We received the following message from Wordpress.com - without any warning or reason. They accused us of violating their policies - which were absolutely false. We're a small business using what we thought was a legitimate website service. They never responded to our requests to review their decision. We spent a lot of time and money. Now, Wordpress is making us look like a bunch of hacks.
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