||At the top of their page you will see 'member
login, free sign-up, contests, pass it on. They all send you
to AddictionZone via an affiliate link.
||"Due to some technical difficulties
we have been forced to shut down the American Consumer Opinion(tm)
||Due to changes in the Paid-to-Surf industry
we have had to make some revisions to our basic business model,
including no longer operating solely as a service that directly
compensates its members for viewing advertisements. In addition,
we have discontinued our operations under the "AdSavers"
model, including account homepages for old members and our
referral component. These revisions were necessary because
without them we could no longer have survived as a viable
business. We no longer market our platform directly to end-users,
like yourself, but instead offer the platform to end-users
via our private partners. Our first private partner is Photos-to-Go
"Each day one entrant will be randomly
selected from among all eligible Sweepstakes entrants. You
are eligible if you surf with your Viewbar at least 3 minutes
that day. The more you surf, the more entries you will have
(up to a maximum of ten entries per day), which could increase
your chances of being chosen. In addition, each day a letter
of the alphabet will also be randomly selected. If that
letter matches the third letter of the selected member's
AllAdvantage Member ID, that member wins the Grand Prize.
If the randomly selected letter does not
match the third letter of the selected member's ID, there
will be no Grand Prize Winner for that day unless AllAdvantage,
in its sole discretion, decides that a particular day is
a "must win" day, in which case the entrant randomly
selected on the "must win" day will be awarded
the Daily Grand Prize.
Remember you must surf with your Viewbar
for at least three minutes a day to qualify each day for
the Grand Prize.
NEW MEMBERS TO BE ENROLLED IN WOW SWEEPSTAKES
AllAdvantage is now focusing its rewards program on the
WOW Sweepstakes. Starting December 1, new members will only
be able to enter the WOW Sweepstakes and will not be able
to enter the Alternative Rewards Program.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Effective December 1, if
you're enrolled in the Sweepstakes, you will not be able
to switch back to the Alternative Rewards (Pay-to-Surf)
Program. Similarly, if you are enrolled in the Alternative
Rewards Program and you choose to enter the Sweepstakes
at some point in the future, you will not have the option
to switch back to the Alternative Rewards Program.
NEW PAYMENT THRESHOLD FOR US MEMBERS The
current market conditions have made it tough on companies
like AllAdvantage. To adjust to the pressures of the market,
we have raised the payment threshold for November surfing
to $50 for all US members.
With all the changes we've made, AllAdvantage
is still committed to being your valued and trusted Infomediary,
and we appreciate your continued support."
||BigReferral changed to ShopDog and then closed
their site. Many members who were in on this one from the
beginning had accrued well over $500 which has not been seen.
We regret having to tell you this info, but we want to inform
you in any case. We at CalypsoAd tried to make CA a success.
Unfortunately we didn't succeed - A really big 'Sorry' to
all of you! Due to these facts we see ourselves forced to
cancel our relationship with you based on our terms and conditions.
Of course we will delete all your information. At this point
we can only ask once again for your understanding and we want
to thank you for your efforts to try and help CA to a good
conclusion. Sincerely, your CA team.
||CashMagic redirects you to SendMoreInfo using
a referral link. You will see a pop up that claims they are
'in talks' with SendMoreInfo. In reality, there is no affiliation
there at all except that the owner of CashMagic is a SendMoreInfo
||They have proved themselves to have dangerous
software. Numerous system crashes, and windows files have
been reported to have been erased.
||CatPile turned out to be just that, a cat
The site disappeared and email sent to them were bounced back.
||Clicky is defrauding their advertisers at
this time by using hidden frames to create
click-thrus for themselves.
||This was a smart redirect from a fast thinking
affiliate. The real site is at ClickyCash.co.uk. Just wanted
to point this out.
||ClickZones appears to have quietly disappeared.
