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message 1: by Carole (new)

Carole P. Roman | 1246 comments Mod
This was sent to me by another indie- check your Createspace account.

Yesterday and today, IBPA received messages from members telling us their CreateSpace account was hacked.

The first message came from Carla King of Misadventures Media who wrote those on her email list to let them know she'd received an automated message from CreateSpace that informed her that her royalty payment information was updated. She didn't make that change and, after logging into her account, discovered that an Ivan Evdokimov had updated her direct deposit info to go to his bank account. Carla immediately changed the direct deposit information back to her banking information and changed her password.

Since Carla's message, several other IBPA members, including Gail Woodard of Dudley Court Press, have come forward to say their CreateSpace banking information was changed, as well.

You can read about the issue here.
WHAT TO DO: If you have a CreateSpace account, please check to be sure your payment information is still as you'd like it. Then, change your password, making sure it is both unique (i.e., not the password you use everywhere else on the web) and long enough that it's hard to guess.

If you find you've been impacted by this hack, please let me know. I'm certain Amazon will make good on any losses due the hack, but it would be helpful to track how widespread the issue is within the IBPA community.

In partnership,

Angela Bole
Chief Executive Officer
Indpendent Book Publishers Association

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message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Shender | 12 comments Got this alert yesterday. Fortunately, nobody had messed with my account, but I changed my password anyway. Thanks for sharing this.

message 3: by Erica (new)

Erica Graham (erica_graham) | 268 comments Thanks for the warning.

message 4: by C. (new)

C. Gold | 62 comments I got a scam call supposedly from CreateSpace about my account being messed with and to call some bogus number. Needless to say, I changed the password and made it even longer than it was before!

message 5: by Dennis (new)

Dennis Meredith (dennismeredith) | 189 comments We received the alert about CreateSpace and immediately changed our password.

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