101 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 • 6.5K 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 CIA Swindler w/ Sasheer Zamata

    Fraud Fridays: The CIA Swindler w/ Sasheer Zamata

    It's Fraud Friday! This week, we revisit our episode with Sasheer Zamata where she and Laci expose the man who told people he was a government spy who needed money and those people were like “sure.” Stay schemin’!



    This was originally released Sept. 8, 2020.



    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Sasheer Zamata: @thesheertruth

    Research by Sharilyn Vera.



    Sources:
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/former-dea-spokesman-garrison-courtney-guilty-plea-cia-operative-4-4-million-fraud-scheme/
     
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/06/ex-federal-worker-pretended-to-be-cia-to-steal-millions-2/amp/

    • 41 min
    The Wonka Experience & TanaCon w/ Josh Gondelman

    The Wonka Experience & TanaCon w/ Josh Gondelman

    What's Poppin' Con-gregation? This week, Josh Gondelman joins the show to discuss the cons for conferences. First, we discuss the ridiculously underwhelming Wonka experience in Glasgow, Scotland followed by the unorganized beauty conference TanaCon hosted by YouTube beauty influencer Tana Mongeau in Anaheim, CA in 2018. Stay Schemin' and let the scam find you!

    This was recorded on April 01, 2024. 

    Check out Josh Gondelman at the Bell House in NYC on June 21st! For tickets: https://www.joshgondelman.com/

    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press


    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci 

    Josh Gondelman: @joshgondelman



    Research by Kaelyn Brandt.



    Sources:

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/10564213/billy-coull-willy-wonka-experience-glasgow/
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/05/glasgow-willy-wonka-experience-horror-film-ai
    https://time.com/6836088/willy-wonka-event-scandal-glasgow-refunds-police/
    https://news.stv.tv/west-central/willy-wonka-chocolate-experience-boss-truly-sorry-after-chaos
    https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/07/203726/tanacon-controversy-explained-what-happened-after
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/06/what-happened-at-tanacon.html
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/26/17500590/tanacon-disaster-fyre-fest-tana-mongeau-youtuber
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomward/2018/06/21/watch-out-vidcon-tana-mongeau-isnt-letting-anyone-stand-in-her-way/?sh=5f0b7c652b0f

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Fraud Fridays: Dr. Dupe w/ Joel Kim Booster

    Fraud Fridays: Dr. Dupe w/ Joel Kim Booster

    Happy Fraud Friday, Con-gregation! This week we are revisiting our episode with Joel Kim Booster to dissect a surgeon who not only was a pathological liar but also had multiple families. Trash! Always get a second opinion, and stay schemin!



    This was originally released on September 01, 2020.

    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press

    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Joel Kim Booster: @ihatejoelkim



    Research by Sharilyn Vera.



    Sources:
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jun/21/scammers-target-hot-tub-buyers-as-coronavirus-surges
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/01/paolo-macchiarini-scientist-surgeon-rise-and-fall
     
    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/celebrity-surgeon-nbc-news-producer-scam
     
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/us/the-knot-wedding-scheme-sentence/index.html

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Solar Power Pilfer w/ Laurie Kilmartin

    The Solar Power Pilfer w/ Laurie Kilmartin

    This week, comedian and writer Laurie Kilmartin joins the show to discuss Jeff Carpoff, a free-wheeling drug dealer who rose to become a millionaire by dealing in solar generators that were sold everywhere from NASCAR to Hollywood. Stay Schemin’!

    This episode was recorded on Tues. March 26th, 2024. 
     
    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press
     
    Check out Laurie Kilmartin’s Comedy Special Cis Woke Grief Slut: https://www.comedydynamics.com/catalog/laurie-kilmartin-cis-woke-grief-slut/
     
    Follow on Instagram:
Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod
Laci Mosley: @divalaci 
Laurie Kilmartin: @anylaurie16



    Research by Kaelyn Brandt.

    SOURCES:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/06/dc-solar-power-ponzi-scheme-scandal/673782/
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edca/pr/dc-solar-owner-sentenced-over-11-years-prison-billion-dollar-ponzi-scheme
    https://robbreport.com/lifestyle/news/jeff-carpoff-fraud-solar-panels-1234842072/
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/owners-of-solar-company-that-swindled-berkshire-hathaway-admit-to-running-ponzi-scheme-11579907951

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Fraud Fridays: The Polygamist Peddler w/ Vicky Vox

    Fraud Fridays: The Polygamist Peddler w/ Vicky Vox

    What’s poppin’, con-gregation? This week we revisit our episode where Vicky Vox and Laci expose the conman who pocketed over $250,000 from a government biofuel program. But to be fair, he did have three wives to feed. In other polygamy news, they cover another Mormon mastermind who tried to give his parole the slip. Stay schemin’!



    This episode was originally released on August 11th, 2020.

    Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press



    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci

    Vicky Vox: @thevickyvox



    Research by Sharilyn Vera.



    Sources:


    https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-16/utah-trial-of-prominent-member-of-secretive-polygamist-sect-and-a-los-angeles-businessman-has-international-implications 
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.courthousenews.com/california-businessman-found-guilty-in-1-billion-tax-fraud-scheme-with-polygamists/ 
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/12/lyle-jeffs-mormon-utah-fbi-escape-olive-oil

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Re-Release: The DWI Dude w/ Brandon Kyle Goodman

    Re-Release: The DWI Dude w/ Brandon Kyle Goodman

    What's poppin, con-gregation? This week we revisit our episode with Brandon Kyle Goodman! Brandon joins the show to discuss an attorney who went from defending drug possession cases to conning millions from Columbian drug lords. Plus, a lawsuit claiming Subway's sandwiches have no tuna or fish! Stay schemin!



    This episode was originally recorded on April 6th, 2021.



    Follow on Instagram:

    Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspod

    Laci Mosley: @divalaci 

    Brandon Kyle Goodman: @brandonkylegoodman
     
    Research by Sharilyn Vera. 

    SOURCES:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/31/texas-dwi-dude-scammed-colombians-turned-into-feds/
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edtx/pr/central-texas-lawyer-guilty-swindling-colombian-drug-trafficking-clients
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/27/subway-tuna-lawsuit/
    https://www.eater.com/22254819/subway-lawsuit-alleged-fake-tuna

    • 1 hr 9 min

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The latest epi about the Wonka Convention and TanaCon was one of the best episodes you have done! Also, you should create a ConCON, a scam convention but real. It would be live shows, and how to stay safe during cons and scams!

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