88 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
    • 4.8 • 6.4K 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!”

    Fraud Fridays: The Scammer of All Trades w/ Lamorne Morris

    Fraud Fridays: The Scammer of All Trades w/ Lamorne Morris

    Happy Friday, con-gregation! This week, we revisit our episode with Lamorne Morris on the pod to talk about the man who was so good at scheming that Spielberg made a movie about it. Plus, the girl who “does braces.” Stay schemin!

    This episode was originally released on July 7th, 2020.

    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Lamorne Morris: @lamorne


    Research by Sharilyn Vera.
    Sources:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Abagnale
    https://www.biography.com/personality/frank-abagnale
    https://www.aarp.org/podcasts/the-perfect-scam/
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2020/04/24/covid-19-scams/

    • 58 min
    The Shady TV Scribe w/ Dylan Park-Pettiford

    The Shady TV Scribe w/ Dylan Park-Pettiford

    What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, writer and former military member Dylan Park-Pettiford joins the show to share his personal scam story. He, alongside another former-military writer, wrote on an American military comedy-drama called “68 Whiskey.” However, this former ex-Marine Captain turned out to be not entirely who she claimed to be. Stay Schemin’!



    This was recorded on January 30, 2024.




    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod
    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Dylan Park-Pettiford: @dyllyp

    Sources:

    @dyllyp

    https://cheezburger.com/15350533/dylan-park-shares-insane-story-about-fake-marine-who-conned-her-way-into-the-writers-room

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Fraud Fridays: The Dame of Deception w/ Chrissie Fit

    Fraud Fridays: The Dame of Deception w/ Chrissie Fit

    Good Friday, con-gregation! This week, we’re taking it back in time and revisiting an episode with Laci and special guest Chrissie Fit. They discuss a scammer from the early 1900’s who tricked her way into the history books. Plus, the DIY AirBnB that left a scammer’s victims SOL. Stay Schemin’!

    This episode was originally released on June 30th, 2020.

    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci
    Chrissie Fit: @chrissiefit

    Research by Sharilyn Vera

    Sources: 
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/author/karen-abbott/ 
    https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/man-arrested-for-renting-arlington-homes-he-did-not-own_dallas-fort-worth/7755/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Scammed Down Bad For Love w/ Erin Whitehead

    Scammed Down Bad For Love w/ Erin Whitehead

    What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Erin Whitehead joins the show to discuss Lezlie Manukian, a financial black widow who traveled the world scamming lover after lover into investing into bunk restaurants. She didn’t get caught until she messed with the wrong family. Stay Schemin’! 
     
    This episode was recorded Tuesday, January 23, 2024.



    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Erin Whitehead @girlwithatail

    Research by Kaelyn Brandt
     
    Sources:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/con-artist-love-fraud-victims-investigate-lezlie-manukian/11300436
    “Unravel True Crime”: Snowball, podcast
    https://www.flashpack.com/us/solo/relationships/women-happier-single-men/#:~:text=Naturally%2C%20the%20truth%20is%20rather,and%20married%20women%20with%20children
    https://archive-yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/should-women-stay-single

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Fraud Fridays: The Dopey Doper w/ Ify Nwadiwe

    Fraud Fridays: The Dopey Doper w/ Ify Nwadiwe

    It's Friday! Privyet, con-gregation! We revisit our episode with Ify Nwadiwe to spill the Russian tea on an Olympic doping scandal that gave Russian athletes a scandalous advantage at the Sochi Games. Plus, some good old fashioned Nigerian internet scams!



    This was originally released on June 23, 2020.

    Research by Sharilyn Vera


    Sources:
    https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590869276/how-icarus-accidentally-exposed-a-major-ocean-s-eleven-style-doping-scheme
     
    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/09/504937994/more-than-1-000-russian-athletes-benefited-from-doping-conspiracy-report-says
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/sports/russia-doping-sochi-olympics-2014.html 

    https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-putin-olympic-doping-whistle-blower-rodchenkov-a-jerk/29007755.html
     
    https://www.newsweek.com/how-russia-got-away-doping-until-it-didnt-482709 

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36833962
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/12/russian-doctors-athletes-evaded-doping-tests
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/18/russia-doping-scandal-five-things-wada-report
     
    https://www.vulture.com/2017/12/icarus-bryan-fogel-russia-doping-scandal-olympics-netflix.html
     
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-doping-whistleblower-grigory-rodchenkov-countersues-three-athletes-n870136
     
    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/russia-doping-rodchenkov/551183/
     
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/us/nigeria-romance-scam-arrests/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_content=2019-08-24T04%3A46%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social
     
    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-22/fbi-takes-down-nigerian-fraudsters-in-46m-case-based-in-los-angeles

    • 55 min
    Bitconned w/ Laura Chinn

    Bitconned w/ Laura Chinn

    What's poppin' Con-gregation? This week, writer-director Laura Chinn joins the show to discuss how during the rise of a million crypto companies, a life-time scammer from Miami, Florida entered the race and made out with millions before his fake company was caught. Stay Schemin'!
     
    This was recorded Friday, February 2nd, 2024.
     
    Check out Laura Chinn’s film SUNCOAST in theaters now and streaming on Hulu on Feb. 9th, 2024.
     
    Follow on Instagram:
    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Laura Chinn @laurachinnnn



    Research by Kaelyn Brandt
     
    Sources:
    “Bitconned”, a Netflix documentary directed by Bryan Storkel
    https://decider.com/2024/01/03/ray-trapani-netflix-bitconned-movie-now-sobre-sharma/
    https://cointelegraph.com/news/third-co-founder-of-centra-tech-charged-with-25-mln-securities-fraud
    https://protos.com/bitconned-the-story-of-miami-crypto-bros-facing-100-years-in-prison/
    https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/How-Floyd-Mayweather-helped-young-guys-from-Miami-12321281.php
    https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2018-268

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.4K Ratings

6.4K Ratings

Jennifercamp32 ,

Great!!!

Love this!!!!

Ree11207 ,

Scaaaammms

The live show in Chicago was an amazing, joyous, epic good time.

anaggrgry ,

they dont talk about anything at all...

im literally skipping through 30 minutes of the host and the guest talking about personal stuff and inside jokes that the listener is not in on to try to get to the point of the show, which is the scammer story - only for them to talk about it for one sentence and then deviate and talk about NOTHING for another twenty minutes.

it feels like such a waste of time. Not only that but as a black femme myself, it feels like Laci is putting on this stupid minstrel act with her guests trying to 'black it up' for comedic effect when her real voice and real accent is nothing like that and she constantly switches it to a blaccent when she wants to be perceived as funny.

like are you not embarrassed just shucking and jiving for your guests.. do u not think its bizarre?? It's like she saw Nicole on Girl Code and decided to take her persona and use it as a caricature.

it's not authentic its just weird

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