The media industry is full of creative, hardworking people making the same mistakes over and over again. To make sure you avoid becoming a victim of these ad-hoc ‘hooligan’ media ads, here are some tips to help you spot them and avoid them:
1) Look for adverts that are not relevant to your interests
2) Don’t fall prey to the ad-hoc nature of these ads – remember that most adverts are designed to pique your interest – it’s only natural that they will be targeted to your interests and demographics
3) Read the fine print – if you see a clause stating that you will only be contacted if you click to a website, there is a greater chance that you are being scammed.