Month: March 2019

List Of Work At Home Scams – Sites We Wouldn’t Recommend You Use!

List Of Work At Home Scams – Sites We Wouldn’t Recommend You Use!

When searching the web of internet fraudsters, and scam hustlers, we run into quite a few sites that make the claims that you can make money, while working from home.

Many of these sites have been found to be illegitimate sites that sadly pull many people in. We’ve published a list of other sites that are legit, but due to finding so many scam sites, the legit site list is rather short.

If you know of websites that are work from home, or have one that you’re interested in having us take a look at, then don’t hesitate to ask us via our contact form below! We always love looking into Make-Money-Online websites!

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Below are two categories that the sites are broken into:

  1. Scam Websites To Avoid
  2. Sites That Aren’t Worth Your Time

The first category are sites that very clearly are scams. They are sites that should be avoided at all cost.

The second category are sites where they aren’t necessarily scams, but we’ve found much better, and more legit programs that we would recommend instead of them.

(Note: those that have links embedded in them are sites that we personally wrote a review of them, and are linking to our site. If you wish to have us review a site that haven’t written about, feel free to contact us.)

Scam Websites And Programs To Avoid!
Cash Flipping

None of these sites are going to pay you. They are a scam websites and ones that you shouldn’t be working for. Instead of working for them, click the link below to read about our recommended program for making money online!

Sites That Aren’t Worth Your Time!
Want To Work From Home? Check Out Our Work From Home Websites List

Want To Work From Home? Check Out Our Work From Home Websites List

We always love taking a look at websites. And we get an even bigger kick looking into work at home websites. Websites that claim you can make money, if you follow their program, or use their site.

Below is the small start of a list of websites that would be great to make money from. Unfortunately, our list of work from home scam websites is way larger, but that is because we come across more scam websites than legit ones.

Note: You’ll notice our list is really small. If you have a work from home site that you’re not sure about, and want us to take a look at it, feel free to let us know about it through our contact form, or by leaving a comment below. We’re always excited to take a look at websites for our audience!

Legit Work From Home Websites Or Programs!

Wealthy AffiliateA site that helps you make money with Affiliate marketing. Check out some success stories!
SwagbucksA site that gives you surveys to do, games to play, and movies to watch, all for you to make money from doing!
UserTestingA site that pays you to make a video and/or audio of you reviewing other websites!
GuruA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
FreelancerA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
UpworkA site that allows you to freelance your abilities, and bid on other people’s projects!
Human Proof Designsa site that you can purchase pre-made niche sites, that will make you money, provided you put in some work!
Amazon AssociatesAn affiliate program that can make you money while you promote the things that you love!
VIPKidsA site that pays you to teach English to Chinese kids!
Freebitco.inNot a work-at-home site per se, but definitely a site that can make you money by bitcoins. Free to sign up!
An (Un)Official List Of Scam Websites – Sites that Are Probably Not Worth Your Time

An (Un)Official List Of Scam Websites – Sites that Are Probably Not Worth Your Time

Due to the recent influx of traffic we have received, we’ve been taking a look at a lot of scam websites. It’s our guess that we take a look at anywhere from 20-50 sites a week.

Because of this, we come into contact with a lot of scam websites – nearly 90% of the ones we look into are fraudulent sites. Due to this, we have started this list to help others make sure they don’t get scammed from them as well.

Looking for legit work at home jobs? Check out our list here! Alternatively, you can check out a list of making money online scam sites!

Below are three categories.

  1. Scam Websites
  2. Possible Fraudulent Websites
  3. Sites customers claim they have gotten scammed from

The sites listed below the first category are ones that we found out to be scams because of something on the websites. Maybe it was an email that linked them to another fraudulent website. Maybe it was other people’s reviews of the site, or that the site was impersonating another website.

The second category are sites that we couldn’t verify that were scams, but many indications appeared that they were scams. It might have been errors on the site itself, highly sketchy offers, or billing information discrepancies.

The third category are sites that people have told us that they got scammed from. We can neither verify these claims, but they shouldn’t be completely discounted. Most of the sites that had claims they were scams, though, did have something about them that made them appear to not be legitimate sites.

