CMF Ads is one of the advertising networks for bloggers and one of the ways to earn online too.
Last week, I raised an issue in the CMF Ads forum because they included the social security number field in the cash out form (but only US bloggers are required to fill them up).
CMF Ads seems a credible organization but a recent incident of a relative of mine being in trouble because her SSN fell into bad hands (make that unscrupulous minds) made me paranoid in sharing this information online – especially on an unsecured network.
Turnip, one of the CMF Ads administrators, was quick to answer the queries I had made in that forum thread. Then, a few minutes after Turnip’s last reply, Ben, another CMF Ads administrator, mentioned this:
“Thanks for bringing this up. We’ve discussed this and agreed that in the majority of cases, we don’t need your SSN. This option has been removed from the form.”
I know of some sites that will fight till the end just to show that “they’re the boss” but the CMF Ads administrators had earned my respect by being open to suggestions from the community and changing some rules when they see it fit.
Thank you CMF Ads!