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Truth, Lies and Coverups with Traci Brown

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 and uncovering secrets hidden in plain sight.

Tracks

So Many Sports Scams with Traci & Alex Ep. 107
Scandals have rocked the sports world lately.  Listen to get the updates on what shouldn’t be happening in golf, cornhole, chess, poker, rock climbing and lots more.  You'll also find out what happened when Alex used Air Tags in a theft incident. Help support the show and buy us a coffee.  Your donation really goes a long way.  Here’s the link so you can support us now:  :  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
49:22 11/16/2022
And Then John Gotti Walks In --With Retired NYPD Officer Vic Ferrari Ep. 106
What’s it like to be an NYPD officer?  Vic Ferrari recounts his time on the force. You’ll learn what businesses the mob usually gets into and what they do to guys who snitch on them, how Chinese government officials get their cars and lots more.  This is as true as true crime gets. Help support the show and buy us a coffee!   Your donation really helps.  Here's the link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
40:52 11/08/2022
Dirty Money Moves with Jami Rice Ep. 105
Former Commercial Banker Jami Rice had a front row seat to a $15M fraud.  She was part of the team that made a $15M loan to Mary Caroll McDonnel, a fake heiress to the McDonnel Douglas Fortune.  She’ll recount exactly how the wool got pulled over the eyes of some of the most reputable banks in California.  Be sure to listen to her true crime podcasts Dirty Money Moves and Murderish. Help support the show!  Buy us a coffee.  Here's the link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
42:34 11/01/2022
Blindsided --When the Swat Team Shows Up at Your House with Darcy Luoma Ep. 104
Darcy Luoma was blindsided when a neighbor called to tell her that the SWAT team was at her house and took her husband.  Listen to find out what he did wrong, what happened next and her journey thru the legal system, crisis management and putting her own coaching model to the test….landing at  forgiveness. Darcy is the author of Thoughtfully Fit.  Be sure you read more about her riveting journey. Help Support the how and buy us a coffee!  Your donation really does help.  Here’s the link:  www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
46:56 10/25/2022
They Assumed it was Fraud From the Beginning with Nora Burns Ep. 103
What would you do if your car got stolen?   Nora Burns takes us thru her journey of finding her car without the help of the police and how that led her to testifying to a Grand Jury.  She’ll tell us exactly what to do, and what not to do and how she was getting ripped off left and right.  And she’ll reveal what NOT to do in a 7-11 store. Help support the show and buy us a coffee!  Your donation really does help.  Here's the link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
49:34 10/19/2022
The Info She WON’t Give …. With Robin Barnhardt Ep. 102
The Department of Homeland Security is watching you.  Sometimes you know it, and sometimes you don’t.  Former Behavior Detection Officer and Trainer Robin Barnhardt joins us today to chat about  what some of the body language officers are looking for that may indicate a threat.  You may have talked with them and didn’t even know it.  Keep listening to learn what info she WON’T give us. Help Support the show and Buy us a coffee.  It really does help support the show.  Here's the link.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
44:25 10/11/2022
Traci & Alex's Fraud Chat Ep. 101
Lucky Charms and lots more - Traci and Super Producer Alex report on all the fraud that’s fit to talk about: Elizabeth Hoomes, Food Fraud, Copy Cat Fraud, Steve Bannon, Bed Bath and Beyond, HOV lane violations and even the history of slavery. Help Suport the Show!  Buy us a coffee at this link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37 Your donation really does help.  THANKS!
40:38 09/27/2022
Uvalde Shooting Unmasked with Active Shooter Expert Carol Cambridge Ep. 100.
