big-bertha-heyman-the-confidence-queen/ 
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/who-was-bertha-heyman-grifter 
    https://www.nytimes.com/1883/08/23/archives/bertha-heyman-found-guilty-the-confidence-queens-story-on-the.html
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/11/12/secret-sister-gift-exchange-scam-better-business-bureau-warns/6265662002/ 
    https://literock969.com/secret-sister-gift-scam-is-back-for-the-2020-holiday-season/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Savvy Squatter of NYC w/ Gianmarco Soresi

    The Savvy Squatter of NYC w/ Gianmarco Soresi

    What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, comedian Gianmarco Soresi joins the show to discuss how Mickey Barreto checked in to the New Yorker Hotel and used outdated laws to become a permanent resident and owner. Stay schemin’! 
     
    This episode was originally recorded May 20th  2024.
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Gianmarco Soresi: @gianmarcosoresi
     
    Research By Kaelyn Brandt. 
     
    SOURCES:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/insider/new-yorker-hotel.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/24/nyregion/mickey-barreto-housing-fraud.html#:~:text=On%20a%20June%20afternoon%20in,check%20out%20the%20next%20morning.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/loophole-got-new-york-city-man-free-hotel-stay-five-years-claimed-buil-rcna139182
    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-02-19/a-loophole-got-him-a-free-new-york-hotel-stay-for-five-years-then-he-claimed-to-own-the-building

    • 47 min

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