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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/
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Chelsea Devantez joins us to discuss Inigo Philbrick, a young art dealer who took the fine arts world by storm with a few Ponzi schemes. Plus, an LA rapper who rapped about committing fraud has plead guilty! Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://news.artnet.com/art-world/inigo-philbrick-intelligence-report-2020-1800972https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10819073/Made-Chelsea-star-led-lavish-life-Inigo-Philbrick-faces-years-jail.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/may/25/inigo-philbrick-jailed-art-fraudhttps://www.tatler.com/article/inigo-philbrick-art-dealer-arrested-vanuatu-south-pacific-art-fraudhttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-06/rapper-accused-of-fraud-agrees-to-plead-guilty-but-will-nuke-bizzles-career-fizzle
What’s poppin’, con-gregation? It’s the re-release you all have been asking for, the Shaun King episode part one with Ashley Ray-Harris. You know what episode this is. Buckle up, because we’re talk about a true scamming King. We recently reunited for a part two cause, he’s still at it. Check it out. Stay schemin’!  Sources:https://medium.com/@deray/on-shaun-king-351bd812318chttps://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/darrensands/shaun-kings-days-as-a-pastor-mirrored-his-later-successes-anhttps://www.vox.com/2015/8/19/9180389/the-shaun-king-controversy-explainedhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/shaun-king-keeps-raising-money-and-questions-about-where-it-goes-3https://newsone.com/playlist/growing-list-of-shaun-kings-nicknames-that-have-gone-viral/https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2733874-everything-you-need-to-know-about-kevin-durants-twitter-failhttps://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/the-bachelor-madison-prewett-instagram-bought-followers.html/
What’s Poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Sydnee Washington joins the show to discuss how the social media platform Triller launched a series of partnerships to support Black creators only to come up short on paying the content creators. Plus, a French physicist apologizes for passing off a piece of sausage as a star. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/01/triller-app-black-creators-pay/https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/08/16/timbaland-triller-verzuz-lawsuit/https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/09/president-donald-trump-commentate-evander-holyfield-comeback-vs-vitor-belfort-triller-fight-club-boxinghttps://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-05-20/triller-umg-reach-deal-ending-fight-over-payments-to-artistshttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientist-etienne-klein-posts-webb-telescope-image-star-actually-slice-chorizo-apology/
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Sam Sanders joins us to discuss Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who garnered initial sympathy for being robbed during a livestream of his sermon. Now, his integrity is being questioned after past crimes have surfaced. Plus, the TikTok viral Pink Sauce is called out for not being FDA approved. Stay Schemin’! Sources:​​https://www.thecity.nyc/brooklyn/2022/7/29/23284458/brooklyn-pastor-lamor-whitehead-pleads-for-sympathyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/nyregion/lamor-whitehead-bishop-robbed.htmlhttps://www.curbed.com/2022/07/bishop-lamor-whitehead-real-estate-holdings-default.htmlhttps://bestlifeonline.com/news-robbed-pastor-whitehead-life-details/https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/tiktok-viral-pink-sauce/https://www.eater.com/23284219/pink-sauce-tiktok-color-expert-reactions
This week, actresses Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña & Yasmine Hamady join the show to discuss Richard Ayvazyan and Marietta Terabelian, the leaders of a family fraud ring that collected $18 million in pandemic relief for 151 sham businesses. Plus, a load of jewelry and gems were stolen from a Brink’s truck at a truck stop along the I-5. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-16/covid-fraud-conspiracy-los-angeles-ayvazyanhttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-07-21/montenegro-fugitives-ayvazyan-fbi-pandemic-fraudhttps://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-02-23/los-angeles-fugitive-family-members-covid-19-relief-scam-capturedhttps://www.nbcnews.com/investigations/three-fugitives-stole-18-million-covid-relief-loans-captured-montenegr-rcna17375https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11043879/The-27-minute-highway-heist-netted-100-MILLION-Thieves-secretly-tracked-truck-pouncing.html
What’s poppin’ con- gregation? This week we got Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards discussing Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the once famed crypto genius known for her new currency, OneCoin, who ended up stealing nearly $4 billion before disappearing in 2017. Plus, a woman has been writing fake Russian history on Wikipedia for over ten years. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010653/she-spent-a-decade-writing-fake-russian-history.-wikipedia-just-noticedhttps://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3185141/inside-ruja-ignatovas-crazy-rich-life-missing-cryptoqueenhttps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-4bn-onecoin-scam-how-crypto-queen-dr-ruja-ignatova-duped-ordinary-people-out-of-billions-then-went-missing-trqpr52pqhttps://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/celebrity/article/3184333/missing-crypto-queen-ruja-ignatova-new-anna-sorokin-shes?module=inline&pgtype=articlehttps://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50435014
