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Author: Earwolf & Laci Mosley

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“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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What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Claire Fallon & Emma Gray join the show to discuss Edgar LaPlante, who impersonated a chief of the Cherokee Nation across countries during the turn of the 20th century. Plus, a young real estate agent’s reputation is on the line after his identity was stolen and used to stage a New Year’s Eve boat party that never happened. Stay Schemin’!Research done by Kaelyn Brandt.SOURCES:https://www.museolombroso.unito.it/en/photographs-at-liberty-chief-white-elk-and-the-blackshirts-tuscany-1924/https://www.nytimes.com/1929/09/20/archives/indian-chief-back-shorn-of-his-glory-says-false-claims-won-him.htmlhttps://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-september-4-2018-1.4808812/king-con-man-successfully-impersonates-indigenous-leaders-his-whole-life-acquiring-riches-and-fame-1.4809858https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/999371/edgar-laplante-conman-biography-chief-white-elkhttps://thecrimewire.com/money/Edgar-LaPlante-Impostorhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11591199/Adelaide-New-Years-Eve-scam-Fake-party-boat-event-Glenelg-frauds-150-people-money.html
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Nava Kavelin and Sophie Ansari join the show to discuss William Mize, who created a family business of staging car accidents. Plus, a California Tiktoker is alleged to have broken the state’s cottage law for selling homemade pickled goods. Stay Schemin! SOURCES:https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/staged-car-crashes-insurance-fraud.htmlhttps://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/pop-culture-news/tiktok-creator-homemade-pickled-products-spark-online-conversation-rcna63406
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Matt Apodaca joins the show to discuss how Marsha Farmer, a hospice worker, contributed to massive fraud practices in Mississippi. Plus, a former officer of the Johnson County Sheriff's office in Kansas was caught trying to scam a store out of nearly $400 worth of Pokémon cards. Stay Schemin’!  CW: @28:37 Talk of end of life care            @45:23 Mention of murder Research By Kaelyn Brandt Sources: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/12/05/how-hospice-became-a-for-profit-hustlehttps://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Former-Rio-Bravo-mayor-and-others-found-guilty-oin-150-million-scheme-564587861.htmlhttps://kotaku.com/pokemon-cards-scam-police-cop-caught-kansas-card-box-1849778286
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, comedian Ian Lara joins the show to discuss how several imposters tried to target Bootsy Collins, one of the most impactful, long standing figures in the tapestry of American music, especially R&B, funk and pop. Plus, a Californian man is arrested for theft after stealing money from his Grindr hookups. Stay Schemin’!Researched By Kaelyn BrandtSOURCEShttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bootsy-collins-impostor-fake-crime-1234629225/https://nypost.com/2022/11/23/california-man-gets-prison-sentence-for-robbing-men-he-met-on-grindr/
Happy New Year Con-gregation! This week we are revisiting an amazing episode with Nicole Byer and look at the many scams & lives of (fraudulent) “international” guy of grift-stery, Jeremy Wilson.Research by Sharilyn VeraSources:https://www.gq.com/story/the-petty-grifterhttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/nyregion/jeremy-wilson-con-artist-convicted.htmlhttps://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/fake-army-vet-man-stiff-prison-sentence-nyc-judge-article-1.3148604
Happy Holidays, Con-gregation! We are revisiting our episode with Ayo Edebiri, one of our wildest episodes as we dig deep into the controversial tale of Linda Taylor, the Welfare Queen!Research by Sharilyn Vera.Sources: https://www.amazon.com/Queen-Forgotten-Life-Behind-American/dp/031651330Xhttps://www.stitcher.com/show/one-yearhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/books/review/josh-levin-queen-linda-taylor.htmlhttps://newrepublic.com/article/154404/myth-welfare-queen
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Jon Gabrus joins us to discuss Albert Rosenberg, the man who married the heir to the Ovaltine fortune and charmed woman across continents but nobody knew who the real Albert was. Plus, a 22-year-old New Jersey man is on the hook after committing unemployment fraud and bragging about it on Instagram. Stay Schemin’! Research by Kaelyn Brandt Sources: https://torontolife.com/city/yorkville-swindler-albert-rosenberg/https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-passionate-eye/toronto-s-yorkville-swindler-the-story-of-con-man-albert-rosenberg-in-his-own-words-1.6616921https://www.nj.com/news/2022/05/nj-man-stole-150k-in-10-state-unemployment-fraud-feds-say.htmlhttps://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/camden-county-man-charged-fraud-connection-unemployment-insurance-benefits
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, culture critic Eric Eddings joins us to discuss how singer and former Kim Kardashian ex-boyfriend Ray J publicly acknowledged that the Kardashian-Jenner version of the events surrounding the release of their joint sex tape 20 years ago were far from the truth. Plus, find out how a NYC principal kept her job after being convicted of car insurance fraud. Stay Schemin’! Research by Kaelyn Brandt Sources: https://nypost.com/2022/08/20/ex-principal-gets-187k-doe-gig-despite-insurance-fraud-arrest/https://nypost.com/2017/11/11/controversial-principal-could-be-saving-thousands-thanks-to-shady-deal/https://www.cinemablend.com/streaming-news/ray-j-released-details-on-how-much-money-kim-kardashian-initially-made-from-their-sex-tapehttps://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/ray-j-accuses-kris-jenner-lying-about-kim-kardashian-sex-tape-1235137424/https://www.yourtango.com/entertainment/kim-kardashian-sued-for-allegedly-stealing-brandy-ray-j-momhttps://www.thecut.com/2022/09/ray-j-claims-that-kim-kardashian-was-behind-the-sex-tape.htmlhttps://youtu.be/77wnkCqXBGw?t=1029https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash_(boutique)
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Atsuko Okatsuka joins the show to discuss how Dan Mallory, the author of the best-selling novel “The Woman in the Window,” took many of the plot points from deception and fraud in his own life of publishing. Plus, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. Stay Schemin’!Research by Kaelyn BrandtSources: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/a-suspense-novelists-trail-of-deceptions#main-contenthttps://www.nj.com/news/2022/05/nj-man-stole-150k-in-10-state-unemployment-fraud-feds-say.htmlhttps://www.nj.com/news/2022/11/unemployment-scammer-who-stole-400k-bragged-on-instagram-pleads-guilty.html?outputType=amphttps://www.thecut.com/2019/02/the-best-character-in-the-dan-mallory-scammer-story.html#:~:text=Mallory%2C%20the%20author%20of%20the,to%20faking%20a%20British%20accent.https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47144368
