But now the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about scams involving e-books, especially since they're expected to be a hot item among holiday gift-givers.
The BBB advises consumers to stick with E-book sellers and authors they already know, no matter how attractive a deal might seem. If an E-book piques your interest but the author seems unfamiliar, do a search to see what other books they've written, if any.
Scammers can fill E-books with useless, poorly written information. Even worse, some of these E-books can have malware attached, designed to snag credit card information off of your e-reader or tablet. The BBB also advises never clicking on links inside an E-book unless its been purchased from a site you know and trust.
Even so, they advise looking at websites from an internet browser rather than from the link.
And if you think you've been scammed, seek a refund, and raise a red flag with the customer service department where you've purchased the book.