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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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There are 727 comments

  • On Friday, February 13, 2015, jack wrote:

    There is this scam information
    Information reaching me today is that your first payment is on its way to your address. The check of $1,993.00 has been sent to you via USPS with tracking number (420390739405512699350055822387) and will be delivered to your address tomorrow.

    Please proceed to deposit your check payment into your bank account and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after it has been deposited. Kindly send me a confirmation message immediately the check is deposited.

    As soon as your payment is authorized, you are to deduct $300.00 which is your upfront payment and forward the balance ($1,693.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via wire transfer and they will also be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. The wire transfer information will be emailed to you soon.

    As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local artist in your area will be sent to your address to install the decal wrap on your vehicle.

    PS: Please send me an email or text message as soon as the check is deposited so that it can be processed from our bank.

    If you require additional information, do not hesitate to email or call me.

    Best regards,
    Shawn Williams
    Hiring Manager.
    Monster Energy DrinkĀ®

  • On Monday, February 02, 2015, SCHONEFELD wrote:

    Hey Stockwell I applied for a car wrap from Zipfizzy health energy drink on craigslist on Thursday 01/29/15. I got a text back from 7025360848. Then today 02/02/15 I got a check for $1600. On Friday I was told the check would b $1800.75. On the back of the check it give a cell number to finish completing your check. Also on the back of the check it say Life Line Real Estate LLC.

  • On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Scott wrote:

    We had the same thing happened to us received 2300 and 510 was to pay for the wrap we called the name on the check and the bank said the checks were forged and they said they received 50 calls just today with the same thing so shredded the check but now these people have my sons address and phone # has anyone had any other issues after they exposed these dirt bags.

  • On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Tahitsha wrote:

    ZIPfizzyAd is back at it again I see.......The installer will be coming to your home to get your car wrapped okay send it through western union to the specialist information:Reciever's Name: Bruce Bradley Address: 270 W Wentworth Street Englewood FL 34223 The rest $450 is ur first week payment Alright..are you going to complete the transaction today? (330) 999-5109 there #..... Needless to say I didn't fall for it

  • On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Sean wrote:

    I just received a check from Bullet energy for $1950...I knew something was phishy. Blocked his email, flagged the ad, registered the number under spam. Can I just throw away the check or do I sent it back?

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