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, the first lady, Priscilla Davies is back to discuss Mamoru Samuragochi, one of Japan’s most beloved composers who was later revealed to be a fraud. Plus, in a longer scammer of the week, we explore the controversy surrounding Kanye West’s Christian private school, Donda Academy. Stay schemin’!CLICK TO SUBSCRIBE TO LACI’S NEW SHOW WITH PRISCILLA: “Give Us Your Money Podcast”http://patreon.com/giveusyourmoneypodResearch by Kaelyn BrandtSources: https://www.foxla.com/news/kanye-west-scandal-family-shares-donda-west-academy-experiencehttps://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/kanye-west-donda-academy-next-bishop-sycamore.html/https://www.yahoo.com/news/kanye-wests-beleaguered-donda-academy-025415640.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJR_y-zXrCjrZZrUPdgD6O_NgVpq1foqefQUpX4_6gIuyOdp5sDKvSb3VPHDwbJeLeC_hj3579TddiMMveAuCrKtbxamsSGxft4HOv-VQuhdnoI7tqchTbNHDUgQVmtj4pUlluNeizrqt9Pffnm550HiQStRRDjkiF2bHtZ-nuNXhttps://www.tmz.com/2022/10/26/kanye-west-donda-academy-kicked-out-major-basketball-tournament/https://news.yahoo.com/people-questioning-donda-academy-seeing-172028828.htmlhttps://www.musictimes.com/articles/86910/20220916/kanye-west-s-donda-university-labeled-scam-reasons.htm
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Cristen Conger joins the show to discuss David Bloom, a 23-year-old Wall Street “Whiz Kid” who was caught stealing millions from his friends to invest in the stock market in the late 1980’s. Plus, Professional Cornhole has been rocked by controversy after illegal bean bags used in a championship game. Stay Schemin’! Research done by Kaelyn Brandt. Sources:https://nypost.com/2022/11/02/professional-cornhole-world-rocked-by-baggate-cheating-scandal/https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-28/con-artist-scam-manhattan-elite-la-dive-bar-frolic-roomhttps://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/13/nyregion/lush-life-investor-23-named-in-huge-fraud.htmlhttps://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1988-12-10-fi-1381-story.htmlhttps://nypost.com/2022/09/28/con-artist-david-bloom-arrested-for-fraud-in-los-angeles/
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Shea Couleé joins the show to discuss P. T. Barnum. Known as “the Greatest Showman,” he popularized the circus, was the master of hoaxes and often exploited others. Plus, a Florida psychic has been accused of manipulating her client into stealing $1 million from her rich older husband.
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Pallavi Gunalan joins the show to discuss Dolly Oesterreich, a 1910’s housewife who started an affair with a young factory worker, with both of them ending up in a life of lies and deception for decades. Plus, Detroit rapper Sameerah “Creme” Marrel is on the run from the U.S. Department of Justice. Also, Fuck Jada! IYKYK. Stay Schemin’!
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Jean Elie joins the show to discuss Fred Brito, a con artist of many faces including the faces of priests. Plus, John Oliver recently tipped his hat to Kim Kardashian for her role in helping solve an art fraud scheme. Stay Schemin’! 
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, we welcome back comedian Caleb Hearon to discuss Norman Baker, a vaudevillian, business-owner, and radio-show host in the 1800’s who claimed to have a cure for cancer. Plus, a Hong Kong student has been arrested after participating in an elaborate kidnapping to scam her parents out of ransom money. Stay Schemin’!
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, we welcome back Diallo Riddle to discuss one of Mississippi’s largest state-wide corruption cases. It involves millions in state welfare funds misappropriated to powerful state officials, pro-wrestlers, and former athletes including Brett Favre. Plus, singer Shakira has been ordered to stand trial in Spain for alleged tax fraud against the Public Treasury of Spain. Stay Schemin’! 
What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Kimia Behpoornia joins us to discuss how the FBI is looking into a woman who spent considerable time at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate, claiming to be an heiress. Plus, a manga artist has been scammed out of 75 million yen from someone who claimed to be Mark Ruffalo. Stay Schemin’!
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Dewayne Perkins joins us to discuss the Bling Ring, a group of teenagers who stole nearly $3 million from celebrities like Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and many more in 2008. Plus, a Thai YouTube star known as Nutty is accused of conning thousands of her fans out of $55 million dollars in a foreign exchange trading scam. Stay schemin’!  Sources:https://nypost.com/2022/08/31/youtuber-nutty-natthamon-khongchak-wanted-for-defrauding-followers/https://meaww.com/you-tube-star-nutty-flees-thailand-after-conning-more-than-6000-fans-for-5-32-million-dollarshttps://archive.vanityfair.com/article/share/e9cc0cc3-dbf1-4fab-8367-5fc7c05608e6https://allthatsinteresting.com/alexis-neiershttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt2132285/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15039492/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Josh Brekhus joins the show to discuss, Frédéric Bourdin a serial imposter who took on about 500 identities, convincing many that he was a school age runaway well into his adulthood. Plus, 19-year-old chess Grandmaster Hans Niemann is accused of cheating with vibrating anal beads. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://slate.com/culture/2022/09/chess-cheating-scandal-magnus-carlsen-hans-moke-niemann-anal-beads.htmlhttps://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/09/16/chess-grandmaster-denies-cheating-by-using-anal-beadshttps://www.grunge.com/292562/how-a-fake-cia-agent-convinced-people-to-rob-banks/https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/08/11/the-chameleon-annals-of-crime-david-grann
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Adam Conover joins the show to discuss amateur British archeologist Charles Dawson, who committed one the greatest frauds in all of archaeological history. Plus, “Yellowstone” actress Q’orianka Kilcher, has been charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.livescience.com/56327-piltdown-man-hoax.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/feb/05/piltdown-man-archaeologys-greatest-hoax https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/scientific-insights/the-piltdown-man-the-greatest-scientific-fraud-of-the-20th-century/ https://people.com/tv/qorianka-kilcher-insurance-fraud-case-everything-to-know/
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Comments (102)

