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AARP’s weekly podcast The Perfect ScamSM tells the stories of people who find themselves the target of a scam. Host Bob Sullivan introduces listeners to those who have experienced scams firsthand, as well as professional con artists and leading experts who pull back the curtain on how scammers operate.
 
Bitcoin, the Blockchain, Web3, NFTs...welcome to the Scam Economy. Host Matt Binder (The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder, DOOMED) dives into the world of cryptocurrency in order to reveal the frauds, grifts, and scams. And there's plenty because, really, the whole thing is a scam. It's the Scam Economy.
 
What does it feel like to pick up the phone and scam someone out of $50 million? This is the story of Gilbert Chikli, one of the greatest con artists of all time. Host and award-winning journalist Evan Ratliff investigates how Chikli duped some of the world’s most powerful people into handing over their fortunes. He explores how Chikli evaded the law for years and became a Robin Hood-like hero. More than just a tale of criminal genius, this is a show about the moment we’re living in right no ...
 
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Scam Goddess

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Scam Goddess

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!”
 
Scammers are targeting you and your loved ones. I know all too well. My mother spent $350,000 on a man she believed was her soulmate right before her death. The only way we can fight back is to arm ourselves with information. Scammer Warriors unite! These stories are from victims and their families. The details are so shocking that they're hard to believe.
 
Underworld exposes the secret world of transnational criminal networks that have flourished since there were banks to bust, drugs to smuggle, and scams to run. Journalists Danny Gold and Sean Williams bring their experience reporting on dangerous people and organizations to take listeners on a global tour of mobsters, warlords and crooks - from Brooklyn to Beijing, from the streets to the boardrooms - and everywhere in between. Underworld is a show about heroes, villains, and the barely visi ...
 
Brian Brushwood (Scam School, Modern Rogue, Scam Nation) brings you the hidden stories behind the most audacious con jobs, swindles and heists in history. Email the show at Worlds Greatest Con at Gmail dot comSupport us directly at Patreon dot com slash Greatest Con Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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Fraudsters

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Fraudsters

The Last Podcast Network

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Fraudsters: lobsters robbin' mobsters, freaks scammin' the geeks...! You name it- we’ve got our eyes on you! Comedians Seena Ghaznavi, JD and Justin Williams, PhD, and Ariel Leaty are back for Season 3- diving deep into cases of the most sticky scammers in the world. Hear what we discover this time as we talk to experts, victims and ex-scammers to examine the complex and tangled art of the fraud.
 
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Grumpy Old Geeks

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Grumpy Old Geeks

Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister with Dave Bittner

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As one of the longest-running podcasts, "Grumpy Old Geeks" discovers what went wrong on the Internet, and who's to blame. Every week they cut through the BS from big tech and tell you what's really going on. With wide-ranging topics, this show has something for everyone. There is a reason Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and that crowd all hate this podcast. Listen and find out for yourself!
 
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Madness Madness!

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Madness Madness!

Erin Byrne & Amanda Clay

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Erin and Amanda are sisters, librarians, and sister librarians hailing from scenic central Oklahoma, and in this series they examine and rank clubs, cults, MLMs and more to determine which one they'd most like to join. Join us for math and questionable singing.
 
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Queen of the Con

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Queen of the Con

iHeartPodcasts and AYR Media

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Danielle Miller lived a privileged ‘Gossip Girl’ lifestyle growing up in Manhattan and attending a fancy private school. Her mom was a Rockette; her dad was president of the New York Bar Association. But a cruel twist of fate and vengeance drastically and irrevocably altered her childhood, leading her to a life of scamming. Starting with her “Rod Stewart” con at the age of 16… she’s now got a rap sheet longer than a CVS receipt and is awaiting federal trial for trying to scam nearly a millio ...
 
In 2018, Gerald Cotten, the founder of Canada's biggest Bitcoin exchange, died under mysterious circumstances during a honeymoon trip to India. His customers were told that the $215 million they'd deposited on the exchange was lost forever — because Gerry had forgotten to leave behind his passwords. But here's the thing: Not everyone believes he's dead. Exit Scam is about what really happened to Gerald Cotten and the fortune that disappeared with him.
 
