Scam Artists of the Galaxy features a pair of creative scammers who travel from planet to planet 450 years from now. Their misadventures cover a wide variety of scams in nineteen widespread locales. On some planets the male cousins make money, while on others they leave one step ahead of the local equivalent to a sheriff. One of them, a ladies' man, even tries to pick up girls at every space port. Their tricks include fake artifacts, insurance fraud, complex currency tricks, a missing heiress, gambling, fraudulent psychological aids, and even a supercilious cat. Several stories strongly reflect the author's astronomical background, who was motivated to write the book after considering all the boring phone and email scams he receives. Wouldn't scammers be more intelligent in the future, he thought. I think mine are more creative than the ones I get. Felt sorry I didn't add a couple more scams. About the Author: Thomas Wm. Hamilton is a retired astronomer who worked on the Apollo Project, and taught astronomy at Staten Island colleges while running planetariums for 34 years. He is a Fellow of the International Planetarium Society and namesake of asteroid 4897.
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