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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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There are 689 comments

  • On Monday, June 30, 2014, kathy wrote:

    mine was from budweiser at $400/week. first check arrived for $1700, with $1300 50 be sent elsewhere. now the check has bounced and i'm unable to pay mortgage, utilities, etc. i feel so stupid! somehow i will find these fu...ckers and make them hurt!

  • On Monday, June 30, 2014, Janelle wrote:

    I recieved this too. What can we do to get these MF'ers?

  • On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Selena wrote:

    I received this email from this company today.

    You receive our Money and you keep silent till now. We understand that
    you are try to act funny with our money. We are going to give you 6hrs
    for you to write back, If you aren't to write back before then we need
    to involve FBI about this. Thanks God we have your info and your phone
    number we are going to forward that to call detective agent He will know
    the best way to track you down. DON'T PLAY GAME WITH US

  • On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Selena wrote:

    This is the email I received
    From this company.

    On Jun 18, 2014, at 0:09, ethelenegrh@gmail.com wrote:

    Hi there. 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

    If you have a reliable CAR, BIKE or TRUCK? 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 from 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.

    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 a normal location the way you normal do. It
    is very easy and simple, No application fees required contact email along
    with the following..

  • On Saturday, June 28, 2014, Selena wrote:

    I received an email saying they will pay 450.00 a week for iPhone 6, received the check and tore it up after reading this. I've received several threatening emails from them stating they will report me to the FBI and they have my address. What can be done about this?

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