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Car Wrap Advertising

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How the scam works:

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain - this scam occurs now all over the world. It became the most notorious scam this fall.

Imagine this: Looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand's logo. "Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, iPhone 6, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you", the message says.

The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisements, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you'll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

Watch the video below to see the scam exposed and what celebrity received the same email:

Car Wrap Advertising Scam Exposed Video

How to avoid:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. Corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner. The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it's their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:


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  • On Monday, September 07, 2015, Matt Mox wrote:

    Received this too good to be true email. The horrible grammar raised a lot of red flags so I googled "advert scams" and this site came up. Glad I looked it up on here first. Thanks.

    From: Davidamhoch1971@gmail.com
    September 5, 4:04 AM

    Open Position ... Individual in United State only. ..Do you have Car Bike or
    truck? Let us use small space on it to advert our New product iPhone 7X. We
    are going to plaster {Apple iPhone 7X Advert LOGO} on your CAR, BIKE or
    TRUCK ,This will not cover any portion of your car's interior surface. ....You
    will be Earn $500 Weekly, for essential [Rental Payment] for letting us use a
    space on your car, No application fees required. Apple iPhone Inc. We ill
    provide an experts to handle the advert placing on your car. And to remove it
    immediately you done with us.... You will receive your first week upfront
    payment of $500 inform of Local Bank Check Via FedEx Courier Service for
    accepting to carry this advert on your car. ... Fill the require info below. If

    Full Name:
    Your Mailing Address.
    Zip Code:
    Make of Car. Bike or Truck/year.
    Color of Car.
    Bike or Truck.

    Thanks...Apple iPhone Inc. And Hope to hear back soon

  • On Friday, September 04, 2015, J Morgan wrote:

    On Friday, August 21st I received a check of $2,200 from Provident Trust Group, LLC and it was sent from Ontario High School in California but it has something to do with the Johnny Walker Energy Drink!! They asked for my name, street address, city, state, zip code, my age, current occupation, make of car, and a picture of my ID. He said they would work on my info and get my payment in the mail. Then says hope I can trust you with this funds lol! So he asks me to repost his posts on craigslist for 50 bucks extra then give him the links. When I posted in a few cities 2 were deleted. When I read this website I deleted the rest of them. Then put a warning on craigslist bout him. Then I text him on wed the 26th of august saying I haven't received anything yet. Then He texts me from a different phone number on wed the 2nd of September a week later saying he was having trouble with that other phone and that my check is on the way and gave me a tracking number. So I get the check and I'm like why is it so much money I didn't do anything. I asked him. He said the payment consists of both the payment to drive and the specialist funds to wrap your vehicle. He was very pushy on me to deposit the check. So his name is Dave Smith his numbers are (210) 263-1007 that's the number I got off craigslist and (765) 416-1712. BEWARE OF JOHNNY WALKER ENERGY DRINK!!! THEY ARE A SCAM!!!

  • On Sunday, August 30, 2015, T. Locke wrote:

    Just received a message from Kathy Sattler (lethireyourcar@usa.com) regarding wrapping my vehicle in a Budweiser Select Beer advertising wrap to get paid $400.00 per month for an unspecified period of time. I figured it was a scam but this is the very first time I received this type of message. After reviewing your site I see I was right on the mark...another SCAMMER! My motto has always been and always will be..."Let the Buyer Beware!"

  • On Monday, August 24, 2015, Kyle wrote:

    Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive"

    seeks people -- regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal
    routine as they usually do, only with an advert for "AUTO WRAP" plastered on
    your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals,
    also known as "AUTO WRAP s"
    that's almost seem to be painted on the vehicle and which will cover any portion
    of your car's exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of
    ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The AUTO WRAP s tend to be
    colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of
    advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who
    are stuck in traffic
    can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3
    months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be
    compensated with $400 per week which is essentially a "Rental" payment for the
    use of space. No fee is required from you, "ALOMO ENERGY DRINKS" shall
    provide experts
    that would handle the Advert placing on your Car.

    After the duration of your
    services and you want to discontinue, the specialist/ expert shall come again
    and remove the advert placement on your car with no traces of ever placing a
    vinyl decals on your vehicle.

    You will receive an up front payment of $500
    inform of check via courier services for accepting to carry this advert on your
    car. It is very easy and simple, No application fees required, Contact the
    E-mail along with the information's as requested, if you
    are interested in this

    Kindly fill this information's below-

    Send the required below

    Full Name:
    Make of car/ year:
    Color of Car:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    Please respond only if interested.

    Holmes Agent No: 01151

    You will be contacted as soon as this information's is
    All replies should be sent to

  • On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Dawn Bracken-Herr wrote:

    Here is what I recieved today:

    Dear Applicant,

                  we have to collate all the interested parties emails and reach out to them together, that is why the response to you have been slow, your car has been chosen for the advertisement. It is very easy and simple, no application fees required, this is how it works; the basic premise of the "paid to drive concept" Monster Energy Drink" seeks people, regular citizens, professional drivers, and all car owners above eighteen(18) years old,to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advertisement for "Monster Energy Drink" plastered on their cars. The advertisements are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover some portion of your car's exterior surface.

    What does the company gain from this type of advertisement strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness; the auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attracts lots of attention. Plus, it is a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can not take their eyes off the ad vehicle. This program will last for three(3) months and the minimum period you can participate is one(1) month. You will be compensated with Four hundred dollars per Week ($400/week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use your car.   Monster Energy Drink shall provide detailers that will handle the advert placement on your car, these detailers have been tested and confirmed perfect for the job in order not to leave any damage on your car after the end of the program.

    There will be no fee for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart from your daily routine.Please provide the following information so that we can confirm you for this posting and send you further information;

    Full Name:
    Address:(NOT PO Box)
    Zip code:
    Make of car/year:
    Do you have a driver's license?
    Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information,Monster Energy Drink looks forward to working with you.

    Hiring Manager.
    John Lorenzo
    Monster Energy Drink.

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