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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 Friday, March 06, 2015, chelsey wrote:

    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 . 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 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.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 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:
    Zip Code
    Cell number:
    Home Number:
    Car maker/year:

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

    Regard. This is he message I received from pepsipromo8@gmail.com .. I guess this is a scam to from Ben Jordan?

  • On Wednesday, March 04, 2015, Mike Roger wrote:

    THIS IS HERE :( SCAM SCUM BAG Piece O F SHIT . PERIOD HERE ARE ALL HIS NUMBERS 2ND CONTACT # 702 621 5918 THEN 1ST #920-341-5805 TEXT YOU ONLY 1ST THEN EMAILS ASKING YOU TO DEPOSIT CHECK....pay Detailer if you deposit check you will be charged back NSF Fees and the amount of check sent $1930.00 ...Tell him to GO Fuck OFF... to put Johny walker sticker on your CAR OMG..

  • On Tuesday, March 03, 2015, Sharol wrote:

    Beware of VEHICLE ADVERT INC - Firestone Walker Brewing
    $300 weekly to wrap your car. Never received payment.

  • On Friday, February 13, 2015, jack wrote:

    There is this scam information
    Information reaching me today is that your first payment is on its way to your address. The check of $1,993.00 has been sent to you via USPS with tracking number (420390739405512699350055822387) and will be delivered to your address tomorrow.

    Please proceed to deposit your check payment into your bank account and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after it has been deposited. Kindly send me a confirmation message immediately the check is deposited.

    As soon as your payment is authorized, you are to deduct $300.00 which is your upfront payment and forward the balance ($1,693.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via wire transfer and they will also be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. The wire transfer information will be emailed to you soon.

    As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local artist in your area will be sent to your address to install the decal wrap on your vehicle.

    PS: Please send me an email or text message as soon as the check is deposited so that it can be processed from our bank.

    If you require additional information, do not hesitate to email or call me.

    Best regards,
    Shawn Williams
    Hiring Manager.
    Monster Energy DrinkĀ®

  • On Monday, February 02, 2015, SCHONEFELD wrote:

    Hey Stockwell I applied for a car wrap from Zipfizzy health energy drink on craigslist on Thursday 01/29/15. I got a text back from 7025360848. Then today 02/02/15 I got a check for $1600. On Friday I was told the check would b $1800.75. On the back of the check it give a cell number to finish completing your check. Also on the back of the check it say Life Line Real Estate LLC.

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