What REALLY went on at the Uvalde school shooting?  Active Shooter Expert Carol Cambridge fills us in on the details of why things led to complacency and miscommunication and allowed things to  go so wrong.  You’ll learn what you should do if you find yourself in an active shooter true crime situation.  Your life could depend on it. Help keep the show going and buy us a coffee:  Here’s the link  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
53:50 09/20/2022
In Case You Missed It: Jaw Dropping Crime Stories with Jim Casey Ep. 98
Jim Casey was responsible for finding primary evidence to solve who blew up PanAm Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.  And he tells the most compellling auto fraud story you've ever heard.  Help support the show and buy us a coffee!  Here’s the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
47:34 08/30/2022
There is No Innocent Explanation—Inside the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme with FBI Agent Paul Roberts Ep. 97
Bernie Madoff carried out a 40 year $50B ponzi scheme and FBI Agent Paul Roberts was a lead investigator.  He gives us the inside scoop on the 3 year investigation from Bernie’s immediate admission, why he did it, the fake documents it took to fool the SEC, who cooperated, who didn’t and how a pet Chihuahua knew everything all along. Help support the show and buy us a coffee!  Here’s the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37  
59:49 08/23/2022
And Then They Pointed a Gun at My Head with Marcy Maslov Ep. 96
Corporate Finance Director Marcy Maslov  was tipped off to $1M missing from a huge corporation as well as multiple rapes at her facility.  She recounts the story of EXACTLY what happened, how she figured out who she can trust and how the true crime changed her life forever. You can find more on her ethics training game at www.e-factorgame.com   Help support the show and buy us a coffee!  Here’s the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
42:24 08/16/2022
Fraud Update with Traci and Alex Ep. 95
Get the latest updates on Alex Jones, Brittany Greiner, Chaco Tacos, Chernyobl, Belize, TSA and much more.  Help support the show and buy us a coffee!  Here’s the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
42:23 08/09/2022
Was it Pirates or Something Else? With Kit Chellel Ep. 94
Billion dollar cargo ships, ransom and AK47s.  This is the world Kit Chellel, co author of Dead in the Water went deep into.  What exactly happened to the Brillante Virtuso oil tanker?  Why didn’t reports of the pirates and fire on board match up?  Was this a $77M case of insurance fraud?  Listen to find out what happened and his adventures into the dark underbelly of maritime shipping. Be sure to get your copy of Kit’s book Dead in the Water anywhere books are sold.  You’ll be fascinated. Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
38:15 07/26/2022
And Then I Went To The Other Side….. with Donna Sardanopoli Ep. 93
Former New York Stock Exchange Investigator Donna Sardanopoli reveals some of her biggest cases investigating securities fraud.  Find out why she was called a thorn in the side of a brokerage and what they did to solve the problem of her repeated visits and violations at their office.   Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
31:59 07/19/2022
I'm Lance Armstrong's Dad with Terry Armstrong Ep. 91
What’s it like to be Lance Armstrong’s dad?  Terry Armstrong reveals what his son - disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong doesn’t want us to know—the REAL story behind his rise and fall.  Bombshells are revealed.    And the one thing he‘d say to Lance if he had the chance to.  This is big time shocking true crime. Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37  
59:16 07/12/2022
Bonus Episode: The Body Language of Cassidy Hutchinson- Is she lying?
Did Cassidy Hutchinson lie or tell the truth in her testimony during the Jan 6 hearings?  Body Language Expert Traci Brown breaks it down in this special eidtion episode.   See the video here:  https://youtu.be/kgQ9-g5FWkI
19:18 06/30/2022
I Didn’t Think I Was the Bad Guy with Jerome Mayne Ep. 89
One day regular guy mortgage broker Jerome Mayne got a call from the FBI that they were coming to take him into custody.  But they wouldn’t tell him why.  He only found out that he’d been involved in a mortgage money laundering scheme when he got to court.  Listen to find out what decisions he made that led him to prison so you can avoid the same true crime fate.   Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37  
36:56 06/29/2022
The Faked Death $25B Crypto Currency Scam with Erica Stanford Ep. 88
Crypto scammers are outsmarting the FBI.  Crypto Currency Expert Erica Stanford fills us in on the $25B true crime scam and the founder of it who’s been illuding capture since 2017.  Is she missing, faked her death or get plastic surgery to conceal her identity?  And we’ll hear how to spot a crypto currency scam before you invest so you don’t end up broke. Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
39:52 06/22/2022
Is it Fraud? It’s more insidious than that… with DJ Rausa Ep. 87
A waitress with an MBA and $50k in student loan debt, a state psychologist with $880,000 in student loan debt. What happens when they can’t pay it back?  Is it fraud? Or is it something else?  Did the government set them up to fail?   Student Loan Bankruptcy lawyer DJ Rausa knows his way around the system and puts helps his clients avoid financial ruin.  He’ll fill us in on how to avoid current loan forbearance traps that the government is setting RIGHT NOW so you can keep yourself and your loved ones out of huge financial trouble and their own true crime scandal.    Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
41:01 06/17/2022
Scandals! with Traci and Alex Ep. 86
Traci and Super Producer Alex talk about their new video project, the Amber Herd and Johnny Depp Trial, What the Body Language of Lee Harvey Oswald reveals, The REAL story behind Amazon’s Alexa, PPP loan fraud and lots more true crime. Watch Traci’s new video here:  https://youtu.be/q9XYejSsJ4Y Help us keep the show going!  Donate by buying us a coffee.  It really does make a difference. Here’s the link so you can donate now.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
32:58 06/16/2022
The Paradox of Power: Negotiating with David Koresh in the Waco standoff with Gary Noesner Ep. 85
FBI Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner takes us inside FBI operations at the Branch Dividian Standoff in Waco, TX where he was in charge of negotiation with David Koresh.  He also negotiated successful ends to the Republic of Texas standoff and prison riots just to name a few.  We’ll learn his techniques to bargain with anyone to get to a mutually agreed upon resolution, even in life or death situations.  Help keep the show going and buy us a coffee!  Use the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
52:36 06/08/2022
Confessions of a CIA Spy with Peter Warmka Ep. 84
Peter Warmka was looking for a job with some excitement and accidentally became a CIA spy.  He reveals exactly what the selection process was like and how he was trained to target specific insiders and exploit their vulnerabilities to gain sensitive info.  And he’ll tell you how to do it too!  Be sure to get his new book Confessions of a CIA spy available on Amazon.   Help keep the show going and buy us a coffee!  Use the link so you can donate today.  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
52:24 06/02/2022
Letters from Prison with Kelly Paxton Ep. 83
What happens when you write a letter to someone you don’t know in prison?  Our guest today Private Investigator Kelly Paxton found out and discovered crazy details about a certain prescription medication that can cause theft and gambling.  She’ll fill us in on simple questions that can reveal the truth about a job candidate right away.  And we’ll get her reviews on fraud shows on TV including Bad Vegan, We Crashed and Super Pumped.
