The great Iraqi dinar scam, in which con artists peddle the false hope of a massive revaluation of the Iraqi dinar, seems to be finally dying out.
That makes the time right for one of the architects of the scheme to make some more money, this time writing a book about her road to riches.
Eve Dakota (not her real name) told Iraq Business News that while the tricks used to gull people out of money are as old as civilization, the Iraqi dinar presented an opportunity probably unique in the history of scams.
"Many of our victims believe there someone or something mysterious is controlling everything that happens, and we were able to tap in to that," she said.
"It appeals to some strands of Christianity, who see some association with the Book of Revelations and a resurgent Babylon; it appeals to the sort of conspiracy theorists who think that the CIA, Goldman Sachs, the Illuminati and the Republican Party have a grand plan for what they call a 'Global Currency Reset (GCR)'; there are even people who think that this is all being controlled by extraterrestrial life forms."
"All these people want to be on the inside, to be part of the chosen few who will profit spectacularly."
"On top of all that, people desperately want to believe, with many even believing that by thinking positively and having 'faith' they can change the course of world events ... these are the people we target."
Eve's new book, "How to Make Millions Selling Iraqi Dinars", will be launched later today.