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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 605 comments

  • 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?

  • On Wednesday, July 09, 2014, Jennifer McGhee wrote:

    I have attached what I got below.. it turned out fraud as I suspected... I called Kent Security and asked them about the check at which time they informed me that it was a fake. I also forwarded them a copy of the check and the packaging that I received.

    first email:
    Intuition PG Advertising

    Jun 26 (13 days ago)



    to me, virginiacrews1, alestr598, alicat7807, jo.baltimore342, jaclynwooden, raselkmplak, joburkhart2000, julieghof, jamieflynn04

    --
    We're looking for Drivers/Vehicle owners to be "Brand Advocates" for our clients. Intuition Graphics; Associate advocate for well-known Brand manufacturers like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kellogg's, Colgate, Nestle, Nintendo, Johnson & Johnson, Sprite and others. I’m Jacqueline Dering and I am pleased to explain further on this initiative. Our Clients; as listed above, will be paying every interested Driver/Vehicle Owner a sum of $400.00 weekly for driving their own cars, trucks, cycles, trailers etc.

    HOW IT WORKS: Intuition Plastic Graphics® seeks people -- regular/normal individual car owners, not necessarily professional drivers -- to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert from your favorite brand, wrapped all over your car. The adverts are typically vinyl decals, also known as "Auto Wraps" that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, It will cover your car exterior surface.

    What does our clients get out of this type of ad strategy? 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 like people who are stuck in traffics and can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for three months and the minimum period you can participate is one month.

    Intuition Graphics Ltd will provide experts that would install the wrap on your vehicle, they will also be the one to remove the wrap from your vehicle after the contract as expired. Wrap those not damage the paint on the vehicle, it safe to install it and remove it by an expert. There are two type of wrap, Full wrap that cover entire vehicle or just slap a decal on the back window.

    If you wish to continue with the contract, Click Here To Sign Up

    We look forward to working with you.

    Thank You
    Mr. Jacqueline Dering
    Advertising Manager.
    Intuition Plastic Graphics.
    (214) 453 1837
    www.intuitionpg.com
    then I received the check and got text from 360-545-3224

    (all of our text back and forth)


    Text From him: Hi Jennifer, Your Vehicle wrap as been approved, Here is your payment tracking # 9405501699320024809477, it will be deliver to your
    address on Monday. check your email for more update. Thanks. Mr. Jacqueline Dering. Intuition PG Company.

    Text From him: Hi, I need you to confirm the delivery and bank deposit of the check payment today, You have to follow the instruction email sent to you. Mr. Jacqueline Dering

    This this morning 7/9/2014 I received this text: What going on Jennifer, are you trying to get away with the check payment of $3737.51 that was delivered to your address on Monday, I need to know what is
    going on.

    My reply to him: I just received a check yesterday but it does not have your name on it. I'm not trying to get away with anything was going to call ken west today to find out why I got the check and I have not received a wrap yet . With all of the scams these days you have to be leery
    Did you received my instruction email ?? No I just got a text from you requesting my bank info and them I get a check from a person with another name from security company without anything in the envelope but the check
    I'm sorry but I'm not going to give my bank info to anyone unless I know it's legit

    Text from him: Nobody requested for your bank details, that why i asked you if you received the approval and instructions emails we sent to you, kindly check your email
    and read through the mail

    Text from me: Who would the email be from it may have went to spam

    Text From him: This program is legit, be advice, do not give your bank account details out to any body, get back to me when you though reading the emails we sent to you
    Mr. Jacqueline Dering. Intuition Plastic Graphics Company. info@intuitionad.com

    Text from me: Ok I'll check as soon as I get to my office
    This check is from kent security is that who my wrap is going to be for?

    (The email he sent me)
    Second Email from him:
    Intuition PG Advertising
    7:41 AM (5 hours ago)

    to me

    Hi,

    How are you doing today, Hope you enjoyed the long weekend, The check payment will be delivered to your address today via your regular mail, You have to confirm as soon as you receive the check.

    One of our freelance wrap/decal specialist as been assign to you, you have to book an appointment with him, His name is Mr Martin Vaughan, you can contact him by email Martvaughan@Intuitionpg.com.

    You have to process the check payment after you receive it, you have to deposit the check at your bank which will clear in less than 24 hours, after the check as been cleared you will deduct your weekly payment of $400 plus bonus $100 total of $500.

    The rest of the fund will serve as payment for the wrap materials and the specialist fee, you have to remit the fund ( $3,237.00) to the wrap specialist before you fix time and date he will wrap your vehicle.

    You will remit the fund to him through a Prepaid Vanilla reload cards which you can purchase at any of this stores, CVS, Kmart, Walgreen, 7/11, Office depot, Fas Mart, Worsley, Town Pump,Basha's e.t.c

    You will buy 6 vanilla prepaid card each value $500, You will scratch the back silver panel of the Vanilla cards to reveal the security number, you will confirm the numbers at the back of each card to me. This is the number I will be sending to the specialist to confirm payment for the wrap materials and his fee before he embark on the journey to you location to fix the wrap.

    I need confirmation from you when you receive the check payment today via USPS.

    Thanks for your co-operation.

    Mr. Jacqueline Dering
    Advertising Manager.
    Intuition Plastic Graphics Company.
    (214) 453 1837
    info@intuitionad.com
    www.intuitionpg.com
    Text from me: Are you going to answer

    Text from him: Yes, sorry for my late response. Have you check ur email

    Text from me: Yes and I emailed some questions
    ?
    Text From him: Your email as been replyed

    Text from him: Mr Ken West is the accounting manager for Kent Security, the wrap ad that will be on you vehicle belongs to the Kent Security company, Our wrap specialist
    will show you example of what the wrap will look like you will also read and sign the contract form before he apply the wrap on your vehicle. You can also
    choose to have a decal wrap, half wrap or full wrap. You have to process the check payment
    So u can follow the process of sending the vanilla cards to our wrap specialist

    Text from me: (lol I knew it was fake wanted to see what he'd say) What if I do not have a checking account? How would I cash this?
    Can you tell me the name of the bank so I can go to it and cash it?

    Text from him: I need to contact Mr Ken West to confirm the bank name also if you will be able to cash the check without bank deposit

  • On Tuesday, July 08, 2014, Amar. Singh wrote:

    Coca-cola car wrap scamms
    I recieved check for $2450.00 telling me to keep $500.00 for my one
    Weeks payment , send rest of the money by wire transfer,
    The check looks fake , b /c I use to work for bank, I know
    How certified real check looks,
    So please beware of scammes like this!!!

  • On Monday, July 07, 2014, Archer wrote:

    Next time they surface hit them with one of these and contact the "Supposed" company and representing bank demand they seek to resolve this issue;

    Mr. Mahone,
    Upon available funding from a Direct Marketing Advisor for Miller Brand products, with approved signature from department executive will I only then engage with authorizing the detail to my vehicle- in congruence with California State Labor Code before I can receive payment I must submit employment records and tax forms to your HR representative; therefore I must request your contact and the contact of your employer in order to engage in any compensative activity. Thank you for your compliance.

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