I recently joined HARO (Help A Reporter Out) in order to connect with media outlets around the globe. My reasoning is because I attend online seminars and this was suggested. Shortly after I joined, I received an email query from someone looking for a story that my book would fit to a tee. I responded to this and shortly after, I received a telephone call from an outfit called Vocus to sell me some off-the-wall promotion package. My question is this: Vocus claims to own HARO so is HARO just a way for Vocus to sneak in through the back door, or worse yet, the window? Maybe I should remove my name and email from HARO. Any experience with either of these–anyone?