Hoaxes hit bookstores – Los Angeles Times

Hoaxes hit bookstores – Los Angeles Times

It’s a scam aimed at independent book stores holding author appearances: Someone calls claiming to be the scheduled author, relates the story of an emergency, and asks the store owner to wire money to Western Union. Most of the events seem to be occurring in southern California. And although most of the scams are aimed at making money, one was apparently politically motivated, aimed at forestalling an event featuring a political writer that was supposed to be filmed by C-SPAN.

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