Fraudsters

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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 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. read less

Episode 71: Fake Abortion Centers: Where You Can Order a Latte with Your Pap Smear
6d ago
Episode 71: Fake Abortion Centers: Where You Can Order a Latte with Your Pap Smear
We continue our series on Fake Abortion Centers - not clinics! - who fraudulently represent as medical health care services to pregnant women. How do these fraudsters get away with it? We interview two people who help us get answers and explain these centers’ mind-melting con tactics. First we speak to the author of the Reproductive Care Act, current San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu. He explains how the bill went from providing women factual information to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of (misleading) free speech. Then we talk to Ashley Underwood the Director of Equity Forward whose activism and research reveals who's behind these multi-million dollar state funded centers. Finally, Ariel and Seena comment on a few fraud centers’ TikTok clips. Good luck ordering your latte with a pap smear because this “coffee shop” has none. Listen now!Follow Us:https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedyhttps://twitter.com/arielleaty Follow the show on Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntroMusic Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/ Clips:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbOpK7rh3a4TikTok: @hopeplacefordyce @freepregnancyhelp_tx @thebollmanbunch @radiancewomencentertx
Episode 69: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 2 - Oppenheimer Cartel
10-01-2023
Episode 69: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 2 - Oppenheimer Cartel
A Diamond is Forever! We continue our series on the diamond industry with the world's favorite family the Oppenheimers! Together with De Beers they created a cartel that controls the entire diamond market. We discuss how female Don Drapers launched an advertising campaign right after WWII (who needs a sandwich when you can have a diamond?) and created the most successful ad slogan of the 20th century. With the help of an ad agency, De Beers became the original Jacob the Jeweler and outfitted celebrities, films, and tv shows with as many diamonds as they could. The cultural cachet of diamonds got baked into the fabric of our culture. From women buying men diamonds in the 80s to now we all NEED engagement rings. Listen now to see how we've all been artfully conned into believing diamonds are YOUR best friend. Follow Us: https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedy/https://twitter.com/arielleatyFollow the show on Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntroMusic Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/ Resources: https://www.npr.org/transcripts/205839105 https://www.timemaps.com/history/south-africa-1871ad/ https://brilliantmaps.com/africa-1914/ https://mapoftheday.quickworld.com/posts/africa-in-1965     https://www.africaguide.com/afmap.htm https://www.capetowndiamondmuseum.org/about-diamonds/south-african-diamond-history/ https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2019-kimberlites-earths-diamond-delivery-system  https://www.britannica.com/place/Kimberley-South-Africa https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/ https://www.debeersgroup.com/about-us/our-operations/sales https://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~lcabral/teaching/debeers3.pdf https://www.debeersgroup.com/about-us/our-operations/salesCalderisi, R. (2021). Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past (Kindle). Gatekeeper Press.Rhodes, The Life & Legend ’90’s TV Series via Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/@wvanderzalm
Episode 68: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 1 - Cecil Rhodes
03-01-2023
Episode 68: Diamonds are for Fraudsters Part 1 - Cecil Rhodes
We’re headed to Jared! We begin our multi-part series on the Diamond Industry and the imperialist who started it all: Cecil Rhodes. His entrepreneurial ambitions made him walk 14 hours in a day to conquer a mine that would later become the international diamond corporation known as De Beers. How does this English kid with a heart of an 80 year old build a diamond monopoly off the backs of millions of Africans, have a country named after him, start the Rhodes Scholarship, and create so much power and wealth that he helped orchestrate South Africa’s colonization? The classic fraudster grit that's how! Later Seena and Ariel react to clips from “The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes” a British TV series from the ‘90s that is so ‘90s we tried to cancel the younger versions of ourselves. Listen now, guard your jewels, and take care of your feet! Follow Us: https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedy/https://twitter.com/arielleatyFollow the show on Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntroMusic Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/Resources:https://www.npr.org/transcripts/205839105https://www.timemaps.com/history/south-africa-1871ad/https://brilliantmaps.com/africa-1914/https://mapoftheday.quickworld.com/posts/africa-in-1965 https://www.africaguide.com/afmap.htmhttps://www.capetowndiamondmuseum.org/about-diamonds/south-african-diamond-history/https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2019-kimberlites-earths-diamond-delivery-system https://www.britannica.com/place/Kimberley-South-Africa https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1982/02/have-you-ever-tried-to-sell-a-diamond/304575/https://www.debeersgroup.com/about-us/our-operations/saleshttps://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~lcabral/teaching/debeers3.pdfhttps://www.debeersgroup.com/about-us/our-operations/sales Calderisi, R. (2021). Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past(Kindle). Gatekeeper Press.Rhodes, The Life & Legend ’90’s TV Series via Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/@wvanderzalm
Episode 67: Race Hustlers Part III - Candace Owens - Simply Awful
20-12-2022
Episode 67: Race Hustlers Part III - Candace Owens - Simply Awful
