Anyone Have A Clue What The Heck Is Going On With Today.com?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
August 30, 2009 5:30am CST
For quite sometime, I've been blogging at Today.com though not recently. Now I'm getting these rather weird emails from them the first was this one: [i]Welcome to Today.com Rewards Thank you for signing up in the Today.com Rewards program. You've already begun earning points and in no time you'll earn enough to redeem your rewards. How do I earn more points in the Today.com Rewards Program? 1. Log into your account at http://www.today.com/login/?startpg=rewards Your today.com username is: pyewacket 2. Select from a variety of highlighted deals of the day or visit any of the 800+ stores directly via the program directory of participating stores or the category page. 3. Make any of your regular day to day purchases according to the rewards eligibility of the program participant. 4. We credit your account with your earned points once purchases are confirmed. Do I have to spend money to earn Today.com Rewards Points? No, Today.com will offer opportunities to earn points through a variety of ways. Earn easy Today.com Rewards Points from a number of no purchase necessary offers to get started today! [/i] Then just now I got this one: [i] We have noticed that you have signed up the Today.com Advertising account pyewacket and have not purchased advertising yet. HAVING PROBLEMS?? Please email support@today.com with ANY problems or suggestions on any aspect of our service. We'll help you setup an ad which gets you maximum exposure. BONUS PAGE VIEWS will be added to your purchased advertising for any useful feedback we receive! -- LOGIN INFORMATION at the bottom of this email -- ADVERTISING RESERVED FOR YOU: We have reserved premium inventory for your text or image ad in the most prominent location on Today.com, for just $4.99! This package is selling very quickly, so claim your spot before its sold out. http://today.com/ctr.cgi?idx_mem=2870&mode=adv&pg=1&tid=emremind TODAY.COM HOMEPAGE AD AVALIABLE! Due to overwhelming demand, we've just released a brand new product which puts your ad DIRECTLY on http://www.today.com for just $19.99. Signup with Paypal and have your ad LIVE on our HOMEPAGE in 2 minutes! http://today.com/ctr.cgi?idx_mem=2870&mode=adv&pg=2&tid=emremind --- Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly --- https://www.paypal.com/us/mrb/pal=HBWPRMWCPCWP6 Today.com also provides marketing specialists to help you get the most out of your advertising. From setting up a strategic ad campaign, to helping you create the most attention grabbing ad, our team is devoted to your needs and success. Simply email marketing@today.com and we'll help you achieve your business and traffic goals. Thank you, The Today.com Advertising Team ----------------------------------- -- LOGIN INFORMATION -- To Access your account, buy advertising, view your stats: URL: http://www.today.com/vip/advertiser.php USERNAME: pyewacket - your password is NOT included in this email as a security measure. If you need help retrieving your password please email support@today.com [/i] What the frick is going on.....I don't suffer from amnesia, so don't recall ever signing up for ANY of these programs.....anyone else at Today.com getting these weird emails? I'm smelling a scam here...and plan to copy my blog entries and see if I can save them to post for my own blog elsewhere.....going to have to look at those Terms again if they own the rights to my own blog there....would like to delete my account and would like to post some of my material I wrote there like I said on another blog I have before I do..this blog at Today.com was supposed to earn money.....never got a cent since I didn't make or qualify for payout as they changed their terms. I'm really fed up how these sites change their rules, like a lot of writing sites do that have turned out to be scams
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10 responses
• United States
30 Aug 09
I stopped writing there a while ago. I did not get those mails, but I would not be surprised if they were sent to me and just ended up in my spam box where stuff from them rightfully deserves to be.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
It does seem as though they are spamming people--maybe they aren't doing so great financially wish and need some "ploy" to get money in order to pay out their bloggers
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
yeah i got the message too and i was really surprised. i don't even remember joining that site. if i ever did, i didn't log in after tha.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
LOL--I tend to do that..meaning I sign up for different sites then completely forget I did--
@jazzsue58 (2672)
30 Aug 09
My Today.com account got terminated as I didn't blog for so long (I forgot my user name and besides, I was too busy earning better money for my writing elsewhere!) That was a year ago but yesterday I, too, got one of these mails - it was like I'd never been away. It looks less of a blogging site, and more of a "let's make money from our users" site, now.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yes this just seems like one more disappointment for me. I joined up when they were paying $!.00 per posting at one's blog...now it's page views...with that it take me forever to reach payout
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I got the same emails. I don't know what is going on but I can tell you they do pay because I have been paid by them. I got my first payment right after they changed their payment thing from $1 per post to just page views.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I think that's when I lost interest with them when they changed to page views. Yes, I do know a number of people who blogged there and earned money big time which was why I joined up...I had only been there awhile though when they changed their paying policies...figures.
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@BarBaraPrz (20763)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Aug 09
Yup, smells phishy to me... But I know you'll get to the bottom of it. Let us know.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Okay keep ya posted...LOL
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• United States
31 Aug 09
i'm not on there but.. that definetly sounds like a scam of some kind. i don't think i'd sign up on anything forded through their page.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I'm really getting discouraged about all these writing sites--look what happened with Ciao...the only real decent one is AC
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• United States
1 Sep 09
i know. writers definetly get screwed online.i've seen so many open and close in the past year.one of my other friends just gave up and got her an LJ account for her own fun. she figures maybe it'd be good for a journalism portfolio or something.
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• United States
4 Sep 09
ciao had a major problem with copyiers too.they were busting people left and right for plaguarism over there.that doesn't help either.
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• United States
1 Sep 09
Sounds kind of phishy to me....I don't like when these emails talk to you about your password and how you can retrieve it, blah blah. Did you happen to contact them personally by email and ask what is going on? If you do, I wouldn't contact them through any of these links you have, it doesn't sound right.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Nope those links are legitimate. I've been emailing Today.com about this...have a follow up discussion about this as I wanted to see if I could repost my blog material elsewhere. If I had known they in effect OWNED my blog material I would never have started up with them..or either that written fluff stuff and not some of the personal things I did that were in effect an on-line diary/journal
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Sounds like a scam to me, Pye. They are trying to get you to spend money and may not even deliver if you did.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yup--does sound like a scam...am going to post an update about this
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
30 Aug 09
I got weird messages from them too. I never log into it anymore and forgot about it. So I just deleted these when they came into my inbox. It did not interest me to continue with that site.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I kind of lost interest in them when they changed from paying $1.00 per blog post to just page views....like big deal
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Aug 09
hi pyewacket you didnt sign up for them but somewhere in all'the adveritsing is some trick where you sign your name and bang you 'get allthe s tuff you have just shown us and you are going ,what is'goiing on here, I did not sign up for any of this . I almost got sucked in then I deleted everything and never went back.just another scam in all the scams out there. i once entered a sweepstakes for some off the w all phone company and inadvertantly signed something that said put us on your phone list, my son found all these unusual charges on our phone bill and we tracked it back to this sweepstakes entry thing.so he was able to get that charge d eleted.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I had signed up for something as well and next thing you know, yup, got strange phone charges...was able to settle that also and got refunded.