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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.

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There are 493 comments

  • On Monday, March 17, 2014, Don wrote:

    i found an ad like this on craigslist.com and i just got a check for advertising for power horse energy drink with texts and emails from them pushing me to cash the check and wire the money to the detailer. after talking to the cops about it i shredded the check and told them that i wasnt doing it. i was worried about it before the check came in. when the check did come in it was mailed from utah, the check is from texas and the detailer is supposed to come to maine to install the wrap from north carolina. and the number that i have been exchanging texts from is a california number.

    DONT DO IT!!!!!

  • On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Rafael wrote:

    If someone ever tells you to deposit a check for whatever reason and instructs you to send it to

    Taichi Kondo
    3278 little meadow san jose ca 95129

    DONT BELIEVE IT!! if you get the check mailed to you DONT DEPOSIT IT!

    this person scammed me of $2800 and now i have to pay that back to the bank!


  • On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Alfred vanhooserr wrote:

    I received a offer from auto wrap.waiting for fedex to bring check.im going to return the check.and report this to proper authorities.

  • On Thursday, March 13, 2014, david wrote:

    BAR IRN BRU DRINKS on craigslist is doing the same thing I cashed it haven't sent the money yet but cahsed the check to pay bills and I got a call from my bank and said it was fraud. If anyone can please call me and help guide me on what to do please. 3175603999 I am a father and a husband all in the last year and I am young and scared.

  • On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Drag Racer Charlie wrote:

    My wife got a similar e mail just seconds ago and I had remembered seeing this scam alert on a favotite web site forum we hang out in for racers. So I pulled this up and read it to her.
    I wish there was some way of getting these guys behind bars but like most of the well designed scams its always to little to late.
    I know the Government has people who can track and catch the Sons a beeotches before they fleece anyone else out of their hard earned money.

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