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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Note on Entrecard Ads

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I have decided that I will no longer accept paid ads on Entercard. I am unwilling to give Entrecard my Social Security number via a simple form. They insist that they need it to be given the opportunity to cash out what would certainly be less than $100 a year. I earn almost all of my income on line, and no other site has required my tax information until I break the $600/year limit. At that point they properly have asked for an IRS W-9 form. I have no objection to paid ads in theory, but I'm not going to help them earn money that I won't be earning any of.

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myonlyphoto said...

Yes I object to this too. I don't like giving that kind of information online also. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know that you can actually earn money on the Entrecard, I thought it was only Entrecard points. Anna :)

Rick (Ratty) said...

The whole situation since Entrecard went to the paid ad deal has been screwy. It has seemed very disorganized to me. I've been keeping myself in kind of a holding pattern until everything stabilizes. I have seen absolutely no benefit for me in the paid ads yet.

Sharkbytes said...

Hi Anna- the pay idea is quite new and no one is quite sure how well it will work, but I'm NOT giving them my SS# over an insecure form.

Ratty- I've also been "on hold" with it. But I'm pretty tired of all the nastiness in the forum. I actually did get accepted to the new forum, but then they changed the format of it so you can't find anything any more. I'm not as miffed as many, but I don't think it's been handled as well as it might have been. My final sticking point was the SS#.

Glynis Peters said...

I am afraid I have walked away from EC. I didn't like the way it went with the paid ads.

Ram Bansal said...

EC behave like a bull with innocent bloggers and exploit them a lot.