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Beware of scams

anderss
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Beware of scams

Postby anderss » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:15 am

I was contacted a maybe 3 months ago by this Swedish company that they've seen my posts in a Swedish writing forum and wanted to read my script and maybe even publish my book. I sent it to them and in a week I got a positive answer - yes, they want to publish my book. We were talking by e-mail and two times in a phone and made a contract that we would share the costs in half for the 1st edition (500 copies). After paying my own half I didn't get any answers for them. The phone number is off, e-mails get no answer. I've already informed to the police about the case and learned my lesson. I was too naive and idiot. I guess I was blinded by the chance of getting my first novel finally out. Beware of all scams, this "company" Cordia or any other that you can not be 100% sure they're legitimate. I'm sure the same people will try the same scam somewhere else but most likely under a different company name. I hope no one will have to experience this anywhere anymore.

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Re: Beware of scams

Postby TerryRodgers » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:49 am

Sorry this happened to you. Scams are easy to identify. They charged you money.


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