Mazuc: Weeding through the scams

I’ll admit I have fallen victim to an Internet scam or two since I was old enough to be online, and not just when I was too young to understand no company gives free laptops or TVs for no reason.

More than once, I have gotten online and seen an advertisement for a free gift card if I filled out a survey. Then, I had to view two more advertisements before I could get the gift card, and before I knew it, I was in some sort of endless advertisement wormhole I couldn’t get out of. I quickly learned this wasn’t legitimate.