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Scam literary agent finally brought to court

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Scam literary agent finally brought to court

Post by EC2 » Sun January 17th, 2010, 6:29 pm

Some of these sums are astonishing! The mind boggles, both about the scammer and the scammed.

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Post by michellemoran » Sun January 17th, 2010, 7:19 pm

Oh my gosh. Look how much money he took/stole from these people. But Cecil Humphery-Smith... come on! When you have nothing to show for your $500,000 (?), don't you become a little suspicious? Sad. I guess, since this industry is so subjective and response times can be anywhere from 1 minute to 1 year, maybe you don't realize you're being scammed until it's too late. Imagine being out all that money? :[
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Post by Anna Elliott » Sun January 17th, 2010, 7:41 pm

How completely horrible! As if trying to get published isn't tough enough even when you deal with completely reputable, honest people.

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Post by cw gortner » Mon January 18th, 2010, 2:24 am

Horrendous. :mad: All the more reason to always research a potential agent to make sure of their legitimacy; not being approved by AAR, etc. are red flags to heed.
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Post by LoveHistory » Mon January 18th, 2010, 3:13 pm

Well thank goodness he's being prosecuted.

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Oh dear

Post by parthianbow » Mon January 18th, 2010, 4:22 pm

Will the suckers, I mean people he ripped off, get their money back?
I doubt it very much. He'll probably get out in a couple of years too. :mad:
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