Charlie Webster - Scamanda Podcast

Charlie Webster hosts the hit podcast “Scamanda,” which takes us on a dark journey of discovery with a young woman who pretended to have cancer to bilk Good Samaritans on GoFundMe. Listen to hear the kinds of scams you can find on all crowd-sourced micro-donation sites and how to avoid them. 

Unlike many fundraising grifts, Amanda Riley’s story went well beyond the garden variety online crime and deception native to micro-donation scams. Community fund-raising, appearance at megachurches, and a wildly popular blog detailing her “condition” and treatment all played a part in this fascinating look at message mules (that’s us) and the monsters behind them.

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