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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 489 comments

  • On Saturday, March 01, 2014, Lenore wrote:

    Beware...and be AWARE..I received many emails from a ryan.simmons11@outlook.com regarding a job alert NOS car wraps..thanks to this article I did not send any information to them, despite how tempting they made the offer. It is a shame today that we have to be so careful when we're just trying to make a couple of extra dollars legitimately...Something needs to be done about the emails being sent to people that actually need the money and unfortunately don't do the research. Please check with the BBB before you give anyone your personal information.

  • On Sunday, February 23, 2014, anonymous wrote:

    got scamed today by this guy on craigslist

    4807129526 phone # to this guys scam

    this is the guys email larry@hire1201getpaidtodrive.net

    yet his names jeffery

    and his scam

    Hello,

    This is to inform you that the payment you need for the advertisement to be pasted on your car will be mailed out to your address any moment from now, so kindly check your email everyday for updates. Also reconfirm your full Name and address where your upfront payment should be mailed out to.

    Terms and condition(s)

    Note: You will receive a cashier check which will cover your 1 week upfront payment including the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle.

    However, from the amount you will be receiving, the sum of $400 should be deducted which is for your one week upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent to the specialist/expert, who shall be coming over to handle the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the advert placement.

    After the duration of your service 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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly.

    Acknowledgment of this email is important !

  • On Sunday, February 23, 2014, perry wrote:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Perry Chillus
    To: mzjojo79
    Sent: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 2:07 pm
    Subject: Fwd: Apply Now. I Phone Company Corrently Hiring Workers






    -----Original Message-----
    From: Mike Williams
    Sent: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 11:29 pm
    Subject: Apply Now. I Phone Company Corrently Hiring Workers


    Hi How are you doing. We are currently seeking to employ individual’s In
    United State to participate In our Apple's new iPhone 6 product launching
    and advertisement. How would you Participate? Read Below

    Do you have a reliable CAR, BIKE or TRUCK? If yes you can Participate.
    New iPhone 6 advertising department seeks Individual -- Regular citizens,
    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only
    with a big advert for "APPLE NEW IPHONE 6 LAUNCHING" plastered on
    your Car. Bike or Truck. 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 a 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 along side them. This launching
    and advertisement will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate
    is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with $450 per week which is essentially a
    "Rental" payment for letting our company use the space, No fee is
    required from you, I Phone Advertising department! shall provide experts that
    would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive your first week up
    front payment of $450 inform of check Via USPS POSTAL Service for
    accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    NOTE. We are not asking you to drive to different location. You are to continue
    driving your car to the normally location the way you normal do and
    This can not
    cost any damage to your car . If their is any Damage Company We responsible
    for any damages. It is very easy and simple, No application fees
    required contact
    email along with the following.. if you are interested in these offer.

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Make of Car. Bike or Truck/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car. Bike or Truck:
    Telephone numbers:
    Email:

    We will contact you immediately we receive this information.

    Best Regards!
    Apply i Phone 6 New Version. Watch Out For It. All rights reserved™.

    Sent from my iPhone 6!

    PAYMENT ON THE WAY TO YOU!

    How are you doing today? Just Want to bring to your notice that our
    representative have mail out payment to your residence address provided!

    And we have been informed that Payment of $1840 was send to you Which is
    to cover the decal expenses and your first week payment and for your
    "I phone 6 Advertisement Auto wrap' today via United State Postal
    Service (USPS) with the Tracking # (9405501699320016659530) which
    should be deliver to you today.

    You are to take the Check to your Bank to have it cashed, if for some
    reason you aren't able to get instant cash value for it from your
    bank, have it deposit for 24hours till tomorrow/next business working
    day, when cash would be readily available. Once the payment clear into
    your account, Deduct $450 as your weekly wages and the rest balance
    should be send via Western Union Money Transfer service to the expert
    carrying the advert on your Car, so they can make all the necessary
    arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap placement, and the
    wire charges to send the fund should be deducted from the specialist
    fee not from your weekly wages. Below is the Wrap specialist information you
    are require to send the fund to below;


    Specialist Name: Taichi Kondo
    Specialist Address: 3278 Little Meadow
    san jose, ca 95129

    We will like you to email the Western Union Money transfer
    details for Confirmation upon completion of payment within 24hr you
    receive the Check.
    1. MTCN 10 digit # as it is appears on the receipt,
    2. Best time that the Specialist can meet up with you at your
    residence for the placement of the Wrap on your Vehicle.

    Note: I phone advertisement Group will take full responsibility for placing
    and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. And
    also you are entitle to receive $450 weekly wages for you carrying out
    our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you
    will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day
    the wrap will take place at your residence.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Best Regards.
    ®i phone 6 Advertisement Group of company USA. All rights reserved..

    Sent from my Wireless I Phone 6.

  • On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Enrique corredor wrote:

    I did receive an e mail from james burton offering 400 dollars a week for car wraping.he send me a check#3877.00dollars.i went to chase were the fucking cashier told me that the check was good an enough funds in the account.but she did not cash the check because I was not a customer and the amount was to big.i did ask her what was the lymit,she said thas confidential and hand me a chase card with some phone numbers

  • On Saturday, February 22, 2014, Elisa wrote:

    Yep, same thing here, I have one for "budweiser"

    Got the check yesterday and they have been texting us regarding the process. Thank you all for this information to avoid this stupid scam. Oh, by the way, the grammar in the email was pretty bad so that is a red flag as well.

    I wish there was a way to get these guys caught...

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