If you would like to add to this list, feel free to tell us through the form below, and we’ll be more than happy to update this list. Additionally, if you are the owner of one of these websites, and feel that we made an error, feel free to let us know, and we’ll help resolve the matter.

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1. Scam Websites

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Don’t worry – we know what it’s like. If you have a question about a site, or want to know if something is legit, fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you!

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2. Possible Fraudulent Websites

3. Sites customers claim they have gotten scammed from

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Use the contact form below to send us the site or product you have a question to, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

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Top 5 Ways On How To Tell If A Website Is A Scam

Top 5 Ways On How To Tell If A Website Is A Scam

Getting scammed is something that those at We Get Scammed For You excel at. Learning how to read through the many various types of websites and discern the clues of a scam isn’t something that is hard to do. It’s just a matter of looking at the evidence, and knowing how to decipher it all.

In this article, we’ll be using a website called Oasis Fashion London to help see how to spot warning signs before it’s too late. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll know exactly how to tell if a website is a scam!

#1. Is There Any Malware On The Site?

One of the easiest ways to tell if a site is a scam site is if they try to download any malicious viruses onto your computer when you go to the site.

Knowing if a website is doing this can be extremely hard to do on your own. You would also need to know a fair amount of computer programming and coding to actually make sense of how a website actually works.

Thankfully, there are websites out there that will analyze all that for you, and tell you if a website is safe to browse to. The one site that we’ll be looking at specifically right here is Virus Total.

Virus Total

Virus Total is a collection of the latest and greatest anti-virus tools that can help check for viruses. While it can be used to check websites, it can also be used to check if a certain file is corrupt or contains any malware.

For example, if you received an attachment from someone you don’t know, and uploaded it to Virus Total, they would be able to tell you if that attachment had anything bad in it.

Using their URL tab, we can upload the website of our choosing and check to see if it is okay to visit. In the screenshot below, we have checked Oasis Fashion London.

Checking A Website On Virus Total

As you can see above, out of the 67 various engines and anti-virus used, none of them found anything wrong with this site. This means that we can go to this site, and not have to worry too much about anything bad happening while on the site.

Malicious SIte

Some sites do have malware, which is why we always do this check first. For example, if one were to check a certain site with Virus Total, they would find the following: If you were to go to the website Text Speier, you would more than likely have a malicious virus on your computer by the time you were done browsing that site. That is why it’s always best to check for viruses on sites that you are unsure about.

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#2. What Do The Reviews Say?

Another site that we frequently use to check out whether a site is a scam is Scamadviser. We wrote an article about them recently.

Scamadviser is a site that uses automation and analysis on a website and gives you a trust score, depending on what they find about the site.

For example, when we last looked at our own website, we received a trust score of about 65% (out of 100), due mainly because our site was still fairly young.

Scamadviser also allows the ability to leave reviews for sites, so that people who use Scamadviser in the future will be informed on whether a site is a scam or not.

When we looked into Oasis Fashion London, we found that Scamadviser gave it a low trust score, along with two reviews of the site:

Low Trust Score On Scamadviser

The two reviews on Scamadviser are fairly new, and both are negative, basically saying that this site is a scam and shouldn’t be used.

There is a lot of power in reviews. Especially reviews on sites that aren’t associated with the particular site they are reviewing. While sites have been known to create positive fake reviews to bolster their authenticity, we have yet to find someone actually creating fake negative reviews for their own site.

All in all, checking for reviews about a certain website (sites that mainly are carrying a product or brand you can buy) is a great way to check if the site is a scam or not.

#3. Does The Whois Registration Show Anything?

When someone purchases a domain, they have to go through a registration process to make sure no one else has claimed it yet.

When they do this, they have to give a bunch of information, like their name, address, and even phone number. When the site was registered and updated will also be added to the whole registration process. While there are ways to make all your information private, you can’t (as of yet) make private when you registered the domain, nor when you last updated it.

What does this mean?

There are public records out there that can show you when exactly a site was created, and when it was last updated. This can help aid us in checking whether the site is new, and if it has ever been updated.

WhoIs Registration

For example, we recently looked at a different website recently, Singer Vipoen, and found that it wasn’t a legit site. One of the clues that tipped us off was that it had been created fairly recently.