There is no acces to the site anymore.
||CoolAgent is another program that has silently
Effective immediately, subscribers who do not earn at least
$2 on their personal level by the end of each month will incur
an inactivity charge of $8 to their account for that month
and will be ineligible to receive referral-earnings group
credits for the month. Subscriber accounts will never go below
D4M has made it difficult to even make $2 a month, impossible
for some. D4M barely sends out enough paid emails to even
make that minimum. Many people are having troubles logging
into there accounts in order to open the paid mail. I have
found many people to include mayself have had their ID and
password reversed meaning, my password became my ID and my
ID I created when I signed up is now my password. Nearly all
the offers they send to get paid to sign up for are programs
that have already been signed up for elsewhere by members
or require you to pay money when you sign up.
More and more people are cancelling this one.
|| DotAd has been around for about a year
now. Still collecting profiles and not a word from them. Last
report on traffic was Feb 2000 with over 300,000 unique visitors.
|| From eLance:
Thanks to everyone for making the eLance Referral Rewards
program a success! It's over, but there's more to come. We'll
keep you informed as eLance grows. All who qualified for referral
rewards will be hearing from us soon.
host orignally shut them down.
They are back with new software.
This program will be moved to the 'Watch List' until the
program proves well.
We appreciate your interest and your patience. Unfortunately,
at this time the Goldbar program has been placed on hold.
We plan to review and evaluate the Goldbar and expect to return
with an improved version of the Goldbar or a similar product
in the near future. You'll be notified by email if and when
They came in, got us to promote and use
them, and then they very quickly said buh bye. If you didn't
make it to $20 for a payment, tough cookies. And BTW, they
deleted all account records. This info was from an email
sent by HPR themselves.
world wide panic after breaking their promise to pay. They
did make a payment, once. Twice now, February payments have
been made. They haven't paid since. Will they pay again?
||Ikena no longer offers rewards for referrals
at this time.
|| iRewards has been for for well over
a month now. It is assumed they are dead.
||Jaboom is still live however does not offer
any referral rewards anymore.
||перестали платить. Подозревается: провели
рекламную акцию своего гавеного софта гавгающего весь компьютер
и кончили, хотя есть мнение, что они чтото другое еще замутят.
||LifeMinders has changed to ContestJunction.com
|| From the MailArmada web site:
We have decided to discontinue the rewards program, effective
12:00 pm eastern time on Sep. 8. Reward points can be earned
and redeemed until then. After that, the rewards tab will
be removed and reward points will no longer be awarded for
sending e-mails or posting in communities. Your accounts will
remain active and we hope that you continue to use your free
MailArmada.com e-mail address, manage multiple POP3 addresses
from your account, take advantage of the advanced messaging
functions, and take part in the MailArmada communities.
||Advertised as a free deal, and it's not.
|| This site 'signs you up for select
Internet services that give you free cash and gift bonuses.'
During their free sign up, you are asked for a credit card
number. They say this is to verify you are a real person.
||It's official. mValue/SweepSurf is claiming
Nobody will be paid. I think SweepSurf set the record for
the shortest live program yet!
longer appears to be a referral program.
There are not any stats to check. Links to 'get paid for'
links within their site are broken.
There has been no member contact to include any response
to an email.
We are sending this email to inform you
that MyRewardsClub.com will be unavailable for some time.
Due to problems with our hosting company's computers, the
entire website and its backup were lost last week. We are
in the process of re-establishing the site from scratch.
As you can imagine, this is an unexpected arduous task and
we do not have a specific time frame in which MyRewardsClub.com
will be back in operation.
As most of you know, November 15, 2000 is
the date on which members can start to redeem their reward
points. Due to this unforeseen calamity, we will not be
able to start redeeming points on that date. As of this
time we do not have another date on which members can start
to redeem their points. We know that many of you have devoted
a lot of time to interact with the MyRewardsClub.com site
in order to earn reward points and this announcement will
be inconvenient and frustrating to say the least. We do
apologize for this delay and will try to correct the matter
as soon as possible, but we do not believe it will be corrected
in enough time for you to redeem reward points for Christmas.
