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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 493 comments

  • On Friday, November 22, 2013, theresa wrote:

    this was the e-mail i got after answering an ad on craigslist before going through with the deal i decided to research and came across this site be warned it believe it to be the scam everyone is discussing after additional correspondence i was told i would get money sent to me and to deposit and go to money gram and pay the rest to the installer minus my 400 first week pay and 50 travel expense the odd thing is as u see they never tell me the company name and the email is from an elizabeth fischer but the address reflects a person named arlenewhouse and through google mail it is registered to a john smith jr.


    Elizabeth Fisher

    5:15 PM (19 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies with clients allover the world. We have a target to advertise so many products for a number of companies mostly in USA, as a whole and we also have representatives in this regions.

    The adverts 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 advert strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it's a form of advertising with a captive audience, this means people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with a sum of $400 ( four hundred dollars per Week), which is essentially essentially a "rental" payment for letting
    our company use the space.
    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300 ( Three hundred dollars) for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments.


    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of Car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Mobile Number :
    Email Address:

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

    We look forward to working with you soonest.

  • On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Travis p wrote:

    I just received two checks each one is for $855.00
    From a person claiming he's with kaboom energy drink
    I received these checks threw ups and was going to cash
    Them untill I looked into it further guys name
    Is Michael stunner out of Texas nice try there
    Fella

  • On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Jessica wrote:

    Anthony Guerrero is one from monster energy. Same kind of thing, 300 a week. Im glad ichecked into it first.

  • On Monday, November 18, 2013, Rick Green wrote:

    Watch out for this ad. Claims its for AdSmart Outdoor Advertising Inc. but its a data entry job that pays $22.00 an hour.. Pays you only western union or money gram. When you research the above company name you get a car wrap company but these guys I was dealing with sold computer parts. I went throught the entire interview process and after about 2 hours said I had the job. But when I asked What their company address was and some other information here below was their reply.

    williamlopez144: i think you dont need this job cos you question alot while am telling you all you need to know so good luck in your search .

    Really I asked to many questions? So sucks to be me? What a scam. Be careful they do a good job at trying to suck you in.

    Thanks

  • On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Jasmine wrote:

    Here's one I just got via gmail: H I - Pay is 400WEEKLY BY (SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR)
    Wrap- James Rep samillinkin@aol.com via vh43.hosterby.com

    Nov 8 (9 days ago)

    to me
    Good Day,
    --P O L A N D S P R I N G W A T E R S E E K S PEOPLE - regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as
    they usually do, only with a big advert for "Poland Spring Water" 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 little portion of your car's exterior surface.
    What we get from this type of ad strategy?

    You will be compensated with four hundred USD per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Poland Spring Water shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment inform of cashiers check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address, This Check will be in the amount of your upfront payment and the Graphic Artist Payment to put and remove the Adverts on your car as the program last

    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 6 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.


    Application: Information bellow Required



    F u l l N a m e-
    F u l l A d d r e s s (include APT if any) -
    C i t y-
    S t a t e-
    Z i p C o d e-
    H o m e P h o n e-
    C e l l P h o n e (Important) -
    A g e-
    O c c u p a t i o n-

    No Application Fee is Required

    We'll like to have some Information about your car. Type of Car and Color, Model/Year ,Present Condition and the Mileage:

    A payment will be sent to you in form of check. once you receive the Payment, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct Four hundred dollars as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer 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 then make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest Money Gram outlet in your area,

    Acknowledge this message with requested information above so we can process payment that would be sent to you. Your car and payment would be sent out Immediately we read back from you

    Regards
    X-MsgID: logged527dbcc1b1438
    X-Generating-Domain: roeby .*So People BE AWARE THIS IS ALSO A SCAM...****

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