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Paid to read - or should it be pay to read ?
Member Name: IainCmartin
Date: 02/07/01, updated on 02/07/01 (61 review reads)
Disadvantages: Where's my cash ?
Themail.com - get paid for receiving and reading email - well actually, get paid when any of those you refer open emails they receive.
What a chance, think of all the emails you send to your mates, if only you could refer them, if only you could refer them all !! You could continue sending them everything - but even better, for every email they read you would get paid !!
Wow !! You wouldn't get rich, but over time it was bound to mount up, and all because you referred some friends and then sat back and sent email.
But there was more - when your friends referred someone, you then got paid a smaller amount for every email read by your friend's referral - a double whammy in the nicest possible way, and this would continue down a chain !!
I admit it, I'm a sucker for 'something for nothing' schemes (or should it be scams ?) and I signed up. Not only did I sign up, but so did my Mum, my best mate and a few other friends.
I checked regularly, and sure enough my balance was building nicely - slowly, but nicely all the same.
Then the shocks.
1)They were reducing the amount paid per email to 1/10th of the previous amount.
2)Then they weren't paying anyone till they had the accounts and payments audited.
3)Then they wanted paid for administering the accounts - sign-up within 30 days or risk your account being locked.
Needless to say I didn't pay-up - reduced payments, no payment to date and now a request for payment FROM me to keep my account.
I know things are hard in the world of 'dotcom', but I'm not going to swallow this one again. I think I managed to rescue all my accounts with various companies and divert them to other addresses - I hope I have.
But please, be careful - dogs might bite postmen but in this case TheMail bites back.