Giveaway – Scammed by Art Maines – Ends 2/11/13

Scammed
3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parent and Yourself
by Art Maines
isbn 978-1934509524
Pub. date 10/12/12

Description: “One in Five US Seniors are Scam Victims, Learn How to Prevent and Recover from this Crime: When author Art Maines’ beloved stepfather Bill was cheated out of thousands of dollars, Art went on a mission to ensure no other family experiences this tragic crime. In Scammed, Art provides a three step scam prevention and recovery program, based on his training as a social worker, therapist, and his extensive research.”

It must have very difficult for the author to see his stepfather fall victim to a scam. Yes, it can be devastating to lose money, but the embarrassment and sense of shame can be even more devastating for a senior. No one wants to think that they weren’t savvy enough to avoid a scammer.

This book can help elders and those who love them deal with the pain and financial loss of being scammed. It can also empower seniors and others to spot scams and avoid falling victim to them. Art Maines will help you:

  • Learn the psychological ploys used by scammers so that you can spot a scammer immediately
  • Create a scam prevention plan
  • Recover from a scam with your dignity intact
  • Use the resources in your community if you suspect a scam

The book is easy to read and organized well. It’s a good idea to read it all the way through and then go back to specific sessions, if a relative is scammed or needs further help. Many of the chapters are set up like a workbook, so you can go through check lists and fill in blanks with important information.

Scammed is helpful in a compassionate and practical way!

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48 comments for “Giveaway – Scammed by Art Maines – Ends 2/11/13

  1. January 28, 2013 at 5:35 am

    very timely!

  2. Marc A
    January 28, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Scammers are everywhere

  3. mona
    January 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

    So sad they prey on elderly people.

  4. Charlene Shaver
    January 28, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Another great read, thanks again :)

  5. susan smoaks
    January 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    sounds like a good one!

  6. Tammy Sigond
    January 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    interesting

  7. January 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Sounds helpful

  8. Christine W
    January 28, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This should be very interesting.

  9. Liene
    January 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Educational and very ne essary, this day and age.

  10. marymac
    January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    My father is 92 and live in fla, this is something I worry about everyday.

  11. Linda Kish
    January 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. Sherrie C.
    January 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    This would be great for my mother. Thanks for the contest :)

  13. emily l
    January 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I think this is a really important book for those with aging parents. They are so vulnerable and I’m glad that this is available.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

  14. Ann Fantom
    January 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I would like to read this interesting and helpful book. Thanks for the chance to win

  15. January 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks for taking part in the tour and for your review!

  16. Nikkie Cossairt
    January 28, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Looks interesting :)

  17. cynthia
    January 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    this looks fun

  18. Stephanie Larison
    January 28, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I’d love to read this.

  19. January 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

    love to win this

  20. Danielle Murgia
    January 29, 2013 at 4:18 am

    This looks like a great book.

  21. kathy pease
    January 29, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

  22. Jane H
    January 29, 2013 at 7:25 am

    This is no longer for my elder parent..it’s for myself. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  23. Michael Jones
    January 29, 2013 at 7:28 am

    need to stay informed constantly

  24. S
    January 29, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Thank you for the contest! :)

  25. Mary Rok
    January 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Very good book for anyone to read.

  26. January 29, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  27. Victoria K
    January 30, 2013 at 3:53 am

    This book sounds very interesting

  28. jessica
    January 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

    looks interesting!

  29. katklaw777
    January 31, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Looks helpful…thanks!

  30. Sabine Blanch
    February 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Looks great, thank you!

  31. Kat F.
    February 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Good info to know.

  32. Bonnie Capuano
    February 2, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I would love to have this!! Sounds great!

  33. josee philipp
    February 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

    would love to read this book

  34. sandra mitchell
    February 3, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Everyone should read this

  35. Bonnie Capuano
    February 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Would love to read this book!

  36. Beverly Seavey
    February 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Why are people so mean? Good to have help

  37. Elise
    February 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

    As someone who has taken a graduate course on white collar crime, I would find this very interesting. Identity theft is real!

  38. amanda
    February 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I work at a nursing home and let me tell you, people really do take advantage of older people. I can’t believe how much they pay in rent and for services that they may or may not be getting. It’s disgusting!

  39. Lesley F
    February 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Looks like an interesting read

  40. Ed Nemmers
    February 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    This would be for my neighbor!

  41. Beth C
    February 11, 2013 at 8:27 am

    this would be a great book for my mom to read

  42. Susan Smith
    February 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Sounds like an interesting book

  43. Lisa
    February 11, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I would love this for my dad

  44. Sandy V.
    February 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

    This sounds like a worthwhile book.

  45. cassandra mccann
    February 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

    i love a wonderful book

  46. Wayne Lecoy
    February 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy Of Scammed
    3 Steps to Help Your Elder Parent and Yourself by Art Maines.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!

  47. myxi hu
    February 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    looks interesting

  48. Lily Kwan
    February 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    This book looks very interesting!

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