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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, 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.

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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There are 604 comments

  • On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, iPhone user wrote:

    Some people SUCK!!!! Get a job like the rest of the works. iPhone advertisers needed. Because of you the real thing out there no one can find!!!! Labled SCAM the minute you read the first sentence!!!!

  • On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, me wrote:

    Thanks for the info just received a check for $1250 I'm suppose to money gram money back to the same town How stupid !!

  • On Monday, July 21, 2014, eric scruggs wrote:

    Going thru the same thing with "johnnie walker" got a bogus check for 2000 dollars. I told the gut I was giving his check, phone number and ip address to the police and sent him this page. Havent heard from him since.

  • On Monday, July 21, 2014, Marck Donald wrote:

    Yes they are thief and scam have fall into there trap sometimes ago but the car wrapping jobs is 100% real and Legit is those scam that spoil the job but if you are really interestedto be part of the company that you will be earning your money like i did you can get me back with this number:(402) 870-5975

  • On Sunday, July 20, 2014, Donna wrote:

    I have been sent a check for 2500;that hasn't been cashed . I do not believe them it is for car wrapping a Samsung galaxy 5 & I have asked for the Samsung ad decal department and they tell me that this is . I come up with a number from Nelson NV. Which no one answers 702-744-2684 is the # and I can not say that it is Samsung if any one has any info pleas contact me at trockingrsgirl@aol.com

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