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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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  • On Monday, August 11, 2014, Melanie wrote:

    I just received my check for $2869.89. Suppose to keep $400 and sent the rest to a person in TN via wire. Thought I'd reserch before going to the bank. Is there someone we contact when we receive it.

  • On Sunday, August 10, 2014, Melanie Bales wrote:

    I was scammed in my email from Kathy who has a gmail account. offering $450 a week for me to put an auto wrap on my car. I receive a check for $2460.00 was told to take my first weeks pay out of the check of $450 take 50 from it and mail 1950.00 the some woman in Northridge California. of course when I took the check to my bank, and had my banker look at it she said I can guarantee to you that is check is fake. and once you send the money, the check will come back as a fraud. the bank will close your account for depositing a fake check and you will owe them the entire amount. it was for the apple I phone 6x.

    don't deposit the check take it to your police department along with the emails and have them turn it over to the FBI fraud division. it Will cash and then you will be holding the bag...


    Here is the email she initially sent:

    You might be interested. We are currently seeking to employ individual’s In
    United State to participate In our new product launching and advertisement.

    If you have reliable CAR, BIKE or TRUCK? you can Participate.
    Apple iPhone Company are seekings Individual, professional drivers to go
    about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for
    "NEW IPHONE 6X Logo" plastered on your Car. Bike or Truck. The ads are
    typically vinyl decals, also known as "Auto Wraps, This will be painted on
    the vehicle, This will not cover any portion of your car's interior surface.

    We get a Lots of customer with this strategy, Exposure and awareness. The
    Auto Wraps tend to be colorful,eye- catching and attract a lots of attention.
    advertising people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the Wrapped car
    along side them. This launching and advertisement will last for 3 months and
    you can choose to Participate for only one month or 2


    You ill be earning $450 every week which is essentially a "Rental" payment for
    letting us use the space on your car, No fee is
    required from you, iPhone Advertising department! shall provide experts that
    would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive your first week
    up front payment of $450 inform of check Via USPS POSTAL Service for
    accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    NOTE. We are not asking you to drive to different location. You are to continue
    driving your car to the normally location the way you normal do and This can not
    cost any damage to your car . If their is any Damage Company We responsible
    for any damages. It is very easy and simple, Fill the require info listed below
    If you are interested in these offer.

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Make of Car. Bike or Truck/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car. Bike or Truck:
    Telephone numbers:
    Email:

    Awaiting for your respond
    Best Regards!

  • On Sunday, August 10, 2014, David wrote:

    David I was also scammed by this same thing responded to ad on craigslist about wrapping car paying 450 and send 1400 to a person via money gram my bank caught the check and turned into fraud protection the person I was talking with was pissed he texted me saying he would be calling the FBI and local cia as a threat wish it was not a scam oh well

  • On Thursday, August 07, 2014, Kash wrote:

    I just got scammed today !!! A craigslist add offering $400 a week to have their MIO energy logo put in my car for 3 months..... They sent me a check for $1950.00 and want me to keep $450.00 and western union the rest to some person claiming to be the car detail company.... I am leading them on to think I don't know because I think it's so freakin rude and they need to suffer!!! I am a single mom and really really needed some money!!! Fuckin scammers!!!! I'm pissed! I guess I should have know when they only wanted to text me from a temporary google text number.... I didn't cash the check!! Thank God!!! Please turn these people in!!!

  • On Wednesday, August 06, 2014, Stephanie wrote:

    I have had a terrible experience with Wrapmatch. It was a total waste of money. They try for the first two weeks to find you a match. End up not finding you a match and then forgetting about you. They will not refund your money. To top it all off it is hard to cancel from them. They do not have a phone number. Therefore you can only do email. I thought I had cancelled through email but apparently my membership person and their finance department never communicate. The finance department was like not my problem take it up with the membership people. Then found out I had to fill out a form to make it official, yet still got charged. This has just been a regretful pain in the ass experience.

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