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30 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Con-Fessions: Sussing Out Social Media Shams
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? From charging influencers overpriced handling fees to Facebook accounts for the dead, this week, we read listener letters detailing the latest social media scams. Stay schemin!
69 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
The Hot Girl Scammer with Naomi Ekperigin
What's poppin, con-gregation? Naomi Ekperigin joins us to discuss how a sexy credit card con artist stole one million dollars out of the ex- wife of a former NBA star. Plus, an Italian hospital worker gets paid for doing nothing for 15 years. Stay schemin'! Research by Kaeyln Brandt. SOURCES: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/15/style/serial-con-artist-tracii-hutsona.html https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/serial-con-artist-charged-embezzlement-scheme https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1368996/download https://www.docketbird.com/court-documents/USA-v-Vician/JUDGMENT-AND-COMMITMENT-by-Judge-Gary-A-Feess-as-to-Defendant-Tracii-Lynne-Show-Vician-1-Count-s-1-10s-13ss-1s-6s-1ss-6ss-7s-9s-7ss-12ss-On-the-Government-039-s-motion-all-remaining-count-of-the-underlying-indictment-information-are-ord-ered-dismisse/cacd-2:2008-cr-00058-405099-00097 https://media.local10.com/document_dev/2019/07/17/Bacon%20Bitch%20vs%20Breakfast%20Bitch_1563388524609_22109233_ver1.0.pdf https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/23/world/europe/italy-hospital-worker-15-years.html https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/crime/san-diego-restaurant-owner-arrested-accused-of-stealing-more-than-1m-joumana-kidd-breakfast-bitch-jason-kidd/509-1c9e5ae8-c727-436b-9e73-f65b364b78c6
51 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
The Bamboozling Beau with Tracie Morrissey
What's poppin, con-gregation? Tracie Morrissey joins us to discuss a man caught defrauding 35 of his "girlfriends" in Japan. Also, a former senior advisor in the federal government is accused of stealing from New York City public schools. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES https://www.mbs.jp/news/ https://www.vice.com/en/article/dyv8xk/japanese-man-arrested-35-girlfriends-fake-birthday https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-arrested-for-defrauding-his-35-girlfriends https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/27/us/seth-andrew-fraud-money-laundering-charter-school.html
38 minutes | May 27, 2021
Con-Fessions: The Cool College Squatter
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This week, we read a listener letter about a college roommate who fools everyone into free room and board. Plus, a door-to-door utilities scam forces a listener to examine their racial biases. Stay Schemin!
46 minutes | May 25, 2021
The Fake Aretha Franklin with Yvonne Orji
What's poppin, con-gregation? Yvonne Orji joins us to discuss the Aretha Franklin impostor who found herself performing as the Quasi Queen of Soul. Plus, a woman is finally arrested after twenty-two attempts to sneak on flights. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/counterfeit-queen-soul-180969340/ https://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2020/04/the-bizarre-story-of-the-imitation-queen-of-soul/ https://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Woman-with-history-of-airliner-stowaways-arrested-16033015.php
52 minutes | May 18, 2021
The Poisonous Beauty Product Peddler with Alaska Thunderfuck
What's poppin, con-gregation? Alaska Thunderfuck joins us to discuss a Victorian era beauty influencer who peddled deadly beauty products. Plus, a bride and groom plan a wedding at a venue they don't own or rent because the Lord said so. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. Sources: https://apnews.com/article/bride-groom-crashers-illegal-wedding-130c7270d0d206f61e08f1b197779815 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/who-was-madame-rachel-scam https://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/170084/Victorian-con-artist-Madame-Rachel-Fortune-from-fake-beauty-products
30 minutes | May 13, 2021
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This week, we read a lengthy listener letter warning people of a phony Patagonia site offering "too good to be true" discounts on the outdoor clothing brand. Stay schemin!
72 minutes | May 11, 2021
The Real Housewives of Scams, Shams and Fraud with Anna Hossnieh
What's poppin, con-gregation? Anna Hossnieh joins us to talk about the arrest of Jen Shah, a The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member accused of money laundering. Plus, a thieving travel agent who promises Hawaiian dream getaways that turn into vacation nightmares. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. Resources: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/04/after-jen-shahs-arrest-how-can-we-keep-enjoying-real-housewives https://nypost.com/2021/03/31/jen-shahs-infamous-shah-ski-chalet-may-be-a-fraud-too/ https://www.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-travel/woman-scams-travelers-out-of-hundreds-of-thousands.html http://www.thepostgame.com/features/201202/utahs-sharrieff-shah-goes-reporter-coach https://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/a34620733/jen-shah-husband-sharrieff/
67 minutes | May 4, 2021
The L. Ron Ex-Con with Cody Ziglar
What's poppin, con-gregation? Cody Ziglar joins us to talk about an ex-convict claiming to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Plus, a teen allegedly steals nearly $1 million from a Kroger grocery store. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. Resources SOURCES https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=962&v=9z8AVci97SI&feature=youtu.be https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kgkwv/this-guy-claims-to-be-the-reincarnation-of-l-ron-hubbard https://www.businessinsider.com/craziest-scientology-facts-leah-remini-2017-1#there-are-at-least-two-mansions-in-california-that-are-maintained-staffed-and-stocked-with-food-in-the-event-of-hubbards-return-wright-says-18 https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/atlanta-area-teen-stole-nearly-1m-kroger-grocery-store-over-n1255199 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR03drjMuIU
13 minutes | May 3, 2021
Feed Drop: May I Elaborate: Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove
It's a feed drop Con-gregation! Check out a new Team Coco podcast called May I Elaborate: Daily Wisdom from JB Smoove. Every morning, JB breaks down an inspirational quote, like only he can, to help you achieve your highest potential. Plus, he’s not even asking for money! So, enjoy the show and Stay Schemin!