As you’ll notice in the image above, the site was created about a month from writing this article. Many scam sites will appear quickly, scam people for a few months, and then disappear. So if a site is less than 3-6 months old, there can be a higher risk of it being a scam.

Looking at Oasis Fashion London, we find that they’ve been around for 8 months.

Whois for OFL

While this evidence doesn’t give us any real clear answer on whether Oasis Fashion London is a scam, we can find out quite a bit about any site by the Whois registration information.

Using the Whois information can help lead us to add more support for whether a site is a scam or not. Overall, it’s a useful way to making sure the site you are visiting isn’t a fraudulent one.

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#4. Does The Site Try To Impersonate Something?

OFL front-page

Right off the bat, when we heard of Oasis Fashion London, we immediately suspected it was a scam site. The reason we did was because it had the word Oasis within its URL.

Many scammers will find a popular brand, or fashionable product, and add that to their domain, making them seem more authentic. When they do this, they are actually making themselves more prone to being found out that they’re a scam!

If anyone were to go to Oasis Fashion London, they would find that at the footer of their website OFL tries to claim they are part of two companies.

Footer of OFL

As you can see from the above image, they try to pretend that they are part of Oasis Fashion and Ted Baker Clothing. Anyone with the ability to do some quick searching online will find out that this is completely false.

This starts to beg the question, if they are lying about this, what else are they not telling you? Will you really receive a product if you purchase from them? Will the product be an authentic brand, or just from a knock-off, which is why the prices are lower?

If a site claims to be part of a brand or store, but isn’t actually the main website, then it is highly unlikely that it’s a legit site. More than likely, it is a site started by a scammer who is ready to take as much money from you as possible, before setting up a completely different site, and doing the process all over again.

So, all the above to say, make sure that you check the authenticity of a website. If they claim one thing, but are clearly not that one thing, then it’s best to find another place to take your shopping.

#5. Does Their Privacy Policy Reveal Anything?

We’ve looked at many websites, and their Privacy Policies. You wouldn’t believe the errors that have been found within them. Some sites are rather bold in claiming all your data, some haven’t even been filled completely, and some sites don’t even have any!

A Privacy Policy is usually a simple page on a website, telling users what exactly a site keeps data-wise, and how they keep it private.

Oasis Fashion London has a rather interesting Privacy Policy.


You can browse our sites without telling us any personal information
about yourself. If you choose to provide us with personal information,
you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our

we will collect and store information you provide through our digital
properties and in our stores. The information we collect from you
includes things like:


Mailing address

E-mail address

Phone number

Credit card number and other payment information

You’ll notice that the last part of the above Privacy Policy says that they’ll keep your credit card number. Of course, they are going to keep it safe, and not share it with anyone – or will they?

We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to our affiliates and other third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our Website, operate certain of its features, serve advertisements on our Website, send e-mail, conduct customer research, and manage and analyze data and our advertising effectiveness. Any access to your personal information by our affiliates or service providers will be limited to that necessary for them to perform their designated functions and we do not authorize them to use or disclose your personal information for their own marketing purposes. We and our service providers may also use your personal information for fraud detection and prevention purposes.

So, according to their Privacy Policy, they may just send your Credit Card number to any of their third party providers. That doesn’t seem like very good privacy.

Credit card information shouldn’t need to stay on a website – a payment processor should take care of it, so that the site itself won’t have any issues later on (in the event that they get hacked, information is leaked, etc).

So checking the Privacy Policy is a great way to check if a site is one that you should do business with. While it’s not going to tell you if a site is a scam, it will help show you the true ethics of what goes on in the background of a site, and will give you better guidance on whether you want to use the site or not.

Telling If A Website Is A Scam Isn’t Hard!

Hopefully, you have come away much wiser and smarter because of this article. It is our opinion that looking at a site to see if it is a scam isn’t really that hard at all, provided that you don’t take anything for granted, and challenge everything that is said.

As you go through these steps to check, you’ll learn more and more on how to tell if a website is a scam. Each time you do it, you’ll find that spotting scams are a little easier and a little quicker.

Choose to learn how to spot ways that website are scams. In the end, you’ll be glad you did. You’ll save a lot more heartbreaks, time, and money.

Don’t Get Scammed Again!

