Please be aware of a current ebook scam that is circulating and protect yourself from becoming a victim.
This is how the scam works.
Someone will create a website that is very similar to a well-known ebook website in order to steal financial and private information from individuals who are purchasing educational and other books.
- The fake site is ebook.com
- The real site is ebooks.com
The information is then forwarded to the real site so that the purchase is made and the individual continues to believe they have accessed the correct site. In the meantime, the fake site uses the victim’s information to sign up for month-to-month subscriptions hoping that individuals who don’t regularly check their finances won't catch the subscriptions.
As the holidays approach, these types of scams proliferate, have multiple sites and companies, and employ social media and fake reviews in order to add legitimacy to their site.