22 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!” 

 

    The Welfare Queen (w/ Ayo Edebiri)

    The Welfare Queen (w/ Ayo Edebiri)

    What's up Con-gregation! Not gonna lie, this is one of our wildest episodes thanks to Ayo Edebiri (Sunnyside, Forbes) and dig deep into controversial tale of Linda Taylor, the Welfare Queen!

     

    Research: Sharilyn Vera

     

    SOURCES:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/books/review/josh-levin-queen-linda-taylor.html

    https://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queen

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Mickey D Monopolizer with Paul Scheer

    The Mickey D Monopolizer with Paul Scheer

    What's poppin' Con-gregation! We threw a couple extra fries in the bag with this one with our supersized guest Paul Scheer (The League, How Did This Get Made, Human Giant, You know who he is!) as we revisit the man who scammed the McDonald's Monopoly game for over a decade! 

     

    Research by Sharilyn Vera

    SOURCES: 

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions?ref=scroll 

    https://nypost.com/2020/02/01/mcmillions-how-ex-cop-orchestrated-24-million-mcdonalds-monopoly-scam/

    https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/23/trump-campaign-compete-against-groups-money-089454 

    • 58 min
    The Crooked Carpet Cleaner with Ronnie Adrian

    The Crooked Carpet Cleaner with Ronnie Adrian

    Happy Black History Month Con-gregation! We didn't change anything (I'm black all the time) but it's still a special episode when our homie Ronnie Adrian (White Women, Key & Peele) drops by! This week we explore that absolute MESS of carpet cleaning ponzi schemer, Barry Jay Minkow!

     

    *In this ep I mention Amber Guyger got 5 years in jail. It was actually 10 years with parole eligibility at 5 my bad but hey, as long as she's locked up! 

     

     

    Research by Sharilyn Vera:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Minkow

    https://news.sky.com/story/international-money-laundering-expert-arrested-for-money-laundering-11864982

    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Dubious Diplomat with Ira Madison III

    The Dubious Diplomat with Ira Madison III

    I hope you stayed schemin' this weekend Con-gregation. Unwind from the grind this week with our wonderful guest, writer Ira Madison III (Keep It!, Daybreak). This time we're uncovering the "Fraud Prince" Anthony Gignac! You know I love a luxurious lie, we stan! 

     

    Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera

     

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/how-the-fake-saudi-prince-anthony-gignac-was-exposed

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/01/fake-saudi-prince-who-flaunted-on-instagram-sentenced-in-fraud-scheme/

    https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/10/he-actually-believes-he-is-khalid-the-odyssey-of-a-counterfeit-saudi-prince

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/29/business/payless-fake-store/index.html 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Fruitcake Funneler with the Florida Girls

    The Fruitcake Funneler with the Florida Girls

    Con-gregation! On this special edition we're in the booth with the WHOLE cast of my show Florida Girls! (Pop TV if you don't know honey!) My girls Laura Chinn, Patty Guggenheim and Melanie Field gossip about the lavish embezzlement of Texan fruitcake mogul Sandy Jenkins!

    This episode is brought to you by Dashlane.

    Research by Laci

    SOURCES:

    https://features.texasmonthly.com/editorial/just-desserts/

     

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/6/21048947/whitney-young-swim-coach-principal-pool-inspector-general

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Shady Shot-Caller with Ryan Stanger

    The Shady Shot-Caller with Ryan Stanger

    What's poppin' Con-gregation? This week we're teaming up with our buddy Ryan Stanger (Action Boyz) to blow the whistle on the referee who gambled on his own games, Tim Donaghy! 

     

    SOURCES:

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2008/jul/30/ussport [theguardian.com]

    https://usports.org/former-referee-tim-donaghy-speaks-out-about-nba-game-fixing-video/ [usports.org]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0otDAgN4OY

    https://www.newsday.com/sports/tim-donaghy-timeline-1.562386 [newsday.com]

    https://populartimelines.com/timeline/Tim-Donaghy [populartimelines.com]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_NBA_betting_scandal [en.wikipedia.org]

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/may/22/ex-nba-ref-tim-donaghy-organized-will-always-have-a-hand-in-sports [theguardian.com]

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

Molly.SourCream ,

Imma start scamming

No but seriously, this show has me realizing that so many things in life are just a scam. I’m only half kidding, but for real this show is so good. I am binging my way through it and laugh out loud every episode.

janedooope ,

Game changer

Real talk. Not only are you incredibly funny, you’re extremely smart and honest. No shame in being real! Nothing better than a class conscious black woman. If you black and you don’t hate the police and capitalism, you need to take several seats.

JuliaInKentucky ,

So good it causes public embarrassment

Not just laughing in elevators either. I yelled convulsively on the bus when my episode didn’t download. GET THIS IN YOUR EARS.

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