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POSSIBLE PIRACY SITE!

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message 1: by Libby (new)

Libby Cone I was Googling my book title this morning, and this site came up:http://myebookslist.com/ebooks2/your-...

If you PRINT the homepage, it prints a long list of books that the site claims are available for free downloading; most of them look like they are STILL copyrighted. The list is strange; it lists one book in large font, the next book in small font, and continues alternating.A Whois search comes up with a site from Utah.

Libby Cone
Author, War on the Margins: A Novel
http://www.waronthemargins.com/
http://tinyurl.com/5bcta4
http://tinyurl.com/6y973d




message 2: by Chelle (new)

Chelle Cordero (chellecordero) | 4 comments Beware - and this is not against Libby - I think this site may be a phishing site. I went to check it out this morning. When I clicked on the link (I thought to download this list) it installed an application onto my machine. I didn't open the app but deleted it instead.

However immediately after my Norton Anti-virus seemed to go into panic mode and I kept getting a continual run of intrusions blocked. After running a virus scan, Norton deleted a cookie that I picked up around the same time as the app downloaded.

I think my machine is okay now - but please be careful.

Libby wrote: "I was Googling my book title this morning, and this site came up:http://myebookslist.com/ebooks2/your-...

If you PRINT the homepage, it prints a long list of books that the s..."





message 3: by Libby (new)

Libby Cone Aha! Thanks, Chelle. I didn't dare try to download my "book"; I get nervous when I see an "exe" file. Fortunately I have Linux and you have Norton.


message 4: by Chelle (new)

Chelle Cordero (chellecordero) | 4 comments I really hate that we have to be so careful - it's so difficult to know how much to trust and not trust.

Thank you though for the warning, obviously we have to be on the alert for piracy of our works.




message 5: by Stacy-Deanne (new)

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne (wwwgoodreadscomstacydeanne) | 8 comments Thanks for the heads up, Libby! I'm a member of the Author's Guild and I may bring this site to their attention. They will definitely investigate!


message 6: by Libby (new)

Libby Cone As Chelle pointed out, it's looking like a phishing site, so be careful!

Libby


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