Amazon Fraud Alert: “Origin Media,” “Richard TAYLOR” Scalping Books, Overcharging for “Little Singers”

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Fraud Alert 220x220 Amazon Fraud Alert: Origin Media, Richard TAYLOR Scalping Books, Overcharging for Little SingersUPDATE: “Richard TAYLOR” has broken all records trying to sell “Little Singers” for $999!

As I searched for “Singing Lessons for Little Singers” on Amazon.com today, I was shocked to find seller “Origin Media” trying to pass off a copy for $150, nearly ten times the retail price!  This incredibly unethical company was hoping that a customer would accidentally click on the wrong seller and then have to fork over the money to them.  BUYER BEWARE!!!

As I continued to dig, I also discovered the following :

  • Origin Media has 149 canned  feedback comments, essentially all of them 5 stars, from imaginary people such as  “Miss Phluffy.”  I can’t prove that these reviews are fake, but what do you think?5 out of 5: “I’m really pleased with my order! It arrived very quickly (3 days before the earliest estimated delivery date) and wasn’t damaged in any way. ”
    Date: May 29, 2011     Rated by Buyer: Miss Phluffy
  • My brother also found his book scalped by Origin Media, but the funny thing is he has never actually sold a copy of that book!  Yes, you heard that right.  This book seller intends to wait until you buy the book through them, then they will go and buy it for $15.95 and charge you $149.55, pocketing the $133.60 markup plus $3.99 handling!
  • I looked up details about Origin Media and found out it is run by a man named Byron Belitsos, a founder of a prominent 9/11 “Truther” organization.  For those of you who don’t know, “Truthers” are way-out political activists who claim that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were an “inside job” done by our own government.
    “Byron Belitsos is an author, editor, journalist, and book publisher as well as an experienced political activist and practicing mystic. He was an inaugural member of the board of 911truth.org and produced “9/11 Truth Convergence,” one of the first 9/11 conferences. He is the CEO of Origin Press, where he published Inside Job, by Jim Marrs….Byron has been politically active since 1969 in a variety of venues and contexts in the labor and socialist movements and most recently, in the world democracy movement; he is a board member of the Democratic World Federalists. “

So unless you want to pay ten times the retail price for “Little Singers,” knowing that the markup will go into the pockets of an anti-government crook, I suggest you be careful on Amazon until this is taken care of.  You can always purchase “Singing Lessons for Little Singers” without any risk and for a 15% discount at our storefront: Singing Lessons for Little Singers.

About Gregory Blankenbehler

With over 25 years of experience training, performing and teaching music, Gregory Blankenbehler has performed in Italy, England and France and completed a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. From his focused studies into comparative vocal pedagogy and private teaching experience, he has become an expert on teaching effective vocal technique to singers of all ages and specializes in rehabilitating "troubled" voices and helping them to reach their full potential. Gregory maintains a large studio of voice and piano students in the Sacramento, California area where he also performs regularly and teaches community music classes for adults and children.