Buyer Beware – MyPadMedia

Buyer Beware - MyPadMedia

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It sounds great…”Unlimited books and comics for your iPad!”

But what is MyPadMedia? Well, it is a site that promises the holy grail to readers: pay them $50 ONCE, and the floodgates open for unlimited books. What books? Well, you need to pay to play, my friends. There’s a testimonial that claims to have read “the whole twilight series”, but if you want more you need to pony up some serious dough, sight unseen.

From all appearances, it is a huge scam.

Red flag #1: no searchable listings. Pay up, but they won’t tell you what you’re paying for!

Red flag #2: no mention of what publishers are on board.

Red flag #3: no mention of any digital rights management software.

Red flag #4: the legal section of their site:

They aren’t actually providing the copyrighted material…

Product Purchase The purchase of a membership is not a license to upload or download copyrighted material. does not provide a direct database for downloading provides members with the necessary software, tutorials & unlimited technical support for their downloading needs.

Not only that, but they say here it’s a “monthly” fee…

myPadMedia makes no claim to ownership or other control or rights to any software recommended by myPadMedia or its agents. All software recommendations refer to either “Freeware” or software that is otherwise available without charge to individuals at large for specific purposes. None of the charges assessed to members of myPadMedia entitle You, as a Purchaser to any ownership, licensing rights or recourse with regard to use of the software other than those rights offered by the software owners or licensees. The fees and charges assessed by myPadMedia represent recurring monthly club membership fees which entitle You as a Purchaser to access to the location, evaluation, and or recommendation of those software products available from the web site and for the information provided to purchasers. myPadMedia Members may cancel at anytime during the course of their membership.

And they aren’t responsible when you get slammed for downloading pirated books…

Indemnification You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and release myPadMedia, its directors, officers, and employees, from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising from or related to Your use of the Site and/or any content contained therein

Everything about this screams “This is a site that helps/facilitates searching the darknet/bittorrent for pirated ebooks.”

Verdict: HUGE SCAM. Stay away. And beware, they are spamming Twitter (Judie received a tweet about them today, which is how we found out about the site!)

Please share this and spread the word so no one falls victim to MyPadMedia! And if you have any info on them, email me or post a comment below!

About the Author

Carly Z
Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?

27 Comments on "Buyer Beware – MyPadMedia"

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  8. Watch out for the iPad scams… RT @geardiary: Buyer beware #in

  9. The hilarious thing is that I was reading a very similar article about PSP Download Sites by Matt Peckham. The bottom line is always this – why would the publisher sanction some getting hundreds or even thousands of dollars of their games for $50? From that article (might sound familiar):
    “purport to dish up all-you-can-eat gaming for a one-time fee that ranges from $35 to $45. They offer promises like “download as much as you want at no extra cost,” that “all memberships are backed up with a 1 week money back guarantee,” that they’re not a “pay-per-download service,” and that “all memberships include easy transferring software.””

    Here is a link to the article at PC World:

  10. RT @geardiary: Buyer beware-MyPadMedia

  11. RT @kurikiyo: ??????mypadMedia ?????????????????????????????????????

  12. If it's too good to be true it's almost certainly a scam. Avoid mypadmedia for #iPad

  13. Poor job by @hostgator, refusing to stop myPadMedia from spamming sites. Good job supporting this type of clientele.

  14. RT @meinck: Poor job by @hostgator, refusing to stop myPadMedia from spamming sites. Good job supporting this type of clientele.

  15. RT @geardiary: Buyer Beware – MyPadMedia #Books and eBooks

  16. RT @mark1786: You can access the newest iPad newspapers here for free : << SCAM SCAM

  17. thought I stumbled upon the holy grail of Ebooks but it's a SCAM.That's right, mypadmedia &!SCAM!

  18. It’s a waste of money. They are selling you free stuff.

    You want to piss away $50, be my guest. But a google search for “free and public domain ebooks” will get you the same results. For free
    Have fun.

  19. I had MyPadMedia for a while and then the site went down…I decided to do some research while maintainence was being done and I found not a whole lot…then one day I went back to the site to log in to my account and the site was gone!…then I did some research of my own and I found this site…thanks for clearing up the mypadmedia thing and I love your site.

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