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
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.