We know what it’s like getting scammed – we’ve gotten scammed plenty of times. But because of this, we were able to find similarities between many scam websites.

We created a video course, How To Detect Online Scams, in which we explain these similarities and methods we use to check a website. And we’re happily able to offer it to you for a discounted price.

Unfortunately, we can’t really give you the money that you lost by being scammed (if you did get scammed). But we can give you our course for a cheaper and  more affordable price.

Follow the link below and get our course for 50% off of it’s original price. It’s our way of trying to help out those who have been scammed before, and/or those who don’t have a lot of money to spend!

Is We Get Scammed For You Legit? Or Is This Site A Scam? Our Official Review!

Is We Get Scammed For You Legit? Or Is This Site A Scam? Our Official Review!

Our site is of course not a scam, but we thought it would be fun to take an in depth look into our site, and see how much it compares to our standards.

Is We Get Scammed For You a legit site? Or are we just trying to scam people out of their money by getting scammed for other people? Guess you’ll just need to keep reading to find out!


Product: We Get Scammed For You (WGSFY)

Creator(s): Andy Calvin, and his fellow team members

Description:A site that is dedicated to helping people not get scammed – as the motto states, we get scammed for you, so that you don’t have to.

Price: Free

Recommended? Of course! (It would be pretty strange if we didn’t recommend our own site.)

Rating: 10 out of 10 (I mean, we would rate it higher, but that might show some bias….)

WGSFY Front Page

WGSFY (We Get Scammed For You) was started by a guy named Andy Calvin (that’s me!). According to the website, he started this site because he wanted “to help people not get into the same situations that [he’s] been put into. More specifically, [he doesn’t] want others to get scammed.”

That’s great in theory, but does it really prove anything? Not really. Unless, of course, you know the person personally (I’ll tell you, getting stuck with him can be a pretty arduous ordeal at times).

Let’s take a look at the man behind this website, and see what we really can uncover.

Who Is This Andy Calvin?

A Photo Of Andy Calvin

I’ll tell you, from the inside scoop I have, they actually have to take nearly a dozen photos, just to get the image they currently have on the website. Personally, it doesn’t really look that great. But, hey, I’m not the photographer, so I just (try to) smile and say it looks great.

Anyway, there doesn’t seem to be much about Andy Calvin online. Doing a quick image search with this image didn’t reveal anything substantial. But with a few targeted searches, I did find myself several other places.

Andy Calvin On Quora

As you can see from the above image, it appears that I am on Quora. Quora is a popular place where one can can ask questions, and others can answer them.

Going to Quora, I found that I’ve been on the site for a few months, helping answer people’s questions.

Andy Calvin On Quora

Same picture too (it looks like I’m tired or something). It also appears that I’m pretty active on Quora as well, since the last answer I gave seemed to be two days since writing this.

It took a little more digging (okay, not really, but bear with me), but I was also able to find myself on Twitter. And that led to some surprising questions:

WGSFY On Twitter

You’ll notice above that WGSFY has posted over 25 tweets, but doesn’t have any followers (!?). Looking at that, makes WGSFY appear to be more scam-looking (I know, I look scammy, don’t I?) Adding that to a mental note (in order to ask myself that later on), I noted that it appears that WGSFY also has a YouTube channel as well:

WGSFY On YouTube

On YouTube (as we saw also on Twitter), it appears that WGSFY does post regularly and frequently, which is a good sign that they are at least active.

Additionally, they do have a few more subscribers on YouTube than Twitter, but even still, four is pretty low.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much that I was able to dig up upon myself from these social media accounts. I mean, I could start waxing poetically on how I interesting I was, but I doubt that’s what you want to hear. (His face is handsome, regal, majestic, lovable… a cuddly face).

So I guess I’ll just need to take a look at WGSFY and see if I can dig up anything else on, well, myself!

What Does The Site Reveal?

WGSFY seems to have written extensively about getting scammed. It seems to have several articles on how to not get scammed from emails and how to make sure something is legit.

The site does seem to expose a broad number of scam sites. Sites range from ones that sell shoes to products that claim you can get viral traffic from YouTube.

The site seems to deal primarily with sites that make money, and also promotes heavily a website called Wealthy Affiliate. Taking a quick look at it, I came to find, once again, myself!

