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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.

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  • On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Russell seal wrote:

    there is also a major scam going from Glen Hovey it claims to wrap your car in Red Rain energy drink..... I know this because I was one that got scammed if there is anyone with info on how I can be helped pls contact me at rseal71@hotmail.com I would really appreciate any info. im in big trouble with my bank and all I was doing was trying make a little extra money to help support my family... these people need to be put away in prison for a very long time!!!!

  • On Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Mattheus wrote:

    I am playing with these scammers. This is what I received after I ‘agreed' on this job:
    "Hello (my name),
    Good day. The payment for the Advert has been released, the package will be delivered to you via USPS courier service with tracking number 9470 1126 9935 0003 5836 94. The Check ( Amount = $2,775.00) you will receive is the sum of your Upfront payment of $400 together with other payments such as -Materials- (Vinyl Decal), Transport and workmanship fee for the Specialist/Graphic Artist that will wrap and remove decal on your car.
    We are already behind schedule on the Coca Cola Car Advert program, you are to process the Check by depositing in your bank for fund to be available instantly or maximum of 24hrs. Once the fund is available, you withdraw fund from bank and deduct your Upfront payment of $400. Then proceed to any post office around you to purchase money orders worth $2300.00 with the balance and mail at the post office to the specialist address bellow. The $75.00 on the balance is for your run around, probably gas in the car and so on. Make sure you do an overnight mail delivery.
    The specialist will call you as soon as fund is received to make arrangement on when to come to where ever you are located to get the installation done.
    NOTE: Kindly forward via email or text message the tracking numbers for the money orders mailed to the specialist to me as soon as it is done. Kind Regards, DENNIS BARNHILL Hiring Consultant Custom Autowrap Design & Branding Agency 267 630 3338 d.barnhill44@gmail.com "

  • On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, Kemorley Madden wrote:

    This is what the emails look like, this I recently received, and of course I responded for them not to send me any further emails.

    Anthony Carter
    anthony.carter37@aol.comAutoWrap Job Details And Instructions


    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Monster/red | rain Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Custom Autowrap INC USA. seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for Monster/red | rain 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
    Lots of exposure and 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,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 a month.

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is essentially a “rental”payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Custom Autowrap INC. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $400 inform of Check Orders via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly and phone messages to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    You will receive a Check. As soon as you receive the Check take it to your bank have it deposited and withdraw funds for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $400 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist by going walmart to send funds through money gram transfer or go to any money gram store to make the transfer to this information ----

    Norman D. Forbes
    7140 East 43rd street
    Marion , Indiana 46953

    After the transfer Get back at me with the below information:
    1) Senders Name and Address
    2) 8 Digit Reference Control Number from the Money Gram Transfer
    3) The amount transferred after deducting Money Gram

    =====Soon as the Graphic artist receives funds, you will be contacted by the Graphic artist to make arrangement on when to come to your location to get the wrap done.

    Find below the tracking information of the payment:
    Tracking Number: 9470112699350003584219

    You are to track the payment online using the url and the tracking number indicated above and also make yourself available by tomorrow because the package will deliver to your door .......

    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of my email.

    Kind Regards,
    Anthony Carter
    Hiring Consultant
    Custom Autowrap Inc USA

    Why would I need to pay the graphic artist?

  • On Tuesday, September 23, 2014, India Cody wrote:

    I actually got scammed by these people just this month.. His name was Chris Keneth and Im in Knoxville TN. However my bank is after me and has my account on hold but FBI and TBI are on the case and hopefully it will get resolved ... They have sent me 3 checks in the amount of $2550.00 One i have cashed( BIG MISTAKE) and the other 2 are in a safe. Hopefully i can get them dusted for finger prints somewhere and i can find out who really did this !!!!!

  • On Monday, September 22, 2014, Kenneth Cook wrote:

    They are doing the same thing on cragislist all over the place.

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