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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 Sunday, May 17, 2015, jackie jones wrote:

    the budlight one is a scam?

  • On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, Britt wrote:

    I just recieved this bud-light one

    Dear Applicant,


    Thanks for your prompt response, It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required : Here's how It works - The basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept Bud-light seeks people -- regular citizens, not professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Bud-light" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.



    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.



    You will be compensated with a $300(three hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space. Bud-light Beer shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 (three hundred dollars) inform of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.



    The following information below will be needed

    Full Name:

    Age:

    Occupation:

    Make of car/ year:

    Address:

    city:

    State:

    Zip code:

    Do you have a driver's license:

    Phone Number(s) mobile/home :

    Email Address:

    Note we don't need PO BOX only address



    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information, Bud-light looks forward to working with you.



    James Watson

    Hiring Manager

    Bud-light

  • On Wednesday, May 06, 2015, Danny wrote:

    so, what if you don't deposit the checks? What do we do, how can we report it?

  • On Wednesday, May 06, 2015, Mick wrote:

    I got this scam email this morning, from smith johnson (crunkenergy@outlook.com) claiming to be from PowerBar:

    "You can make 300dollars weekly if you allow us wrap your vehicle,car or truck,with PowerBar PowerGel drink product advert pasted on it.
    USA only,reply the Hiring manager via email."

  • On Friday, May 01, 2015, George Villiers-Furze wrote:

    Received this mail on April 12, 2015:


    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 Water®
    www.perrier.com

    Thank God I made a little research - DOWN WITH SCAMMERS!!!
    "

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