Hi and welcome to my SwiftBucks Review.
Let me guess why you’re here 🙂 You probably saw an opportunity to make instant money using social media, right?
At least, that's what it says on SwiftBucks' homepage.
And, if you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for an opportunity. Now, getting instant cash (even just some extra bucks) is always a good thing because we all need money, right?
But is SwiftBucks is legit? Will they really pay you money?
If they are legit, you can probably solve some significant problems. But... there's also a strong possibility it's a scam because I've seen similar money making schemes like this before and I'm going to explain why I have my doubts about about SwiftBucks.
In this review I’m going to expose their true colors. I'll talk about who SwiftBucks is, what they do and whether they can help you.
Here are the specifics I’m going to be covering:
- What is SwiftBucks?
- Is SwiftBucks a Scam?
- How Does SwiftBucks Work?
- SwiftBucks Reviews and Complaints
- What I Like About SwiftBucks
- What I Don’t Like
- Where Do You Go From Here?
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for SwiftBucks. This review has been researched with information and/or testimonials that are available online in the public domain. Any recommendations and/or conclusions are strictly opinions and may not apply to, or agree with, all persons or situations. See full disclaimer for more info
What Is SwiftBucks?
According to the SwiftBucks site, they’re “the only legit Influencer network.”
Really!? (Please read the rest of this review to find out the truth!)
Sites like SwiftBucks (or what they claim to be) are also called GPT (Get Paid To) sites because they have tasks availabile inside their platform you can get paid for doing. Answering surveys are usually the most common tasks, but these "influencer sites" also have tasks such as:
- Downloading apps
- Playing games
- Signing up to subscriptions/sites
- Uploading YouTube videos
- Answering questionnaires
- And more!
I will tell you about how SwiftBucks works in a minute, but for now let’s find out if they’re legit or a scam.
Is SwiftBucks a Scam?
Let me ask you this. What is your gut feeling telling you?
If the idea of making "instant" money sounds like BS, I'm with you. I can't help but be skeptical as well. And with the flood of scams out there, how can you not be suspicious, right?
I'll go on the record and say, from their homepage alone my first impression is that SwiftBucks is too good to be true. If you're thinking the same thing, you’re on the right track. Below is a list of just some of the red flags I found regarding SwiftBucks...
Red Flag #1 – FAKE Founding Date
If you go to SwiftBucks’ About page, you’ll see that they were founded in 2015 (at least, that’s what they claim).
But then, I checked on the registration date for swiftbucks.co and found that they were only registered on February 3, 2020.
In other words...at the moment I'm writing this SwiftBucks review, they’re ONLY one week old.
So the very first thing I looked at to confirm their legitimacy turned out to be a lie. And this affects their credibility in so many ways. It's unfortunate.
I'll continue with more red flags below, but already I'm tempted to recommend well-established and "real" online survey sites instead.
I say "real" for a few reasons...
- The obvious... they're real.
- They don't lie about their founding dates like SwiftBucks has, and...
- They pay real world money. The kind of money you'd expect for doing simple surveys... which is NOT "get-rich-quick" money.
On top of that... they say they'll give you a $25 sign up bonus.
That's a total of $35 per lead SwiftBucks is claiming to pay.
There are a lot of companies that will pay $35 if your referral ALSO buys something, but not just for joining. The industry average for referrals is anywhere from $0.50 to a couple bucks.
It's not $35... and there's a reason for that.
It's nearly impossible to pay $35 per lead (which SwiftBucks is saying they'll pay) unless you're selling high ticket products. A real estate agent for example would happily pay $35 per "qualified" lead because even if they spent thousands of dollars on leads... the sale of a just a couple houses would cover their cost (depending on the current price of real estate).
A dentist is another example. They would pay good money for leads as well, because they make a lot of money off each patient.
But online survey sites don't make a ton of money from each lead. Most sign up, have a look around and then do nothing. Why would they pay $35 for that?
They make some money for sure, but it doesn't average out to $35 per person who simply signed up.
That's why "legit" survey sites don't pay a ton of money. The good news though, is that legit survey sites actually pay. They are a great way to get started online if you've never made money before and can also be a stepping stone to something more serious like an online business.
You may be at home because of difficulties with your health for example, or young ones to look after.
If that’s the case and a full-time income online is what you want, knowing how and where to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
But anyway, let's get back on topic...
