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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 Sunday, April 12, 2015, Izzydew wrote:

    I knew something was "fishy" when (April 11th) there was a request to send "cash" in the mail! Knowing full well this was a scam I called the Emergency Physicians, LLP (who suposidly "wrote out the check", datedApril 6th) for an I-Phone wrap ad). Similarly, as these others have stated, I was to cash it, take my $490 out, use $50 to mail the remainder $1,950 funds, in cash, to to "Speedway #8313 5800 S. Harlem Ave Summit IL 45117 (I'm going to look it up on Google Maps next). Then I would contacted about getting my SUV wrapped with an advertisement. How stupid do they think people are? I guess some people do get blinded by the number of dollars and easy money for this to be happening! It is a good test for getting a "Greed Temperature" from both ends.

  • On Friday, April 10, 2015, Pamela Rankin wrote:

    I received a check today for $2490 from ETSU Johnson City Tn payment for a car wrap for Iphone 6
    It came Priority Mail 2-Day with an electronic Rate approved number

  • On Tuesday, April 07, 2015, Bert wrote:

    contact@budweisermarketing.com sent me a very similar message. I have gone all the way through to getting a cashier's check for $2453. Rather than give my bank information I chose to open a new one, in case it was a scam. Long story short, the check is a very good fake, the "scratch and reveal" code doesn't scratch and reveal like it should. The bank I went to refused to cash the check.

  • On Monday, April 06, 2015, john wrote:

    On 4/4/15 I was looking on Craigslist seattle
    And saw the ad for johnny walkers wrap and responded to it, I automatically thought something was fishy, now I know better after reading the scam on here

  • On Monday, April 06, 2015, Trisha wrote:

    Yipes! Am I glad I came across this web site. I answered a Craigslist job ad for advertising Zipfizz on my SUV. I better get myself out of this ASAP! I hope I can just simply send their 'check' back by using "RETURN TO SENDER' and block them from my Email & text. I will talk to my credit union and maybe the post office about this. Good luck everyone & I am grateful for this web site to give us the 'heads up' on this nasty issue!

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