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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 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, October 13, 2014, Marcela wrote:

    I actually received something similar on my university email!! The lady, Jessica Brown, claims that she works for Blue Ribbon Beer and offers the same deal. Earning 300 a week for 3 months of wrapping my car with their logo. Unfortunately, i thought it was real, since it came to my school email and I asked for info and stuff and accepted. She kept contact with me to let me know of the procedure and emailed me about what to do once the check came. The check arrived today for $3.676.93 cents. So I went to the bank and went to deposit it, and that's where the bank told me it was fraud: and explained the whole thing to me :/.. So I reported it to school as well as the cops. Totally fell for it but thank God bank advised me! Too good to be true!! Scam!!

  • On Sunday, October 12, 2014, Katt wrote:

    Just recived a check for 1800$ on a Dallas TX. Bank looks real to bad it's a joke it was for a Dr. Pepper warp I think they got my email thur aarp where you do all those surveys anyway beware this one came US mail so I will contact postal insp in my state then on the check I will contact the co. It was wrote on the postal insp. in that state the the state attorney generals offices in both states Texas and California with there ails address and phone # they text with and there emall.... Along with there emall a and texts they sent me and last I'm going to the newspapper greener and see if they will do a story on this to get the word out there to help other people not to fall for these low life's .... And last I will contact DR. Pepper ... So is there a real way to do a car warp for a little money each month I would really like to see my little car wrap has anyone found one..........?

  • On Friday, October 10, 2014, Dave wrote:

    I just got an email from Kevin Scott with Heinz baby food along the exact same lines.

  • On Thursday, October 09, 2014, a wrote:

    I've seen this scam on a local buy swap n sell site in Australia. The advertisement read earn $500 per week to have ur car wrapped for jonnie walker..max 3 months. The email address is zellaig5@gmail.com......be aware..

  • On Thursday, October 09, 2014, Kieran wrote:

    Just got the same email from scammer Frank McGuire, from: info@tropicanajuice.co.uk. Subject title was: Your Ex Colleague. Let's all text him and pretend to be interested :)))

    Here is the text of the email:

    Carry our Tropicana Mango Juice sticker on your CAR, BIKE,TRUCK and get $300 every week. Chance to make extra $1200 monthly (ONLY IN UNITED STATES & CANADA) Email: stickerads@tropicanajuice.co.ukOr Text (937) 303-0665.

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