Whether you are an experienced GPT (get paid to) participant or new to the online world of GPT sites, asking, “Is Swagbucks a scam,” is a good question. When I first learned about Swagbucks and other GPT sites I was amazed at the sheer number of people who knew about and used the site. I was equally amazed at the number of people who knew nothing about this phenomenon. I was one of the unaware until a blogging friend of mine told me about it. I was suspicious at first and openly called Swagbucks a scam before checking it out. However, I have long since eaten my words, as the saying goes, because the answer to, “Is Swagbucks legit, ” is yes.
Make no doubt, if you search you will find posts from people who say that Swagbucks is a scam. There are stories about offers not bring credited for points and accounts being deactivated for no reason. I have experienced not getting points once in a while after completing different activities, but I consider it to be the nature of the beast. In another post I explain why I’m not bothered by it. As far as people being deactivated, I tend to believe that most of the time, the deactivation happened for a legitimate reason. Swagbucks uses technology that sniffs out cheats. I’m sure there are times when it sets off false alarms and mistakenly deactivates people. With that said, I am firm in my opinion that Swagbucks is legit. (See my post on the criteria I use to help me decide if a GPT is a scam or legit)
- Swagbucks has 1.5 million (MILLION) likes on Facebook. That’s a lot of people following if Swagbucks is a scam. In addition, Swagbucks is active online. You will often see staff interacting with its members.
- They have been in business since 2008. That’s not forever, but it’s long enough to be established in the land of GPT sites.
- They have good customer service. Swagbucks has been responsive the few times I have had an occasional issue with an offer. They have responded in a timely manner and resolved the problem. If you go to their Facebook page you’ll often see users posting their thanks for assistance with a problem.
- The site looks professional. Nothing screams scammy like a crummy, glitchy site.
- They pay. This should probably be number one, right? Ultimately, this is the most important measure. All of the rest of the criteria are used to determine the likelihood of being paid. I have never had a problem redeeming my points.
So there you have it. The four reasons the answer to the question, “Is Swagbucks legit,” is yes. If you haven’t tried the site out yet, there’s no better time like the present. You could be on your way to earning online to the tune of hundreds (or even a couple of thousand) of dollars in cash or free gift cards.