45 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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    • 4.8 • 4.5K 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!” 

 

    The Famed Forger with Eliot Glazer

    The Famed Forger with Eliot Glazer

    What's poppin Con - gregation! This week Eliot Glazer joins us to discuss Lee Israel, a well known writer who turned to forgery fighting to survive after her declining career as an author. Plus, a group of lawyers and doctors are busted in a massive trip-and-fall scheme. Stay Schemin'!

     

    Research By Kaelyn Brandt 

    SOURCES

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/lee-israel-can-you-ever-forgive-me-oscars-2019-true-story-richard-e-grant-a8758241.html

    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a23084048/can-you-ever-forgive-me-lee-israel-true-story/

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94461486

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/15/meet-the-author-who-considered-her-forgeries-to-be-her-best-work/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/arts/lee-israel-a-writer-proudest-of-her-literary-forgeries-dies-at-75.html

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/feds-31m-trip-fall-scam-homeless-people-pawns-79641656

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/attorneys-and-doctors-new-york-charged-defrauding-businesses-and-insurance-companies

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Last Ride of Peggy Jo with James Mastraieni

    The Last Ride of Peggy Jo with James Mastraieni

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, comedian James Mastraieni joins us to discuss the epic tale of a Dallas bank robber who fooled authorities throughout the 90's dressed as a cowboy. Plus, a mother of three sues a woman who used her children as props in a crowdfunding scheme generating hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt

    Sources:

    https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-last-ride-of-cowboy-bob/

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/503647/cowboy-bob-mysterious-middle-aged-bank-robber-who-fooled-fbi

    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2005/may/06/bank-robber-shot-dead-in-texas/

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53001390/peggy-jo-tallas

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-my-girls-i-avoid-eviction

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Lil' Ponzi Schemer with Rosebud Baker

    Lil' Ponzi Schemer with Rosebud Baker

    This week, we got comedian Rosebud Baker discussing a teenage nightclub owner who used a ponzi scheme to try and keep his business a float. Plus, Fox News promotes livestock deworming medication (Ivermectin) as a cure for covid...it's definitely not. Stay Schemin'!

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt

    Sources:

    https://www.vice.com/en/article/avyygg/the-connecticut-nightclub-guru-accused-of-running-a-ponzi-scheme-as-a-teenager-1111

    https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Feds-say-convicted-Danbury-club-owner-still-9199854.php?_ga=2.171789024.1346735586.1629584209-1373168516.1629584209#taboola-1

    https://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Out-of-jail-Ian-Bick-wants-to-get-back-in-the-13590198.php#photo-16877686

    https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Young-entrepreneur-has-vision-for-city-s-future-5084022.php

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/world/ivermectin-fda-covid-19-treatment.html

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Coupon Trap House with Nicole Parker

    The Coupon Trap House with Nicole Parker

    What's poppin' con-gregation? This week, comedian Nicole Parker joins us to discuss a group of housewives who ran a fraudulent coupon operation that earned millions of dollars. Plus, somebody's scamming Nickelback fans. Stay Schemin!

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt

    Sources:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-9789433/Arizona-women-busted-25-MILLION-counterfeit-coupons-inspired-new-movie-Kristen-Bell.html

    https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/massive-counterfeit-coupon-ring-busted-in-arizona-2012-7

    https://couponsinthenews.com/2013/03/12/counterfeit-coupon-ringleader-pleads-guilty/

    https://jillcataldo.com/woman_bought_600_counterfeit_coupons/

    CBS TV’s “Pink Collar Crimes”, 2018, Season 1 Episode 7, “The Queen of Coupons”

    https://nypost.com/2021/05/07/nickelback-fans-are-now-getting-catfished/

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The 90's Bank Bamboozlers with Jojo T. Gibbs

    The 90's Bank Bamboozlers with Jojo T. Gibbs

    What's poppin con-gregation? Jojo T. Gibbs joins us for our 100th episode as we discuss one of the biggest bank fraud schemes in history. Plus, someone posing as actor Colin Firth scams three Italian women out of thousands of pounds. Stay Schemin'!

    Also, get 30% off all Scam Goddess Podswag merch. Go to Podswag.com and use promo code SCAM30 at checkout. Offer ends on 8.30.21 so get it now!

    SOURCES

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/john-ruffo-elusive-nyc-swindler-still-run-after-20-years-n934741

    https://www.theracketonline.com/main/john-ruffo

    https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/us-marshals-asking-for-help-in-cracking-most-wanted-cold-case/

    https://www.usmarshals.gov/investigations/most_wanted/

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/3312321/con-artist-colin-firth/

    • 56 min
    Camp Chaos with Behzad Dabu

    Camp Chaos with Behzad Dabu

    What's poppin' con-gregation? Actor Behzad Dabu joins us to discuss how one summer camp shut down after 6 days of opening and is being referred to as the "Fyre Fest" of summer camps. Plus, a woman steals from a Walmart just by pretending to be a manager. Stay Schemin'!

     

    Research by Kaeyln Brandt. 

     

    Sources:

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/inside-the-landmark-forum_b_90028

    https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/08/landmark-42-hours-500-65-breakdowns/

    https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/23/camp-quinebarge-new-hampshire-camp-closes-suddenly/

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/22/metro/fyre-fest-overnight-camps-closes-after-6-days/

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/us/summer-camp-reopen-counselors.html

    https://www.campquinebarge.com/

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/connecticut/articles/2021-07-16/kids-weight-loss-camp-that-closed-has-history-of-violations

    https://www.iberianet.com/news/grinch-turns-self-in-to-st-mary-sheriff-s-office/article_1f521d9c-2ded-11ea-9c78-5f2f807130d1.html

    https://www.fox10tv.com/news/suspected-serial-con-artist-accused-of-pretending-to-be-a-walmart-manager-to-steal-cash/article_3f56855e-f017-11eb-879b-f3164939a999.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw5cT8nfp1U

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

falsefoot ,

Go fund me

I’m okay with the refund cause the money was given to help someone who needed it. Not some scamster. I’d want to know I fed children who needed food. Not so woman who stole someone else’s kids and probably would not have shared the bag if she hadn’t been caught. People like her make potentially generous folks think thrice about giving.

Yerg14 ,

COME THROUGH, CONGREGATION!!!

I. STAN. THIS. PODCAST. Love you, Laci!

etesh12 ,

An absolute riot

Every minute of this pod is incredible. Best pod in my feed

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