Myself on Wealthy Affiliate

Doing another quick search on Wealthy Affiliate, I came to find that I’ve been on the site for a year or so now.

Andy-Calvin On Wealthy Affiliate

Hmm, a genius who’s behind the times. That sounds like me…

Going back to the WGSFY website, I continued to search for any clue that would help lead me to the man who was behind the website. (I guess I’m looking for a way to find myself. Most people align that with something similar to a spiritual experience. I doubt looking within myself will help here.)

What I was able to find was only some contact form, where I could contact them, and ask questions. And so I did!

My Contact Experience

I sent myself a note, with a couple of questions, to see if he (or I, in this case) would answer them. I’ve found that many scammers won’t usually answer questions about themselves or their sites.

Contacting myself

(Interestingly enough, it is at this moment that I find out that my email isn’t currently working. Grr. Thankfully, it was an easy fix, and nothing was lost.)

I had to wait for a while to get a response, because, well, let’s just say that the guy behind the website had to get support to fix his email, as well as reply. But that’s pretty typical when I’m dealing with myself.

Hey Cyrus,

I don’t mind answering your questions.

Is your name really Andy Calvin?

Yes and no. It is my first and middle name. My team and I were actually collaborating on who should be the face, and what name we should go by, and so we decided to go with my face, and my name. 

The reason I don’t add my last name/go by Andy Calvin is because I deal with scams and scammers. There have been many instances where scammers try to get back at those exposing scams, and so I try to protect my identity as much as I can. Our team realizes that this makes us less legit looking, but, well, I guess you can’t please everyone.

Why don’t you have a lot of followers on social media (you don’t have any on Twitter…)?

Yeah, I don’t know that reason personally. I have a team-member (my brother) who deals primarily with those things. I think it’s just more a matter of getting our name out there, and having people get to know us. We’ve only been around for a few months, so I don’t expect a lot of followers yet.

Also, we just got on Twitter a week or two ago (I think). So I’m not really surprised that we don’t have any followers. Plus, we’re still trying to get the hang of social media (I know, I know, us youngsters having to get the hang of social media…)

Do you have an email subscription that I can subscribe to, so that I can get daily deals?

We don’t usually do daily deals (I’m not exactly sure why you, or then again, I wrote that…). I actually have been wanting to get subscriber’s list going, but have been extremely busy. The screenshot below is one example of my busy-ness (all those emails are from people who want me to check out certain websites for them…)

So as of right now, we don’t have one, but stay tuned, as we’ll hopefully integrate that into our website soon.

If you could prove yourself in one way only, how would you prove to everyone that you’re not a scam?

Good question. I think I would prove myself by my website. I’m not currently selling anything – in fact, I take a look at websites for free! So, I would turn the question around and ask, how would I be scamming anyone?

Hope I answered your questions good enough. Note, as you well know, there will be an article out soon about whether We Get Scammed is really a scam!

Andy, owner of We Get Scammed For You

(As you can see, I forgot to proof-read that last sentence… It should be We Get Scammed For You. Oh well. No one is perfect).

That’s definitely a lot of websites that I, er, Andy takes a look at. I can sort of see why he is busy.

The email I received does have a rather good point. WGSFY (as of writing this article) doesn’t really have anything they are selling. Yeah, they are promoting certain programs, but if they were going to promote scams, people would find out about it soon enough.

Is We Get Scammed For You A Scam?

Well, according to us, and according to what I was able to find, I would call this site a legit one. I seemed to reply to my email fairly quickly, and the site is actively on social media (though we still have yet to get more followers).

Additionally, WGSFY isn’t selling anything, so even if we were a scam, we’re doing a rather poor job at it.

Have a different opinion, or want to add your say about our site? Feel free to comment below and give us your thoughts on whether we are a scam!

Is Swagbucks A Scam? Or Is It A Site That Can Make You Money?

Is Swagbucks A Scam? Or Is It A Site That Can Make You Money?

Swagbucks is a site that most know about – and those who don’t will be informed by the end of this article. It’s a site that claims you can make money by doing surveys, filling out forms, and even watching movies.

Is this all true? Is Swagbucks a scam, or can you really make money with them? Are they just claiming a bunch of lies, or do they really have a way that you will make some extra cash? All this and more is what we’ll be answering in the article below.


