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Caveat Emptor: WMPU DEV & Their “Money Back” Guarantee

Sean Parnell - Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Here’s a nice happy new year from WPMU DEV.

Don’t you like it when someone claims you were “dealt with” even though your question wasn’t answered? Dealt with = they dealt with you so that you are no longer a problem for them, and so much for their “Guaranteed!” claims… At the end of the day: a charge of $158 for a question that still hasn’t been answered. Not even a partial refund? We shall not be troubling them with our business any longer.

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From:   contact@wpmudev.org
Subject: Re: Thank you for your WPMU DEV subscription!
Date: January 2, 2012 8:38:45 AM CST
To:   ***@innovaxisinc.com

Hiya,

We do make it very clear in at least four places during signup that all our options are based on an ongoing subscription which we ask you to authorise when you join.

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Joan Lunden, “The Journal” & Buyer Beware

Sean Parnell - Thursday, November 17, 2011

Joan Lunden & "The Journal"Buyer beware, indeed.

One of our high-profile clients contacted us to ask for advice on whether or not to participate in the taping of “The Journal.” After an introduction from Joan Lunden “herself” the phone was handed to a senior producer who then solicited my client for $22,900 in order to help fund a special that would go out on public TV and the internet to over one million viewers.

Since this did not pass the sniff test–no producer that we know of asks interviewees for money because they always need content, and they seek investors if they need funding–we recommended against this and contacted the Joan Lunden people through here website. We got this response below, which we appreciate even though it took them 12 days to respond. The original pitch is posted below that.

*** From Joan Lunden’s Director of Public Relations &

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