Okay, I feel like an UTTER goober.
Without getting into details, I offer this free advice: If an agent you don't know asks you to please post a message here about that agent's credentials...don't do it. Just say no. Because there will be more to it than you know. And you won't find out about it until it's too late.
If there are any awards out there for Good Intentions Gone Horribly Awry, please nomimate me.