Vyacheslav Grzhibovskiy

February 20, 2018

Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?

This post was originally published on this sitePatrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he’d made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company’s on-demand publishing arm. That is, until he searched the site for his name and discovered someone has been using it to peddle a $555 book that’s full of nothing but gibberish. The phony $555 book sold more than 60 times on Amazon using Patrick Reames’ name and Social Security number. Reames is a credited author on Amazon by way of several commodity industry books, although none of them made anywhere […]