UBC professor’s book on scams falls victim to scam on Amazon

September 3, 2021
University of British Columbia professor Bernie Garrett, who has recently published a book on health scams, has found himself at the centre of a scam in which counterfeit versions of his book are being sold through Amazon. The fake books are distinguishable by a fake author name that has been photoshopped over Garrett’s name and an ISBN that is different from the original. Garrett and his publisher have requested that Amazon address the issue, but Amazon has reportedly not resolved it. “What surprised me the most is how easy it is to do this, to basically sell someone else’s product as your own,” said Garrett, who questioned whether the subject material may have motivated the fraudster. CBC (BC)