Swagbucks deactivated my account... I am so mad!!!!

United States
August 10, 2009 3:35pm CST
I had been with Swagbucks for about 2 month, I earned 140 swagbucks.... all through searching and I was happy with the site since I had only positive feedback from mylotters here about the site. Well I finally decided to turn in my swagbucks for a gift card and 10 minutes after I submitted my request I went to search for something and had to try to log back in... only to find out I had been deactivated!!!!!!!!! for no reason. I have no referrals, I am the only one on the account...I am the only one using the internet for money sites --and I only use the computers here at my home...no where else!!! So for no other reason that requesting payment for my time I was deactivated!!! I submitted an email to have them explain why this happened and I have not received a response from them and it has been 2 weeks now!!! I was curious if anyone else had been deactivated from this site or any other for no other reason that requesting payment??
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10 responses
@roseyroser (1063)
• United States
10 Aug 09
That happens to some people. A friend of mine got her account deactivated because she cleared her cookies too much. I can tell you that you were NOT deactivated for requesting a gift card. Email them again and find out why you were deactivated. They will re-activate it and you'll get your swagbucks back and receive the gift card. Or you can just wait, they will respond, but it takes time because they are very busy.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
I do clear my cookies, but then I am part of gpt sites and you have to clear your cookies before any sign up offers... although I really cant see that being an issue with them since that has nothing to do with their site. I am glad that you have done so well with them and that you are still active --however I now have a different opinion about them for doing this to me. I even submitted an email to them and they have not responded in 2 weeks. but thanks for the response, and like I said I am glad that you are still doing well there... just be careful.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Thanks. You'll eventually get an email back from them and figure out why you're account was deactivated. It may not even be related to cookies...........who knows!
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• United States
10 Aug 09
That would be a reason for me to avoid them. I periodically have to run window washer on my computer; otherwise it slows down to a crawl.
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@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
10 Aug 09
OMG! I am glad that I have never joined that site. That would just annoy the hades out of me. Huh, I wonder why you were booted also.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
morgandrake....I have to admit I am pretty ticked about the whole thing and since they have not responded back to me makes me very upset too!!! I am not promoting them anymore -- as you can figure out why.... thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
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@mutchy126 (317)
11 Nov 12
They banned me, There not legit. Just remember, Give them a Bad Review on Alexa (alexa.com) and ScamAdvisor (scamadvisor.com)
• United States
16 Nov 12
Just because you were banned doesn't mean they are not legit. I've received a few gift cards from them with no problem. And a lot of other people have been paid reliable from them as well.
@lifes97 (885)
• United Arab Emirates
25 Sep 12
hi therea re you long member there with them ,maby you can mail them or try to find no for asking them what happens and why this is the issue with, some times you can find people to talk to, i did not work at that site but write for the site
• United States
25 Sep 12
This happened to me, too. I was very upset, but I had only about enough points for about $25 gift card, and 9 referrals. Heartbreaking of course. Mine was a different story. They deactivated me, because they said I was cheating in the games tournaments (of course now you can't play game tournaments.) I played maybe 3 times a week in the tournaments and maybe won once a month; of course, I argued with them, but they deactivated my account. I did sign back up, but they have lost my respect and full time support. Hopefully, they get in contact with you and you get your gift card.
@josga2008 (321)
• Canada
8 Aug 12
I agree with some of the other posters here that you were probably hacked. Swagbucks will not block you if you follow the rules that you mentioned, and certainly not for just requesting a gift card.
@carolbee (16245)
• United States
20 Jul 12
I realize this is an old discussion but wondered if you ever were able to solve the issue with Swagbucks. I've been a member for awhile and when I have requested payout it was always honored. I wait and either cash out at $5 or $10 and have the money put into my PayPal account. I immediately take it from my PayPal account and put it into my checking account. Almost sounds as though someone hacked your account.
• China
4 May 12
Swagbucks do not accept members from my home country, but i am surprised at what they have done to you. In my impression Swagbucks is trusted and legit for years, i think there must be some misunderstand . Hope finally they will reply your support request.
20 Mar 12
I was deactivated also. They said I was using auto search???? I have no idea what they mean. I use my home computers. I am very upset. I had 2000 points
• United States
15 Aug 09
That's a shame! I have no idea how or why that happened. I have been a member for about a month and I redeemed a $5 pay pal card which I received 2 weeks later. The website has a lot of positive feedback. Maybe something happened to your account from a hacker or something. Try emailing them again, or calling them if they have a number. There is no reason you should have gotten deactivated. Goodluck!