SCAM ALERT – Paperbacks
Createspace contacted me this morning. Apparently it is an ERROR and would take up to two days to amend. It took them two hours at most. I replied stating along the lines that they had a very large so called ERROR on their hands since I have evidence of at least 6 – 7 authors and around 12 sellers with books with same similar ERRORS. This ERROR is so large it covers the USA and UK Amazon site and one of the books FAKED is the Daily Mail Crossword Book – who wants to tell the Daily Mail…lol. I still can’t believe this is happening on Amazon under their strict rules and regulations. It makes me wonder if an employee at one of their institutions is scamming us authors. I wish we could do more
What you need to do if you find a FAKE paperback is:-
Colleted screen shots of the book and the seller page, copy and paste the ASIN number (Yeah you know the one which should be an ISBN for Paperbacks.) Then go to your legal copy and copy and paste the legal ISB number and the Kindle ASIN numbers. Email them all to createspace. I have a lovely list to send them once they get back to me.
If it isn’t one thing it is another. Life took a dip with computer issues. I hope they are finally over. Then I read this post which Ashley Uzzell posted from someone else on Facebook. Frowning I read through the post and thought…One of my books was listed similar to what this other author was says.
I have reported my findings to Createspace and will update you with what they say. Amazon is a nightmare to get hold of.
Yes we have a SCAM of FAKE Paperback books on our hands ladies and gentlemen. Yes I am furious someone is able to do this, I am furious with the sellers who sell them and are possibly behind the fakes. Here is what I found on my list.
Hidden Secrets is Book one in my Garrett series. Below is the information showing on Amazon – a different listing, no LOOK INSIDE – so you can read a percentage and the extremely high price which is nearly four times higher than what I priced it at..
Hidden Secrets (Garrett Investigations) (Volume 1) by Claire Plaisted (2015-06-13) Paperback – 1843
by Claire Plaisted (Author)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (1843) ??
I know for a fact that they did this to another book, though i didn’t look closely and they have since taken it down. I also know this has happened to another author friend of mine, though I am not sure she is aware of it yet.
WATCH YOUR LISTINGS….WATCH FOR HUGE PRICE RISES, PUBLISHING DATE, NOT ABLE TO PREVIEW THE BOOK ETC. REPORT STRAIGHT AWAY. IT ISN’T A LEGAL COPY, GET IT TAKEN DOWN.