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Literary scammers taint the literary world and the honest people who reside in it. They are also a bad influence on our children who come to believe that cheaters and liars are okay. They are NOT! Don't buy the works of fraudulent authors. If you have read their works, please write your reviews declaring their fraud at the various sites selling their books, CDs, DVDs.
Buy their books, CDs and DVDs at your own peril.
Dutch author of "Files on JFK", various JFK materials/articles, related DVDs, YouTube stories, various media interviews. Mr. Dankbaar bought the rights from a third party to a known hoax claiming that criminal James Files was the sole assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Wim Dankbaar has perpetuated the hoax across the internet and the world ever since that purchase, making huge profits in the process. The Dutch author has also been arrested and jailed in his own country for stalking, harassment, computer theft, breach of email privacy, threatening and blackmailing police officers and their wives. In the United States, Mr. Dankbaar threatened and blackmailed a consumer advocate - investigative journalist. He has also defamed investigative reporter Peter r. De Vries in his own country of the Netherlands.
Related Links: http://www.jamesfilesfraud.com -- and specifically, http://www.jamesfilesfraud.com/component/content/article/49 -- and -- http://citizensforjustice.org -- and http://cybersoup.com -- and -- http://citizensjustice.org http://davesjfk.com
Eleven years after the publication of her best-selling Holocaust memoir - a heartwarming tale of a small Jewish girl trekking across Europe and living with wolves - the Massachusetts author, a 71-year-old Belgian woman living outside Boston, yesterday admitted the whole story was a hoax. (Boston Globe / February 29, 2008).
Related Links: http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2008/02/29/author_admits_making_up_memoir_of_surviving_holocaust/ -- and -- http://www.nowpublic.com/world/holocaust-author-proven-liar-and-fraud
The Bush-appointed former assistant attorney general and main author of the USA Patriot Act which revised the Attorney General's Guidelines governing federal law enforcement activities and national security investigations, began his Jan. 11 speech at UC Irvine’s Beckman Center Auditorium by admitting, "I am a complete intellectual fraud." The controversial policy has turned the U.S. upside down with numerous people debating the legality of actions the government took in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Related Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=132x152435
The man who famously defrauded Oprah Winfrey with his best-selling memoir, “A Million Little Pieces”. He later admitted that he had made up or exaggerated details in his account of his drug addiction and recovery. Related Link: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0104061jamesfrey1.html-- and -- http://www.writesville.com/writesville/2006/01/the_pathologica.html -- and -- http://www.observer.com/node/38267 -- and -- http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0601/11/lkl.01.html -- and -- http://www.readersread.com/blog/119061
Popular guide book giant Lonely Planet has suffered a severe blow to its credibility, with one of its authors admitting to plagiarising and making up huge slabs of his books. Thomas Kohnstamm, who worked on more than a dozen guide books for the publisher, has even admitted that he didn't visit one of the countries he wrote about, saying he worked on the book about Columbia from his US home.
Related Links: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=318511 -- and http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,26058,23527770-5014090,00.html
Horse trainer (who fashions himself to be a "horse whisperer") and author of "The Man Who Listens to Horses" among other best sellers. Mr. Roberts so-called autobiography was highly disputed in a book by his own relatives called "Horse Whispers and Lies" (which is available for review and purchase at Amazon.com) which offers in great details how he exaggerated and blatantly lied about events in his life, his achievements in the horseworld as well as about family members and especially his parents. Eyewitnesses reported numerous accounts of falsehoods made by Monty Roberts related to his training of "never saddled horses". His book about the mustang "Shyboy" is filled with inaccuracies and Mr. Roberts was sued by the owners of one horse that he purposely injured in his quest for glory during the filming of a BBC documentary on the subject. His own photographer sued him for fraud. Another lawsuit was initiated when a mustang horse in Mr. Roberts' care for six months was returned to its owners without any training whatsoever, resulting in the near death of one of its owners.
Related Links: http://citizensforjustice.org -- and -- http://montyrobertslies.com -- and -- http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,989824,00.html#ixzz0d15lnzVU
MARGARET SELTZER/PSEUDONYM: MARGARET B. JONES:
In “Love and Consequences,” a critically acclaimed memoir Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods. Fraud: She's all white and grew up in the well-to-do Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles. Riverhead Books, the unit of Penguin Group USA that published “Love and Consequences,” issued a recall for all copies of the book and canceled Ms. Seltzer’s book tour, which was scheduled to begin in Eugene, Ore., where she currently resides.
Related Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/books/04fake.html?_r=1