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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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  • On Friday, July 18, 2014, LuvAMoriss wrote:

    just received a check priority mail in the amount of $2950.99. You can see right off the bat that it is from a personal home printer. Seems rather tempting though to go cash it. And why the f**k would I just keep $300 bucks. Sh*t, I would keep the whole thing if it was true.

  • On Friday, July 18, 2014, Lana wrote:

    The following email came from:amanda4y3g@gmail.com

    Instead of replying back, to 'such a good sounding' offer, I immediately went online looking for information on 'scams'. FOUND IT!!!

    You might be interested. We are currently seeking to employ individual’s In
    United State to participate In our new product launching and advertisement.

    If you have reliable CAR, BIKE or TRUCK? you can Participate.
    Apple iPhone Company are seekings Individual, professional drivers to go
    about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for
    "NEW IPHONE 6X Logo" plastered on your Car. Bike or Truck. The ads are
    typically vinyl decals, also known as "Auto Wraps, This will be painted on
    the vehicle, This will not cover any portion of your car's interior surface.

    We get a Lots of customer with this strategy, Exposure and awareness. The
    Auto Wraps tend to be colorful,eye- catching and attract a lots of attention.
    advertising people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the Wrapped car
    along side them. This launching and advertisement will last for 3 months and
    you can choose to Participate for only one month or 2


    You ill be earning $450 every week which is essentially a "Rental" payment for
    letting us use the space on your car, No fee is
    required from you, iPhone Advertising department! shall provide experts that
    would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive your first week
    up front payment of $450 inform of check Via USPS POSTAL Service for
    accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    NOTE. We are not asking you to drive to different location. You are to continue
    driving your car to the normally location the way you normal do and This can not
    cost any damage to your car . If their is any Damage Company We responsible
    for any damages. It is very easy and simple, Fill the require info listed below
    If you are interested in these offer.

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Make of Car. Bike or Truck/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car. Bike or Truck:
    Telephone numbers:
    Email:

    Awaiting for your respond

    Best Regards!
    ©2014 Apple Inc. All rights reserved

    Sent from my new Version 6x

  • On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Viviana wrote:

    Hello I received an email that say that the iPhone company are
    Hiring people to advertize the new iPhone 6, and they will pay me a week 450
    For advertize on my car, I email back but today I got a respond
    That say that I will qualify and they will send me a check for the 450
    Week in advance and for the warp specialist.
    When I see that I think it is scam and reading all
    This post I realize that I was not wrong thank you
    Everybody to post on that way people like me don't get f**+ Up for people
    Like them

  • On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Phyllis Bates wrote:

    I got a check for $2350 to day 7/16/2014 and it was suppose to be from Coca-Cola. I tried cashing it but soon realized it was a fraud and the phone number on the envelope was from Minnesota and the address was an Office Depot Store in Florida. The number the guy was texting me from was from Illinois. He has been threatening me all day and blowing up my phone. I reported to police as well as the FBI. He wont stop texting me and emailing me. It has been a very aggravating day and hopefully he will stop.

  • On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Anna wrote:

    Here is what my bf got this morning with a check. I went online and searched for scam topics and find yours. It did sound VERY professional in email..:(


    You are to take the Check to your Bank to have it cashed, if for some
    reason you aren't able to get instant cash value for it from your
    bank, have it deposit for 24hours till tomorrow/next business working
    day, when cash would be available. Once the payment clear into
    your account, deduct $500 as your weekly wages and the rest balance
    should be send via Money Gram/Western Union Money Transfer in a minute
    service to the expert carrying the advert on your Car, so they can
    make all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the
    wrap placement, and the wire charges to send the fund should be
    deducted from the specialist fee not from your weekly wages. Below is
    the specialist information you are require to send the fund to below;

    Specialist Name:Judith E Johnson
    Specialist Address: 609 Saint Lawrence Ave
    Beloit WI 53511

    We will like you to email the Money Gram/Western Union transfer
    details for Confirmation upon completion of payment within 24hr you
    receive the Check.
    1. Reference # as it is appears on the receipt,
    2. Best time that the Specialist can meet up with you at your
    residence for the placement of the Wrap on your Vehicle.

    Note: YAMAHA will take full responsibility for placing
    and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. And
    also you are entitle to receive $500 weekly wages for you carrying out
    our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you
    will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day
    the wrap will take place at your residence.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards.
    ®Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. All rights reserved..

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