After I posted about the mac twitter menulet the developer got in touch to say the following:
I’m the lead developer of Twit Menulet and it is definitely the real deal! We’ve been selling software for a while now and we have an excellent reputation (we sell another program called Stock Menulet).
I’m sorry that you don’t like the idea of payment via PayPal. I think that PayPal is very reliable and also has an excellent reputation for safety and security. Tell me what payment method you’d prefer, though, and I’ll work on setting it up.
So, it all seems well above board and apologies to Phil and the product if they took offence although I’m sure they didn’t.