There’s an old adage, “If something sounds too good to be true, it is.” Variants of that phrase are, literally, older than the United States. And yet, thanks to people being stupid and greedy, it gets ignored every day. And then the saps who fell for this week’s obvious con take to the internet to moan and wail about how unfair life is.

They never go on here to admit how fucking stupid they are.

While I know I may as well beat my head against a wall and hope a million dollars pops out, I still feel someone must take a moment to rail against the criminals among us. And, since I’m just as much a someone as anyone else, today I took a moment out of my busy day to do just that.

GD Deckard, owner of the Writers’ Co-Op, allowed me to steal some room on his website to post a lengthy, and well documented, rant. Use the link to read who the known scammers are, who the worst agents are, and what the most common scams are.

What sucks is, despite how long and in depth my post is, it’s just tip of the iceberg shit. Still, we have to start somewhere and this is as good a place as any.