just sit back and let a traditional publisher do all the work for you.
Which rather IS their job, after sending the writer a CHECK.

So we expect you to contribute financially towards your book editing, ebook formatting, book cover design, and if you want, a website design
In other words, all the stuff a publisher is supposed to do. Only in this case the writer pays THEM money to "just sit back" and have a good laugh at putting one over on another desperate and gullible victim.

Good on you for doing a background check!