Consumer Investigator Dale Cardwell brings together all the knowledge he has gathered in his extensive career as an investigative reporter and consumer advocate in his debut book, Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart! Dale began his investigative career as a reporter, his most notable case being that of the crooked former DeKalb County Sheriff, Sidney Dorsey, and the murder of his successor, Derwin Brown. Dale moved away from conventional TV reporting in 2007 with a heightened desire to safeguard citizens from scammers and corruption. Witnessing deception by public officials throughout his career made Dale realize that he could make a bigger impact. In 2009, he created TrustDALE, a free online research and referral site that helps consumers find reputable, honest businesses. Today, he has set his sights on arming the public even further with his new book. Don't Get Scammed: Get Smart! is a comprehensive and consumer-friendly handbook that shares his seven-step strategy to avoiding swindlers and thieves.