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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 648 comments

  • On Friday, September 12, 2014, Angelina wrote:

    nathanson-quinn0809@yandex.com

    Just got the same scam from this email

  • On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Forwarned wrote:

    Same scam using name of Robert Miller as contact supposely for Monster Energy Drinks email comes from a hotmail address.

  • On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Selly wrote:

    The lastest scam is the pit bull energy drink. His name is Brad Lien. Be aware guys!!

  • On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Megan wrote:

    I was selling something on eBay and this guy ever-mailed me about it and told me that he wanted it and told me that he would be sending me the money in a check thru the mail. When I received the check It was over 2,000 and he told me to send it to someone via money gram or western union and they would be coming to get the item I was selling so I took it to the bank and had them loom at it. They told me that it was a fake check so I called the company that was on the check and they said that they had been getting a lot of calls about these checks and had a detective at their company right now about the checks, so I threw it away I didn't even try to cash it. The way the man was talking it sounded like a scam before I ever got the check. Just don't cash anything like this. The bank did tell me if I were to deposit it into my account if it did worm being a bad check that I would be responsible for all of the money. No one would trust someone with that amount of money if it wasn't a scam

  • On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Jessica wrote:

    Below is the scam email response i got when i asked them to wrap my car from craigslist.



    Bryci Ray
    Show details
    Hello, how are you doing? thanks for responding to our ads, We're
    currently seeking to employed individual's world wide. you will need
    to carry this advert on the exterior of your car and you'll be
    compensated with $420 per week which is essentially a "rental" payment
    for letting our company use the space, no fee is required from you,
    Budlight Lime Drink Company shall provide experts that would handle
    the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of
    $420 inform of check via courier service for accepting us to carry
    this advert on your car. It is very easy and simple , no application
    fees required. Just Drive your Vehicle everyday as you used to do.
    Walter Cole the Company agent shall provide the experts that would
    handle the advert placing on your car.

    Kindly get back to us with the below information, so that the check
    will be send out to you asap.

    Full name to be on the check :-
    Street address (not P.O Box): -
    City:-
    State:-
    Zip code:-
    Cell phone:-
    Age:-
    Sex:-
    How Many Times Do You Check Your Mail Daily:

    I wait for the information from you as soon as possible, so that i can
    forward it the financier to issue out the check to you asap. The
    Vehicle will be wrapped at your location, Ok. Once i have your
    information, i'll forward it to the company asap. I'll get back toyou
    on how to get the advert placed in your vehicle. Note: It's Company
    that will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on
    your car and it will not resort to any damage, It's a removable
    sticker.

    Bryci Ray

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