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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.

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 Friday, September 26, 2014, Anthony wrote:

    Somebody please email me back with an appropriate opinion of this idea. Screw these guys lets scam them! can i take this check for 2,800 go to wal mart and cash it there without my bank acct, so they will be out 2,800$? yes no :) email me at anthonymcaseppi@hotmail.com

  • On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Amp Energy bull wrote:

    I answered an ad from "amp energy" about car wrap make $500 weekly. I actually just received the check in mail today for $989. I haven't deposited anything and did not do so because in one of their emails they said money gram money to the artist who will put on wrap. I know for sure not to wire anything to anyone.

  • On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Sammy wrote:

    Here is my scammer email, from Power Brands Consulting LOL


    Good day,

    At Power Brands Consulting, we are dedicated to furthering the prosperity and health of the beverage industry by providing beverage expertise to our clients.

    On behalf of Monster Energy, we are currently seeking everyday drivers to place removable Monster Energy Drink advertisements on their cars, thereby turning your daily commute into a money-making venture.

    Selected participants would be paid $300 a week to drive around with removable ads on the sides and hood of their vehicle.

    The ads to be placed on your vehicle are decals. The decals are adhesive, made of vinyl specifically used for cars. They are designed to be removed by drivers; they simply peel off without harming the paint of your car.

    From car wash to finish, installation optimally takes between 10 and 15 minutes.

    If you are interested in our offer, please contact us by sending us an email.

    Regards

    Bill Watson
    Power Brands Consulting
    16501 Sherman Way Ste. 200
    Van Nuys,
    CA 91406

  • On Thursday, September 25, 2014, Alice Allen wrote:

    Should this be a real thing and not a scam I am all in. I don't mine having this done to my house. We also have a bigger offer to house owners who is willing to allow Tropicana repent and design their houses outlet with Tropicana products. This offer will last minimum of three months and maximum of one year on first contract with payment of $1200 weekly. We accept only buildings people can see from outside on a motor-able road or street new and old houses.
    Also the car deal for my son, too.

  • 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!!!!

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