37 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 • 4.2K 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 90 Day Fake Fiancé with Clark Moore

    The 90 Day Fake Fiancé with Clark Moore

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Clark Moore joins us to discuss a particular scam involving the Ukrianian Marriage industry. Plus, we look into how scammers are taking advantage of billionaire MacKenzie Scott’s pledge to donate half her fortune. Stay schemin'! 

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 

    Sources:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57358241

    https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/british-man-duped-of-250000-on-pretext-of-marriage-to-a-ukrainian-3886691.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/24/business/mackenzie-scott-giving-scams.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/20/business/mackenzie-scott-philanthropy.html

    https://nyfights.com/worldwide/no-i-didnt-pull-a-cancer-scam-says-podcaster-jonathan-leir-aka-jonny-straws/

    https://nyfights.com/worldwide/no-i-didnt-pull-a-cancer-scam-says-podcaster-jonathan-leir-aka-jonny-straws/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Sham Spokesperson with Priscilla Davies

    The Sham Spokesperson with Priscilla Davies

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Priscilla Davies joins us to discuss the phony spokesperson for a company known as the "Uber of helicopters." Plus, a gun safety organization pulls off a powerful protest, scamming former NRA president David Keene. Stay schemin'! 

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 

    Sources:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/blade-helicopter-had-fake-spokesperson-2021-6#

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/06/24/former-nra-president-tricked-into-grad-speech-gun-violence-video/5334564001/

    https://brs-apartments.flyblade.com/blade/production/uploaded-assets/1605626363.pdf

    https://www.blade.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The HiStudio Hype House with Chris Gethard

    The HiStudio Hype House with Chris Gethard

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, Chris Gethard joins us to discuss how a CEO created a Hype House style podcasting network that led to lawsuits and fallout. Plus, someone steals more than 42,000 pounds of pistachios in California. Stay schemin'! 


    Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 


    Note: The Hype House story was first reported by journalist Ashley Carman in her investigative piece published in the Verge entitled, "The Podcasting Hype House from Hell: How China's Biggest Audio Platform Funded One Man's Frat Boy Dreams." Much of this week's story is based around Ashley's original reporting.

    Sources:

    https://www.theverge.com/22526502/himalaya-histudios-notorious-llc-podcast-audio-hype-house

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/21/pistachio-theft-alberto-montemayor-touchstone/

    https://www.instagram.com/notorious.llc/

    https://notorious.llc/creators/

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/colettecoleman/2020/10/19/with-the-dumpster-fyre-podcast-fyre-festivals-founder-is-back-with-an-audio-tell-all-from-prison/?sh=24d1c81b7cd3

    • 58 min
    The Invisible Sculptor Scam with JB Smoove

    The Invisible Sculptor Scam with JB Smoove

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, JB Smoove joins us to discuss an Italian artist who sold an invisible statue for thousands of dollars. Plus, a Florida man is charged with impersonating a doctor while injecting botox into patients while drinking. Stay schemin'! 

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 

    Sources:

    https://scrubsmag.com/fake-doctor-real-botox-and-lots-of-booze-jacksonville-man-arrested-in-fl/

    https://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/whats-viral/artist-sells-invisible-sculpture-for-over-rs-13-lakh-says-the-vacuum-is-nothing.html

    https://www.art-rite.it/en/news/detail/14491

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/augustinefou/2021/06/04/artist-sells-invisible-sculpture-adtech-sells-the-same-thing/?sh=1676ed0b67a0

    https://hypebeast.com/2021/6/salvatore-garau-lo-sono-invisible-sculpture-18k-usd-sale

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Windling Water Park with Jenny Yang

    The Windling Water Park with Jenny Yang

    What's Poppin' con-gregation? This week, Jenny Yang joins us to discuss the story, Action Park, an amusement and water park that was extremely dangerous and the home to a series of money laundering schemes, shady money and scams. Plus, a man is accused of stealing expensive caviar meant for research for lunch among co-workers. Stay Schemin'!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Real Hustlers behind Hustlers with Monique Heart

    The Real Hustlers behind Hustlers with Monique Heart

    What's Poppin' con-gregation. This week, Monique Heart helps us break down the real life story that inspired the hit 2019 film Hustlers starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. Plus, a Florida man faces 104 felony counts after allegedly using 28 people's personal information to purchase expensive items in area stores.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Sdel123 ,

Love it

I am enjoying your podcast so much! The first review I’ll ever left for a podcast.
Love true crime and scams. Your cases are so interesting and you and your guests dialogue is fantastic. I am amazed by how quickly you think of new things to say. So intelligent and hilarious. I find myself laughing to myself when I watch it and then people don’t know what I’m laughing at. Keep doing such a awesome job

abbie028 ,

So funny

A friend recommended since they know I love true crime, and when I’m not in the mood for murder, this one hits the spot. The hilarious banter between the host and guest make it so enjoyable to listen and laugh after a long day. Keep em coming!

Don'tWorryBout it ,

This show, I like and listen to weekly

funny, interesting and entertaining. There is not a box to put Laci in that can contain her. idk whose in charge of releasing the show onto Spotify but its not a good “time slot”. Often gets lost in-between days as it is released over night.

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