In the public interest I am Posting this article from Gear Diary, a very good and interesting site, who have discovered a nasty scam being run by MyPadMedia.
After a recent escalation of the tensions between myPadMedia and Gear Diary, Judie bought access to find out what the real story is behind this company.
We will have a full report later today, but here’s the biggest bombshell:
MyPadMedia is selling you access to the free eBook site FeedBooks.
Yes, you read that right! But you can access myPadMedia’s “catalog” of ebooks for free, and without paying their ridiculous $49.95 fee, by heading to Feedbooks.com, a wonderful free website of self published and public domain works.
Even better? FeedBooks didn’t authorize this! This morning we had a very enlightening email exchange with them:
My name is Carly, I am an editor at Geardiary.com. We recently came across a website called “MyPadMedia.com” that offered unlimited ebook downloads for only $50, including bestsellers. We made the assumption it was some sort of pirated books scam, but MyPadMedia was very insistent they were legitimate. Finally, our editor in chief purchased a subscription to find out the truth.
As it turns out, they are charging people $50 for access to FeedBooks.com. As you can see from the attached screenshot, it’s just your site with a MyPadMedia banner across the top.
Were you aware this site was charging a gateway fee for access to Feedbooks? We want to confirm that this was an unauthorized use of the site, and not anything that you are endorsing.
FeedBooks responded almost immediately:
We were not aware and received several strange e-mails from people asking for “refunds” lately. This is obviously an unauthorized usage of our website and we’ll take the right legal and technical actions asap.
Thank you for this information,
Stay tuned for more information as the myPadMedia debacle continues. Judie and I have quite a bit more to say, but we wanted to get this FeedBooks news up right away.
And please show FeedBooks some link love and head to their site directly; it is a fabulous source of FREE eBooks!
Feed Books is a very good FREE site to find eBooks on, and as you have read, they do not charge anything for their services. I hate this sort of scam, which will certainly have caught many people out, and parted them from their hard earned money…
I want to thank the good folk at Gear Diary for tracking this one down in all our interests.