Shelby introduces her second edition of "Learning to Dance in the Rain."
Michael was intrigued at the National Publicity Summit when he heard Shelby say that her use of the word "dance" in the titile of her book is a metaphor, which means whatever activity a person chooses to do. Her choice was line dancing, but yours might be walking, or bowling, or shooting pool.
E. Nicole Bent was another podcaster who wanted to hear Shelby's story and scheduled her for an interview. She even wrote an endorsement for Shelby's book which is enclosed in Shelby's About Page.
After six months of grieving the death of her husband, Shelby Wagner decided to move forward with her life through internet dating. It was a lot of fun getting to know the different men, meeting some in person, and trying to visualize what life would be like with each one.
The experience turned nightmarish, however, when one man convinced her he was trapped and starving in China. Her resistance shattered as she "loaned" him some money, and she soon realized he had lied. It was a scam.
As a result, Shelby set out to create a book that would help others avoid a similar situation, and she shares her story, complete with red flags to help readers spot a scammer right away, and actual emails and messages which show the language used to draw a victim in.
In case you didn't know, romance scams have become the costliest scams ever reported to the FTC, racking up $1 billion lost in the past five years to criminals who prey on lonely vulnerable Americans looking for love.
Shelby says internet dating websites are a good way to meet people, but please read her book before embarking on what can be a dangerous adventure.