Red Flag #2 – No Social Media Presence
I searched high and low for SwiftBucks online, but I couldn’t find any social media presence. All they have is their official website – they don’t have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and what-have-you.
Is it strange for “the only legit influencer network” to not have a social media presence, or is it just me? I mean, they say you can make instant money on social media... but they don't have their own social media.
As Dr Evil would say...
Oh, and while they do have social media icons on their site, clicking on those will only lead you to their homepage.
So again, another weird inconsistency that does zero for their credibility. And it gets worse…
Red Flag #3 – Clone of LiteBucks?
I saw a caption on SwiftBucks’ homepage that refers to it as LiteBucks. So which is it, SwiftBucks or LiteBucks?
The typical pattern for these kinds of sites is to clone one from another with a slightly different look and name. In this case, it seems they forgot out LiteBucks and replace it with SwiftBucks.
And just to hammer that point home...
SwiftBucks and LiteBucks have very VERY similar sites. Please see a screenshot of LiteBucks’ official site below and notice what they say...
- Make Instant $300/day using Social Media (pretty much what SwiftBucks is saying)...
- The Only Legit Influencer that Pays up to $10 per referral (exactly what SwiftBucks is saying)
And the icing on the cake is...
.... LiteBucks has already been exposed as a scam.
Red Flag #4 – FAKE Payment Proof
I know, I know, SwiftBucks has a lot of payment proofs on their site. But believe me, these are all fake. Just look at the 2 payment proofs below which are dated August 3 and August 6, 2019.
If you'll remember, SwiftBucks only started their operations on February 3, 2020 (a week ago as I write this).
So they didn’t even exist in August of 2019.
What's more... if you look closely at the payment proofs (in the screenshot above), you’ll see that it doesn't say SwiftBucks or swiftbucks.co made these payments. It says LiteBucks.
Apparently LiteBucks made these payments (their sister scam revealed in Red Flag #3)... which is also a lie, because LiteBucks (litebucks.com) wasn't registered until Sept 16, 2019. A full month after these supposed payment proofs.
I have a lot more to reveal in this SwiftBucks review, so please just keep on reading…
Red Flag #5 – FAKE Testimonials
Below, you’ll see screenshots of the testimonials on SwiftBucks and LiteBucks. Yes, they’re exactly the same… The same names, the same testimonies, and the same photos (which are stock photos, by the way).
Well, we already established that SwiftBucks is a sister clone/scam site of LiteBucks (Red Flag #3), so this shouldn’t be a surprise at all.
Red Flag #6 – Clone of Tap2Earn?
Aside from LiteBucks, SwiftBucks, as I mentioned above... they belong to an entire network of scams that also includes Tap2Earn. As you’ll see in the screenshots below, they have VERY similar FAQ pages.
Tap2Earn is also a scam!
Red Flag #7 – BBB Warning on Scam Sites
Believe it or not, SwiftBucks, LiteBucks, Tap2Earn, and the others I mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg.
A LOT MORE (like several dozen more) are all part of a large network of scam sites (the same group of people most likely behind all of them) and the BBB has issued a warning on 2 of their other sister scams called Notion Cash and Kids Earn Money.
According to BBB, these types of sites collect personal information from their members and not pay them for completing tasks on their platform.
These are just a handful of the lies and deceptions going on here.
The real danger is not necessarily in their claims and promises... it's in SwiftBucks' agenda behind the lies and deceptions. The real reason they want you to sign up and do tasks... which I'll talk more about below.
How Does SwiftBucks Work?
SwiftBucks makes it really easy to join their site and make money (or at least that’s what they say). Joining is free, and they’ll even credit your account with $25 just for signing up.
One of your main tasks is to share your referral link (to promote their site and get people to sign up to their platform). You’ll earn $10 for each person that joins through your link and get $2 for every click on your referral link (they’ll credit your SwiftBucks account (not your real bank account) and that’s why it'll appear as if you’re really making money on their site).
They also have other tasks inside their platform that pay anywhere from $10 to $50, such as the following:
- Upload YouTube videos
- Download apps
- Answer surveys/questionnaires
According to their site, you can get paid via PayPal, Bitcoin, CashApp, mailed check, etc.
It seems simple enough, right?
So why the lies and deceptions?
