This is the eBook version of the printed book.
This Element is an excerpt from Who Can You Trust With Your Money? Get the Help You Need Now and Avoid Dishonest Advisors (9780137033652), by Bonnie Kirchner. Available in print and digital formats.
How scam artists fool even the smartest people (the secret: they’re not at all what you expect)…
Most of us like to believe we are somewhat savvy and can spot a phony or sense if something is not quite right. It is because successful scam artists are so incredibly good at making people feel comfortable that they are able to execute without suspicion. This was certainly the case with my ex-husband, Bradford Chester Bleidt.
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About the Author
Bonnie Kirchner, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), holds a B.S. in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue and a Masters degree in Taxation from Bentley University. For several years, she was a fixture on the Boston radio and television scene, providing financial information to millions of people. She was also married to Brad Bleidt, a charming, clever financial advisor who ran one of the country's largest Ponzi investment scams before Madoff, giving her extraordinary personal insight into both scammers and their unwitting victims.