Product: Swagbucks (SB)

Creator(s): Prodege LLC

Description: A site that allows you to do things online, like watching movies, buying things, or even surveys, in exchange for them giving you money.

Price: Free (with a potential $10 signing up bonus!)

Recommended? Yes

Rating: 10 out of 10

SB Frontpage

Swagbucks has been around for a number of years now, helping people with make money online through quick and easy deals.

Swagbucks works like this: You sign up to their site, and you’ll be given access to surveys you can take, movie clips you can watch, and a host of other deals. After you do one of those things, you’ll be given a number of SB coins. One SB coin is equal to 1 USD cent.

To make things a little easier to understand, if you want to make $10, you’ll need to make around 1000 SB coins. $1 dollar is, you guessed it, 100 SB coins.

To cash out, you can either get paid through PayPal, or through a number of different gift cards you can choose from. Or if you are feeling generous, you can also give away the money that you’ve made, and Swagbucks will give it away to one of the various charities you designate.

I could go on, and discuss many more things, but before I do, let’s take a more in depth look into Swagbucks, to see exactly who they are, and if they really are legit.

Who Owns SwagBucks?

Parent Company Prodege

Prodege is the parent company of Swagbucks. And they not only own Swagbucks, but also ShopAtHome and MyPoints, two other companies.

Since this review is specifically about Swagbucks, I won’t go too much into detail about Prodege, or their respective companies. What I will say is that from the quick glance that I gave them, they appear to be legit.

They have a careers and Newsroom page, which leads credence to their site, as well as social media followings on several platforms.

And while this is all good for Prodege, this doesn’t really mean much for Swagbucks. Just because a parent company looks legit doesn’t overly mean that the company itself is.

So, what exactly do we learn from Swagbucks and their followings?

Swagbucks Followers On Social Media

Swagbucks is on several social media platforms – Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All show fairly large followings, as well as recent updates and activity.

On Facebook, you’ll notice that there is a high number of likes to their page, and as nearly as many followers to boot:

SB Likes on Facebook

I don’t know about you, but it’s not easy generating 2 million likes on Facebook. Of course that doesn’t show Swagbucks’ authenticity, but it definitely starts turning the scale towards Swagbucks legitimacy.

On Twitter, they don’t have as nearly as many likes or followers, but you do see that they are regularly posting onto their social media accounts:

As you can see from the screenshot above, they recently tweeted something about an hour as of writing this. That also helps tip the scales ever closer to having Swagbucks appear not to be a scam.

And once again, while this is all helpful to some of you, I’m sure most of you are wondering about the actual site – how does Swagbucks itself stand up to being a scam, and its authenticity?

Swagbucks Site – Is It Legit?

SB's Signup Form

The very first thing that is noticed when going to Swagbucks is that they have a $10 bonus if you sign up. That looks great, but you don’t really know what this means, until you read the fine print that tells you exactly what they mean:

SB's Fine print

For those who can’t make out what the above image says, it basically tells you that you’ll receive $10 if you purchase $25 or more dollars worth of stuff through their store within 30 days of signing up.

Now, you may be thinking that this is pretty stupid. You’re going to pay something to get even less money?

You have to remember that Swagbucks is all about you making money. So, in reality, the fine print is just saying that if you can make $25+ within 30 days, and spend it through Swagbucks’ shop, then SB will give you $10 back for you to do what you want with.

That doesn’t sound too bad.

So, without further ado, I decided to sign up and see what exactly was offered to me.

The Deals That You Can Do, Oh Boy!

My SB Dashboard

As you can see from the screenshot above, I’ve made about 64 SB, or money terms. 64 cents. And I did this all in less than 10 minutes while I was fiddling around with the site (I created an account several weeks ago).

You’ll also notice above that one of the ways you can earn money is through Swagbucks’ surveys. Some are 5 minutes long, and others are an hour long.

earn money playing games

You don’t like doing surveys? Then why not play games for money? As you scroll through the various things you can play, you’ll notice that some of them will give you money if you pay money. What does that exactly mean?

As you may or may not know, many games will offer you to level up, or buy extra features for those certain games you like. Maybe you want that cool-looking battle axe, or the extra speed power. Whatever it is, if you spend money regularly, Swagbucks can help you keep some of it.

