New scam goes after E-book users

POSTED: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 2:44pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:55am

WACO -- There's a new scam to warn you about targeting E-book users.

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning people about fraudulent E-books.

Some scammers will apparently cut and paste content collected from the web and then turn it into an E-book to sell.

Another type of fraud consists of scammers stealing an author's book even though they don't own the copyright.

But there are some key things to look for.

"Look at a sample. If you can't get a sample of the book that you're getting ready to buy then you might want to think twice," said Richard Kitterman, regional director for the Better Business Bureau.

Kitterman also said stick with well known authors, make purchases through secure web sites, and look for the "s" in the https at the beginning of a site's URL.

That "s stands for secure so you don't get scammed.

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