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What’s up Con-gregation! It’s a not to miss episode thanks to the very funny Carl Tart (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) joining in to talk all about Malachi Love-Robinson aka Dr. Love, the Florida teen who pretended to be a doctor. SOURCES:  https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/us/florida-teenager-is-accused-of-posing-as-a-doctor-again.html https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/19/health/florida-palm-beach-teen-doctor-arrest/index.html [cnn.com] https://www.insideedition.com/phony-doctor-malachi-love-robinson-claims-he-only-wanted-help-people-46424 [insideedition.com] https://www.nme.com/news/music/nicki-minaj-flew-all-the-way-to-china-for-a-fake-music-festival-2411114 [nme.com]See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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-11864982See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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]
Season's Scammings Con-gregation! This week we're sitting around the fire with comedy legend Matt Walsh (Veep, Upright Citizens Brigade) as we sink our teeth into the most famous ponzi schemer in world history, Bernie Madoff! More like he "made off" with those billions honeyyy. Just playin', he in jail!     This episode is brought to you by Like a Boss and Atlas Coffee Club.
How you livin' Congregation! Ya girl is back uncovering a legendary Long Island scam with our good friend Jon Gabrus! (The Gino Lambardo Show) We bilking coins and talking Harold Adamo y'all!         This episode is brought to you by Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SCAM), Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam), and Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess).
What's good Con-gregation! Thanks to you Scam Goddess is catching that SHINE, scamming our way into Spotify Pick of the Year! What better to celebrate than with our hilarious friend Jonathan Braylock (Astronomy Club on Netflix December 6th!) as we uncover a legend from the birthplace of fraud, Nigeria's own Emmanuel Nwude!     Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera   SOURCES:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Nwude https://www.bosshunting.com.au/hustle/nigerian-fake-airport-scam  https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/nigerian-scammer-sold-fake-airport-for-242-million-to-international-bank/ https://www.flyertalk.com/articles/nigerian-scammer-sold-fake-airport-to-international-bank.html https://www.ladbible.com/community/interesting-emmanuel-nwude-carried-out-the-biggest-scam-in-nigeria-20180825   This episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter (www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam).See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
How we living, Con-gregation? Welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci chops it up with actor, comedian, & podcaster Jacquis Neal (Culture Kings, UCB). Together they discuss the curious case of the family who adopted a 9 year old Ukrianian orphan who might have secretly been a 22 year old adult.   Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera Sources:  https://www.thecut.com/2019/10/kristina-barnett-adopted-child-real-life-orphan.html [thecut.com] https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a29205646/kristine-barnett-natalia-grace-adoption/ [elle.com] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDBTcYo-ho https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7479061/Mom-claims-Ukrainian-daughter-9-adopted-really-22-year-old-dwarfism.html [dailymail.co.uk] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7512143/Adoptive-parents-Ukrainian-girl-dwarfism-appear-court.html [dailymail.co.uk] https://nypost.com/2019/09/23/couple-claims-their-abandoned-child-is-actually-a-scam-artist-with-dwarfism/ [nypost.com] https://www.wishtv.com/news/crime-watch-8/parents-accused-of-abandoning-adopted-child-in-apartment-mom-says-its-a-scam/ [wishtv.com] https://www.insider.com/ukrainian-orphan-natalia-barnett-new-family-report-2019-9 [insider.com] https://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/michael-kristine-barnett-plead-not-guilty-in-ukranian-dwarf-adoption-case [oxygen.com] https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/clarissajanlim/natalia-grace-ukranian-adoption-orphan [buzzfeednews.com] This episode is brought to you by Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam code: SCAM).See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back Con-gregation to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci is joined by stand up, actress, & podcaster Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, Best Friends Podcast) for a look at the many scams & lives of (fraudulent) “international” guy of grift-stery, Jeremy Wilson.Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera Sources:  https://www.gq.com/story/the-petty-grifter https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/nyregion/jeremy-wilson-con-artist-convicted.html https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/fake-army-vet-man-stiff-prison-sentence-nyc-judge-article-1.3148604 This episode is brought to you by Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess) and Dashlane (www.dashlane.com/scam code: SCAM).See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Con-gregation! You know we had to bring you some relief during these trying Corona times, so we sat down a safe six feet away from Mano Agapion (Drag Her) to break down some Corona scams (yes, already!) and dive into the first date scammer Christopher Castillo.   Research by Sharilyn Vera:    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/13/us/man-robbed-bank-first-date-trnd/index.html   https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/02/14/massachusetts-woman-on-first-date-forced-to-be-bank-robbers-getaway-driver   https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/02/14/bank-robbery-date/   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/wu-tang-clan-scam-roc-nation-hotels-recording-studios-atlanta-georgia-a9333036.html See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
What's up Con-gregation! This week we're back with legendary dino-loving podcast producer Steven Ray Morris (See Jurassic Right, My Favorite Murder) breaking down and infamous case of the thing that scares us all the most, medical insurance fraud! Why are people like this!?      Research by Sharilyn Vera SOURCES: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/07/nyregion/nypd-911-insurance-fraud.html https://nypost.com/2019/11/07/nypd-cop-911-operators-busted-in-18m-scam-targeting-crash-victims-in-the-hood/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-attorney-announces-arrest-27-individuals-including-nypd-employees-massive-bribery See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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.amazon.com/Queen-Forgotten-Life-Behind-American/dp/031651330X https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slate/the-queen https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/books/review/josh-levin-queen-linda-taylor.html https://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queenSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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
Happy New Year Con-gregation! My New Years Resolution is keep telling y'all about all the biggest scams honey! This week we're chilling with the hilarious and talented Teresa Lee (I Think She Likes You, Cracked) and diving into the boy band abuser, Lou Jay Pearlman!  This episode is brought to you by Dashlane. Research by Sharilyn Vera Sources: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/nsync-lou-pearlman-nightline-927166/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/03/13/lou-pearlman-was-disgraced-mogul-who-defrauded-s-boy-bands-then-came-million-ponzi-scheme/ https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008836?_ga=2.204653328.1845038090.1551958758-1351978170.1551338292 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcCRs0Ic3FI&vl=en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Pearlman https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/04/05/lou-pearlman-film-reveals-how-backstreet-boys-n-sync-lost-millions/3373395002/See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Salutations Congregation! We've back with our friend and noble cohort Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings) as we uncover the obsessive anglophile and Royal Wedding Scammer, Tommy Muscatello!  This episode is brought to you by Atlas Coffee Club (www.atlascoffeeclub.com/scam).