What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, Demi Adejuyigbe joins us to discuss Kane Gamble, a 15 year-old who wreaked havoc on several US government officials sometimes with just his phone. Plus, the Orlando Museum of Art is under fire after displaying 25 fake Jean-Michel Basquiat paintings. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-investigating-claim-of-hack-on-cia-director-email/https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cia-director-and-dhs-secretary-emails-hacked/https://www.vice.com/en/article/4xav5m/teen-who-hacked-cia-email-is-back-to-prank-us-spy-chiefhttps://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2018/01/22/hack-social-engineering/https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-43840075https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/20/two-years-detention-for-uk-teenager-who-cyberterrorised-us-officials-kane-gamblehttps://www.vice.com/en/article/z3ekk5/kane-gamble-cracka-back-online-after-a-two-year-internet-banhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/19/british-15-year-old-gained-access-intelligence-operations-afghanistan/https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/06/30/orlando-museum-director-fired-fbi-raid-basquiat/7780681001/https://www.orlandoweekly.com/news/orlando-museum-of-art-director-told-art-expert-who-had-doubts-about-basquiat-exhibit-to-stay-in-her-limited-lane-31912843
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? Jonathan Van Ness joins us to discuss how Margaret Keane didn’t know that her husband, Walter Keane was taking credit for her famous “Big Eyed” children paintings popularized during the 1950s and 60s. Plus, find out how one woman found a stack of 70 Chase bank credit cards in her mailbox. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/deception-effects-1.4628704/how-margaret-keane-helped-deceive-the-art-world-1.4629030https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/26/art-fraud-margaret-walter-keane-tim-burton-biopichttps://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/margaret-and-walter-keane-art-fraudhttps://www.keane-eyes.com/item/limited-editions/exhibit-224/
What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? Ashley Ray joins the show to dissect how so called “civil rights activist,” writer, and company founder Jeffrey Shaun King is still out here scamming. Also, a worker in Chile accidentally got paid 286 times his salary. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.blackenterprise.com/shaun-king-daughter-kendi-has-a-word-family-move/https://www.blackenterprise.com/calvin-crime-black-twitter-rips-shaun-king-after-he-begs-for-money-for-new-fashion-line/https://twitter.com/MrErnestOwens/status/1407733142769831944?s=20&t=XD6Se6jkQmSc6OPoI2L_bwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwxI_DE4S0Ahttps://jezebel.com/samaria-rice-asks-shaun-king-accused-grifter-how-the-1847160251https://www.blackenterprise.com/grifter-or-nah-shaun-king-lives-it-up-in-luxe-jersey-estate-while-begging-for-money-for-his-wife/https://www.yahoo.com/video/shaun-king-asks-assistance-move-153036273.htmlhttps://www.newsonyx.com/update-shaun-king-accused-of-clothing-line-scam/https://scoop.upworthy.com/his-company-accidentally-paid-him-286-times-his-salary-so-he-promptly-resigned-and-disappeared
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, we got Eric Mosley discussing how a psychic conned Vera Pratt, a well-traveled heiress, out of her inheritance under the guise of curing her of demons. Plus, one wife of former California State Senator is in hot water after a Bay Area news organization discovered she plagiarized her book from Wikipedia. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.thedailybeast.com/santa-clara-woman-jean-mccorquodale-plagiarized-wikipedia-for-book-she-was-paid-millions-to-write-report-sayshttps://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/23/us/23florida.htmlhttps://www.courant.com/sdut-florida-family-charged-in-40-million-psychic-scam-2011sep01-story.htmlhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2011/08/17/psychic-scam-busted-by-feds-in-florida/?sh=2b33c9ac7b22https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/rose-marks-psychic-family-matriarch-found-guilty-on-14-counts-of-fraud-6531594https://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/rose-marks-fort-lauderdale-psychic-behind-17-million-fraud-sentenced-to-ten-years-6459931https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/crime/2013/11/04/convicted-fortune-teller-s-younger/6837074007/
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? We got Priscilla Davies joining us to discuss Elisabeth Finch, a former TV script writer who allegedly lied about her health status and used other people’s trauma to write story lines in Grey’s Anatomy. Plus, a retired Atlanta Police Sargent says that a con man used his business, to defraud a DeKalb County church out of tens of thousands of dollars. Stay Schemin’! Sources:https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-truth-lieshttps://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyer?redirectURL=https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/greys-anatomy-elisabeth-finch-jennifer-beyerhttps://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/retired-officer-fighting-clear-his-name-after-fraudster-took-out-loans-under-his-companys-name/5VRBZRQRU5CFRCKJMOBWPEHMVE/
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week we have comedian Nimesh Patel on to discuss James Hogue, named one of Time’s Top 10 Imposters, this runner turned bike thief fooled an Ivy League school into thinking he was a student but was really a 31 year old con man. Plus, the Red Power Ranger has been arrested by the FBI because of COVID fraud. Stay Schemin’!Sources:https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/red-power-ranger-actor-charged-multimillion-dollar-ppp-covid-relief-fr-rcna29813https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/09/03/the-runnerhttps://www.aspentimes.com/news/famed-con-man-who-lived-in-ajax-shack-arrested-again-in-aspen/https://paw.princeton.edu/article/strange-case-james-arthur-hogue
