Sunday, 19 June 2016

Readers Beware


I am appealing to all readers out there. Do not be enticed by phishing sites with offers of Free book Downloads.
As an author, I have seen many of these sites advertising my books and those of other authors for Free Downloads.
I have advised Amazon and Create Space but they have not been able to do anything about it.
I have also emailed the respective websites with copyright infringement notices but that did not help either.
Here are the latest responses I received from Create Space and Amazon about another of those pirate sites.

"MS: CSP Tier 2"
Jun 18 (1 day ago)

to me
Hello there Brenda,

Warm greetings from us here at CreateSpace Member Services!

We have taken extensive measures to ensure your files remain secure through our services. We are not affiliated in any way with Else Ewalt Library.and have not provided your files to them.

Please note that some websites, otherwise known as "phishing" websites, list content they do not have and offer "free downloads" as a way to entice customers into providing secure customer information, such as credit card information, which is what this website is doing. We encourage you to be very cautious before providing any private information, including a credit card, to any suspicious website.


Thank you so much for your time. I wish you a great day further.
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Did we solve your problem?

If yes, please click here:
https://createspace.secure.force.com/survey?r=01270000000Q9sL&c=5003900001d5FRF

If no, please click here:
https://createspace.secure.force.com/survey?r=01270000000QAJq&c=5003900001d5FRF
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Best regards,

Anaida
CreateSpace Member Services


Kindle Direct Publishing
Jun 15 (4 days ago)

to me
Hello,

Thanks for reaching out to KDP Support.

We have taken extensive measures to ensure your files remain secure through our services. We are not affiliated with any third party websites and have not provided your files to them.

If you've found your work available for sale on an unauthorized website, we suggest contacting that website to confirm your rights and request removal of the content.

We're unable to take actions on these websites as we do not hold the exclusive rights to the content. In this case, the request should emanate from the publisher or the copyright holder.

However, please note that some websites, otherwise known as "phishing" websites, list content they do not have and offer "free downloads" as a way to entice customers into providing secure customer information. We encourage you to be very cautious before providing any private information, including a credit card, to any suspicious website.

In my personal capacity, I would suggest you going legal against such websites who rob you off your hard earned money as this seems to be the fastest way to have the books removed.

I hope the book will be removed from the website very soon. Thanks for your understanding.

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Did I solve your problem?

If yes, please click here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/survey?p=A1BWBTXBV1VVAT&k=hy

If no, please click here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/survey?p=A1BWBTXBV1VVAT&k=hn
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Regards,

Priya
Kindle Direct Publishing
http://kdp.amazon.com
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