So we in the writing community are banding together to help Rathke out — and get revenge on the guy who ripped him off!
The brainchild of Bartleby Snopes editor Nathaniel Tower, the plan is this: a whole gang of us writers are writing stories about the scam artist, using his (fake) name, and exacting our fictional revenge on him in print. The proceeds of the resulting book, The Revenge of the Scammed Anthology, will then go toward reimbursing Rathke for the money he lost.
And you can contribute to that reimbursement!
Donate to the campaign now, and you can get in on some great incentive packages, including a signed copy of my chapbook, Box Cutters.