AMAZON KINDLE’S CREATESPACE SELF-PUBLISHING ARM BEING EXPLOITED IN MONEY LAUNDERING SCAM reports that criminals are impersonating people on Amazon and publishing e-books in their name as part of a money laundering scam – with the victim of identity theft stiffed with a large tax bill on the profits from the sale of products they never sold.  One victim claims that he only found out about the scam when he received an email from Amazon claiming that he had sold $24,000 worth of books through its publishing platform Createspace – informing him that the US IRS had been notified accordingly.  He found that a book sold on Createspace using his identity had sold for the price of $555, although the book was essentially 60 pages of computer-generated gibberish that had nevertheless made sales of just over 70 copies in a short space of time.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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