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Fake Kindle Users Forum - Lou - 30 Mar 2015 12:19 PM

Hi everyone, I just wanted to bring to your attention the fact that there is another site which has scraped content from this site and is masquerading as us.

I have issued takedown notices where appropriate and hopefully it will be removed.

For the time being, please be careful when following any links here from outside sources. If the domain is not kuforum.co.uk then it's not us.

Best wishes,

Lou


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Kath Middleton - 30 Mar 2015 12:23 PM

Thanks, Lou. this has been causing me a headache, as you know.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Anna Faversham - 30 Mar 2015 12:44 PM

Thanks, Lou.

I'm just bumping this thread to keep it in everyone's view.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Kath Middleton - 30 Mar 2015 12:47 PM

There seems to be much discussion on this fake site about getting books free form pirate and torrent sites. Apparently I joined in this discussion? Or rather, someone has used my signature link at the end of his posts. Katie has had a google alert about someone wanting torrent copies of her books - but from three or four years ago. (Slow alert!) I think it's this site.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - skate - 30 Mar 2015 12:51 PM

Lou, I don't know if this has any connection, but I have suddenly started getting Google Alerts for comments made about my books on Torrent sites at least three years ago. Each is a different site, but they're all asking how to download my books for free. It seems really weird that Google is just picking them up.

ETA. Sorry, I cross-posted with Kath.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Scribbler - 30 Mar 2015 12:58 PM

Sterling work as ever, Lou. Clapping hands If the duck has a doppelganger feathers are gonna fly!


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Kath Middleton - 30 Mar 2015 05:40 PM

Just bumping this so people who've been out all day don't miss it.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Rosen Trevithick - 30 Mar 2015 05:59 PM

What? That's awful.

I too have had many Google alerts leading me to fake forums where bots appear to be discussing where to pirate my books, but this is the first time I've heard about a KUF imposter.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - Kath Middleton - 30 Mar 2015 06:41 PM

The problem for me was that someone was posting there with a link to my website, making it sound as if I were making the comments.


RE: Fake Kindle Users Forum - haytham - 30 Mar 2015 11:01 PM

Thanks,