33 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Con-Fessions: A Cluster of Cons
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This week, we read an assortment of your fraudulent ways in the listener letters. Also, Scam Goddess has been nominated for Best in Crime and Justice in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. Vote here to support the podcast. Stay schemin!
73 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
The NFT Banksy Con Artist with Aida Osman
What's poppin, con-gregation? Aida Osman joins the show to discuss how an elusive artist used a Banksy inspired NFT to earn millions. Plus, an Australian line - dancing scheme gone wrong. Also, Scam Goddess has been nominated for Best in Crime and Justice in the 25th Annual Webby Awards. Vote here to support the podcast. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. Resources: Webby Awards : https://vote.webbyawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/crime-justice https://entrepreneurshandbook.co/how-an-nft-artist-used-banksys-popularity-to-make-1-million-in-sales-e7ef4b2209d https://nftartreview.medium.com/the-pseudo-banksy-nft-and-intriguing-aspects-of-appropriation-art-b29a4258f611 https://ycharts.com/indicators/ethereum_price#:~:text=Basic%20Info,from%20156.82%20one%20year%20ago https://pestcontroloffice.com/faq.asp https://twitter.com/Brinkster0x/status/1362683886174498819?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1362683886174498819%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn.embedly.com%2Fwidgets%2Fmedia.html%3Ftype%3Dtext2Fhtmlkey%3Da19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07schema%3Dtwitterurl%3Dhttps3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fbrinkster0x%2Fstatus%2F1362683886174498819image%3Dhttps3A%2F%2Fi.embed.ly%2F1%2Fimage3Furl3Dhttps253A252F252Fabs.twimg.com252Ferrors252Flogo46x38.png26key3Da19fcc184b9711e1b4764040d3dc5c07 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/apr/02/line-dancing-scam-queensland-police-pursue-father-and-son-over-alleged-120000
64 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Thieving Thespian with Jack O'Brien
What's poppin, con-gregation? Jack O'Brien joins the show to discuss an actor who hoodwinked millions from movie investors. Plus, MAGA supporters get conned by the Trump campaign. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-06/hollywood-actor-zach-avery-ponzi-scheme-arrest https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4878976/ https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/07/business/zach-avery-actor-alleged-ponzi-scheme/index.html https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/04/trumps-campaign-scammed-donors-auto-checked-box.html
34 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Con-Fessions: Miscellaneous Miscreants
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This week, we read your letters about all types of scams ranging from hoodwinks at Hobby Lobby to evading Craigslist criminals. Stay schemin!
70 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
The DWI Dude with Brandon Kyle Goodman
What's poppin, con-gregation? Brandon Kyle Goodman joins the show to discuss an attorney who went from defending drug possession cases to conning millions from Columbian drug lords. Plus, a lawsuit claiming Subway's sandwiches have no tuna or fish! Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/31/texas-dwi-dude-scammed-colombians-turned-into-feds/ https://www.justice.gov/usao-edtx/pr/central-texas-lawyer-guilty-swindling-colombian-drug-trafficking-clients https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/01/27/subway-tuna-lawsuit/ https://www.eater.com/22254819/subway-lawsuit-alleged-fake-tuna Brandon Kyle Goodman's Photo credit: Luke Fontana
51 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Rent-A-Hitman Dot Con with Jamie Lee
What's poppin, con-gregation? Jamie Lee joins the show to discuss an IT help website that accidentally turns into the go-to URL for people seeking murder for hire. Plus, a 50 year old man tricks twitter followers using FaceApp! Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/rent-a-hitman-wendy-wein-murder-for-hire-sting-operation-1066756/ https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/it-expert-bob-innes-rent-a-hitman-murder-13086065.php https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5966845/DIY-detective-snared-string-killers.html https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3g88m/viral-japanese-biker-transformation-woman-faceapp https://twitter.com/Kai_97R/status/1360039242882187264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1360039242882187264%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vice.com%2Fen%2Farticle%2Fy3g88m%2Fviral-japanese-biker-transformation-woman-faceapp
33 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Con-Fessions: Retail Recons
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This episode we're talking about how y'all are turning retail racketeering into new streams of income. Love to see it. Stay schemin!
69 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
The Three Timing Sheriff with Caleb Hearon
What's poppin, con-gregation? Caleb Hearon joins us to discuss a cheating chief of police who falsified documents to hide his many affairs. Plus, a Texas resident scams millions of CARES Act money from Uncle Sam. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES: https://heavy.com/news/jason-collier/ https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/three-timing-texas-police-chief-jason-collier-arrested-by-texas-rangers-11982954 https://abc7news.com/10385500/?ex_cid=TA_KGO_FB&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
62 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
The Bread Bamboozler with Sam Richardson
What's poppin, con-gregation? Sam Richardson joins us to discuss a bogus UK baker with no oven and a fake government scam. Also, a Bruno Mars catfish story gone wrong. Stay schemin! Research by Sharilyn Vera. SOURCES: https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/dishonest-baker-who-warmed-freshly-19447322 https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9524664/bruno-mars-impersonator-scams-texas-woman-out-of-100000 https://www.tmz.com/2021/02/10/bruno-mars-catfish-texas-100k-money/
32 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Con-Fessions: Swindling servers
What's poppin, exclusive premium con-gregation? This episode we're talking about getting scammed or swindling on your service jobs. Either way, be good to your barista. Stay schemin!
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