Dawn signed up for an online survey. Is it a scam? Leo says that as long as she doesn't give them any credit card or bank information, or suggest software installation, she should be fine. All she's doing is wasting her time. She probably has to jump through so many hoops that she won't really make money for a long time.
Online scam artists are targeting users of the direct deposit payroll system, using social engineering to gain access to bank accounts and steal your paycheck. The primary targets are in education, healthcare, and airline employees. So be watchful over emails saying you need to log into your account to verify your direct deposit information. That's where they get you. As usual, do NOT click on any links in emails. Contact your HR department immediately to verify.
John answered an ad for car wrap advertising, but he thinks he's been scammed. Leo says that yes, it's a scam. They look professional, but they want to get his personal information and bombard him with spam. Check out ScamDetector. Never, ever give out personal information, especially a social security number.