Swagbucks is actually great at helping you save money. They have a whole section on helping you shop for things, all the while you’re saving money.

Earn Cash Back

If you frequently use popular sites like Amazon, Walmart, or even Ebay or Target, you can earn cash back when you buy something. You can save up to 12% for some sites.

I did a few deals to check out whether they worked or not, and they seem legit. At least I got paid for the various things I did.

So Swagbucks is great for those who are trying to make money, as well as those who make frequent purchases to popular stores or games.

The Many Ways You Can Get Paid

After you make money, you’re able to cash out. And you have a host of options when you choose to cash out. There are dozens of gift cards that you can choose from, ranging from Amazon and PayPal, to J.C. Penny and Old Navy.

Cashing out with gift cards

Not only can you get paid out through gift cards, but you can also pay out through the form of charity. Under their Do Good tab, you’ll find many charitable organizations that you’ll be able to give money to, including the Red Cross, Wounded Warrior Project, and Direct Relief.

Charities You Can Donate To

Is Swagbucks A Scam?

With over millions of followers and millions of likes, and with Swagbucks being known to nearly anyone interested in making money online, I would call Swagbucks as legit as it can be. I was able to make money, and I know plenty of others who were able to as well.

330+ million paid out

Not only that, but Swagbucks itself tells you how much it has paid to its members over the years.

Now, while Swagbucks is definitely no scam, I wouldn’t call them a place that you can find a full-time job. If you play your cards right, you should be able to pull $2-6 dollars an hour from this. But that’s if you know what you’re doing.

If you’re interested in finding how to make money online full-time, then there are alternatives that I have written about – you can check them out here and here.

But overall, Swagbucks is a great place to find deals to earn you money, whether you do those deals for free or spend a little. I would highly recommend Swagbucks to anyone interested in finding a legit place to work online.

Check out Swagbucks today!

Is Patreon A Scam? And Can You Make Money With It?

Is Patreon A Scam? And Can You Make Money With It?

Patreon is a site that was started several years ago that helps creators raise support to do the things that they love to do. For example, if you are an artist, and want to find supporters to help you make a full-time career out of artistry, then you could set up a Patreon account.

In this article, we’ll be looking the question, is Patreon a scam? We’ll also look at how specifically most people make money with it.


Product: Patreon

Creator(s): Jack Conte and Sam Yam

Description: A site you can use to raise support for those who are creating things – people give you money, and you give them something in return.

Price: Free!

Recommended? Yes, depending on who you are, and what you do!

Rating: 10 out of 10

Patreon Front Page

Back in 2013, there was this guy named Jack Conte. Doing stuff on YouTube, specifically musical stuff, he noticed that while he got a lot of views for his music, he never quite got a lot of money from it.

Because of this, he started thinking about how to raise more money to support him as he continued making music videos. Out of this, came the idea of Patreon.

Jack took his idea to his roommate and friend, Sam Yam, and together they built Patreon to what it is now.

What Exactly Is Patreon

Patreon works like this: You set up a page where you’ll give your supporters something, called benefits, if they give a certain amount of money, which they term as a tier.

For example, if you’re making videos, one of your benefits could be giving people all the uncut versions of your videos, or a weekly behind-the-scenes view of what goes on. You could put this benefit under a tier, and if they paid into that tier, they would receive the benefits of that tier.

Example Of Tiers

Patreon was specifically set up for creators – ones who could share their work for the support they need. And you don’t just have to be a video creator to use Patreon. You can be a writer, blogger, coder, podcaster, etc, to be able to effectively use Patreon.

Patreon works differently than other support programs, as most others don’t have a way that you can give something to those who support you.

For example, if you were to raise support through a PayPal donation, or through the process of a GoFundMe account, you don’t really give anything to those who support you.

Patreon, on the flip side, offers you a way to receive support from others, but offers an incentive to be a supporter as well. With the incentives, those benefits, you’ll have more people becoming your partner, especially if your incentives are something your supporters and followers want.

What’s the Cost?

Patreon is completely free to use! You don’t need to pay for anything to use their platform. All you need, as said above, is to be a creator and willing to give you stuff away in exchange for support.

