189 episodes

Scammers, swindlers, con artists: unethical rogues who should be brought to justice? Or brilliant players in the game of capitalism that can help you get a free mattress? Comedian and author Caitlin Brodnick can’t always decide. Each week, join Caitlin and a special guest as they dive into current and historic scams, from skillful mobsters to Real Housewives fraudsters, from MLMs to YouTube grifters. Together, they’ll explore the thin line between swindle and survival, between fleecing an easy mark and just launching a startup. Listen and embrace the art of the dupe with true crime’s less-disturbing sister: the true con. 

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    • 3.8 • 350 Ratings

Scammers, swindlers, con artists: unethical rogues who should be brought to justice? Or brilliant players in the game of capitalism that can help you get a free mattress? Comedian and author Caitlin Brodnick can’t always decide. Each week, join Caitlin and a special guest as they dive into current and historic scams, from skillful mobsters to Real Housewives fraudsters, from MLMs to YouTube grifters. Together, they’ll explore the thin line between swindle and survival, between fleecing an easy mark and just launching a startup. Listen and embrace the art of the dupe with true crime’s less-disturbing sister: the true con. 

    S02E33 - Special Announcement & Special Mailbag Episode!

    S02E33 - Special Announcement & Special Mailbag Episode!

    With over 180 episodes of ScamWow (HELL YEAH) we can’t thank you enough!!!!!! Thank you to all our listeners and fans and guests who have supported ScamWow from the beginning! We are not going anywhere, don’t worry. We explain it all in the episode and how you can have special and additional access to even more! 
    We covered so much today, so let’s start with our listener Dabney’s Book! 
    And sadly Caitlin does not understand that Shopkins are not Neopets.
    For a great resource everyone should check out the podcast What The Hack with Adam Levin with great tips and tricks to protect yourself from scams. 
    Caitlin receives a visit from The Fly that sucks, the invasive insect all New Yorkers hate. We have important questions being asked about our Summer Of Scam Movies: Never Been Kissed or Never Been Convicted? With Sarah Grace Welbourn. 
    And some extra NFT help as you attempt to venture into the world of NFTs from another brilliant friend of the pod. 
     
    Plus hear exclusive episodes on our Patreon. 

    RESOURCES: 

    @caitybrodnick 

    @scamwowpodcast

    Scamwowpodcast.com


    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon
    Send us your scams!
    scamwowpodcast@gmail.com
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    • 40 min
    S02E32- I Want My Chickens To Be Sexually Active W/ Priya Patel and Chet Siegel

    S02E32- I Want My Chickens To Be Sexually Active W/ Priya Patel and Chet Siegel

    This week Caitlin is joined by comedians Priya Patel and Chet Siegel, hosts of their own podcast, Nibbles and Bits. This episode covers so many scams. Without exaggeration, the wild ride of today’s episode includes:
    Food marketing scams
    Modern gathering and foraging 
    30-minute meals
    Crude animal protein
    PSAs
    Sexual chickens
    The Tara Reid of Pittsburgh
    Mommy bloggers
    Diet culture
    Pink Sauce
    TikTok
    Animal shelters
    Childbirth
    And Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
    Enjoy! 

    Plus hear exclusive episodes on our Patreon. 

    RESOURCES: 
    Nibbles and Bits Podcast
    Add to Cart Podcast, with Kulap Vilaysack & SuChin Pak
    Trader Joe’s Baby Chicks!
    TikTok’s Pink Sauce Is a Gooey, Pepto-Colored Mystery
    Forbes, Food Scams You Need To Avoid
    Darius Cooks

    @niceonepriya

    @chetsiegel


    @caitybrodnick 

    @scamwowpodcast

    Scamwowpodcast.com


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    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon
    Send us your scams!
    scamwowpodcast@gmail.com
    Or call: 347-509-9414
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    S02E31 - The Worst Catfish In The World W/ Cara Devins

    S02E31 - The Worst Catfish In The World W/ Cara Devins

    One of the nicest people in New York City and also one of the funniest comedians, Cara Devins joins Caitlin to discuss the time her entire family was catfished in person by a lonely soldier. Did he want to marry Cara’s dad or did he just want to buy everyone a round of drinks?
    Maybe if your recent wedding was held at The Four Seasons and has a trending hashtag, it’s not the best decision to start dating. It’s the tale as old as time: lonely soldier meets a wonderful family but is hiding his own bride in a neighboring state. 

    Plus hear exclusive episodes on our Patreon. 

