All part of the fake press pass mills


 Administrator    16 Feb 2021
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Another thing you will undoubtedly find while looking for a press pass is sites like this.

Another thing you will undoubtedly find while looking for a press pass is sites like this. Again as with all scam sites, we will not provide a link but you will almost assuredly see a link. All this site does is attempt to provide assurance to individuals looking for a press pass in some of the other sites you will come across. Why is that? This site is part of the same web of sites primarily run by the same people. It is meant to put you at ease about deciding on one of the other sites. It doesn't matter to them which one, because they are running 17 websites on the same servers in Germany. Hopefully people see this garbage for what it is!


CFAPA



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The Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org) was founded in March, 2014 to provide credentials and to provide a venue for a mostly anonymous association of independent American Citizen Journalists. We providepress credentials free of charge to any adult American Citizen who accepts the Constitutional Journalist’s Pledge and who agrees to CFAPA’s Member Terms and Conditions.

The Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org) was founded in March, 2014 to provide credentials and to provide a venue for a mostly anonymous association of independent American Citizen Journalists. We providepress credentials free of charge to any adult American Citizen who accepts the Constitutional Journalist’s Pledge and who agrees to CFAPA’s Member Terms and Conditions.

While they may offer an ID of sorts, there is no record or attachment to the organization by receiving their ID. Simply having this ID may not help you with needing ties to a professional organization or trade organization to acquire media passes for events.

This is essentially the same as printing your own press ID. Sure you may have an ID, but what does that really mean? This approach may not stand up to vetting or scrutiny when people are considering giving you access.


APA - American Press Association


 Administrator    22 Jan 2021
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We have to admit, we're confused by this one!

We have to admit, we're confused by this one! It is true that this website has been up for a long time. Recently the domain has slipped into an insecure status by not having an SSL. It is highly unusual for a reputable organization to risk potential security issues. The site claim is they are the oldest press organization in the country, however the website has only been online since 2003. Even with some older organizations, there is an online presence going back to the mid or late 90's.

This alone doesn't take away from the authenticity of the website but we urge people to visit the site knowing there could be potential security or privacy risks when entering information without the site having a valid SSL.

Another puzzling thing we found when using the site member search feature is how few members there seems to be. 

For the security reasons stated above, we will not provide a link to the website but a Google search would give you a result or link.