Monday, January 25, 2016

#Review: Fraud, Fraudsters, and Scams: What to Watch for on Instagram by Ian Leaf #IanLeaf

With the world around us changing at a seemingly breakneck pace and technological advancements radically altering the manner in which we communicate and do business with each other, far too many people are falling prey to fraudsters who understand all too well how to take advantage of our rapidly changing world. Ian Leaf’s newest work focuses on addressing this important issue by demonstrating how people can utilize new and innovative social media platforms like Instagram without placing themselves at risk of being scammed in some unforeseen way. 

My review:
When I first got this book, I was intrigued by the title. I have been using Instagram awhile and was curious as to how you could get scammed in Instagram. Was this really possible?

As it turns out, I feel like the title of this book was fraudulent. This is not to say that Mr. Leaf meant it to be that way but I do think it is misleading. The fact is, this book is about setting up Instagram for business so that the businesses do not mislead the consumer. In essence, it is a how to book.

I read the book but really felt this was not for me. I am pretty knowledgeable of how Instagram works, what hashtags are, and how to use other social media along with Instagram. Truth is, I would probably be asking for my money back right now if I had bought this book but alas, I didn't.

So, the question remains, is it a good book? Well, yes if you are starting out a business and want to do things right or have no knowledge of Instagram or other social media, then this one is for you. Or in my mind, at least a good start.

It is also good that this book is short by a mere 47 pages. If it had been longer, it would not be a perfect door stop. In truth, I think the author could have even made it shorter but maybe he couldn't to call it a book.

In spite of it all, I still see this as an ok book for the beginner company who wants to utilize Instagram, therefore, I give it 3 stars.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. I will be given a small compensation for my time which has no bearing on my review. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may not reflect yours. ~Naila Moon

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