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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 Wednesday, July 09, 2014, Leo wrote:

    Got contacted via email from a guy named Dan asking if I'm interested in a program "Paid to Drive" advertise for Miller Light beverage. I would receive $400/week. I would receive a check and keep $800, the rest will be for the installer. Got the check on MON 07/07/14 via UPS next day air from North Dakota. The check looks real and from US bank, I went and check with US bank, and they said the check is good. I went to cash the check but they couldn't verify the check. I then deposited to my bank. The next day the money came through for $2950. The guy then contacted me through phone introduced as wrap company, and need the money to be paid to him through western union or money gram. He needed soon so he could order supplies for the appointment this SAT. I then keep playing game along with them. I filed fraud police report online. The guy kept pushing me transfer to him, I told him I was busy working, and can't do transfer till SAT. I asked him is there another way to do it or I can send him a check... to be updated. =). Try to bring these guys out. Meanwhile, the money is still in my bank, but I will keep it there because I'm afraid it will be reversed or something.

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, Nick_salazar wrote:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of

    completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile

    billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use

    large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from

    one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly

    easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is

    available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individual's world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your

    car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens,

    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster Energy

    Drink®" 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, 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 can't avoid seeing the

    wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.

    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the

    space no fee is required from you. Monster Energy 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 via courier service for accepting to carry this

    advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your

    upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal

    wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic

    artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this

    email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or moneygram outlet in your

    area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We'll like to have some Information about your%2

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, poorunfortunatesoul wrote:

    I unfortunately fell for it. $300 a week for Keystone Light. Lost $3,550. I feel like such a fool. I can't afford my bills now. I hope they catch this poor excuse for a human being.

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, george wisk wrote:

    I was almost got suck in this it was for guru energy drink they sent me the check for 2500.00 told me to send a money gram to the wraps 1750.00 and I get pay 500.00 a week I went to the bank about to cash the check good thing my bank notice it was
    A fraud so did not do it once again thanks to my
    Bank

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, Anita Kay Walker wrote:

    My husband just got one from Toms,One to One for wrapping our car for $600 a month. It sounds just like these other scams I am reading about. Where can I report this scam so others won't fall for it?

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