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We’re All Somebody’s Fool | Dan Simons & Chris Chabris

Think you’re too smart to be taken in by a fraudster? If so, that may make you an even bigger mark. In this episode, Caleb and Greg speak with psychologists Dan Simons...

You’ve Got Fail | The British Post Office Scandal

The US Postal Service has long been the butt of jokes for poor service, but nothing that comes close to this. In this transatlantic episode, Caleb and Greg unpack the ...

The 2024 ACFE Report to the Nations, Annotated with Wisecracks

In many episodes, Greg cites statistics from “A Report to the Nations,” the biennial report on occupational fraud, from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. A...

Next Stop, Fraud | The Case of Frederick Darren Berg

We all have childhood dreams. Not all of us get to make them come true. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the story of Frederick Darren Berg, who as a boy, devel...

Meet the Whistleblower Who Took on Halliburton

Whistleblowers are essential to discovering fraud. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, more than 40 percent of frauds are discovered by a tip or...

A Lotto Fraud

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. Some may even fantasize about trying to game the system. But only a very small few actually have the opportunity to tip the odd...

Sir Frauds a Lot | The Case of Stanford Financial Group

Chances are, you probably remember a massive fraud from the late 2000s that created a media circus. Just maybe not this one. In this episode, Caleb and Greg delve into...

The Defrauded Famous | Courtney Love and Kevin Hart

Hollywood loves a sequel, so Caleb and Greg return with two more stories of celebrities who fell victim to fraud. HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can ...

Steal. Wash. Repeat. | A History of Money Laundering

Cleaning dirty money may be as old as money itself. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the history of money laundering, from ancient China to Prohibition to the g...

The Road to Fraud Is Paved With Good Intentions | The Case of Freedman’s Bank

During the Reconstruction era, legal, social, and political change was pervasive throughout the United States as it recovered from the Civil War and the end of slavery...

Oh My Fraud 2023, Redux

Caleb and Greg recount their favorite swindles, interviews, and culprits from the year that was Oh My Fraud 2023. HOW TO EARN FREE CPEIn less than 10 minutes, you can ...

Super Bad Superintendent | The Case of Roslyn School District

Public schools are the foundation of American education, and few were better than Roslyn High School in Nassau County, New York. The school’s success was largely due t...

All Hat and No Cartel | The Case of DWI Dude

A savvy Texas lawyer who’s made a name for himself defending people accused of drunk driving and marijuana possession tries his hand at high-end extradition cases invo...

Meet the Securities Fraud Scholar: Jim Park of UCLA Law

Professor James Park’s new book chronicles the history of securities fraud in the US, and oh, what a history it is, featuring some of the most infamous episodes in Ame...

A Very, Very, Very Nice Lady Did Some Fraud

Who’s the last person you’d suspect of committing fraud? Your grandmother? A good friend? Someone who always seems to be thinking about how they can help others? In th...

A Most Treacherous Advisor

Certified Public Accountants are some of the most hard working, trustworthy advisors in our society. But you don’t listen to Oh My Fraud to hear about them. In this ep...

The (Mostly) Complete History of Wire Fraud

Murder, kidnapping, dismemberment—these are the crimes of many a true crime podcast; just not this true crime podcast. In this episode, Caleb and Greg explore wire fra...

High-End Wine Collectors Get Screwed

Caleb and Greg discuss a beloved oenophile who was shaking up the stuffy world of high-end wine collectors by buying and selling large quantities of sought after bottl...

Meet the Fraud Investigator: Chris Marquet

Caleb and Greg talk to one of their fraud podcasting forebears, investigator Chris Marquet. Chris hosted the Fraud Talk podcast in 2014 and 2015, basing the show on di...

The Defrauded Famous | Billy Joel and Dane Cook

There is no greater affront to American society than the scammed celebrity. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss two cases of famous entertainers—singer/songwriter ...

The Case of the Polygamist with More Fraud Charges Than Wives

What do you get when you mix a polygamous cult, biofuel, and federal tax credits? Sure, maybe the worst orgy you’ve ever been to, but also: a gigantic fraud. Caleb and...

This…is American EIDL Fraud!

In previous episodes Caleb and Greg have discussed the rampant fraud in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). But in this episode, the guys discuss a much less talked...

All That Glitters Is Not Fraud | The Case of Bre-X Minerals

Throughout history, men have been driven mad in their search for gold. Much to Caleb and Greg’s surprise, that continued well into the 20th Century. And that madness w...

Meet the Ethics Professor: Mike Shaub of Texas A&M

Professor Mike Shaub believes deeply that auditors have a duty to the public because they are Certified Public Accountants, not Certified Profitable Accountants. Caleb...

The Worst Fan Club President Ever | The Selena Embezzlement (and Murder) Case

The life of Tejano icon Selena has been chronicled in multiple feature and documentary films. In this episode, Caleb and Greg discuss the story of how her tragic death...

Fraud, Fraud Everywhere

It seems that fraud is always in the news, but how much fraud is happening that we don’t know about? How could someone even figure that out? Believe it or not, people ...

Too Pandemic, Too PPP Fraud

It’s Paycheck Protection Program Fraud, the sequel! Caleb and Greg explore more PPP fraud in this episode, including a repeat repeat offender, a big conspiracy, funny ...

The $100 Million Deli

Think about your hometown deli. And then think about what kind of business your hometown deli would have to be to be a $100 million business. That is the case of Your ...

Steven Thomas: The Lawyer Who Sues the Big 4 for Missing Fraud and Wins

When a big company fails due to fraud and it seems that a big audit firm dropped the ball, it won’t be long until Steve Thomas shows up to sue their pants off. Caleb a...

Inigo Philbrick and the Art of the Fraud

From the outside, the art world can seem enticing, glamorous, and sophisticated. But the story can be very different behind the scenes. Caleb and Greg discuss the tale...

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