Scammed: 3 Steps To Help Your Elder Parents and Yourself by Art Maines

                                     251 pages

Publisher: Love Your Life Publishing (October 2012)

When the author's stepfather was cheated out of thousands of dollars, it became his mission to help others who also might have been cheated out of money.The result is Scammed. This book is a guide on what to do in case a loved is the victim of a scammer, the types of scams people use, the psychological ploys they use, and a recovery guide for the person who gets scammed.  It also has community resources at the end to help those cheated.

My Review:

I found the book to be written in easy to understand language, very detailed, and laid out in a way that was easy to navigate. I also liked that it had a list of community resources at the end to help families. It's a useful guide for elders and their family members. I recommend it for anyone with a family member that was a victim of fraud or may be in danger of fraud and for those who are caregivers. A very useful tool.

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 

About the author:

 Art Maines, LCSW, is a mental health professional in private practice, a speaker, and an expert in elderly fraud recovery. He earned his Master’s Degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Art and his stepfather, Bill, live in St. Louis Missouri, where he is an avid cyclist and champion for helping others.

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  1. Thanks for your review Lisa! I was proud to publish Scammed because my Mom's been approached by several scammers since my Dad passed away. Scammers target elderly widows or widowers in very high proportions.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the book and are sharing it with others on your blog.

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour! I agree, it is a very useful tool. I wish I had it before my mother in-law became a victim.

  3. You're welcome. Thanks for letting me participate.


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