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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 Tuesday, July 07, 2015, Linda Dupre wrote:

    I received the *Budlight* Advert on the 26th of June. I went as far as to deposit the check into my account. This was on Friday, July 3, 2015. So I was emailed by *Mark Anderson-recuiters.budweisermarketing@gmail.com* about how we needed to *get this done as soon as possible* Well, I was out of town for the 4th of July, so I was going to do it Monday. Got home, checked my account and the check had been returned for insufficient funds. I called my bank and they said the only thing I could do would be to file a police report. So, had I had the money in my account to cover this, I would be out $2000.00. But, little did they know that my account was very low, so I was actually using the funds over the weekend. The bank did refund some of the NSF fees, but said that was all they could do about it. I'm going to tell you...I feel about as low as a person can get for falling for this. Just don't do it. I should have paid more attention to the email, then maybe I wouldn't be in the position I am in, financially. It could definitely be worse, though.

  • On Sunday, July 05, 2015, Merry wrote:

    Yep...glad I googled first but I'd have known as soon as they asked for money. I know better since I've been approached to work both sides of that scam.
    I got one for Rock Star Energy Drink, but googled it before I did anything. Of course it sounded too easy to be true.

    NEVER send money out of a check until it's totally cleared from their bank.

    Thanks for the info!!

  • On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Geert Ankerman wrote:

    This I got today and I suppose it is also fake:


    Van: "www.perrier.com"
    Onderwerp: Perrier water(Vehicle wrap program)
    Datum: 24 juni 2015 04:45:21 CEST
    Aan: gankerman@mac.com
    Antwoord aan: support@perrier-plc.com

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Here is your chance of being part of the Perrier Sparkling Water car wrap advert program to help create awareness by having a perrier water designed decal installed on your vehicle and be rewarded $225 weekly.

    This decal doesn't damage the paint on your vehicle and this offer is open to the United States, Canada and Europe for now.

    If Interested, Kindly contact Mark Fisher for details.

    Mark Fisher

    Perrier Sparkling WaterŪ
    www.perrier.com

  • On Monday, June 22, 2015, Sherrie wrote:

    @skenergydrink.net

    This was sent from a college advisors email address. I am still not sure if it is real or not, but at least want you all to be aware the scammers are finally figuring out that a "paid" URL may at least detour people into thinking they're real. This was an advertisement for street clean energy drink which is actually owned by 50 Cent. David Wood was the senders name. HINT most scammers use the phrase "kindly" when asking you to do something. "Kindly send your application to the following onemind@skenergydrink.net

  • On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, jill st. cloud wrote:

    thanks, it save me a lot of headaches... before I was scammed.

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