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Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond gasp and giggle over the topic of frauds and phonies, Ponzis and pyramids plus hoaxes and hilarity.Got a scam you want to tell us about? Email us: Thebroadgap@gmail.com

Scamtime Karen Johnson-Diamond and Stephanie Wolfe

    • True Crime
    • 2.8 • 4 Ratings

Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond gasp and giggle over the topic of frauds and phonies, Ponzis and pyramids plus hoaxes and hilarity.Got a scam you want to tell us about? Email us: Thebroadgap@gmail.com

    Season 4 Ep 47: Did you do something with your hair?!?! (Karen's Facebook Marketplace scams and The Great Buenos Aires Bank Heist)

    Season 4 Ep 47: Did you do something with your hair?!?! (Karen's Facebook Marketplace scams and The Great Buenos Aires Bank Heist)

    Welcome back to our scattered schedule of scams! We are your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond and we'll bring you the scams that our tickling our fraud fancies at the moment.  This episode: Karen talks about almost falling for a Facebook Marketplace scam, and Stephanie brings us a bank heist to beat all bank heists!

    Bots!
    No Guns!
    Floaty-gigs!


    Things to help make this episode make sense



    Wanna see a HEIST live on stage? See HEIST at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary

    Stephanie mentions this great podcast she discovered: Do Go On!


    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/


    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @scamtime_
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Return of SCAMTIME! Season 4! Episode 46 (Geek Squad and Stephanie's spam emails)

    The Return of SCAMTIME! Season 4! Episode 46 (Geek Squad and Stephanie's spam emails)

    Well Stephanie and Karen went away, but scams sure didn't. We're always going to tell you about them, but probably not as frequently as before.  Join us for our first episode in...forever.

    It's Season FOUR of SCAMTIME! A podcast where your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond share stories of liars, cheaters, hoodwinkers and swindlers, not to mention scoundrels, dirtbags, bamboozlers and toeheads.  We are not investigative journalists , though at times we have played the part of investigative journalists in our daily lives as actor/improvisers.

    In this episode: Karen shares a scam that a friend of hers experienced right before her very eyes. Stephanie should REALLY FILL OUT THE CVS SURVEY!!!!

    Horror westerns!

    Hallmark movies!

    Samurai knives!

    All the names scammers call Stephanie!

    Every email to Stephanie:
    "Dear Client,At CVS, we are constantly trying to improve our service and would like to hear your feedback on how we performed.The survey is short and will only take 2 minutes to complete.And Of Course there's a $90 promo reward to you After FinishingTake surveyWe appreciate your partnership and collaboration".



    Here are some links to help this episode make sense:

    Project Six Shooter

    Catfish- the TV show

    Hallmark movies





    SCAMTIME would like to thank the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown, community supported. After many years of serving small Albertan podcasts like ours, The APN has come to an end. They did a lot for us and we appreciate them so much



    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/

    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @fraud.broads
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 45, Season 3 - Supernatural Bully Romance - Author Susan Meachen and Stephanie's Instagramscam. (TW: Talk of suicide)

    Episode 45, Season 3 - Supernatural Bully Romance - Author Susan Meachen and Stephanie's Instagramscam. (TW: Talk of suicide)

    It's Season THREE of SCAMTIME! A podcast where your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond share stories of liars, cheaters, hoodwinkers and swindlers, not to mention scoundrels, dirtbags, bamboozlers and toeheads.  We are not investigative journalists , though at times we have played the part of investigative journalists in our daily lives as actor/improvisers.


    In this episode, Karen shares the story that just broke in January about romance novelist Susan Meachen  (Trigger warning: discussion of  suicide) . Also the sound on this episode is terrible. No Scam. It's awful. It's our fault. Please forgive us.

    Judy Days!

    The UCP sucking on people's necks!

    Fargo Zombies!

    Perfectly Flawed Sound!



    WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!
    A listener named Cynthia wrote in with her Two Truths and a Lie. Stephanie and I have made our guesses. This week we reveal Cynthia's Lie!



    Here are some links to help this episode make sense:

    Music for the Quarantined Soul Podcast

    The Prometheus Society


    SCAMTIME is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown, community supported. This episode of SCAMTIME is sponsored by Edmonton Community Foundation and the Edmonton Public School Board

    Here's another great podcast from   The Alberta Podcast Network

    I Love This, You Should Too



    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/

    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @fraud.broads
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 44 - Season 3 - Broken Tacos and Cheezies Leggings. (The Lularoe Multilevel Marketing Fiasco)

    Episode 44 - Season 3 - Broken Tacos and Cheezies Leggings. (The Lularoe Multilevel Marketing Fiasco)

    It's Season THREE of SCAMTIME! A podcast where your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond share stories of liars, cheaters, hoodwinkers and swindlers, not to mention scoundrels, dirtbags, bamboozlers and toeheads.  We are not investigative journalists , though at times we have played the part of investigative journalists in our daily lives as actor/improvisers.


