Hey all. I've recently come across a number of internet ads for "get-rich-quick" type schemes and among these are a number of websites declaring that they will pay you to be a "secret shopper" or take surveys and participate in forum groups online for market research purposes. Of course, in order to access these surveys you have to pay a membership fee. Now, this sounds like an obvious scam to me and were these simply pop-up ads I would have completely ignored them. What confuses me though, is that I came across these ads when doing a real job search on what I would consider to be a reputable web site, run by the government, listing real job ads across the country. I wouldn't have expected this type of ad to be allowed on that site. Has anyone come across these on other reputable job listing site? Aren't their job listings screened? Does anyone know what the real deal is with these ads?