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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:

Swagbucks.com

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GlobalTestMarket

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If you are into paid surveys, this is the place. GlobalTestMarket is an industry leader in online research panels, where members are invited to participate in online surveys on numerous topics, and in return are eligible for cash or regular and frequent entry into sweepstakes. Highly recommended, as they also have A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.

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There are 635 comments

  • On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Chris Wallace wrote:

    I think I may have been the victim of this scam. I'm looking to see what kind of recourse I can take to cover myself and minimize the damage done.

  • On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, lay wrote:

    STEVE WALIS, subway hiring. SCAM

  • On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Lori wrote:

    This is what I received: its for Pepsi, I was told it might be a scam,I even have the guy's name and he is on facebook, So glad I had found this site to find out for sure.
    Dear Customer's

    Thanks for the quick respond we are pleased to confirm your
    status as our brand representative. A payment package will be mailed
    out to you in the next business day or two by USPS which we will
    email you a tracking number with instructions, The payment will
    covered your compensation for the ad run and that of the decal
    specialist which has to be transferred. Note that the wrapping of the
    car will be done at your residence and does not take long and you
    could be present while the wrap is done.You will be compensated with a
    $300 per Week), which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting
    our company use the space. Pepsi Cola Drink shall provide experts that
    would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up
    front payment of $300 inform of check or Money Order for accepting to
    carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come
    in the form of checks or Money Order and delivered at your address
    weekly.Note you will receive a payment the sum of $300 will be a 1
    week up front payment for carrying the advert on your car Do
    acknowledge you have received this email and we will be in touch with
    further updates at the best time possible.You will be compensated with
    $300 per week which is essentially . No fee is required from you,
    Pepsi Cola Drinks shall provide experts that would handle the advert
    placing on your car. Adequate arrangements will be made as regards
    after provide your information below Our Representative Mr Ben will
    text you on your phone for further details after payment delivered,
    Also check
    your Email every day to get Updated as to when The Upfront payments
    will arrive your Place.

    payment prior to making the ad visible on your car.It is very easy and
    simple with no application fees required , we look forward to reading
    from you only serious and interested should fill this

    soon. If the terms of the above works with you, do

    provide the information below:


    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code
    Gender:
    Age:
    Cell number:
    Home Number:
    Car maker/year:

    Kindly get back to us as soon as possible hope to hear from you.

    Regard

  • On Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Sandy Pastor wrote:

    Who do you report these people to. I too just got this check told to check it and money gram. That sent up red flags right away.

    States Attorney? FBI?

  • On Monday, August 18, 2014, Patti wrote:

    Just received one from Venom energy drink,worded the same from hiring manager. Thanks for info.Will delete.

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