Again, we apologize for the inconvenience
we have caused, as we know many of you planned to redeem
reward points for Christmas, but at this time we do not
believe that will be possible. We will keep you posted on
our efforts to redeem your points.
|| A program from Argentina, numerous
broken links, and no customer contact.
||No longer gain anything for making referrals.
made the decision to stop their program although the site
is still up at this time.
Just like Jotter, OnSrc will not bepaying
members who have less than $50.
We regretfully announce that onGiving.com
has had to shut down operations for financial reasons. Efforts
to find alternative solutions have been unfruitful and unfortunately
November 3 will be onGiving.coms final day of operation.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and wish
all participants the best. We hope all the nonprofits that
have used onGiving.com will continue to look to the Internet
for new and creative fundraising ideas that come along in
||PayingAd is the next generation scam. They
have a viewbar but they slipped. Right click on the title
bar and you will see a menu item that says 'about m:poster.'
Click on it and you will see they used unregistered software
to create their bar (couldn't pay the 20 bucks) and are distributing
their product illegally. You can also fill your screen with
as many viewbars as you want. What PTS company is going to
let you do that?
As of 8-15-2000:
You can no longer join or download the bar but the site is
|| Their site disappeared. They made themselves
look as much like PayPal as they could and created links to
the actual PayPal site when somebody wanted to join or check
their account. In an email, with the correct font PayPai.com
looks very much like PayPal.com.
||Announcement from PayTree:
PayTree.com is being redesigned All former accounts will be
deleted as we will be offering a completely new service. Note:
mail accounts will not be deleted.
They claim to have used up all their
funding and can't get anymore.
Hello Paul, Thank you very much for writing.
So that we do not become listed as "scam by default,"
I thought I would take a moment to clarify the situation.
Powerdime was started by eight recent college graduates,
with personal and bank investments totaling $450,000 dollars.
The eight people that worked here did so for a combined
weekly salary of $1200. Eventually, the bank account ran
empty, and we found ourselves hard pressed to find investments
in a declining Internet economy. Because of this complete
and total lack of capital, it was impossible to continue
operating Powerdime at such a severe loss. Rather than continue
with the program, we chose to shut it down. This came as
a surprise to almost everyone, who is understandably quite
upset over having lost their gift certificates. It is important
to understand, though, that rather than making huge amounts
of money, this venture has instead left us with an enormous
pile of debt. We are left to do nothing but sincerely apologize
to all of our members. If you have any further questions
or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at (203)772-3562x11,
or provide a number where we may contact you. --------------
Malcolm Bedell Director, Member Support Powerdime.com.
We here at the PrizeDispenserTM Service
would like to thank you for your patronage. We are closing
the service down effective today, Thursday, November 30th,
2000 due to a change in our business plan. All prizes won
through November 30th will be awarded in the normal time
frame of 4-6 weeks from win date. Customer Service will
still be on hand as we transition if you require any further
assistance. Again, please accept our gratitude for your
participation in our program, and we wish you all the best
for the future.
||Originally had an affiliate program which
was dissolved without notice. Profinity is merely a shopping
Thank you very much for taking the time
to read this message and particularly for your ongoing loyalty
to RFC. As a valued member of the RFC community, I would
like to provide you with a brief and honest update on the
status of our company. I also want to apologize personally
for not yet fulfilling our commitments to you. As you are
probably well aware, the market for internet-focused companies
continues to be very difficult. Like the great majority
of startup and established firms, RadioFreeCash has faced
challenges along several fronts that have delayed our ability
to fully launch our services and deliver on our outstanding
member commitments. Our goal has always been to share our
advertising revenue with our members. Unfortunately, the
market for banner advertising has fallen dramatically since
our launch. More importantly, the market for audio advertising
has not developed as quickly as we anticipated (although
we have allowed charity organizations to run public service
announcements free of charge). Consequently, we have not
yet generated significant revenues, and this has directly
forced us to move more slowly with both our planned technology
improvements as well as our CD fulfillments. Like you, we
are extremely disappointed at our inability to fulfill our
promises in the time that we had initially planned and promised.
