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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 Sunday, November 09, 2014, Annie wrote:

    Yeah I received an email back from chriskeneth01555@gmail.com and they told me my car was approved and such and told me they would be sending a check and blah blah. Then I looked up "Yommies" and found this nice article of how much of a scam this crap is! Shocking enough this person was texting me as well and seemed legit but looks like it's not.

  • On Thursday, November 06, 2014, Coolie wrote:

    I found an idea with depositing it in my account. I deposited it, it cleared. I'm going have to ask the bank manager if they received the money from the check's bank, because if I send out a money order from my account (what agency wants), check's bank doesn't have the money for it, my bank will not want to be scammed, so it will be taken out of my account and there's nothing I can do about it since it's already sent in money order. I'm going to ask my bank's manager about it.

  • On Thursday, November 06, 2014, sheila wrote:

    I got scamed and they sent me a check for 1950 in the mai. Good thing i did cash it

  • On Thursday, November 06, 2014, . wrote:

    This person posted a add on Craigslist.com martinfitgerald12@gmail.com. I found the offer while looking for a job. This is just beyond shocking to me. I was interested until I just read this article. I was researching it to see if it was real.

  • On Wednesday, November 05, 2014, Kristi wrote:

    Coolie.. Problem is now you will be out of pocket for the bank fees on the bad check. Banks charge about $ 30.00 for checks that you deposit that don't clear.

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