PayingPost and Blogadvertisingstore.com: A Scam?!
I just read a post that really bothered me. It’s about Paying Post and Blog Advertising Store. According to the blogger, Jenie, PayingPost hasn’t been paying up!
I was one of the many bloggers who tried out Paying Post when it was starting up. I wrote a couple of posts for them and when it reached $50, I was able to withdraw my earnings from them. In fact, I wasn’t even withdrawing my earnings that time yet but was just tallying my earnings recorded on my list versus what they have on record. Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org) was a very pleasant person to talk to and he helped me correct the amount of my earnings on their end. And to clean up my account, he paid me right away while we were still exchanging emails about it. I earned $51 from them and that was in December 2008. From then on, I checked from time to time for new opportunities until I just got so lazy I didn’t check anymore. In short, I stopped using PayingPost after that $51 I earned from them.
To be honest, I already forgot about them until I read this tweet from Cherry that alerted me to this news about PayingPost. Apparently, Jenie has heard so many negative things about PayingPost not paying people on time or not paying them at all. And then she just learned that Blogadvertisingstore.com, apparently PayingPost in disguise, has been putting blogs at risk with the script they’re asking their members to embed in their sites!
If you are a member of any of these programs, I would like to hear your experience from them. If you are a member of Blogadvertisingstore.com, beware because your site might be infected with a virus that is supposedly coming from them! Check and double check!
So, is PayingPost really a scam? Because on my part, I had a good experience with them back in 2008. I don’t know what happened back in 2009 that led to these whispers of them being a scam.
Let me know your thoughts.