Portal Membership Email Solicitation?

Discussion in 'Hey PUP Staff, Let me tell you what I think!' started by tzmartin, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. tzmartin

    tzmartin Not here for a long time but here for a good time! Diamond Supporting Member

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    I just got an email inviting me to different levels of membership for Pop up portal. Is this legitimate or just a phishing scam? Will definitely support if it’s real.

    Email text here:

    PUP Members,

    We are launching an annual fundraiser in the form of an annual supporting membership.

    Show that you support Popupportal.com and enjoy an advertising free experience at once!

    To donate and upgrade go here

    https://www.popupportal.com/account/upgrades

    We now have 4 supporting memberships. Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond.
    The main difference between the different levels is the badge under your username.
    Each upgraded membership comes with an advertising free, sidebar free experience.

    Silver Membership - $20 annually
    Badge under username that says Silver Supporting Member
    No ads, No Sidebar
    Edit your Usertitle

    Gold Membership - $25 annually
    Badge under username that says Gold Supporting Member
    No ads, No Sidebar
    Edit your Usertitle

    Platinum Membership - $50 annually
    Badge under username that says Platinum Supporting Member
    No ads, No Sidebar
    Edit your Usertitle

    Diamond Membership - $100 annually
    Badge under username that says Diamond Supporting Member
    No ads, No Sidebar
    Edit your Usertitle

    There are options to purchase these memberships one time annually and there are options to have automatic renewal.

    https://www.popupportal.com/account/upgrades

    Let us know if you have questions.

    Thanks for your support of popupportal.com
     
  2. Storm

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    Yes I got one also . hey do i get a discount at the pup gear store with a membership sponsor? : )
     
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  3. eoleson1

    eoleson1 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I just went to my account page and found an Account Upgrades link. I went in there to see exactly what the email described, so I'd say it's legit.
     
  4. myride

    myride Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a moderator will chime in and confirm.....
     
  5. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    I haven't seen the email yet but went straight there from this post. Paypal verifies payment to popupportal.com. Completely legit.
     
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  6. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Oooohhh steve p went platinum!! [:D]
     
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  7. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I really dont get it. I do get giving to the portal. But im not overburdened with ads and the like. Plus , do they get more money from me looming at the ads or the sponsorship? IDK. Wish it was just mentioned before hand. Ill het something to suport the site. Just not sure the direction its leading to.
     
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  8. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    Yup, it's real. Ads just don't cover our costs anymore. The ad providers have turned the faucet way back and my out of pocket way up. This is, as it's always been, a hobby for me and not a business. I'm single and work two jobs to feed my camping addiction and the time between camping trips. I'm not complaining, I know it's tough goings for a lot of people, and many are in much more dire straits. So if you can, GREAT and Thank You. If you can't, keep enjoying The Portal, the ad revenue will also help.
     
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  9. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Done.
     
  10. tfischer

    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office Gold Supporting Member

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    We appreciate you!

    Would really hate to see this place go away... it inspires me and keeps me thinking of camping all year around. Was in a woodworking forum like this years ago (technically still am) where the owner lost interest and although passed the site on, it declined and withered away to almost nothing today. It was originally a really great community like this where people "knew" the frequent posters and it inspired me in my early days of woodworking.
     
  11. ezakoske

    ezakoske Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Agree with tfischer. I'm on a boating forum also, which has pretty much died off since the Facebook page started up. The forum is so much better for finding information than FB.
     
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  12. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Thank you, Steve, for all you do to keep us all coming back!
     

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