Scam Goddess

Earwolf & Laci Mosley

“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!” read less

Our Editor's Take

Scamming is a beautiful thing. At least, that's what Laci Mosley thinks. This podcast centers on fraud, and it comes to listeners from the Scam Goddess herself. Scam Goddess is a podcast about swindles, hoaxes, rackets, hoodwinks, and cons. Listeners will explore the biggest frauds of all time. This fraud podcast discusses it all, from insurance scams to international con artists.

Technically, this is a true crime podcast. But it is a highlight of the genre with its tight focus on scamming and scammers. And the best part is that this podcast is never too serious. Mosley is a comedian and packs the episode with other funny folks, so this podcast is always good for a laugh. Listeners never need to worry about things getting too grim. Mosley and her guests explore the superstars of scamming, like the Tinder Swindler or Linda Taylor (known as the Welfare Queen). They also take Mosley's “con-gregation” through vast, organized fraud operations. No matter what's up for discussion, hilarity and hoaxes are sure to be part of it.

The podcast has been active since 2019. Though segments aren't episodic, some episodes make more sense when played chronologically. Listeners can expect segments to range from one to two hours. New episodes of the podcast drop every Tuesday.

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Episodes

Crimes of the Heart w/ Luke James
1w ago
Crimes of the Heart w/ Luke James
What's Poppin' con-gregation? Singer-songwriter and actor Luke James joins the show to continue our discussion of scam rappers. These rappers dedicate their art to bragging and giving instructions to their fans on how to commit a variety of scams and frauds. Stay Schemin’!This was originally recorded on April 23rd, 2024.Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press Check out Luke James Season 2 of the hit television series “THEM” on Amazon Prime and Lena Waithe’s hit drama series “THE CHI” on Showtime.Follow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciLuke James: @wolfjamesResearch by Kaelyn Brandt. Sources:https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nielaorr/drake-city-girls-summer-scammers-periodhttps://pitchfork.com/news/city-girls-jt-released-from-prison-drops-new-song-jt-first-day-out-listenhttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/03/11/magazine/scam-rap.htmlhttps://www.wired.com/story/teejayx6-scam-rap/https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/03/07/feds-throw-shade-indicted-detroit-rapper-selfmade-kash/3091388002/https://www.michigandaily.com/arts/teejayx6-shittyboyz-and-rise-scam-rap/https://www.vice.com/en/article/kz4qn9/what-is-scam-rap-detroit-teejayx6-selfmade-kashhttps://www.vulture.com/2018/11/city-girls-on-scamming-drake-and-jt-going-to-prison.htmlhttps://www.thecut.com/2018/09/city-girls-are-more-like-you-than-you-think.htmlhttps://www.foxla.com/news/edd-rapper-who-bragged-about-unemployment-fraud-sentenced-to-6-years-in-prisonhttps://www.ksl.com/article/50983549/rapper-youngboy-arrested-near-huntsville-in-large-scale-prescription-fraud-ring
The Unbeknownst Gambling Interpreter w/ Tony Baker
May 14 2024
The Unbeknownst Gambling Interpreter w/ Tony Baker
What's Poppin' con-gregation? Comedian Tony Baker joins the show to discuss the gambling scandal surrounding Dodgers baseball player Shohei Ohtani's interpreter Ippei Mizuhara. Unbeknownst to Shohei, Ippei allegedly stole around 16 million dollars from him! Stay Schemin’! This episode was originally recorded on April 22, 2024. Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-pressFollow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaciTony Baker: @tonybakerResearch by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTC7vbAxwP8https://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/shohei-ohtani-interpreter-ippei-mizuhara-everything-know-rcna144445https://www.latimes.com/sports/shohei-ohtani-news-conference-ippei-mizuhara-investigation-123https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2024-03-20/gambling-storyhttps://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports/who-is-orange-county-bookie-who-received-millions-of-dollars-from-shohei-ohtanis-account/3369779/https://apnews.com/article/dodgers-shohei-ohtani-mizuhara-d6e795d085a28656e1701f7fa5c6df52https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/11/sport/ippei-mizuhara-shohei-ohtani-investigation/index.htmlhttps://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39963548/shohei-ohtani-interpreter-ippei-mizuhara-american-players-japan-gambling-scandalhttps://slate.com/culture/2024/04/shohei-ohtani-translator-indictment-gambling-theft-ippei-mizuhara.html
The Wonka Experience & TanaCon w/ Josh Gondelman
Apr 9 2024
The Wonka Experience & TanaCon w/ Josh Gondelman
What's Poppin' Con-gregation? This week, Josh Gondelman joins the show to discuss the cons for conferences. First, we discuss the ridiculously underwhelming Wonka experience in Glasgow, Scotland followed by the unorganized beauty conference TanaCon hosted by YouTube beauty influencer Tana Mongeau in Anaheim, CA in 2018. Stay Schemin' and let the scam find you!This was recorded on April 01, 2024. Check out Josh Gondelman at the Bell House in NYC on June 21st! For tickets: https://www.joshgondelman.com/Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.”  https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-pressFollow on Instagram:Scam Goddess Pod: @scamgoddesspodLaci Mosley: @divalaci Josh Gondelman: @joshgondelmanResearch by Kaelyn Brandt.Sources:https://www.the-sun.com/news/10564213/billy-coull-willy-wonka-experience-glasgow/https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/05/glasgow-willy-wonka-experience-horror-film-aihttps://time.com/6836088/willy-wonka-event-scandal-glasgow-refunds-police/https://news.stv.tv/west-central/willy-wonka-chocolate-experience-boss-truly-sorry-after-chaoshttps://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/07/203726/tanacon-controversy-explained-what-happened-afterhttps://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/06/what-happened-at-tanacon.htmlhttps://www.theverge.com/2018/6/26/17500590/tanacon-disaster-fyre-fest-tana-mongeau-youtuberhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/tomward/2018/06/21/watch-out-vidcon-tana-mongeau-isnt-letting-anyone-stand-in-her-way/?sh=5f0b7c652b0f