Wid Bastian Scam Letter: The Truth vs His Lies (And Why he Went To Prison For Embezzlement, Theft and Fraud)

Wid Bastian wanted poster

If you work hard as an author, you may eventually get several books that are doing well and get lots of good reviews. That’s when you think life gets easier, and in certain regards, it does.

You also get just high enough of a profile for a con artist to come after you,

telling you things you want to hear so that you will give them lots of money

to make your dreams come true.

Yes I’m oversimplifying it but I’m doing so to make a point.

What follows will be a letter from a con artist who’s going to flatter you to get you to start having conversations with them so they can market your books. Keep in mind, this guy will not market your books. He will simply take your money.

WID PROSPECTING LETTER TO MJ

He might even put a fake testimonial “from you” on his website saying how happy you are with him.

Second, you will see a letter from this con artist saying that he successfully managed lots of authors’ books, and implying he worked hard and sometimes things just don’t work out.

wid lies letter explaining bankruptcy

However, as part of this exposition, the third document shows what he went to prison for.

He didn’t go to prison because the economy was soft.

He didn’t go to prison because he worked hard and things just didn’t work out.

Wid Bastian went to prison for MORE THAN A DECADE because he embezzled peoples money. He lied to them and said he was going to do things and then took their money and didn’t do those things. For the most part, the FBI has lots of better things to do than make up lies about a low level thief. So when you get this letter and if you get one of these “explanations,” remember this blog post and look again at this document.

wid guilty 11-01-1987

It says the United States of America versus Wid Bastian. It doesn’t say disgruntled author client or unhappy guy in Florida venting about an @sshole.

It’s the United States of America, a federal court, saying Wid Bastian did things like:

  • Theft

  • Embezzlement

  • Money Laundering

  • Embezzlement

  • Scheme to Defraud

  • Fraud by wire

  • Swindles

and finally, the coup de grace

Bankruptcy fraud

By the way, Wid AGREED he did those things! He pled guilty to ALL of that!

The named individual, convicted felon Wid Bastian, has once again filed for bankruptcy. I don’t know how many times he’s filed for bankruptcy, but it’s a lot. You have to ask yourself: do you really want to hire a “marketer” who’s going to take $2000 or $5000 or $10,000 from you when he just declared bankruptcy a couple of weeks ago and he owes in excess of $100,000 to a bunch of different authors?

Wid Bastian bankruptcy (1)

Seems like this loser files bankruptcy every week!

At some point you have to realize for this man’s whole adult life he has been a thief.

But I will let you decide.

Wid Bastian wanted poster

 

Here’s what the loser looks like now. I wonder how he lost that front tooth?

But remember, THIS IS WHO HE IS:

Wid Bastian wanted poster

CONVICTED FELON WID BASTIAN

CONVICTED FELON FOR FRAUD
CONVICTED FELON FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
CONVICTED FELON FOR SCHEMES
CONVICTED FELON FOR LYING TO INVESTORS
CONVICTED FELON FOR THEFT
CONVICTED FELON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
CONVICTED FELON FOR SCHEMING TO DEFRAUD
CONVICTED FELON FOR FRAUD BY WIRE
CONVICTED FELON FOR SCHEMES
CONVICTED FELON FOR BANKRUPTCY FRAUD
More people are coming forward to voice their complaints about Wid every day.
complaint about wid from michael atkins B no name shown

But for me it’s all about the IRS.

Them Internal Revenue Service fellas play for keeps.

Published by Dan Alatorre AUTHOR

International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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