The ebook reader and tablet user are now at great risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.
The rapid growth of this industry is amazing.
Sales of the tablet and ebooks are exploding in popularity, which makes them a prime target for criminals whose main purpose is identity theft.
The American Association of Publishers reported ebook sales in the first 8 months of 2011 increased by an extraordinarily large 144.4%.
Seven percent of baby boomers from age 47-56 have now become the proud owner of an e-reader.
Ebook and tablets are entering the market in ever increasing numbers.
These devices are becoming extremely popular and, with the holidays on the horizon, sales are expected to explode.
There are a number of areas that you need to be aware of to stay safe from these new scams.
The Better Business Bureau suggests to consumers to stay with ebook authors and sellers they are already familiar with.
Just because a deal is offered that seems to be extremely attractive, doesn’t mean it’s not a scam waiting to happen.
Unfortunately, ebook scammers, can write absolutely meaningless information to fill up these ebooks.
The main scam warnings to this is the fact that Malware can be attached so the thief is able to capture the information on your credit card and use it for identity theft.
The best idea to implement when you purchase from an author that is unknown is go to Amazon, for instance, and download a free sample to check out the quality.
It’s also better to stay with authors that have already established a reputation, or authors you know.
Seek a refund if you think you have been scammed.
Always register your complaint with the customer service department of the seller.
If nothing else works, write an honest review of the book for other readers.
Ebook reader and tablet users enjoy, stay safe, and protect your personal information and don’t become the next victim of identity theft.