Having said that, Patreon does take a certain amount of money from what you make, so that they can keep Patreon running, as well as deal with all those unfortunate problems when money is passing from one person to another.

Patreon Fees and Transactions

As you can see from the screenshot above, you’ll be able to keep 90% of what people pay to support you. They personally keep 5% for themselves, and then use the other 5% for any of those transaction fees that come up.

Keeping 90% is actually pretty good for a support campaign. Other sites, like YouTube and Twitch ( a popular streaming website) keep much more than 5% when you receive support from those respective companies’. So Patreon does allow you to keep the most money for your troubles.

Help and Support

Patreon doesn’t just give you a page for you to set up, and then leave you to it. They are just as supportive as your most loyal fans.

When you go to set up a page, Patreon will help show you what works best, and what doesn’t work. Giving you tips and tricks along the way, Patreon really does want to see you succeed within finding ways for people to support you.

They even have a page, that is strictly for helping out people using patreon, known as Patreon U.

Patreon U

Within the page, you’ll find all kinds of hints as to how to build a successful Patreon page, as well as getting to see a glimpse of pages from others who use Patreon (and are making a lot from it).

Within Patreon U, they’ll walk you through six different steps:

  1. Get To Know Patreon
  2. Start Building Your Patreon Page
  3. Launch Your Patreon Page
  4. Grow Your Patreon Membership Business
  5. Live The Life Of A Creator
  6. Get More Help

If you are serious about Patreon and finding support there, then I would highly recommend that you check out Patreon U.

Is Patreon A Scam?

Patreon can all appear good on paper, and seem like a legit company. But sometimes, looks can be deceiving. So is Patreon legit, or do they just have the appearance of looking legit?

SSL and Copyright Notices

When going to their website, you’ll find that they have their own SSL and encryption. What this means is that when you use their website, all your data that you send to them, as well as anything they send to you, will all be encrypted. This is helpful as then hackers can’t easily get their hands on that info.

SSL Encrypted

Also, if you scroll down to the bottom of their site, you’ll find that they have a copyright notice of 2019. You might not believe it, but I’ve found people with sites that have a copyright notice of 2010, while it is the year 2019!

2019 copyright noticeAre things being updated regularly?

Another way to check if something is a scam, or if it is no longer being properly supported, is to look at the companies’ blog, and social media accounts.

Basically, if they have those things, but if they don’t seem to be publishing new content regularly, or if they seem to not be answering questions, then there could be a good chance that the site is no longer a legit site.

Quite the opposite of the above, Patreon seems to be publishing new content daily, as well as keeping everything up-to-date, and well maintained.

Currently, Patreon is on three different social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All three of them show that Patreon is being updated regularly.

As you can see from the screenshot below, Patreon’s Facebook last post was roughly 2 hours since writing this:

Patreon's latest Facebook post

Patreon’s blog, on their own website, seems to be updated regularly as well.

Patreon's Blog Roll

As you can see from the image above, the latest post was less than a week ago. With this, and their social being actively updated, you can clearly tell that the people behind Patreon want to keep things well-maintained.

What about all the legality pages?

Often-times, scammers will create pages, like terms of use, or a privacy policy, and add in extra clauses where they say that they’ll take as much of your info, and use it for their owns means.

But Patreon isn’t like that. In fact, they go above and beyond to help try to not make those pages boring.

Terms Of Use page

Patreon tries to help keep these legal pages fairly simple and even entertaining. I actually enjoyed reading through their Terms Of Use page, and understood the majority of it.

Also, as you read them, you’ll find that they aren’t hiding anything, and are being as transparent as possible. They tell you clearly how you can use their site, as well as what data they collect and keep.

Is Patreon Recommended?

Patreon is recommended if you are a creator who is looking for a way to have people support you. But if you’re just a normal person, looking for a way to make money, then Patreon probably isn’t for you.

Here at We Get Scammed For You, we took the liberty of setting up a Patreon page, and would recommend it to those who are interested in raising your own support.

Patreon Page

As you can see from the photo above, our page is pretty basic, and doesn’t have any supporters yet, though we haven’t quite actively promoted it.

But overall, if you have a passion about something, and are interested in creating things for your loyal fans, then we would highly recommend that you check out Patreon!