How Does CONVICTED FELON Wid Bastian’s Fraudulent Marketing Scheme Work? Terrifying insights from yet ANOTHER victim!

For evil to triumph, good people must do nothing.

Remember that as you read.

Here is yet another letter from an author that convicted felon Wid Bastian is preying upon. If you thought con artist and convicted felon Wid Bastian had stopped doing illegal activities, you were wrong.

Today’s Letter:

Hi Dan

I can send his (convicted felon Wid Bastian’s) emails, or on the phone, whichever works for you.

The way he (convicted felon Wid Bastian) hooked me was he sent me an endorsement of a writer I know in Ethiopia (we’ve emailed each other) who is very successful.

I’m the gullible type, trust people, and therefore thought Well, if (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR, NAME REMOVED) endorsed him, and (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) is very successful, that sounds good.

I first heard of him (convicted felon Wid Bastian) at Genius media (now bankrupt) and they wanted too much money and their authors were not ranked high, so another marketing writer said give them a pass $2k spend).

This time around he (convicted felon Wid Bastian) only wanted $399, and no access to accounts, so I thought, what the heck…

Here is what he (convicted felon Wid Bastian) JUST sent me:

(Victim name)

Sorry for the delay in responding to your email. I was away from the office until late yesterday.

I’m ready for our meeting, sent you the outline.

What has come up. Geoff? Is it something I can address?



VICTIM’S LETTER CONTINUES:) Two things niggled at me. 1. The fact that he had (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) endorsement. He (convicted felon Wid Bastian) originally sent me an email, saying my blurbs were too long and needed a CTA and I should check out (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) I responded by saying that I knew (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) personally.

FYI (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) just emailed me, WID (convicted felon Wid Bastian)…  does have access to his accounts, so I advised (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR) to cut Wid (convicted felon Wid Bastian) out of access ASAP…  WID hasn’t ripped him off yet, he knew nothing about WID’s background…

(Marketing)…  seems like a very tough road at times… That’s what attracted me to WID, he promised he could do much better, sent photo shots of success stories, (ETHIOPIAN AUTHOR’S) endorsement. I got excited to get my books out there…marketing is harder than writing at times…

Gang, you can see the con artist is still looking for more victims. Help stop this assault on our industry by thieves like convicted felon Wid Bastian and others like him.


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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.

7 thoughts on “How Does CONVICTED FELON Wid Bastian’s Fraudulent Marketing Scheme Work? Terrifying insights from yet ANOTHER victim!

  1. It’s a jungle out there and the con artists are devouring any prey they can find. At the very least, it’s a circus and, yes, there is a sucker born every minute. All of us have fallen for a scheme at one time or another. Thank you for helping authors avoid yet another predator.

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