What’s gucci, Con-gregation? Welcome back to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci kicks it with writer, comedian Lamar Woods (It’s a Party, Single Parents) to talk the Airbnb scam & the writer who went from victim to vindicator   who undercovered all of it.  Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera Sources:  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43k7z3/nationwide-fake-host-scam-on-airbnb?utm_source=vicetwitterus&utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_858978     This episode is brought to you by Simple Health (www.simplehealth.com/SCAM) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/goddess).
Welcome back Con-gregation to Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! This week Laci is joined by actress, director, & podcaster Lauren Lapkus (Between Two Ferns: The Movie, With Special Guest..., Threedom) to cover the Hollywood scam artist/master impressionist who lured unsuspecting professionals halfway around the world before leaving them high and dry.Research Assistant: Sharilyn Vera Sources:  https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/hunting-con-queen-hollywood-1125932   https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fbi-seeks-more-victims-hollywood-con-artist-marvel-executive-targeted-1137712   https://www.npr.org/2019/07/17/742818984/the-story-of-a-scam-that-lured-hollywood-professionals-to-indonesia?t=1564239220681   https://www.vice.com/en_asia/article/wjvmnn/hollywood-con-queen-indonesia-scam    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49001504    https://caymannewsservice.com/2019/07/status-scammer-guilty/   https://www.caymancompass.com/2019/07/10/10-years-for-delilah-who-orchestrated-1-9-million-scam/    https://caymannewsservice.com/2016/02/scammer-took-20k-in-pr-con/     This episode is brought to you by Buffy Comforters (www.buffy.co code: SCAM) and Lola (www.mylola.com code: GODDESS).
What’s up Con-gregation & welcome Scam Goddess, the #1 pod dedicated to all things fraud! In this initial episode comedian, actor, and podcast papi Paul F. Tompkins joins host Laci Mosley for a deep dive into Anna Delvey aka Anna Sorokin the scam heiress; a fake German heiress turned Manhattan socialite who swindled dozens of people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.   Research assistant: Sharillyn Vera     This episode is brought to you by Pretty Litter (www.prettylitter.com code: SCAM).See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Top of the morning to you, con-gregation! Emmy-nominated Nicole Byer is on the show this week to break down the fake Irish heiress who scammed her way into a pot of gold worth around ninety thousand dollars. Plus, the car actually appreciates when you drive it off the lot if you didn't pay for it. Stay schemin!See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
What's poppin, con-gregation? Sasheer Zamata drops by the pod this week to expose the man who told people he was a government spy who needed money and those people were like "sure." Plus, a clip from the Scam Goddess premium show Con-Fessions, hosted by Laci and Priscilla Davies. Stay schemin!  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/ [google.com]https://www.google.com/amp/s/federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/06/ex-federal-worker-pretended-to-be-cia-to-steal-millions-2/amp/ [google.com]See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
What's poppin, con-gregation? Sasheer Zamata drops by the pod this week to expose the man who told people he was a government spy who needed money and those people were like "sure." Plus, a clip from the Scam Goddess premium show Con-Fessions, hosted by Laci and Priscilla Davies. Stay schemin!  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/ [google.com]https://www.google.com/amp/s/federalnewsnetwork.com/people/2020/06/ex-federal-worker-pretended-to-be-cia-to-steal-millions-2/amp/ [google.com]See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Greetings, con-gregation! On this week's episode, Joel Kim Booster is on the pod to dissect the surgeon who not only was a pathological liar but also had multiple families. Trash! Always get a second opinion, and stay schemin!    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.htmlSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
What's poppin, con-gregation? You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because Ashley Ray-Harris is on the pod to talk about a true scamming King. Stay schemin!  @DocMellyMel @MalaikaJabali @OsopePatrisse @janaya_khan @SistaDrTabatha @aliciagarza @culturejedi@israhirsi @angela_rye @TamikaDMallory @Maryhooks @AshleeMPreston @CatsCommentary @lateefahsimon @monifabandele @rosaclemente @diprimaradio @Slausongirlnews @idabeewells @Jasmyne @thethandi_way @OgeTheYogiSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
What’s poppin, con-gregation? This week Sean Clements is on the podcast to break down the Italian American who couldn’t get any coin so made his own instead. Mamma mia! Stay schemin, and don't forget to subscribe!    Research by Sharilyn Vera.   Sources: https://www.gamblingsites.org/biographies/louis-colavecchio/   https://www.justice.gov/usao-ri/pr/louis-coin-colavecchio-sentenced-prison-counterfeiting-100-bills   https://portal.clubrunner.ca/6924/stories/louis-the-coin   https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bet.com/news/national/2019/01/28/arkansas-teen-pleads-guilty-to-trying-to-steal-jet-so-he-could-a.amp.htmlSee omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
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Created by
Earwolf
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jan 1st, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 15th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
58
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
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Episodic

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