Chris Parker, the founder of WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, interviews guests and tells real-life stories about topics to open your eyes to the danger and traps lurking in the real world, ranging from online scams and frauds to everyday situations where people are trying to take advantage of you—for their gain and your loss. Our goal is to educate and equip you, so you learn how to spot the warnings signs of trouble, take quick action, and lower the risk of becoming a victim.
 
If you love a good story, this is the podcast for you! That's exactly what you'll hear every Wednesday; stories that are funny, haunting, inspirational, crazy, weird, occasional true crime...stories of every kind, but always true and always interesting. Everyone, throughout history and the present day, has a story to tell and fiction has nothing on real life. Discover just how wild people can be!
 
India has seen a surge in the number of scams between 2000 to 2015. These scams have not only caused financial losses to individuals but also caused significant damage to the reputation of the country. From the 2G Spectrum Scam to PNB Scam, these frauds have taken a toll on India's economy and its citizens. The 2G Spectrum Scam is one of the most notorious Indian scams at times. It involved the illegal allocation of telecom licenses by politicians and bureaucrats for personal gain. The CWG S ...
 
You're in the right place for the real and unpolished truth about fraud, crime, scams and threats to your bottom line. Episodes include conversations with notorious criminals, victims and FBI agents that get to the bottom of it. From their jaw-dropping stories you'll discover how to spot fraud, crime, scams and detect lies so you protect yourself from personal and business losses. Your host Traci Brown is the Fraud-Busting Body Language Expert. She's spent the last 20 years reading people an ...
 
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Hard Know

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Hard Know

Disinformed Content Media

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A narrative look at the ways we love to lie, and be lied to. A blend of satire, documentary, and audio-drama. Diving into the forces behind the scams and schemes that fill up our world. From Disinformed Content Media, written and produced by Dan Felton and David Felton @DisinformedDan on Twitter and Instagram Disinformed.ca/HardKnow for source notes, and more.
 
PopRoast is a comedy show that covers all things pop culture, from Real Housewives wig tugging to Jussie Smollett’s latest scam. Chris D is a pop culture aficionado and connoisseur of live concerts. Originally from New Orleans,La, Chris is a southern gent with a hilariously dry wit in his journey through the world of entertainment. Alexander Rodgers is a stand up comedian and Youtube sensation who has been roasting & reviewing TV shows for years.
 
Helen and Olga are kindly old ladies who open their hearts and wallets to down-and-out men in Los Angeles. In a city named for angels, the two women seem heaven-sent. After one of the men is killed by a hit-and-run driver -- and then another suffers the same fate -- investigators uncover a horrifying and twisted plot that stuns even the most seasoned detectives. All six episodes of this chilling podcast from Keith Morrison and Dateline are available now.
 
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Scamtime

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Scamtime

Karen Johnson-Diamond and Stephanie Wolfe

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Stephanie Wolfe and Karen Johnson-Diamond gasp and giggle over the topic of frauds and phonies, Ponzis and pyramids plus hoaxes and hilarity.Got a scam you want to tell us about? Email us: Thebroadgap@gmail.com
 
American Hysteria explores how fantastical thinking has shaped our culture – moral panics, urban legends, hoaxes, crazes, fringe beliefs, and national misunderstandings. Poet-turned-podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith tells the strangest stories from American history and examines the forces that create the reality we share, and sometimes, the reality we don't.
 
Each week The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau brings you one important or overlooked story from the political world. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and a rotating cast of journalists, politicians, academics and historians tell you what the rest of the media are missing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
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This April marks five years of “The Perfect Scam” podcast! Since launching in 2018, we’ve brought you stories of fraud told by the people who lived them, stories of trauma but also of bravery and triumph. With the FTC reporting a staggering $8.8 billion in losses to scammers in 2022, we remain committed to continue bringing you the very latest info…
 
We are all being targeted by imposters on social media, websites, and dating sites. Once a person has been scammed, your information can be added to a database where criminals can purchase your data and then offer you “recovery assistance” from that scam. Today’s guest is Nick Smart. Nick has 18 years experience as a professional Intelligence and S…
 