However, we are absolutely committed to making this work
and we continue to make progress--despite the obstacles
we have faced. We have enlisted the number one radio advertising
sales firm, Katz Interactive, to assist us in building demand
for internet audio advertising. While we do not see the
audio advertising market making substantial strides in what's
left of 2000, we are very, very excited at its potential
for 2001 and thereafter. We have also finalized a deal with
Amazon to deliver our free CD gift certificates once we
have generated sufficient revenue to pay for them. And we
are evaluating potential modifications to the incentive
structure that will enable us to begin compensating you
for your time as soon as possible. We can only ask that
you continue with the patience you have shown since our
launch-we are more resolute now than ever before that the
value proposition we will eventually deliver will be worth
the wait. Your continued interest will help us build the
audio ad market, generate revenues, and most importantly,
to make good on our promises to you. In the meantime, please
continue to enjoy the great free music and free CD incentives.
Thank you again. Chip Stevens CEO
|| From RewardBuddies:
In the circumstances, which are beyond our control, Reward
Buddies has no option but to cease trading and to terminate
the Reward Buddies System, and the contracts that it has with
any users. We hope that in time, this innovative and exciting
system will be part of everyone's Internet experience. We
hope to be part of that. However, for the time being, we want
to thank all of our users for their interest in the System.
||These people charged you to get paid to take
surveys then disappeared without much of a whisper.
RockSurfer moves around from free site
to free site. The domain has never been registered. They
make big promises, $15 to sign up, $2 per referral, $1.75
an hour to surf, and even say their ad bar is ready for
download. There isn't any ad bar and you won't get paid.
Still at large, here are 2 locations they can still be found.
I have personally emailed RockSurfer several
times to let them know they were on public display as a
scam and there has not been any response.
Rewards Program has been discontinued. We
are working on ways with a Company to send you your Earnings.
||SearchCactus has made the decision to NOT
pay international members anymore.
||SendItOn has not been accessible and the
site, in fact, to be gone.
This comes as no surprise as their program was destined from
the beginning to fail because of a poor business plan. The
program was a paid e-mail program. When you received an e-mail
from them, you were to get paid to 'send it on'. This in itself
induced a ton of spam, which resulted in the demise of this
We regret to inform you that ServiceLane.com's
RewardLane has been cancelled. We truly appreciate your
participation in our program and hope you will continue
to participate in future ServiceLane programs. As stated
in our Membership Agreement, we will provide payment to
those customers who: 1. Activated their Personal Identification
Numbers (PINs). 2. Currently have RewardLane dollars through
referring friends who have joined the program. 3. Used a
service and provided proof of purchase. RewardLane members
who meet these requirements will receive payment in 2 -
3 weeks. You will continue to have access to My Account
to check your RewardLane balance through Thursday, November
30, 2000. All receipts sent in for proof of purchase must
be postmarked on or before December 1. Thank you for being
part of the SeviceLane community! The ServiceLane Team ServiceLane.com
your connection to certified Service Professionals
||ShopVault appears to be another program that
|| SurfAd has lost referral data more
than once. How convenient. They are no longer listed on most
major PTS listings.
|| An email was received by members of
the official closing date of July 7, 2000.
||Surferall.net is now a search engine. No
was originally posted here on 8-1-00. From reliable sources,
at that time the program was bought and had a new owner
who had plans on trying to revive what was already a failed
program. The programmers of the bar at that time appeared
to be amatures and the new owner claimed he was looking
for a new team. SurferDollars was then promoted by even
the biggest 'get paid' sites. The poorly made bar was downloadable
and runnable but was not changed form what is was previously.
No payments were made to any users. The site quickly vanished
without a word.
Now when you try to go to SurferDollars.com
you will see this claim. Where we all taken for a ride?
