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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 493 comments

  • On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, wendy palmer wrote:

    * I received a check today what should I do with it. .

  • On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, melissa wrote:

    i believe this is a scam also from anthony.malone1@aol.com
    (LISTED BELOW IS THE EMAIL I RECIEVED:

    Hello,

    We are currently seeking to employ individual's world wide.
    How would you like to make money by simply driving your car
    advertising for Hennessy, JOHNNIE WALKER, Pepsi, Coke, Apple
    Product.

    How it works

    Here's the basic premise of the "paid to drive"

    Concept: AUTO WRAP seeks people -- regular citizens,
    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as
    they usually do, only with an advert for "AUTO WRAP"
    plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals,
    also known as "AUTO WRAP s" that's 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 WRAP s 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 1 month.

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is
    essentially a "Rental" payment for the use of space. No fee
    is required from you, "AUTO WRAP" shall provide experts that
    would handle the Advert placing on your Car.

    After the duration of your services and you want to
    discontinue, the specialist/ expert shall come again and
    remove the advert placement on your car with no traces of
    ever placing a vinyl decals on your vehicle.

    You will receive an up front payment of $400 inform of check
    via courier services for accepting to carry this advert on
    your car. It is very easy and simple, No application fees
    required, Contact the E-mail along with the information's as
    requested, if you
    are interested in this offer.

    Kindly fill this information's below-

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    Please respond only if interested.

    -Agent No: 0015.

    You will be contacted as soon as this information's is
    received.

    Kind Regards,
    Anthony Malone
    Hiring consultant
    Design&Branding Agency

  • On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Arevalo wrote:

    today I got a text with that similar offer; it offer $300 weekly, I am skeptic of just about everything and with reason. Today we see more and more of these scams.. do your research before providing your information. just think, what if the people involve were just looking for more info to maybe attack your car, house, family, wallet, who knows...

  • On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, Ynot wrote:

    yes recieved this very call from 323-647-3697
    supposedly from Paul Thacker at Monster
    Sent check, it was on closed acct
    Beware and do your homework before accepting or sending money anywhere
    Lesson learned

  • On Monday, March 10, 2014, zachary wrote:

    What do you do if you have check where can I report it?

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