What’s Poppin’ Congregation? This week, we have comedian Kevin Fredericks to discuss the baddest bitches of pirating to have ever sailed the ocean blue, Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Plus, a family of scammers from Queens, New York, who stole a house from a dead man in 2010 are finally caught. Stay Schemin’! Research by Kaelyn Brandt.  Sources:https://queensda.org/family-of-alleged-scam-artists-charged-with-numerous-crimes-including-grand-larceny-identity-theft-tax-fraud/https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-queens-scammer-family-busted-da-says-20220504-2od542b3ovdh5ndntouziy6rai-story.htmlhttps://allthatsinteresting.com/anne-bonny-mary-readhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-pirates-anne-bonny-mary-read-lgbt-statue-b1725018.htmlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/if-theres-a-man-among-ye-the-tale-of-pirate-queens-anne-bonny-and-mary-read-45576461/
What’s poppin con-gregration? It’s the iCarly, Scam Goddess crossover we’ve all been waiting for! We got Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress discussing Cassie Chadwick, who at the turn of the 20th century became one of the US’ foremost accomplished fraudsters. Plus, a Florida man is charged with 114 counts of various fraud, after he was caught in an alleged decades-long scheme to defraud Florida State’s Division of Unclaimed Property. Stay Schemin’! Research by Kaelyn Brandt.  Sources:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-high-priestess-of-fraudulent-finance-45/https://www.wrhs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cassie-Chadwick.pdfhttps://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/22/the-turbulent-life-of-cassie-chadwick-the-impostor-who-claimed-to-be-carnegies-illegitimate-daughter/https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/13/man-faces-114-charges-alleged-2-million-unclaimed-property-fraud-scheme/
What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, we have the hosts of Not Another True Crime Podcast, Sara Levine & Danny Murphy to discuss Elizabeth Swaney, who proudly made it to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, without doing a single trick in her sport. Plus, the FDA demands Alex Jones stop advertising questionable dietary supplements as coronavirus treatments, threatening legal action if he doesn’t. Stay Schemin! Research by Kaelyn Brandt.  Sources:https://everything-everywhere.com/elizabeth-swaney-and-the-power-of-just-showing-up/https://olympics.com/en/news/elizabeth-swaney-unlikely-halfpipe-herohttps://resumes.actorsaccess.com/elizabethhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/21/elizabeth-swaney-olympics-skiing-american-ninja-warriorhttps://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/mikaela-shiffrin-doesnt-have-anything-to-prove-to-anyone-at-the-beijing-olympics/
What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, Tahir Moore returns to the show to discuss John Darwin, a British man who faked his death and disappearance to avoid a mountain of debt. Plus, a home in Virginia was put on the market with an occupant still living in the basement. Stay Schemin’!Research by Kaelyn Brandt. Sources:https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-i-exposed-the-curious-case-of-canoe-man-john-darwin-0krwmnlkwhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-37551735https://www.axios.com/local/washington-dc/2022/04/13/fairfax-squatter-house-under-contracthttps://www.fox5dc.com/news/fairfax-home-sells-for-more-than-800k-despite-occupant-living-in-basementhttps://www.vice.com/en/article/bvn4zd/john-darwin-canoe-man-true-story
What’s poppin’ congregation? This week, we have Lady Bunny and Monét X Change discussing Amy Bock, a 20th century con woman who famously disguised herself as a wealthy sheep farmer convincing another woman to marry her. Plus, Goldman Sachs and Ozy Media try to work out their business relationship after someone impersonated an executive during a conference call. Stay Schemin’! Research by Kaelyn Brandt. Sources:https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/business/media/ozy-media-goldman-sachs.html https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/2b30/bock-amy-maudhttps://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/black-sheep/story/2018670137/con-artist-the-story-of-amy-bock https://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/collections/3021/objects/39269/photograph-albion-house-mrs-ottaways-boarding-house-kaka-point https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magdalene_asylumhttps://alchetron.com/Amy-Bock#amy-bock-5027d02e-edbc-447f-81b2-719f6b82d9c-resize-750.jpeghttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/carlos-watson-ozy-media-stays-open-1235024859/
Comments (96)

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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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😂😂😂

Apr 18th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

"Looking like Maxine Waters and Steve Harvey's love child", 😂😂😂😂😭😭😭 What an ugly sight. I laugh every time I think about it 😂😂😂

Apr 18th
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Brooke Venning

how is venmo crypto?? 🤦‍♀️😂

Mar 12th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

From Happy Days to AARP😂😂😂😂😭😭

Feb 9th
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Vicki Mayfield Camacho

Wow! Folks are scamming left and right.

Jan 12th
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Berto_OnLine

Hilarious! 😁

Dec 18th
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