March 6, 2023

EP. 180 — The Sweepstakes Scammers w/ Tone Bell

What’s poppin’ con-gregation? This week, comedian Tone Bell joins the show to discuss a group of men in the 1980s who created a sweepstakes company that barely created any winnings. Plus, a 19-year-old has been caught after scamming $37,000 from 439 concerned donors after falsely claiming she had pancreatic cancer.

 

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

 

SOURCES

https://nypost.com/2023/01/31/madison-russo-19-charged-in-gofundme-cancer-scam/

https://www.newyorker.com/news/american-chronicles/donald-trump-and-the-sweepstakes-scammers

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/stories/2002/09/23/newscolumn2.html

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/09/29/Five-charged-in-corporate-sweepstakes-scam/5185623044800/

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