8 replies
Got an email the other day from someone at "article-writing-services.org" stating that one of their clients is interested in having a banner placed in one of my blog posts. I haven't posted to this blog in several months and it never really generated any money so I lost interest in it. I also doubt in ranks highly from a SEO standpoint.

After going back and forth with some questions the bottom line is they wanted to pay me $10 to place a banner on this post indefinitely which I could size and position however I want. They would pay me through PayPal. I last emailed her asking if they could pay more, but I think they lost interest since I didn't get a reply.

I know they can't do much with my paypal email address other than deposit funds, so I'm trying to figure out if this is some type of scam.
#blog #paypal #scam
  • Profile picture of the author Sylent
    I wouldnt think its a scam really.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3719443].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Sound closer to spam than a scam
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3719450].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author imback
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Sound closer to spam than a scam
      lol this is def the case Spammer do not do anything besides hurt their rep!


      Chad
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3719632].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author goldenbible
    Originally Posted by blazr63 View Post

    Got an email the other day from someone at "article-writing-services.org" stating that one of their clients is interested in having a banner placed in one of my blog posts. I haven't posted to this blog in several months and it never really generated any money so I lost interest in it. I also doubt in ranks highly from a SEO standpoint.

    After going back and forth with some questions the bottom line is they wanted to pay me $10 to place a banner on this post indefinitely which I could size and position however I want. They would pay me through PayPal. I last emailed her asking if they could pay more, but I think they lost interest since I didn't get a reply.

    I know they can't do much with my paypal email address other than deposit funds, so I'm trying to figure out if this is some type of scam.
    It sounds genuine to me... Maybe a case of a spammer, but I wouldn't be so hasty to make that call...
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3721272].message }}
  • oohhh it's a bad luck !!!

    if it is was not a scam then you surely lost some dollars. did they reply your email anytime? if not then it is a scam. in this type of case continuous contact is necessary.

    but you should be glad some people still have taste on your that blog. so start putting posts on that blog again. hope this time you will not miss the opportunity to check whether these are scam or not.

    best of luck
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3731279].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Flugelbinders
    you have been spammed my friend
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3731336].message }}
  • Its weird because I got a similar email once to a random blog I used to have and it was actually true and the person who emailed bought quite a lot of banners, it was quite random really.

    There offering to pay you money so as long as the funds are in your bank account I'd say go for it
    Signature
    InternetContentCreation.com
    Special Offer! - 500 Word Article only $1.00
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3733414].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Moneyerr
    That may not be the spam because their client may have the relevant website as yours and want to divert your visitors towards him. Some companies search the high PR websites relevant to their services or products, and offer a reasonable amount to their webmasters for publishing their ads there to increase their sale. So in my opinion it was a genuine mail.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3735277].message }}

Trending Topics