Don't know if i have come to the right forum for this question but here goes, i have a website that has been running for a year advertising certain handcrafted items that i make, mainly as a hobby but i do sell small amounts.
Yesterday i had an email from a company saying my website was similar to their interests and would like to purchase some advertising space on my web pages, they have offered me an upfront payment of $120 for the year. I am a bit doubtful of this offer due to their business being online gaming, which has nothing in common with what i advertise.
Has anyone ever been approached like this, or know anything about this type of thing, or is it a con.
and your account number to someone who needs to pay money into your account via the BACS system is no more dangerous than sending someone a cheque - you provide them with exactly the same information when you do that.
If you're worried about providing your account details, ask for the money to be paid to a PayPal account.
You can easily prevent any ads appearing on your site until you're happy that you have the money, so the system this company proposes seems to me to be fairly foolproof. What you need to concentrate on is the suitability of the ad content - make sure you know about it in advance, and take a very careful look at the site the ads will link to.