33:04 04/26/2022
Dinner with Spies, Wiretapping and the fatal mistake with Traci and Alex Ep. 82
What happened when Traci went out to dinner with Jack Barsky, former KGB spy?  What's Traci's fatal mistake?   And exactly how long has society had to defend itself from wiretapping?  Get answers to these questions when Traci and her producer Alex dive into these topics and a lot more
24:21 04/19/2022
Recruiting US Spies with Robin Dreeke Ep. 81
What happens when a foreign national knocks on the FBI’s door on the 4th of July to volunteer to be a spy?  Retired Chief of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Program Robin Dreeke knows.  He was in charge recruited Spies FOR the US.  Many try to sell information for big bucks.  It's not true crime per say but it's what's really going on out there in national security.   We learn how he vets them for value of info, credibility , their propensity to act in their own best interests and lots more.   Help Supoprt the Show! Buy me a coffee link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37   And let us hear from you  BodyLanguageTraci@gmail.com   To find Robin go to PeopleFormula.com
41:14 04/13/2022
In Case You Missed It: Inside the Italian Mafia with Marisa Merico ep. 80
At age 22 Marisa Marico was put in charge of her Italian mafia family operation.  She breaks the code of silence and spills the beans about the family’s operation, her beginnings in crime, how she earned her appointment to leadership and the jail time that followed.  She’s got some great insights into the psychology of why she committed the crimes she did, how she transitioned to the good side of true crime and how she’s helping people now.   Buy us a coffee!  Your donation goes a long way.  Here's the link:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Traci37
64:30 04/05/2022
Bonus Episode: Will Smith, Deshaun Watson and Chris Watts with Traci & Alex
Will Smith Was Will Smith right or wrong when he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars?  Get the inside scoop straight from Hollywood.  And did DeShaun Watson Lie during his Cleveland press conference this week regarding his sexual assault charges?  And what did it really take for Traci to do a proper body language analysis on Chris Watts?  Listen to find out.   Here's Traci's new vided on Deshaun Watson's Body Language:  https://youtu.be/L8Bu0ZwtMy0
24:19 04/01/2022
The Spy Among Us with Jack Barsky Ep. 79
There are spies among us, watching our every move and reporting back to Russia.  They look and act just like Americans.  But they’re using secret back channels of communication to send code about intelligence, surveillance missions and cash drops.  Jack Barsky was one of them.  He details his undercover KGB career in the US from start to being caught by the FBI.  He’ll reveal the truth about what spies really do.  This is the stuff movies are made of.
63:23 03/30/2022
Brian Laundrie, Magnet Fishing and Uber Rides Gone Wrong with Traci & Alex Ep. 78
Traci and her producer Alex cover true crimes including the update on Brian Laundrie Gabbie Petito murder case, what was found magnet fishing in Florida, Fraudulent Nuns, Uber rides gone wrong and lots more.  We either solved all of the world’s problems or none of them. Be ready for lots of laughs. 
45:52 03/23/2022
Bonus Episode: January 6 Riot Chat Update
Host Traci Brown got a phone call that could put her and her Body Language expertise  squarely in the middle of the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol.  She unpacks what happened, your feedback and what she decided to do What do you think of Traci’s career opportunity?  Email us at BodyLanguageTraci@gmail.com
06:08 03/17/2022