Would you mind forwarding me that screencap? I'm on the track of something and it would be helpful. My email is beware [at] sfwa.org. Thank you!!
Mr S. Cam Saturday, 12/15/12, 1:43 PM
Are you by any chance from Lagos?
Ann Mous Thursday, 12/13/12, 6:43 PM
Please be aware that "Amazonbookclubs" is an unauthorized use of the "Amazon" name. This company has been reported to Amazon for their blatant misrepresentation. You should be ashamed of yourself for taking advantage of the uninformed.
Has anyone contacted the "lambs" so they can make a more informed decision about this bunch?
Or might they be more sock puppets?
All I can say is WOW! That takes brass balls and a desire for self-destruction.
Thank you for letting me know. This explains some strange emails I've gotten recently. Apparently they took my guest book post and cloned it to every other site they run. No telling what my name is on by now.
I did some investigating and thought you would like to know the results. I called Amazon and they looked into the situation. Believe it or not—as I felt certain this was fraud, and the reason I made the call was so that Amazon would unleash the superpowers of their legal department—Amazon Books Club is indeed an affiliate of Amazon.com, acting as their representative, and in no way shape or form has committed fraud. Whodda thunk?!
This also worries me (on the front page):Amazon Book Clubs Affiliate Program
Amazon Book Clubs seeks to add Digital Media Specialists to our Marketing and Public Relations Team to coordinate social media presence online, with video and mobile marketing. This position will help develop, design, and implement public relations marketing and sales strategies that will influence public opinion and promote our Companies' image. Thereby increasing your profit - via the promo code your customers used to purchase from us....
This is a virtual job, and payments will be based on successful leads (your promo code commissions).
- VictoriaDownload 1000+ resell right PDF eBooks and bonus freewares for only $2.99.
You can only find this spectacular deal here at Amazon Book Clubs. As soon as the payment process is completed you will be directed to the download link where you can download these great products (compressed in a zip file) to your device. Click the 'Download 1000+ eBooks/softwares' button at the top to get your copies.
Although my resources are very limited, I was able to obtain some general information from the post office in Great Falls. The PO box listed for ParaDon is currently closed, as of last month. Whoever opened the box provided a physical address, which appears to be a hotel. My suspicion is that the mail may have been forwarded to a different address and the person who physically went in to set up the box was only in Great Falls long enough to open it. Also, I called the number listed for the business and received a message stating the Ring Central number is not yet in service. The phone number is being generated through the internet (Voice over Internet Protocol- aka. VoIP). The calls could be coming and going from anywhere in the world, which is a typical tactic of scammers. My impression is that the business has probably changed their information and could pop up with an address in another location at some point. This commonly happens when the scammers realize that people are becoming suspicious or they are being confronted by people who know it’s a scam.
At this time, I recommend you contact the Federal Trade Commission, if you have not done so already. They can be reached at 877-382-4357 or via their website at www.ftc.gov
Hope this information has been helpful.