What is an Autosurf Program?

An Autosurf program is a disguised Ponzi scheme.  To earn money surfing, the member must visit a number of websites containing advertising.  Autosurf programs promise members payment for viewing ads, however the surfing and traffic exchange is simply a distraction from the underlying pyramidal scheme.

 

To earn money surfing, members must also pay a fee to secure a percentage on their commission.  The member may upgrade its membership by paying a higher fee earn a higher per-site commission.

 

The Concept of Autosurfing

At best, Autosurfing  is a controversial form of online advertising, where different advertised websites are automatically rotated in the viewer's browser. Advertisers, of course, pay the Autosurf company to have their websites as part of the rotation. Viewers are paid cash or credit to view the advertised websites.

 

Autosurf sites are rotated automatically for the viewer. No interaction is required for most Autosurf programs, so there is usually no way for advertisers to know if the viewers are even seeing the ads.

 

In fact, many Autosurfers leave their computers and go and get a cup of coffee or go to the gym while the Autosurf ads are being displayed. This is a huge disadvantage for the advertisers.

 

The reality is much worse: there are no advertisers.  The money paid to existing members is taken directly from the fees paid by new members joining the Autosurf program.

 

 

Since August 1st, 2013 iGolder is no longer accepting new accounts and balances can only be redeemed. During the past years, we have been recommending Bitcoin more than our own payment system. We believe in physical gold ownership, and developed iGolder as a mechanism for people to acquire physical gold by trading with one another.

Since iGolder has a central point of failure (our server may be raided by thugs wearing some kind of uniform), we feet it is safer for us to cease operations. The iGolder experiment has been personally rewarding as we met many gold enthusiasts and also learned about Bitcoin in the process. For those who have no idea what Bitcoin is, we recommend doing your own research. Bitcoin is far superior to iGolder in every way, both in privacy and security as our server is always vulnerable to confiscation. Bitcoin is a communication protocol with a built-in "escrow service" capable of protecting both the buyer and the seller, rendering our Safetransit completely redundant. To learn more about the Bitcoin protocol and its feature, please watch "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4L7xDNCmA (Bitcoin 2012 London: Mike Hearn).

For those having gold in their iGolder account, we will ship the physical metal to anyone having more than 1 ounce of gold, assuming the owner is willing to assume the shipping costs. For smaller quantities, we offer to settle in Bitcoin, however we will also settle with any other reasonable payment system. We will give everyone at least two full years (until 2016) to contact us to claim their gold. After that period, any unclaimed gold will go to fund an economic development project in Honduras helping local people to become entrepreneurs.

We sincerely wish you the best in life and hope to keep in contact with you.

Yours in liberty,
The iGolder Team.


Update 2014: Since we announced we no longer accept gold transfers, we have received countless emails asking to keep the free gold charts and the PGP encryption tools. We plan to keep running the domain iGolder.com for both the gold charts and the encryption tools. Better, we are developing state of the art open-source software for a secure decentralized social network with a built-in wallet. We will announce when we have a product ready for use. Stay tuned!