    RESOURCES: 

    @c_devs

    @caitybrodnick 

    @scamwowpodcast

    Scamwowpodcast.com


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    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon
    Send us your scams!
    scamwowpodcast@gmail.com
    Or call: 347-509-9414
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 50 min
    S02E30 - Queenpins Movie, Is It A Scam ? W/Anna Callegari

    S02E30 - Queenpins Movie, Is It A Scam ? W/Anna Callegari

    Caitlin and actress Anna Callegari watched the movie Queenpins and discovered how easy it is to create a coupon conglomerate in your own backyard!
    Unfortunately this movie was neither a comedy or documentary, and it did not have enough Kirby Howell-Baptiste for both of them. But hey, Bebe Rexha is a hacker in super uncomfortable pants, so if she can do it anyone can!
    Also is couponing a scam, or is it only a problem after you begin to launder money through weapon sales? Who’s to say? So grab your smoothie, slam it on the table, and get ready to hear about this ridiculous movie they watch so you don’t have to! 
    Plus hear exclusive episodes on our Patreon. 

    RESOURCES: 
    Queenpins
    http://www.annaecallegari.com 
    Dinour Callegari Team
    Anna’s Triumph Page


    @bananascalamari

    @annasellsbrooklyn

    @caitybrodnick 

    @scamwowpodcast

    Scamwowpodcast.com


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    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon
    Send us your scams!
    scamwowpodcast@gmail.com
    Or call: 347-509-9414
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 44 min
    S02E029 - The Money App scams that could make you rich! With Ariel Elias

    S02E029 - The Money App scams that could make you rich! With Ariel Elias

    Who knew you could have so much fun talking about Venmo, Zelle, and other money app scams? Ariel Elias is back this week with Caitlin and they discuss the trening scams that are fooling millions. Did you recently get a random $5000 payment for “an antique doll” that you know nothing about? Well guess what- you’re rich baby!Hold on to your voicemails, because this episode might be the most fun you will ever have hearing about bank tax write off! 
    Plus hear exclusive episodes on our Patreon. 

    RESOURCES: 
    https://www.arieleliascomedy.com 
    https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/bbb-comed-warn-of-rise-in-mobile-payment-app-scams/2933357 
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilymason/2022/09/08/despite-a-late-start-bank-owned-zelle-moves-more-money-than-venmo-and-cash-app-combined/?sh=fd47f219d3f3 
    https://www.alphr.com/venmo-scam-facebook-marketplace/ 
    https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2022-09-06/venmo-zelle-scams-money-sent-by-accident 

    https://www.scam-detector.com 



    @ariel_comedy insta


    @Ariel_comedy twitter

    @caitybrodnick 

    @scamwowpodcast

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    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon
    Send us your scams!
    scamwowpodcast@gmail.com
    Or call: 347-509-9414
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    • 1 hr
    RERUN! Oh No? More like, Au Pair!

    RERUN! Oh No? More like, Au Pair!

    She’s a talent scout, devoted babysitter, and sometimes impersonates Florida judges: It’s Australian con artist Samantha Azzopardi. Our special guest this week, comedian Ariel Elias, unpacks the many scams and uncomfortably basic aliases of Azzopardi. Azzopardi traveled around the globe conning unsuspecting families, young girls, and even entire police stations. Is she schizophrenic, is she creative, or is she just craving attention à la Caroline Calloway? Ariel Elias is a nationally touring standup and was recently praised by the New York Times for having a perfect joke. It’s a fun one!

    Resources:
    Ariel Elias Twitter 
    New York Times, Live Comedy Is Back in New York! But Outdoors. Is This a Good Thing?
    https://www.arieleliascomedy.com 

    New Yorker Article How Stories Deceive
    The Age, Australia Samantha Azzopardi 'posed as a talent scout called Marley', court told
    Daily Mail Serial fraudster 'forces a 12-year-old girl to perform a series of increasingly bizarre tasks - including telling Centrelink she had seen a ghost'
    News.com.au CCTV of alleged conwoman dressed as a schoolgirl emerges


    DISCLAIMER: We are comedians and this is satire. C’mon

    Send us your scams!
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
350 Ratings

350 Ratings

HSCTOTNT ,

Love your energy and honesty

Loved your episode on your money issues ! I have the same problem kinda well it isn’t a good relationship with money . I’m a therapist and generally am drawn to the darker podcasts so
U definitely give me a lift!

Shawna21 ,

Wish I Could Give It 0 Stars

Didn’t even do the most basic tabloid research for Chrisley. Nasty about CHILDREN and bringing Trump into the podcast for no reason. This was the worst podcast I’ve ever heard full of hate and 0 facts whatsoever.

Chukk Chukk ,

Screeching in your ear’s!

Thought this might be a interesting subject but all that I got on the first episode is a bunch of high pitched voices screeching in my ears. Had to skip that episode. Tried another and this was a little better but the host has such a high pitched voice I have a hard time listening. Not to mention they didn’t even get to the point of the podcast after 5 minutes. Some people just don’t have the voice for this type of media.

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