“WordPress 6th birthday” message: time to take legal action against WP?

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  • #550992

    benedek75
    Member

    I have been unable to access my WP.com blog site for weeks now, as it takes me to a strange, non optional and pay-for-service “sweepstakes site” where it offers some winnable Mac products. It says “Today is our 6th Birthday” (for weeks now!!!), and transfers me immediately to this URL: http://wp.usersurveycenter.com/?sov=121370
    This is against all normal and legal standards/laws on the Internet. Has anyone heard of this URL and/or this message? Is it related to WordPress.org or WordPress.com? There is not a single opt-out function included on the site. I am considering legal action. Please help!

    The blog I need help with is creativeconsult.wordpress.com.

    #551159

    ranh
    Staff

    You can access your site here: http://creativeconsult.wordpress.com/

    The site you mentioned is using a similar URL to ours: http://worpress.com/ (no D).

    We are taking actions to prevent this.

    #551175

    raincoaster
    Member

    The reason it was taking you to that site is that you were typing in your URL without the D. Several people have reported it. A lawyer could advise you whether or not this is a Fraud case or actionable in civil court, but the action would be against that other site, not WordPress.com.

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