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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 Tuesday, January 20, 2015, clayton wrote:

    My brother in law has been texting the guy for the ZIP FIZZY WRAP AD,they are trying to get him to print out checks to mail out,don't know the persons name but have their number,i have been getting messages from someone for an IPHONE Wrap as well the number for it is 581-319-3818,also got one from someone wanting me to wrap my car for AT & T said his name was Mr. Bill John out of Texas and his number is 650-837-6965

  • On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Kerri wrote:

    I received a txt msg for coca-cola wrap from a cocacola@ahk.jp. They ask you to send your name and address and the yr/make/model of ur car. The nxt day they send another txt from a Montana number asking you to respond yes or no to confirm your sign up. I never responded..Two days later more txt msgs saying they've sent a chk for $1300 and cash it so they can set up a time to have the wrap done..sounds fishy to me..so i got the check nothing matches up with who sent it and who made it out and no water mark on the check no stub for tax purposes. Goggled the address of the bank the chk is from and guess what..NO SUCH ADDRESS...So they'll be gettin their chk back.

  • On Saturday, January 17, 2015, Vickie V wrote:

    There is also a "Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Spirit Drink" auto wrap job out there. Same thing as the others..sent you a Cashiers Check for $ 1850.00, wants you to cash, keep $ 400.00 and send balance to technichian to wrap vehicle. Email is from Mike Albert, amike338@gmail.com. My check came UPS overnight. Then I was to send balance to Abayomi Ashimi @ 24 Metlin Ave., Saginaw, MI 48602. Requested immediate response via email that transfer was made with reference #. DID NOT HAPPEN!! Glad I researched. SCAM SCAM SCAM. Hope this helps someone out there.

  • On Friday, January 16, 2015, anthony wrote:

    mark.steve1980@gmail.com
    812-307-9374
    701-829-7519

    beware of emails/calls/texts from this guy. Did Tue sane thing but I made my bank put a 10 day hold on it so I wouldn't be liable for it. Ended up being fake and he threatens with calling the authorities.

  • On Monday, January 12, 2015, Tracy wrote:

    I received a 3850 check from Camo Brewing Co. for adwrapping.So beware of these people too.

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