We’ve reached the end of our Candace Owens series (or is it?). In this episode we talk about how much she got paid while at Blexit and how she collaborated with Kanye. And we’ll show you that Candace Owens’s promoted Freedom Phone is definitely NOT just an Android with an American Flag wallpaper. She also explains how George Floyd was a bad person and therefore deserved to die at the hands of police while she harassed his family. Finally, Candace sees herself in “White Lives Matter”…because she wore the t-shirt? Listen to our latest episode… it’s sad, you’ll laugh, she’s a dumpster fire.Follow Us:https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedy/https://twitter.com/arielleatyFollow the show join the discord:Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntroMusic Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/Resources:https://newsone.com/3848636/candace-owens-receipts-con-artist/https://blexitfoundation.org/https://www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/news-opinion/candace-owens-used-run-liberal-leaning-websitehttps://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/the-life-and-career-of-candace-owens-the-black-conservative-activist-who-attacked-black-lives-matter-and-said-george-floyd-was-aposnot-a-good-personapos/amp_slidelist/76358604.cmshttps://www.adweek.com/performance-marketing/social-autopsy-a-platform-for-online-shaming-and-mob-rule/https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/04/how-social-autopsy-fell-for-gamergate-trutherism.htmlhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/youtube-tested-trump-approved-how-candace-owens-suddenly-became-loudest-n885166https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-candace-owens-run-liberal-blog-before-becoming-conservative-1573008https://www.salon.com/2017/09/25/candace-owens-red-pill-black-youtube/https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/charlie-kirk-candace-owens-turning-point-usa-montanahttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/youtube-tested-trump-approved-how-candace-owens-suddenly-became-loudest-n885166https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2013/jun/05/harry-alford/nra-founded-fight-kkk-black-leader-says/https://anncoulter.com/2012/04/18/negroes-with-guns/https://www.prageru.com/video/dear-celebrities-no-one-cares-what-you-thinkhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/youtube-tested-trump-approved-how-candace-owens-suddenly-became-loudest-n885166https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Blackout/Candace-Owens/9781982133276https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2018/11/21/will-the-real-blexit-please-stand-up/?sh=290d6fb740e7https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-candace-owens-is-joining-daily-wire?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwtwitterhttps://twitter.com/sociaicoronerhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/08/22/stop-being-snake-distant-cousin-mollie-tibbetts-tells-partisans-not-politicize-her-death/https://www.businessinsider.com/clinton-obama-cnn-bombs-democrats-conservatives-rush-limbaugh-2018-10https://www.businessinsider.com/tpusa-candace-owens-slammed-over-hitler-comments-2019-2https://apnews.com/article/stamford-c331d3799d464b46ab87d8dbf229d274https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/04/candace-owens-white-nationalism-congressional-hearinghttps://www.insider.com/jackee-harry-candace-owens-coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-2020-4https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2021/12/24/trump-tells-candace-owens-that-covid-19-vaccines-work-one-of-the-greatest-achievements-of-mankind/?sh=52885f2a434fhttps://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/05/17/here-candace-owens-tweets-statements-black-lives-matter-covid/5128456001/https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/candace-owens-gofundme-george-floyd-1234627289/https://www.billboard.com/music/rb-hip-hop/cardi-b-candace-owens-political-debate-timeline-9446762/https://www.newsweek.com/naomi-osaka-candace-owens-french-open-1596350https://www.blackenterprise.com/candace-owens-sued-for-20-million-by-conservative-politician-kimberly-klacik-for-defamation/https://www.blackenterprise.com/candace-owens-russian-lives-matter/https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Racist-threats-case-filed-by-Stamford-High-107476.phphttps://www.thehour.com/norwalk/article/Schools-pay-37-500-to-Owens-family-8240741.phphttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/technology/freedom-phone-smartphone-conservatives.htmlhttps://www.hackingthehike.com/2021/07/28/freedom-phone/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/technology/freedom-phone-smartphone-conservatives.htmlhttps://newsone.com/3848636/candace-owens-receipts-con-artist/https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-candace-owens-run-liberal-blog-before-becoming-conservative-1573008https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/the-newest-star-of-the-trump-movement-ran-a-trump-bashinghttps://www.thedailybeast.com/blexits-finances-are-slumpingbut-its-paycheck-to-candace-owens-keeps-cominghttps://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/833032236/08_2020_prefixes_82-90%2F833032236_201912_990_2020082017247086https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23218875/blexit-foundation-2021-990.pdfhttps://www.politifact.com/personalities/candace-owens/https://www.newsweek.com/candace-owens-freedom-phone-1670708https://defendernetwork.com/news/national/candace-owens-discrimination-suit-dispute-claims-she-never-experienced-racism/https://web.archive.org/web/20190410011017/https://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Racist-threats-case-filed-by-Stamford-High-107476.phphttps://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-did-candace-owens-run-liberal-blog-before-becoming-conservative-1573008
Episode 58: The Crisis of Fake Abortion Clinics Part I
18-10-2022
Episode 58: The Crisis of Fake Abortion Clinics Part I
Follow Us:https://twitter.com/seenanowhttps://www.instagram.com/justin_williams_comedy/https://twitter.com/arielleatyFollow the show join the discord:Discord: https://discord.gg/WRZ8zgusPTWebsite: https://fraudsters.fm/Twitter: https://twitter.com/fraudstersLPNInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/fraudsterslpn/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwl8sDTVEAxhwJdYgm-yrgIntro Music Credit and Sound Fx:https://twitter.com/gograntgordonSeason Cover Art by:https://comedyartwork.com/ Sources and References in Episode: PBS History of Abortionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB-zXDYCrzEElie Mystal, “Allow me Retort” https://www.amazon.com/Allow-Me-Retort-Black-Constitution/dp/B09TCGZSDN/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=allow+me+to+retort+by+elie+mystal&qid=1664911698&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIxLjg4IiwicXNhIjoiMS42MiIsInFzcCI6IjEuNzUifQ%3D%3D&s=books&sprefix=allow+me+t%2Cstripbooks%2C120&sr=1-1Report on CPCshttps://prochoice.org/wp-content/uploads/cpc_report.pdfYale Study on Reproductive Justicehttps://openyls.law.yale.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.13051/7124/Resuscitating_the_Black_Body_Reproductive_Justice.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=yPro-Life Journalhttps://web.archive.org/web/20200831230458/https://humanlifereview.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2012-summer.pdfGallup Polling on Abortion https://news.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspxJoint Statement of Elected Prosecutorshttps://fairandjustprosecution.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FJP-Post-Dobbs-Abortion-Joint-Statement.pdf