Autosurf...

@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
August 22, 2008 2:49am CST
The autosurf industry has been around for a very long time. It fact, it picked up its pace in popularity in the early years of the during the turn of the millenium! It peaked in its popularity during the 2005 to 2006 period. The most popular ones at the time was Stormypay and 12DailyPro. Everyone was happy making money off these programs. And they lasted a good period. Just over a year before some disgruntled people started to become jealous of their success and started screaming Ponzi. It all started with Stormypay, where they started freezing user accounts claiming that they have violated the user agreement and the TOS by joining a ponzi scheme program. The irony is that, the people who opened the pay processor, are the ones who approve the program in the first place. There begins the downfall of the Autosurf industry. Lawsuits started flying around. And before you know it, all the accounts that were involved in other autosurf programs start to get affected as well. Members started to cry foul when their accounts are frozen. Funds are continually being accepted, but nothing can be returned to the owners even when they are no longer involved in the programs. Monies that were credited into the user's accounts were reversed. Accounts started to be frozen for no good reason on account that they are suspected of being involved in ponzi. The authorities stepped in and an investigation ensued. Soon, other autosurf programs start to fall, one by one. Experts started to pop up everywhere saying it is impossible to give the kind of rewards promised to the members of autosurf programs if it is not a ponzi. No one stood up to examine if it is possible. Many payment processors are affected due to this investigations as funds are frozen by authorities pending investigations. No money could be added. No money could be taken out either. One by one, the popular payment processors succumb to the freeze in funds and shut down. The ever strong going 12DailyPro also got dragged into the mess. This is largely due to payment processors closing down. Then people start to cry foul as money was lost due to the failures of multiple payment processors it supported. The owner of 12DailyPro was also hauled to court on charges of ponzi and fraud. Many members lost money because of the law suits! There after, the autosurf industry is no longer lucrative. Many autosurf still sprung up. But many of these are mostly ponzi operated by people who either do not know how to reinvest the money, or just jumping on the band wagon to make a quick buck and leave. Eversince then, there is no one secure program that was ever as successful as 12DailyPro. I have been looking around, but yet to find a program as reliable and as rewarding as 12DailyPro. Have yo ever been on an autosurf program? What do you think of this industry? Is it still viable today? Who is still on autosurf?
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@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 08
i missed the golden age of autosurf but i think it's glad for me because the incident didn't happen on me.any program on internet could be "ponzi" if peoples judge "ponzi" as "the system that paid peoples by matrix,level to level". i never invite anyone else to join those program need investing money first to get returns,because i knew that i'll be the first being blame if they lost their money. by now days,peoples are more mature than old times,and they have found autosurf is not a good method or the only method to make some money online,since then,autosurf is an "dying industry".
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@andak2007 (3229)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
your post is a very well explained topic about autosurf and i have to agree with you about it. I was supposed to upgrade in 12Dailypro when my stormpay account got frozen and could not be accessed...that was the time when 12dailypro was very popular and i have to say i was kind of hoping to earn money with my small investment. After that incident i just wanted nothing to do with autosurf anymore...i have to keep away from it as possible...not all autosurf programs were scam...dad n' daves for example..they are very reliable and stable and have so many members...the problem was with the payment processor. Now is still do autosurf programs but not upgrades..i just use the credits to promote my blog.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
22 Sep 08
I am sure you are not the only one. I too am a victim of StormPay. Their last minute changes to their policy lose me a good sum of money too! Money that took me heck of a long time to accumulate. Well, I am no longer into autosurf much. I am more into rotators to promote my blogs and sites. But I am still hopeful that the 12DP days will be back. And this time, all the legalities will be sorted out.
• India
22 Aug 08
Thanks for this informative discussion.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
You are most welcome josechukkiri. Glad that you are able to find it informative. I hope it is giving you more information on what to look out for in future when you are trying out a money making site. Do share with us your findings when you do.