Public Service Alert: Scam Sellers on Amazon

17 Jul

I buy a lot of books from Amazon and I often buy them from third party sellers. Many of the books I purchase are out of print and hard to find and I don’t mind the wait, since my pile of unread books is always high.

However, I was recently scammed by a third-party seller on Amazon and I thought I would let my readers know about it.

I ordered a book from from a third party seller on Amazon, the price was attractive, but it never arrived. When I checked into it I found these reviews on the seller:


There were a couple hundred reviews along the same lines. It turn out that this a common scam on Amazon, here ‘s an article from Forbes with more details.

The most straightforward way to protect yourself from this would be to pay attention to the seller reviews.

2 Responses to “Public Service Alert: Scam Sellers on Amazon”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol July 17, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up. I buy a lot of used, out of print books on Amazon too, so I will heed this warning

    • Kathy H July 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      I think there is a special place in hell for scammers!! These people are scum of the earth.

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