I bet you thought my skeptical post about MyPadMedia would be the end of it. You’d be wrong. First, a bit of background. I did email MyPadMedia asking for information on how their service worked, and I received back a pitch to receive commissions if I became an affiliate. Still no explanation of exactly what your $49.99 will buy.
Apparently, though, MyPadMedia did not like my post. Specifically, they requested the following to Judie:
My name is Jonathan Crawford and I am the owner of myPadMedia.com
I demand that you remove you article entitled “Buyer beware-MyPadMedia” ( http://www.geardiary.com/2010/05/03/buyer-beware-mypadmedia/ ) immediately.
Not only does the article falsey claim that my business is a “HUGE SCAM” and that the company is “spamming Twitter”, it also insinuates that myPadMedia provides pirated ebooks to customers.
If your writer had infact done any research at all, they would know that myPadMedia does NOT provide pirated material and that all content is licenced. We believe that your article is slanderous and damages the repuation of myPadMedia with false claims and allegations.
Unless the article is deleted within 48 hours, we will be contacting our attorneys at Friedman & Friedman PA and be forced to take legal action against your website Geardiary.com. We will also be contacting your host and domain provider unless the article is removed in 48 hours.
Please notify me when the article is removed.
Hello Jonathan, and thank you for writing.
My editor, Carly Zektzer, presented facts pertaining to how we were informed of your business, what she found when she explored your site, and her concerns about the lack of hard information regarding what consumers would receive for their money when they paid $49.95.
When she wrote to your site for clarification for an article, rather than give her one iota of information about your “service”, she was told – and I quote:“Leaving the review aside for a moment, I would like to introduce you
to our affiliate program.
We have an affiliate program for webmasters which pays 75% for every
sale you send to us. That means, for each and every customer we get
through your site, you get $34.
If your site just sent us 5 sales a day, you would earn almost $1200 a week.
We already have many tech sites promoting our product, earning more than this each week!”
Obviously your company thought that Carly would stop asking questions if offered money, which you have since learned is not the case. And by the way — no one ever wrote back with any information about your service. That, coupled with our prior concerns, is what prompted the factual article to which you are objecting.
So our proposal to you is this: If you are indeed offering a legitimate, legal and ethical venue for unlimited downloading of books, including “Top-10 Bestsellers”, then we challenge you to give us access to your site for one week so that we can verify that this is in fact true. Until then, we stand behind our original article.
MyPadMedia really didn’t want us to review their product…this was our last contact with them:
Judie,The images of ‘Uncle Scam’, the insinuations that pirated material is being sold, and the verdict of “HUGE SCAM” are all slanderous and unfounded.
Due to your refusal to remove the article, we will be contacting our attorneys.
We haven’t heard back from them since.
I wonder why they don’t want us to try their service?