Mama Say What?! is the new name for Thrifty Guardian.
Is Swagbucks worth my time? My dear readers, if there’s one thing I can promise you, I will NEVER choose money over you.
More than anything, I want to share how to get out of debt, build wealth, and spend more time with your loved ones. Yes, I share affiliate and referral links, but they are all companies or products I stand behind 100%.
That said, I want to warn you – SAY NO TO SWAG!
I recently tried out Swagbucks as recommended by a fellow finance blogger. Sad to say, I will no longer be following her blog.
Not only did it mess with my browser settings, but it came with a lot of hidden malware. Now it may have been a coincidence, but shortly after installing the Swagbucks pin, my Facebook was hacked. I like to think of myself as a savvy internet user, so I know I didn’t clink any suspicious links or visit unreliable sites; the only thing different about my day was Swagbucks. If you made the mistake of downloading Swagbucks, I highly recommend you pull it from your computer now and run a malware scan.
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Swagbucks claims that there’s no way the malware came from their site (this was in the same e-mail that they offered to pay me in the hopes that I’d “rewrite” this post and show them in a better light) but I’ve heard from multiple others that they experienced the same issues.
I can’t tell you what to do (obviously) nor can I say with 100% certainty (just 99.9999%) that Swagbucks caused the malware issues. Regardless, I feel it’s not worth the risk, particularly when you’re unlikely to make much money.
My advice is this – say no to Swagbucks and spend your time on something worthwhile!
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