How SwiftBucks REALLY Works
Of course, there’s a big difference in how SwiftBucks is supposed to work and how it really works.
What they’ll really do (and this is confirmed by BBB) is steal your information and not pay you.
Here are just some of the things that they can do with your information:
- They can spam your email.
- They can steal your identity (Identity Theft has now become easy on the internet).
- They can steal your money (some tasks will ask for your bank details and credit card information).
- They can hack into your accounts (they’ll use your email and password combination).
This is some serious stuff, and we've even had reports on another of their scam sites that the FBI is aware of and looking for them.
The promises of big money online are exciting, I'll admit. And I know you want tomake money online. I get it. That's why you're here.
I was exactly where you are once, and now I work full-time from home (which is perfect for my lifestyle). But with all the dangers and risks, I can't recommend SwiftBucks.
Legit online survey sites though, even though I'm not particularly a fan of online surveys... the real ones I can recommend.
In a lot of cases, they are exactly what people need.
Market research companies like Survey Junkie are a simple way to get paid for your opinion. Inbox Dollars is another site that pays for doing things you may be doing online anyway, like searching the web, watching videos and visiting websites.
Of course, you won't be able to retire by doing online surveys, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good place to start.
For something more significant, an online business may be what you're looking for.
Making money from home might be something you need because of medical issues, children to look after, or maybe you're just tired of working for a boss.
If that’s the case, knowing how (and where) to get started is what you need in order to get what you want.
SwiftBucks Reviews and Complaints
As I said in the early part of this SwiftBucks review, they’re only about a week old at the time of this writing. It is for this reason why complaints of getting scammed are still not found on the internet.
However, we already know and have history of how their sister scams work.
Below, I’m going to show you some of the complaints from Tap2Earn (discussed in Red Flag #6). Sooner or later people will be saying the same things about SwiftBucks, believe me (we've watched this happen again and again and again across all of their sister scams so far).
Also, let me take this opportunity to show you BBB’s warnings and recommendations about these types of scam sites. In particular, you can look for these signs:
- Claims of high pay (SwiftBucks is paying up to $50 per task)
- High signup bonus (They’re giving $25 just for signing up)
- High referral bonus (They’re paying $10 per referral)
- High pay per click (They’re paying $2 per click)
- High pay for uploading videos on YouTube (SwiftBucks is paying $50 for uploading YouTube videos promoting their site)
Of course, I'd never tell you what to do, I can only share what we know about SwiftBucks and let you decide. In my opinion though, there is significant risk and danger if you sign-up.
What I Like About SwiftBucks
If SwiftBucks was legit... well, I would have liked it. We could all high-five each other as we earned a ton of instant money from their site.
But they’re not legit, and they don’t pay their members…
... so what do I like about SwiftBucks?
What I Don't Like
- SwiftBucks is a scam!
- They’re lying through their teeth!
- The potential for identify theft and account hacking is high.
- They lift up your hopes and make you feel like they have the answer to many of the problems you may have... only to crush those hopes and in some cases make those problems significantly worse.
Where Do You Go From Here?
If you're just skipping to the end of my review, I'll say it again. SwiftBucks is a scam.
Please review the red flags I showed you and take seriously the Better Business Bureau’s warnings about these types of scams.
If you’ve already joined them and spent a lot of time doing tasks and referring other people, I'm very sorry to be the one to say they're not legit. You can do some damage control though, by changing any and all passwords that may be common to both SwiftBucks and your other (legitimate) accounts.
I'll also advise not promoting their site, because your friends (or followers on social media) can also get scammed, get hacked, and have their identities stolen. The last thing you want is to be responsible for those things happening to your friends and family.
Still, there’s a lesson in all this… get-rich-quick schemes are always (in my experience after reviewing hundreds) too good to be true.
Having said that, there are real ways of making money online. You don't have to give up on your dream... it's just not as easily attainable as SwiftBucks would have you believe.
You might be a student in school or a single parent at home. You may have health challenges that make regular work difficult, or maybe you just hate your job and you’re desperate for a way out.
If that's the case, an online business is what you want.
With all the scams and schemes out there though, knowing how and where to get started the right way is what you need in order to get what you want.
Of course they won't make you rich, but if you've never made money online before, they can be a good first step.
I hope my SwiftBucks review has been helpful and if you have any comments, questions, or experience with SwiftBucks, please share in the comments section below.