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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.

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There are 762 comments

  • 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"

    Concept: ALOMO ENERGY DRINKS
    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
    offer.

    Kindly fill this information's below-

    Send the required below
    Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior
    Color of Car:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell
    Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    Please respond only if interested.

    Holmes Agent No: 01151

    You will be contacted as soon as this information's is
    received.
    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)
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    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.

  • On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Chris wrote:

    Here is the total message they send me.

    AMP Energy Drink®
    Advertising Department
    REF:15-CSD-EA-SASK-22148
    8/19/2015

    Good day,

    Re: AMP Car Rap

    Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it
    is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses
    and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individuals living in USA & Canada. Who will like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for AMP Energy Drink®.

    How it works?
    Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: AMP Energy Drink®
    seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal
    routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "AMP Energy Drink®"
    plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that
    almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's
    exterior surface.

    Don't Have a Car?
    If you don't have a car, you can also participate if you have a bike. What does the
    company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The
    auto wraps 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 a month.

    What is the Contract Duration?
    Once the wrap has been installed, minimum term is 2 weeks and maximum is 12
    weeks.

    Would the wrap/decal damage the paint of my car?
    The decal doesn't damage the paint of car and will be removed by our representative once
    the contract expire. We will be responsible for installation and removal of the wrap.

    Does it cover the whole car?
    No, the decal it only install in the car trunk and doors.

    You will be compensated with $300.00 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting
    our company use the space no fee is required from you. AMP Energy Drink® shall provide experts
    that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00
    inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    It is very easy and simple no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you
    are interested in this offer.

    Applicant information:
    * Name :
    * Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    * APT #:
    * City,State,Zip Code:
    * Cell Phone Number:
    * Home Phone Number:
    * Age:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.

    Best Regards,
    Fredrick Goodman
    Hiring Manager
    AMP Energy Drink®

  • On Monday, August 17, 2015, Michele wrote:

    I just received this scam email, from Monster Energy Drink, with the Subject title 'Auto Wrap Promo':

    Hello,

    Would you wrap your car, bus, truck, van or boat in an Ad to earn $300 weekly at no cost by just going about your normal routine only with a small advert(LOGO) of Monster Energy Drink plastered on your vehicle without affecting the painting or the body? Your vehicle if not already insured would also be insured by us through out the period you will be carrying the wrap . Kindly reply via email if you are interested in other to get more details about this promo.


    Best Regards,
    Kyle Busch.
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink®
    (479)-222-0493
    inquiry.monster.energy@outlook.com

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