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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 advertisments, 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.

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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  • On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, toots wrote:

    I just got a check in the mail for 2200 they been contacting me threw texts the whole time. They even contact me to see if i got it. they gave me a tracking number and everything for it.They didnt send me nothing but the check i didnt get no instructions to send it to anybody else. The car wrapping was for a german beer company. I dont know if its real or scam. I think its a scam because when i called it says person at this extension is unavailable. How can you have that on your VM and be texting on office phone. what do your think

  • On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Kris wrote:

    I received this email and funds via Fed Ex also. I emailed them back asking if they were registered with the BBB and stated I would not have funds going through my acct until I was reassured this offer was legitimate.
    I too had just purchased a Vanilla card so they may be connected but I used my vanilla card just fine and didn't have any funds missing from it.
    I googled the name and company that the funds were to go to. It was several elderly people.

  • On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, clayton wrote:

    the same thing happened to me today I found an advertisement for wrapping my car on Craigslist and texted and emailed the post just to find out that it was for bait Heinz baby food not for what it said on Craigslist and turned from 300 a week to 250 a day which I decided to look up the person name that was given to me and there was four people in America with that name. We're all elderly so I figured that this was a fake and a huge a scam why can't we do something about this.

  • On Monday, October 20, 2014, Tara wrote:

    got an email to get paid $500 a week to have my vehicle wrapped by red rooster energy drink for 3 months. part of the check is to be wired to at grafic artis for the wrapping. Did not get a check yet. wondering is this is legitimate

  • On Thursday, October 16, 2014, amy wrote:

    I answered a guy on heaetland swap needing pepsi wraps. Im suppose to get a check today or tomorow and it just my money. Doesnt say anytHing about sending Any other person money for wrapping. So real or scam.

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