Mike Virtus

This is simply amazing! I really liked the opening jingle, nice to listen to with a cup of coffee and playing https://wolfwinner.bet/ in lots of nice divorces

Feb 1st
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

It's tragic being an elder myself but Lacy you had me crying laughing 😂😂😂😭😭 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jan 18th
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Carl Bayly

what a classless host. I didn't mind episode one despite them both being so intense. her story in episode two about how she hit a Porsche whilst uninsured then blamed him for the quote being 12k (it's a Porsche, what do you expect), was disgusting. she bragged about not paying and changing her details so they couldnt find her. she then played the 'I'm black card' saying it's hard enough for a black woman. maybe consider how you give black woman a horrible name!!!! that was enough for me.

Dec 21st
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😭😭😂😂 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nov 2nd
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Laura Bogart

lol I want Jonathan V.N. to guest on every episode. He is the best audience

Oct 31st
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Purple Vampyr

Favourite episode. Wish Yvette Nicole Brown could be on every episode

Oct 11th
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Carol Sykes

Purdue is in West Lafayette

Sep 13th
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Wendy Teran-Bercovitz

This episode had me literally in tears sometimes. Freaking hilarious 🤣🤣🤣

Aug 23rd
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

The opening was brilliant 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 Toni Morrison's seven day men are ready and waiting. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Aug 23rd
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Aug 10th
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Brooke Venning

this episode took a turn... 😂😂😂

Jul 26th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

Good job Scammy 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jul 21st
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

Family reunion conversations are as usual only fun to the kinfolk not the skinfolk 💤💤

Jul 13th
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Kat Whitacre

“Blackbeard was the original Omar” lol

Jul 12th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😂😂

Jun 24th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😂😂

Jun 16th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

Enslavement

Jun 10th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

Cults! Cults! One and all! Cults! Cults! Be they big or small. The road to hell is paved with good intention, cult saying.

May 20th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😂😂

May 18th
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Trent Brown-Nguyen

21 mins in first 11 mins unrelated...then next 10 mins half of it jokes...switched off...

May 4th
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