This isn't a scam.... sham or a shifty plan!
It never fails to amaze me that Nobody seems to notice the SCRAP OF PAPER that is posted on this website.
Dan Cole used this Scrap Of Paper to unlock a grid cipher........ Cipher One is NOT A BOOK CIPHER.
Cipher One was originally written in a Masonic Ritual Format then encoded within a grid cipher.
A Masonic Ritual consist of ONE, TWO and THREE letter words....... not all letters have the same meaning as with different rituals hence the CIPHER WITHIN A CIPHER.
I would suspect others have unlocked the grid ciphers only to think they must be incorrect when the plain text drops after the first few lines.
Perhaps if just one of them had been a Master Mason then our little adventure may have never happened.