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I Was Scammed Series Takes Off and Will Be Featured in a New Documentary
Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D., J.D. -- Author of Fifty Books
Lafayette, CA
Sunday, February 27, 2022

I Was Scammed Book Series

       At a time when there are more and more scams in every industry, spurred in part by the pandemic and new technologies like cryptocurrency, I Was Scammed, the latest book from American Leadership Books, has really taken off.  

       It's a follow-up to the very successful The Big Con, about a book-to-film scam that has gained 10 5-star ratings on Amazon. Now, not only is it a complete book and series of five books created from the complete book, but all five books are being narrated by different narrators.  The five books deal with identity fraud, merchant and consumer scams, home sale and rental scams, email, phone, and social media scams, and some of the latest scams.  These include scams like gift card, podcast, and couponing scams.  Plus, each book has tips on how to avoid being scammed yourself. Like The Big Con, I Was Scammed is being turned into a documentary, featuring interviews with experts, law enforcement officials, and individuals who have been scammed.  The films will be released in June.

       The books have recently led to a Facebook group called Scammed, which now has 445 members.  The group features information on different types of scams and how to avoid them.

       It is also possible to get the Kindle book for half-price as part of the big Amazon campaign to promote the book.  You can get a copy at https://www.amazon.com/Was-Scammed-Updated-Expanded-Becoming-ebook/dp/B09PNB38GJ, and there are paperback and hardcover editions.  If you search for I Was Scammed, you'll see both the complete book and all five books in the series.  

       Want to know more about the book? Here's the book description on Amazon, and leave a good review if you like it.

       I Was Scammed features an overview of different types of scams, focusing on digital and internet scams. After an introduction to how the scam investigation began after experiencing a scam targeting book authors in The Big Con, the book discusses identity fraud, which is the root of so many scams. The book describes the growing identity theft problem, the many data breaches that have occurred, the ways scammers use your personal information, how to protect your identity from theft, and how to repair the damage after a scam. Then, the book describes these major types of scams that have been turned into separate books:

  • Merchant and customer scams
  • Real estate frauds, including rental scams, moving scams, home improvement and repair scams, and real estate investment scams
  • Email, phone, and social media scams
  • The latest scams, including
    • Gift card scams
    • Couponing scams
    • Phony contest and prize scams
    • Podcast participation scams
    • Conference participation scams
    • Publishing and marketing services scams
    • The book review scam

       Besides describing the scams, the book provides tips on how to avoid becoming a victim, and what to do if you are.

             The link to the Scammed group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1060223038128200

            For more information and to set up interviews, there's a new address, since the author has recently moved to Danville, near San Ramon, California:

Karen Andrews

Executive Assistant to Gini Graham Scott

Changemakers Publishing and Writing

San Ramon, CA 94583 . (925) 804-6333  





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