What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, Allison Raskin joins the show to discuss Crazy Eddie, a businessman who became popular during the 1970’s and 80’s for his outlandish commercials selling discount electronics. Eventually, he was exposed as the King of Fraud. Plus, a popular social media photographer recently confesses to using AI technology t…
 
What happens when one of the biggest cryptocurrency mining companies in the world sets up shop in your small rural American town? Jacky Sawicky, founder of the Concerned Citizens for Navarro County and a member of the NCAC: National Coalition Against CryptoMining, joins Scam Economy with Matt Binder to tell us exactly what happened when Riot Platfo…
 
How would you feel if a person who had the power to destroy the world had a debilitating medical condition. Would you vote for them, unsure how they would perform in a crisis? Politicians don't want to find out, so they keep secret vital information the public needs to make informed choices. And what about a senator, who had legally been deemed inc…
 
Jeff’s world was turned upside down when he figured out that his mother was involved with a romance scammer. To top it off, his dad was still married to his mom. ***Please consider a one time donation to keep this podcast going. Every bit helps! Send donations to https://paypal.me/Scamfighter.By April
 
The BBC understands that the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is expected to extend the Energy Price Guarantee at current levels for a further three months- but what does that mean for your energy bills?One of the UK's biggest flat share websites has told Money Box that rents are rising very fast: up almost 13% last year. In January 2022, the average UK mo…
 
Dad tech jokes; influencer grift & bamboozle brokers; ChatGPT oversight; returning to the office, hybrid models; Twitter source code leaked; poor William Shatner; Microsoft baking AI into next Windows, slips ads into Bing Chat; Google's Tree or Not AI; science creates new paint; that AI open letter; Disney ditches the Metaverse; Binance charged; Go…
 
Welcome to Fraudwire! Before Fraudsters Season 4 begins your hosts Seena, Justin, and Ariel broadcast via Twitch every other Monday riffing on recent fraudsters in the news. On this episode we welcome special guest Henry Zebrowski to talk about ChatGPT, Tiktok, and how Jack Dorsey's multi-billion dollar Cash App is systematically taking advantage o…
 
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Do I have what it takes to cross the equator? On a boat? For the first time?”, you’ll need to consider some follow-up questions: How good a swimmer are you? How do you feel about the biggest, hairiest dude on your ship being greased up and dressed like a baby? And is there a way you can take a car, plane, or train in…
 
Eliezer Yudkowsky is a researcher, writer, and philosopher on the topic of superintelligent AI. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit – House of Macadamias: https://houseofmacadamias.com/lex and use code LEX to get 20% off your first order – InsideTracker: https://insidetr…
 
Episode 438: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) and Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) talk to Hubspot Co-founder and CTO, Dharmesh Shah (@dharmesh), about all things artificial intelligence (AI), the countless business opportunities from AI, and why Dharmesh is saying AI is - and will be - bigger than the internet. Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channe…
 
MMAP Executive Director Jennifer Page discusses the upcoming statewide campaign to recruit volunteers to take training and counsel Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries in local communities. She describes the support network that includes local, regional, state and Medicare. She encourages beneficiaries to seek out their local MMAP counselor for a free, …
 
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is expected to introduce measures in his March Budget to encourage people who have retired early to return to work in-order to help revive the economy. In this podcast, we speak to people who are retired, people who are over 50 and looking for a new job, and some who are continuing to work after 70. With them, we identi…
 
After getting rattled in episode 6, Dan returns to the studio to dive into the word of semantics, and language to figure out what's going on when we talk to each other, and when messages get sent. It's not about what you say, or necessarily what you mean. It's what the receiver of the message understands. A lot gets lost in the sauce when we commun…
 
Meet the Wise brothers, a trio of amazing young men who all served in different branches of the military. Tragically, one be left with a distinction no one wants; the military designation of "sole survivor" after two of the brothers were KIA. The oldest, Jeremy, would start his military career as a Navy SEAL and, afterwards, would do contracting wo…
 
On Digital Planet’s final ever show we discuss the legacy of Gordon Moore, the father of transistors and creator of Moore’s law.Special guests this week are Angelica Mari and Ghislaine Boddington.The programme is presented by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson. Studio Manager: Bob NettlesProducer: Ania Lichtarowicz…
 
