What’s up with payments — Part 2

As many of you have noticed, we are a bit behind on cutting checks to everyone who has made a redemption request. First, we’d like to offer an apology. We are sincerely sorry that not everyone has received the payments that they deserve. Second, we want you to know a little bit about why it’s taking so long.

For the past couple of months we’ve been battling with a few unscrupulous members who have been causing us a great deal of trouble. There a a few schemes out there, but the basic premise is that some people have been signing up numbers that they don’t legitimately control and using whatever means possible to flood those numbers with calls in an effort to boost their earnings. Most of those means for generating calls to their Brring numbers are fraudulent, meaning that they are dishonest and deceptive — if not outright illegal. At the very least, they are against the spirit of our service and undermine our efforts to provide reliable service to all of you honest folks.

Our fundamental challenge has been identifying these fraudulent users and separating their redemption requests from those of everyone else. Of course, the popularity of Brring! hasn’t helped — there are thousands of you and just a few of us (all with day jobs, families, school, etc). Not that this excuses us from our responsibility to you, just offered as some explanation as to why things appear to be moving so slowly.

With that explanation out of the way, we’d like to tell you what we think the future looks like. First off, we’ve spent a lot of effort to radically improve our ability to automatically deal with troublemakers; they’re now taking much less time to deal with. Second, we’re in the midst of building some internal systems to automate the cutting of checks. This will greatly reduce the amount of time it takes us to actually send out money, meaning less backups in the payment pipeline. Finally, based on your suggestion, we are also looking to add the ability to receive earning redemptions through PayPal.

Once again, we’re very sorry that the road to payments has been so rocky — but we greatly value your patience and continued support. And you can expect that check coming very soon now.


11 Responses to “What’s up with payments — Part 2”

  1. jgeiger2006 Says:

    That is awesome news! Thank you for the update. Do you have an estimated timeframe of when you will be able to get caught up on the payments? I still have dec payouts owed to me and it is now basically april. πŸ™‚

  2. I got paid . Better late than never πŸ™‚ I was paid for 7 of my 9 cashouts. I have now been paid up to date . My check was for xx bucks. Thank u brring . I hope now u will be able to stay on track and make the most of Brrring.

  3. Yay for paypal!

    Hope that feature comes soon.

  4. Yeah! Waiting for my check cashed out in February, I know its not as long as others so I’ll be patient and waiting for my check to come πŸ™‚

  5. jgeiger2006 Says:

    i just got my check for my dec and early jan cashouts. πŸ™‚ thanks

  6. I would like to know how long does it take for a person to get credit. I have $4.05 pending still and I invited a few friends but it is still pending.

  7. retiredtvguy2 Says:

    I knew something was up, Im owed 3 payment’s from brring but I never lost faith brring is one of my fave’s!

  8. jetskimax Says:

    I have been on the internet too long to think that you wouldn’t have a percentage of members abusing your program. Which sucks for the bulk of us that were thrilled to pick up a few extra bucks and follow your guidelines.

    I cashed out 1/21/2008 – where are you in your payment cycle?


  9. xbiutuix Says:

    great news. after sending thousands of messages about using PayPal to redeem rewards finally paid off. i’m glad to hear it. much quicker redeemable rewards via paypal. Good work you all.

  10. jenni7202 Says:

    When will the paypal payment option be available? I’ve been waiting quite some time for my first check, and I was wondering if when the paypal payment option is available, will payments come quicker?

  11. We have added a PayPal payment option to our development queue but at present we have no one actively working on that functionality.

    We recognize that this is a popular request and we will get it done.

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