In my decades as a human being, it has never ceased to amaze me the level of deception that can be parlayed. When I was young, words like rip-off, scam, con, and grifter weren’t in my vocabulary. I knew what a person who was a robber did, but that was it. It wasn’t until I started to work in the financial industry that my vocabulary and understanding of rip-offs, scams, cons, and grifters surfaced.
Most don’t realize they’ve been scammed until it’s an after fact. Ouch. And scammers don’t tell you it’s a scam. The Big Con is alive and too well—it could be the lure of your book to film or your manuscript to a publisher … even something to do with your website. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
Today’s show is with Dr. Gini Graham Scott who has published 200+ books, 50+ with major publishers, specializing in social trends, business, self-help, memoirs, and crime; plus, she writes film scripts and has written and produced 18 feature films, documentaries, and TV/film series, as well as being a ghostwriter. We had lots on our hour podcast plate.
- Tips on how to spot a scammer and con in your midst.
- How to identify a scam and fraud email.
- Essential questions to always ask ANYONE, ANY COMPANY who has “cold called” or “cold email” you.
- 2 websites to check for cons, rip-offs, and scammers.
- How to avoid hustles on your books.
- Why you should delete an email that starts with “Dear Friend …”
Are you ready to start?
If you don’t want your book or your author journey to be mediocre, then AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast is for you. Drs. Judith Briles and Gini Graham Scott are your guides in this episode of the AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing podcast.
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