Episode 437: Sam Parr (@TheSamParr) and Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) talk about Sam's new startup, Hampton, which Shaan predicts will be worth more than $1 billion. Sam talks about how it started, why he started it, and the future of the business. Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channel here. SHAAN'S NEW DAILY NEWSLETTER --> shaanpuri.c…
 
Bridge International is the largest for-profit education chain in the world, serving upward of 750,000 children in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia, and India. The founders, two Harvard graduates, developed an attractive business model for investors. With centrally-produced curriculum and bare-bone standardized schoolhouses, Bridge offered a vision …
 
In the 1990's, Manhattan's booming dance club scene was hit by two massive trends: Ecstasy and Techno. With the eye-patch wearing Canadian nightlife impresario Peter Gatien standing watch, massive clubs like limelight and Sound Factory became debaucherous drug dens ruled over by the ever-weirder club kids. Soon enough, though, a techno pioneer who …
 
Gary Edgington was an investigator at the Beverly Hills, CA Police Department. He’ll talk about his involvement with the Billionaire Boy’s Club investment fraud case, what it’s really like to search for a dead body, what famous family in Hollywood is up to some shady stuff and his involvement in the OJ Simpson trial. You’ll want to be sure to check…
 
This week, we dive back into the "brain damage sports" with a man who played both pro football, and had a decent career as a wrestler. He's a giant Minnesota guy, who grew up with many of the famous wrestlers of the 80s & 90s, but never quite broke through to the main event level. Where he is a main event talent, is in getting arrested. He has been…
 
An ex-druid grand priest for the illuminati, an undercover Jesuit agent of destruction, a woman married to the devil, and a doctor who battled demons and satanists alongside her – these are the people who brought Jack Chick the life stories he would use to create his tracts, comics, and books. For this episode, we are going to hear their sensationa…
 
We all depend on our home appliances more than you think: Dishwashers, garbage disposals, washing machines. And when the break down your first instinct might be to call a repair technician. But not so fast. On this episode, we're talking to Ben Schlitchter. He's an experienced appliance repairman who has more than 25 million views on YouTube regard…
 
Sam Altman is the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind GPT-4, ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, and many other state-of-the-art AI technologies. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/lex to get free product tour – SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/lex – ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod to get 3 month…
 
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is expected to use his Budget on March 15th to introduce measures to to encourage people over 50 to return to work. Since 2019 there has been a rise in the number of people defined as economically inactive. That means they are not working, self-employed, or looking for work to claim benefits. The number rose by 830,000 …
 
SVB & tech's transformation from innovation to financialization; Elon being Elon; SEC sues celebs for endorsing crypto; TikTok bans are complicated; it's all about the privacy rights, stupid; not everything needs an AI chatbot; a list of dumb chatbots; online platforms are not responsible for ISP costs; Twitter allows non-toxic slurs, because Elon;…
 
Episode 436: Download the deck and follow along at Shaanpuri.com/deck. In a special Friday episode, Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) gives a special masterclass on his pitch deck that has raised millions from investors. Go to the MFM YouTube channel to see examples. Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channel here. SHAAN'S NEW DAILY NEWSLETTER …
 
In Part 2, criminals are running the grandparent scam all over the San Diego area. Often crimes like this go unsolved, but FBI agent Brady Finta and his law enforcement partners believe this situation is unique. There is a video and an eyewitness. Arresting the messenger who took Susan’s $9,000 might just bring down an entire criminal operation. Bu…
 
Episode 435: Shaan Puri (@ShaanVP) is joined by his business partner, Ben Levy (@benmlevy) to talk about meeting Al Doan - owner of a million dollar quilting company, creating Babyville, USA, taking meetings for no reason, and rapid fire business ideas. Want to see more MFM? Subscribe to the MFM YouTube channel here. SHAAN'S NEW DAILY NEWSLETTER --…
 
There’s one common desire that allows you to be taken advantage of or to be manipulated that leaves you wanting to kick yourself for not doing one simple thing to prevent it. Today’s guest is Mark Edward. Mark is a professional mentalist who has specialized in magic of the mind for over 35 years. He travels internationally as a skeptical activist u…
 
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