Here’s a real heartbreaker, which I first saw over on Stacia Kane’s blog. A self-published author was cruelly and horribly duped into believing a prominent agent at a very prominent house wanted to represent her work. This happened, quite literally, overnight. Needless to say, the whole thing turned out to be a mean-spirited scam.
Apparently she’s not the first person this has happened to, so I post the link as heads up. But really, the Greeks are our object lesson. When those gift horse comes knocking, ask a few questions before you let him in.