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Season 2, Episode 16: Was I Just Scammed? Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion by Tori Telfer

Season #2 Episode #16

In this week’s book “Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion” the author wrote about many different types of scams, from false Russian royalty to shady spiritualists to straight up grifters. We don’t like to admit it, but any one of us could fall for the lies of a good scammer, especially when they are telling us something we are desperate to hear.

This book isn’t the story of one scam, or even one scam artist. But we are going to focus on just one of these scammers and what she took (besides just money) from her very rich, very famous victim - New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux.

I’m joined by certified fraud investigator Ed Stolle, whose real passion is to keep the youth in his church from falling for the biggest scam of all – that the object of their faith isn’t real.

Check out these resources for more information about today’s topics:

 

Protect yourself against investment fraud

 

Buy "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time" by Maria Konnikova

 

Email Ed at [email protected]