aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Is this anyway to make money?

It sounds like there’s a team of folks who are calling LA-area bookstores and claiming to be authors who will soon have or who have recently had a signing – and now they are in a spot of trouble. Their car’s been towed, or stolen. They need $150 or $200 wired to them right away through Western Union.

They’re not shy about claiming to be someone famous, as well as unknown. Callers have claimed to be Ray Bradbury, Russell Banks, and Nick Hornby (down to the English accent).

“Berman speculated that this gang has several members -- one black man, one English guy, one woman -- to make impersonation easier. "It's like the Mod Squad or something."”

This seems like a lot of effort for not a lot of money. Maybe it’s the thrill of it all?

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