Posted by Chuck on August 8, 2017
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Published on August 8th, 2017 | by Chuck

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How to Ensure your New Swagbucks or Topcashback Account Doesn’t Get Deactivated + Tips

A lot of people complain about Swagbucks and Topcashback deactivating their accounts. Even worse, they end up losing whatever money they had stored up there. I used to hear this complaint often regarding Topcashback, and have recently been hearing it regarding Swagbucks.

From what I gather, the trigger to this issue is usually opening a new account and immediately taking part in a money-back offer. These are offers where you get a set amount of money after doing a certain activity, and they are limited to be done once per account.

The portals are concerned that someone is opening up multiple accounts to do the deal on each one which is against their rules. I don’t know why some people get flagged and others don’t. It could have to do with IP addresses, name similarities, and other factors.

Best Practices

The best way to deal with this issue is to season your account. Don’t do a money-back offer on your first day after signing up. On Swagbucks you can spend a week doing a a few internet searches and other stuff. On both Topcashback and Swagbucks you can try using their shopping portal for a small purchase.

Even just letting the account sit for a few days or a week might help this issue as it won’t look like you opened the account solely for that offer. Some of these money-makers we post on Swagbucks last a few days or longer. Try waiting a few days, even at the risk of missing out on the deal.

I can’t give clear guidance on how long to wait or how much other activity to do before taking part a moneymaker deal, but do what you can and hope for the best. We’ll link to this post in future Swagbucks moneymaker deals as a warning and explanation.

Another thing it might be worth avoiding logging into the account internationally, particularly in the case of Swagbucks. Since the accounts are only for US users, they might misconstrue you as an international user. Even when in USA, don’t use a VPN.

If you got an account closed down:

  • Try contacting them to see if you can clear it up with them. Mention that you don’t have another account with them. With Topcashback, maybe mention their Fair Play Policy for good measure.
  • Try opening another account sometime later and season it slowly to see if you can get back in their good graces.

Note, each person can have their own Swagbucks or Topcashback account, and there can be multiple accounts in the same household. BUT each person can only have one account. If your spouse is considering opening a new account, considering doing it early to give it some down time instead of waiting for a deal to jump on.

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R
R

this is helpful doc,ty,
write a post on how to get the missing swagbucks, been following with them for sometime for homechef deal

Shaun
Shaun

SwagBucks STOLE nearly $40 from me.. I earned this over like a year.. I’m American and from the U.S.. but I was traveling overseas for a few months.. and SwagBucks used this as an excuse to steal the money I had earned over 1 year AND close my account.

I am still thinking what steps can be taken next. This happened a couple months ago.. and still fuming about it.

chuck
chuck

They eventually coughed up my homechef SBs.

R
R

has others noticed as well swagbucks is no more efficient?

Srini
Srini

My Swagbucks account got deactivated…I joined SB (by using DoC Referral link) and participated in the Naturebox money back promotion…

3 weeks later – my account was deactivated…

I never signed up for SwagBucks in the past…this is my first and only account…

I don’t know why they deactivated the account — I sent an email to them on their website…hoping that their better sense will prevail and they restore my account along with the bucks

PreviousGPTOwnerHere
PreviousGPTOwnerHere

I used to use and eventually owned and ran a GPT site. Unfortunately, the owner can ban you for whatever reason he likes or for no reason at all. Good luck in regards to any recourse.

BUT there are many other factors beyond even the owners control when it comes to the affiliate networks paying or reversing leads. If you are using public ips, previously abused ips, proxies, completed the same offer multiple times across other sites, multiple househould members with acccounts, dupe accounts, etc, etc, etc

You would not BELIEVE how much fraud is actually involved in all stages of GPT sites. The user, the owner, the network, the merchant. It’s insane.

But under normal circumstances, if you are following the rules and are a well established GPT site like SwagBucks then you normally won’t run into any issues. But again, even if you are following all the rules you could get banned for any number of the reasons I said above.

Swagernaut
Swagernaut

I’ve been using SB for many years — in fact, my lifetime earnings are well over 250,000 SB. I only do these +100% money back offers occasionally (a couple times a year). Lately I’ve been skipping them entirely since I am carrying a hefty balance now because I want to keep my redemptions below $600 for the year.

William Charles

Do they sent out tax forms if over $600?

Swagernaut
Swagernaut

I don’t know because I have kept redemptions just shy of $600 every year.

William Charles

Ah ok, thanks.

tommyp
tommyp

I’m also a long time SB user, over 450,000 SB. I regularly go over $600 per year, and they have never sent out a tax form. My understanding is that the law does not require them to send tax forms if they pay with gift cards (instead of cash). I usually get Paypal gift cards.

Eric
Eric

Do you mean PayPal redemption? That is the same thing as cash.

William Charles

Thanks for the info

David
David

If you also do the to do list everyday as well as a ton of other orgaic things, like surveys etc are you pretty safe? Cashing out too much in a year won’t get you banned will it?

JVP
JVP

That’s why I use the Chase Portal.

Jeff
Jeff

Relevant DP: Topcashback told me they have no way of tracking Amazon purchases on their end, so if Amazon doesn’t report the purchase, there’s no recourse. So i’d advise to be wary using them for Amazon

Will
Will

My swagbucks account just got deactivated.

I had it for about 9 months, and it is my 1st account and the only account at my household. I have only done 1-2 discover deals per month either posted here or at another well known forum; and I have never cancelled any orders or closed account before the time that the deal required. I have never been blacklisted by any sites before.

This site is either error prone or something real fishy going on.

David
David

Did you only do those offers or also mix in other stuff? Such as the daily to do list, surveys etc?

Aaron
Aaron

Same thing just happened to me. I’ve never cancelled any orders before the required time either. Contacted them twice and they wouldn’t say which transaction / which specific term was violated. All I got was a canned response from them:

Thank you for taking the time to follow-up regarding your Swagbucks.com account closure.

After further review of your account, our team has confirmed our decision that your account will remain closed for noncompliance with our Terms of Service.

To continue providing all of our members with great services and Rewards, we prohibit any unauthorized activity that could negatively impact the Swagbucks community and Swagbucks.com.

Please keep in mind that your case is officially closed and this will be a final resolution to this issue.

Guess my $170+ was gone for good.

Paris
Paris

I try to keep my redemptions on SB spread evenly for like a year. Like 1-2 redemptions per month. Maybe this helps…

R
R

not only the issue with swagbucks not posting the rewards, I end up with text only version of website for most of the days

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