40 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
    • 4.8 • 5.4K 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!”

    The Rogue Runner of Princeton w/ Nimesh Patel

    The Rogue Runner of Princeton w/ Nimesh Patel

    What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week we have comedian Nimesh Patel on to discuss James Hogue, named one of Time’s Top 10 Imposters, this runner turned bike thief fooled an Ivy League school into thinking he was a student but was really a 31 year old con man. Plus, the Red Power Ranger has been arrested by the FBI because of COVID fraud. Stay Schemin’!
    Sources:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/red-power-ranger-actor-charged-multimillion-dollar-ppp-covid-relief-fr-rcna29813
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/09/03/the-runner
    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/famed-con-man-who-lived-in-ajax-shack-arrested-again-in-aspen/
    https://paw.princeton.edu/article/strange-case-james-arthur-hogue

    • 1 hr 1 min
    It’s the Freedom for Me! w/ Kevin Fredericks aka KevOnStage

    It’s the Freedom for Me! w/ Kevin Fredericks aka KevOnStage

    What’s Poppin’ Congregation? This week, we have comedian Kevin Fredericks to discuss the baddest bitches of pirating to have ever sailed the ocean blue, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Plus, a family of scammers from Queens, New York, who stole a house from a dead man in 2010 are finally caught. Stay Schemin’!
     
    Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 
     
    Sources:
    
https://queensda.org/family-of-alleged-scam-artists-charged-with-numerous-crimes-including-grand-larceny-identity-theft-tax-fraud/
    https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-queens-scammer-family-busted-da-says-20220504-2od542b3ovdh5ndntouziy6rai-story.html
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/anne-bonny-mary-read
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-pirates-anne-bonny-mary-read-lgbt-statue-b1725018.html
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/if-theres-a-man-among-ye-the-tale-of-pirate-queens-anne-bonny-and-mary-read-45576461/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Queen of Cons w/ Miranda Cosgrove & Nathan Kress

    The Queen of Cons w/ Miranda Cosgrove & Nathan Kress

    What’s poppin con-gregration? It’s the iCarly, Scam Goddess crossover we’ve all been waiting for! We got Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress discussing Cassie Chadwick, who at the turn of the 20th century became one of the US’ foremost accomplished fraudsters. Plus, a Florida man is charged with 114 counts of various fraud, after he was caught in an alleged decades-long scheme to defraud Florida State’s Division of Unclaimed Property. Stay Schemin’!
     
    Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 
     
    Sources:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-high-priestess-of-fraudulent-finance-45/
    https://www.wrhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cassie-Chadwick.pdf
    https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/22/the-turbulent-life-of-cassie-chadwick-the-impostor-who-claimed-to-be-carnegies-illegitimate-daughter/
    https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/13/man-faces-114-charges-alleged-2-million-unclaimed-property-fraud-scheme/

    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Best Basic Olympian w/ Sara Levine and Danny Murphy

    The Best Basic Olympian w/ Sara Levine and Danny Murphy

    What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, we have the hosts of Not Another True Crime Podcast, Sara Levine & Danny Murphy to discuss Elizabeth Swaney, who proudly made it to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, without doing a single trick in her sport. Plus, the FDA demands Alex Jones stop advertising questionable dietary supplements as coronavirus treatments, threatening legal action if he doesn’t. Stay Schemin!
     
    Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 
     
    Sources:
    https://everything-everywhere.com/elizabeth-swaney-and-the-power-of-just-showing-up/
    https://olympics.com/en/news/elizabeth-swaney-unlikely-halfpipe-hero
    https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/elizabeth
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/21/elizabeth-swaney-olympics-skiing-american-ninja-warrior
    https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/mikaela-shiffrin-doesnt-have-anything-to-prove-to-anyone-at-the-beijing-olympics/

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Deceitful Disappearing Act w/ Tahir Moore

    The Deceitful Disappearing Act w/ Tahir Moore

    What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, Tahir Moore returns to the show to discuss John Darwin, a British man who faked his death and disappearance to avoid a mountain of debt. Plus, a home in Virginia was put on the market with an occupant still living in the basement. Stay Schemin’!

    Research by Kaelyn Brandt.

    Sources:https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-i-exposed-the-curious-case-of-canoe-man-john-darwin-0krwmnlkw

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-37551735

    https://www.axios.com/local/washington-dc/2022/04/13/fairfax-squatter-house-under-contract

    https://www.fox5dc.com/news/fairfax-home-sells-for-more-than-800k-despite-occupant-living-in-basement

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvn4zd/john-darwin-canoe-man-true-story

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Queen Sheep Herder of New Zealand w/ Lady Bunny & Monét X Change

    The Queen Sheep Herder of New Zealand w/ Lady Bunny & Monét X Change

    What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, we have Lady Bunny and Monét X Change discussing Amy Bock, a 20th century con woman who famously disguised herself as a wealthy sheep farmer convincing another woman to marry her. Plus, Goldman Sachs and Ozy Media try to work out their business relationship after someone impersonated an executive during a conference call. Stay Schemin’!

    Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 
    Sources:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/business/media/ozy-media-goldman-sachs.html https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2b30/bock-amy-maud
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/black-sheep/story/2018670137/con-artist-the-story-of-amy-bock https://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/collections/3021/objects/39269/photograph-albion-house-mrs-ottaways-boardi ng-house-kaka-point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_asylum https://alchetron.com/Amy-Bock#amy-bock-5027d02e-edbc-447f-81b2-719f6b82d9c-resize-750.jpeg
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/carlos-watson-ozy-media-stays-open-1235024859/

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

kyle_kayvaun ,

Hilarious and Endlessly Entertaining

I cannot wait to tune in each week to listen to Scam Goddess. Laci is absolutely hilarious and her journalist(s) write fantastic and educational scripts. The dynamic that Laci is able to create between herself, the story of the week, and her guests of diverse backgrounds is astonishing. Laci is truly a chameleon and a pro at hosting. Thank you for creating something that brings me such joy!

Delawhere86 ,

All the education you ever need

Capitalism is a scam, so let the scam goddess guide your way through life. Girlfriend has all the knowledge you could ever need.

sandyK9s ,

My favorite comedy podcast! Laci is exquisite!

I subscribe to a lot of podcasts and this is my favorite comedy podcast! She is a riot. How on earth could iCarly shoot any scenes when they have someone this hilarious on set? How could they get through a day of shooting with her keeping everyone in stitches?

It’s also really important to me to listen to a podcast by POC women and members of the LGBTQ community.

I would still consider this to be theoretically part of the True Crime category but does not ever cover the truly monstrous things people do to their fellow humans. This show only covers scams, deceptions and thefts(in a gleefully expletive laden manner).

Give this a listen! The con-gregation is growing!

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