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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 607 comments

  • 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.

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

    Danmahone001@gmail.com
    Miller-Light advert 3-6mo
    Check comes today,
    they have no idea who
    they just fucked with...

  • On Monday, July 07, 2014, george wisk wrote:

    Hi I live in Jerome and I was wondering if guru energy drink wrap was a scam if you could let me know thank you george wisk

  • On Wednesday, July 02, 2014, Tina from Hawaii wrote:

    Got the email pasted below from davidspencer006@yahoo.com, another scammer.
    Hello,

    it is a "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy
    Drink® seeks people -- regular citizens, licensed drivers to go about their
    normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster
    Energy Drink®" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals,
    also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle,
    and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is
    a month.
    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a
    "rental"payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is
    required from you. Monster Energy Drink® will provide experts that would
    handle the advert placing on your car. Also, you will receive an up front
    payment of $300 in form of check via courier service for accepting to carry
    this advert on your car.
    It is very easy and simple no application fees required. If interested,
    please reply with the following details below.

    Applicant information:
    Name :
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    APT #:
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.

    Best Regards
    David Spencer

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