Thanks for visiting! The domain you attempted
to go to is FOR-SALE, FOR-LEASE or for JOINT VENTURE! E-mail
me HERE if interested in this domain! As you can see from
your other browser window I've opened it upto a work-from-home
opportunity. Before you click-away let me say that I averaged
over $20,000 per month last year because of this work-from-home
opportunity. WAIT! We do no door-to-door sales or meetings.
Forget about your family and friends - they'll never believe
you've found a legitimate business to make money. I'll teach
you everything I know about building a business ONLINE!
I've enrolled 32,648 people using this system.
Trespass.net was a spam haven. Nobody
Tresspass continued to collect profiles for several months
after they stopped their service.
||This program has silently left the scene.
The site has been down many weeks now and nobody seems to
know anything about it.
||Claim to pay 25 cents a click but don't pay
Due to unforseen circumstances, the VirtuAds.com web site
is closed until further notice. All personal information will
be removed from our databases. We apologize for any inconvenience
this may have caused you. The VirtuAds.com domain name is
up for sale on ebay with no reserve. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=426720047
||WackyWare had a referral program but they
have since disappeared.
||No Member contact. Site has been stale for
months. No member account or log in.
||WebHotPotato appears to be a legitimate program.
THe only reason this program is listed here is becuase referrals
are not being credited correctly. The referral URL takes you
directly to the sign up page, like most programs do, however,
if your referral navigates to another page in the site to
see what the program is all about and then go to the 'join'
page, the referral data is lost. So, as a result, most referrals
are not being credited.
Watch out, this could come back to life!
The name is still registered 'till May 2002. They claimed
to pay $10 to sign up and $5 per referral. They were originally
hosted on FreeServers and they couldn't even pay the $5.95
a month to remove FreeServers ads. They looked very much
like PayPal. They stole a lot of credit card numbers.
WePayAll is back online at a different free web host.
|| From WBM: "We have temporarily
halted the referral program because of major abuse. We are
looking for writers and readers to join us and contribute
to the site. You can only earn Deweys from writing and being
read. Regards, Rendle Williams."
|| From X.com:
"Dear X.com account holder,
As part of X.com's continuing product shift to focus exclusively
on our industry-leading online payment service, PayPal, we
are ceasing operation of the X Finance business, including
the Internet banking division of First Western National Bank
("FWNB"), as of December 1, 2000. Please close your
FWNB account by following the instructions at https://secure.finance.x.com/account_closure.asp.
Accounts not closed by December 1, 2000, will be closed by
us on that date and the balance mailed by check to the most
recent address that you have provided.
Effective November 20, 2000, we will no longer accept deposits
to your account, including wire transfers. Please be sure
to cancel any direct deposits or automatic electronic funds
withdrawals you may have attached to your account prior to
that date. After December 1, 2000, no items presented for
payment will be accepted, including checks, electronic funds
transfer requests and debit card transactions.
Any Certificates of Deposit (CDs) will be redeemed and credited
to your account on or before December 1, with full interest
Please be aware that repayment obligations under outstanding
Lines of Credit are unaffected by this action, and payments
should continue to be made in accordance with the Overdraft
Account Agreement at https://secure.finance.x.com/help_termsofuse.asp#lending.
Additional information concerning procedures for future line
of credit payments will be sent at a later date.
Mutual Fund Shareholders
As a result of this action, X.com will be discontinuing the
mutual fund business of X Finance on December 1, 2000. Please
check your fund account balance and redeem all your shares
on or before December 1, 2000. All remaining shareholders
of the Funds on that date will have their shares redeemed
on the following business day (December 4, 2000) at the net
asset value determined on that date. A check for the proceeds
will be mailed to the most recent address that you have provided.
For more information, please see https://secure.finance.x.com/info_prospectus.asp."
Zemtro popped up, like many others, to
trick people into signing up for programs like PayPal.
From Zemtro: "zemtro.com is FOR SALE!"