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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 advertisements, 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.

Watch the video below to see the scam exposed and what celebrity received the same email:

Car Wrap Advertising Scam Exposed Video

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 12, 2014, Gail Wilkes wrote:

    I just received an email from Car Decoy LLC to drive my car for 100 miles weekly and get paid $200.00 plus reimbursement for mileage. It did not sound like the best deal. I have tried to research them but could not come up with anything. I also received an email from Perrier Sparkling water for the car Wrap stating I could make $520.00 weekly. I am glad I saw this information before I responded.

  • On Friday, September 12, 2014, Angelina wrote:


    Just got the same scam from this email

  • On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Forwarned wrote:

    Same scam using name of Robert Miller as contact supposely for Monster Energy Drinks email comes from a hotmail address.

  • On Thursday, September 11, 2014, Selly wrote:

    The lastest scam is the pit bull energy drink. His name is Brad Lien. Be aware guys!!

  • On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Megan wrote:

    I was selling something on eBay and this guy ever-mailed me about it and told me that he wanted it and told me that he would be sending me the money in a check thru the mail. When I received the check It was over 2,000 and he told me to send it to someone via money gram or western union and they would be coming to get the item I was selling so I took it to the bank and had them loom at it. They told me that it was a fake check so I called the company that was on the check and they said that they had been getting a lot of calls about these checks and had a detective at their company right now about the checks, so I threw it away I didn't even try to cash it. The way the man was talking it sounded like a scam before I ever got the check. Just don't cash anything like this. The bank did tell me if I were to deposit it into my account if it did worm being a bad check that I would be responsible for all of the money. No one would trust someone with that amount of money if it wasn't a scam

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