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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.

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

Car Wrap Advertising Scam Exposed Video

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.

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 Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Geert Ankerman wrote:

    This I got today and I suppose it is also fake:


    Van: "www.perrier.com"
    Onderwerp: Perrier water(Vehicle wrap program)
    Datum: 24 juni 2015 04:45:21 CEST
    Aan: gankerman@mac.com
    Antwoord aan: support@perrier-plc.com

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Here is your chance of being part of the Perrier Sparkling Water car wrap advert program to help create awareness by having a perrier water designed decal installed on your vehicle and be rewarded $225 weekly.

    This decal doesn't damage the paint on your vehicle and this offer is open to the United States, Canada and Europe for now.

    If Interested, Kindly contact Mark Fisher for details.

    Mark Fisher

    Perrier Sparkling WaterŪ
    www.perrier.com

  • On Monday, June 22, 2015, Sherrie wrote:

    @skenergydrink.net

    This was sent from a college advisors email address. I am still not sure if it is real or not, but at least want you all to be aware the scammers are finally figuring out that a "paid" URL may at least detour people into thinking they're real. This was an advertisement for street clean energy drink which is actually owned by 50 Cent. David Wood was the senders name. HINT most scammers use the phrase "kindly" when asking you to do something. "Kindly send your application to the following onemind@skenergydrink.net

  • On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, jill st. cloud wrote:

    thanks, it save me a lot of headaches... before I was scammed.

  • On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Jamie wrote:

    I responded to a job listing for Chiropractor Assistant... Well, below is the email response I received upon submitting my resume... It sounded odd, so I googled the gmail address linked to the email, and stumbled upon this... This is terrible..

    Hello,
    Your resume was received and it has been reviewed, I did appreciate it. So I will give this a GO". But once i have find our that you are efficient, self-motivated, organized, a good communicator with an ability to multi-task under pressure. Please note that you are being hired only on a personal level, the position is part time and home-based meaning you may need to set up a home-office if you don't already have one; we will discuss the costs of setting this up as we move along. Most importantly, you need to have a regular internet access, with this, I can easily convey instructions no matter where I am on what I need to be done at a particular time. You are also hired on a trial basis for now until we are able to see how well we fit in, this however does not affect your weekly wage.cost of your activities will be carried out locally and most official documents and packages will be delivered via courier services. You will be actively involved in my personal, business and financial life. This position is home-based and flexible part time job,you can be in any location you will be working from your home doing all the activities. All you need do is to check your emails twice daily and keep your phone on most times in case I might need to call you from anywhere I may be.I do have a number of things you could help me with this week .

    (Let me know if you have any of the office equipment for Payroll-Checks)

    Laser Printer/Any Printer:
    Personal Laptop/Desktop:
    Internet Access:
    Paper Cutter:
    Form # 3000 Standard Business Check:
    Fedex Envelopes/Airway bills ( 50 or more ):
    UPS Envelopes/Airway bills ( 50 or more ):

    I will provide software for printing.
    Your Yahoo Messenger ID Important you must have one :
    Let chat on yahoo messenger My ID is:macumark10001@yahoo.com
    Note: If you do not have a yahoo ID, set-up one to chat with me online.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Regards,
    Mark

  • On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Courtney wrote:

    I seen it on craigslist as well. Its a scam. I found it out the hard way. The guy Jefferson White said he was from Canawrap. That's in Canada. I emailed the president of the company and sure enough he's never heard of anyone by that name and wasn't making that offer to put a car advertisement on cars. I txted Jefferson White back saying I talked to the president of the company. I caught him. Whoever this Jefferson White guy is said he was going to post my info on youtube saying I was a scammer and I'm not. Time to go back and fix things...Please don't fall for this scam or any other like it.

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