Auto-Surf.biz and EProfitSurf Unveil their Plans for the near Future
Admin Email issued Feb. 6, 2006
Dear Valued Members,
In light of the events of the past several months, culminating in the sudden
developments of last week, we have evaluated our current position and made
the following decisions for the long term protection of our members.
We realize that change is unsettling at best... but quite necessary to
safeguard what we have ALL worked to build over the last 6 to 9 months.
Please rest assured that we are NOT going anywhere. We are simply
restructuring to enable a quicker recovery from these latest events.
Given that StormPay has decided not to work with us or provide us with ANY
information concerning the recent turn of events AND that we have repeatedly
worked around issues with each of our other processors over the last 10
months, we came to the conclusion that none of the currently popular payment
processors were reliably fulfilling the needs of our
Designing our own processor to service our internet marketing community
became a priority.
Auto-Surf-Money is on the verge of completion. We will accept account
funding via international money order, electronic funds transfer, creditcard,
and egold. All surf site payouts will be performed through Auto-Surf-Money.
Payouts will then be performed via electronic funds transfer, egold or
checks. We will be including other options as we continue development.
In addition to freezing our funds, it appears that StormPay is "randomly"
refunding those members who purchased autosurf upgrades via StormPay. This
is being done without the knowledge or consent of either our members or our
Unfortunately, we cannot access our account to verify which members have
been refunded and which have not... Therefore, we have no way of knowing who
has or will be refunded until such time as we are permitted access to our
StormPay account... Best case scenario is the 180 day time limit provided in
StormPay's User Agreement.
The fairest way that we can determine to move forward is to treat all
StormPay upgrades as refunded services. We will be establishing escrow
accounts for every member who has purchased upgrades via StormPay equal to
the amount of what they would be due as a refund for those upgrades. Each of
the affected members' surf levels will be lowered by that upgrade amount.
Once we are able to gain access to our StormPay account, we will be able to
determine who has received refunds and who has not. At that time, members
will be refunded if StormPay has not yet done so.
Were StormPay not taking it upon themselves to randomly refund members, we
could continue business as usual with even our StormPay members.
Unfortunately with these random refunds, we simply cannot :(
With opening a payment processor as an additional service to our members, we
also have had to analyze the time that it would take to competently
adminster an additional site on top of our current duties.
The only way that we can do justice to a payment processor is if we are only
operating one surf site.
Auto-Surf.Biz and eProfit Surf will be CONSOLIDATING memberships and Auto-Surf.Biz
will close once the consolidation is complete.
There will be no refunds, upgrades or any other financial transactions
occuring during this 3 day hiatus.
eProfit Surf will house members from both existing sites and payouts will be
at a rate of 1% per day with no expiration date. Payouts will be made on a
weekly basis to your Auto-Surf-Money account.
The only other change that will affect new members is that there will be a
LIMIT of one account per IP address/ASM payout account with a $10,000 total
limit. Combined accounts will be totaled and able to maintain their current
upgrade level of the combined accounts.
Both sites will be taken down for maintenance to accomplish this for 3 days,
from midnight tonight (server time) through midnight Friday (server time).
eProfit Surf will return on Friday with the new terms and conditions in
A new support ticket system will also be implemented at this time, as we
have had sporadic issues with our current provider.
Again, we realize that change can be unsettling. BUT these are the decisions
we have made for the collective good of our ENTIRE membership. We appreciate
your support and encouragement during this time of transition, as well as
the opportunity to continue working with all of you.
If you have any comments or concerns, please visit our forum: http://www.eprofitteam.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi
Hope you are all making it a great week :)
Dan and Colette
Admin Email issued March 7,
Good Morning Everyone,
We have made great progress on the site since we closed Friday to
complete the changes to our new business model. We are still testing,
implementing and also making use of the time to complete data corrections.
Unfortunately, progress is being hampered by members who insist on not
following the rules and sneaking in to surf anyway.
All members who have located our renamed index file and managed to
complete surfing for the last 3 days have been suspended. All earnings have
been removed from those members, including bonus clicks.
Suspending members and removing earnings from those members in
violation has cost ALOT of time. One member had accrued over $176 in bonus
clicks. Another had accrued almost $100.
The changes we are making to satisfy the new regulations are rather
substantial. While we were hoping to have all of our programming changes
complete over the weekend, that unfortunately, was not possible.
We realize that a lot has been asked from all of you over the past few
weeks with the substantial changes that have had to be made. HOWEVER,
these changes were not of our doing. We are merely adapting to the
required changes as quickly as possible. While we are doing that, you all
need to be patient and allow us to get this work DONE... Without these
changes there will be no more surf site.
We are sure no one wants that to happen. The whining and complaining in
the forum, in our Inboxes, and support tickets has to STOP. It is not
possible to work faster than we are, and all it is doing is slowing down
Thanks for your cooperation. We appreciate your continued patience.
Colette & Dan eProfit Surf
Auto-surf-Money temporarily closes!
Admin Email sent March 26, 2006
has been forced to temporarily close due to the restrictions placed upon it
by other processors, such as Paypal and e-Gold.
As a result, there is currently no way to receive or payout funds from
eProfitWorks. We believe the the most fair and logical way to handle this
situation is to do as follows:
eProfitWorks will be temporarily closed effective Monday, March 27
The operations staff will then begin reviewing the database to calculate
refunds for all members to which they are due.
A refund will be due if the amount you have spent from outside funds is
greater than the amount you have cashed out. Purchases made from account
earnings are not eligible for refund. Following this process, all accounts
will be reset to zero so that we can restart with a clean slate. All members
currently in free status will be deleted prior to this process to minimize
the amount of data being worked with
Refunds will be issued via ASM company check. Please complete your member
profile in ASM so a check can be mailed to you if you are due a refund.
If you have purchased upgrades via Stormpay previously, you will be
receiving an email with the amount that is being held in escrow for you.
eProfitWorks and ASM will remain offline until all development work
iscomplete. Once complete, an announcement will be sent to all members and
the sites will reopen. At this time, we are unable to give you a timeframe,
however, we are doing our best to minimize the downtime.
Please do not submit support tickets regarding this issue.
Colette and Dan
BlackGold-Surf Site Changes
Admin Email issued March 1, 2006
This email is to let you all know that we are working on some changes
to the site. We feel these changes are necessary to catch up from the
recent rapid growth our site has experienced. Growth can be good but, it
can also be bad if things get out of balance.
First thing is that we will be changing the site to the new server so
if you notice any down time at any time, this is why.
Another thing is that we had said we would give members until March 10
before we deleted inactive members. Our inactive list is almost as
large as our active list right now.
We feel that everyone has had plenty of time to get there things in
order so we will begin deleting inactives now. So if you notice a drastic
change in membership numbers, this will be why.
One important change is that we will getting rid of is the referral
commission. So, starting now, you will not get paid a referral commission
for any new members you introduce to Blackgold-surf.
The next thing is that
we intend to lower the amount we pay on your membership upgrade levels to
surf, we just have not decided how much we need to lower it yet. We never
imagined the site would grow all of a sudden like it has. Although we have
some other amount of income coming into the site from advertising and other
things, it is not nearly enough to keep up with how fast the site has grown.
We must cut the percent we pay you to surf to help balance this.
We hope you will all
bear with us through the changes and we will do our best to keep you all
updated and informed.