    In this episode, Stephanie shares the scammy smell of the Lularoe Leggings Multilevel Marketing Scheme, and Karen teases her scam for next episode!

    Red light meditation !

    Stephanie yodels!

    There's an eyeball!

    Genius!

    WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!
    A listener named Cynthia wrote in with her Two Truths and a Lie. Stephanie and I have made our guesses. Guess along with us and listen next episode for the exciting conclusion to 'What is Cynthia's Lie?'



    Here are some links to help this episode make sense:

    Lularoe's homepage

    Leah Remini and Scientology

    Prosopagnosia





    SCAMTIME is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown, community supported. This episode of SCAMTIME is sponsored by Park Power.

    Here's another great podcast from   The Alberta Podcast Network

    The Read-Along Podcast- A mini book club for your ears.

    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/

    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @fraud.broads
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 43 - Season 3- Debunk Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale fools us all)

    Episode 43 - Season 3- Debunk Me If You Can (Frank Abagnale fools us all)

    It's Season THREE of SCAMTIME! A podcast where your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond share stories of liars, cheaters, hoodwinkers and swindlers, not to mention scoundrels, dirtbags, bamboozlers and toeheads.  We are not investigative journalists , though at times we have played the part of investigative journalists in our daily lives as actor/improvisers.

    WE LOVE OUR LISTENERS!
    Thanks to a listener named Karen (EXcellent name...) we bring you today's episode that  might even be more fun/heartbreaking to listen to if you listen to Episode #8 first. You can find that here:  Frank and Dave: What happened?

    Listener Karen seemed to know that we, as hosts , rarely have our fingers of the pulse of recent happenings. So she clued us into the updates about Frank Abagnale Jr. of "Catch Me If You Can" fame.


    No Money Christmas!

    Whose side is Karen on?

    Flying Plane Guy!

    Hair dye allergies!

    Here are some links to help this episode make sense:

    Frank Abagnale on "To Tell The Truth"

    Alan C Logan's book that challenges Frank in every way: The Greatest Hoax On Earth: Catching Truth While We Can



    The Alberta Podcast Network

    SCAMTIME is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown, community supported. This episode of SCAMTIME is sponsored by Alberta
    Blue Cross and by Connect First Credit Union

    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/


    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @fraud.broads
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 42 - Season 3 - My God Is A Guitar Pick (T. Lobsang Rampa and updates on three previous scams from Stephanie!)

    Episode 42 - Season 3 - My God Is A Guitar Pick (T. Lobsang Rampa and updates on three previous scams from Stephanie!)

    It's Season THREE of SCAMTIME! A podcast where your hosts Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond share stories of liars, cheaters, hoodwinkers and swindlers, not to mention scoundrels, dirtbags, bamboozlers and toeheads.  We are not investigative journalists , though at times we have played the part of investigative journalists in our daily lives as actor/improvisers.

    In this episode;  Karen meditates on imposter T. Lobsang Rampa and Stephanie updates us on 3 of her previous scams: 1)The Gucci Billionaire, 2)Elizabeth Holmes and 3)Anna Sorokin


    Coconut Rice!

    Mrs Fifi Greywhiskers!

    Camp Prison!


    Podcasts (and networks) mentioned in this episode

    The Alberta Podcast Network

    The Loremen Podcast

    The Crash Bang Wallop Podcast



    Listen to more about T Lobsang Rampa!!!

    Lama, Mysic and Plumber - BBC Radio 4's William Scanlan Murphy

    The Third Eye and The Private Eye - BBC Radio Play

    He'll help you meditate!


    SCAMTIME is a proud member of the Alberta Podcast Network. Locally grown, community supported. This episode of SCAMTIME is sponsored by Alberta
    Blue Cross and by The Edmonton Community Foundation

    SCAMTIME Jingle: Paul Morgan-Donald
    https://paulmorgandonald.com/


    SCAMTIME Art: Stephanie Wolfe

    Find us on Twitter @scamtime
    Find us on Instagram @fraud.broads
    email us at @thebroadgap@gmail.com

    • 57 min

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