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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.

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

Car Wrap Advertising Scam Exposed Video

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 Tuesday, September 02, 2014, Rocky wrote:

    From the scammer "Steve Walis" wrap your car in SUBWAY advertising (the sandwhich company). Fake, fake,fake, fake.

    Do not go there.

    Do not reply.

    Trash it now.

    Empty the trash.


  • On Monday, September 01, 2014, tim wrote:

    ok, my deal is $300-$400 wk.for X-BOX wrap by a company called ProMedia INC. Same e-mails different adds. Did some searching around, found this site.my neighbor FBI guy
    I'll ask him if I should play this out.

  • On Sunday, August 31, 2014, Randall s lincicum wrote:

    I got a check on Friday for 950 dollars and we called the bank the check was from and there was no account there in that name but the bank can't release any information so when the guy called me 7 times in an hour I told him he was not legal and I turned the check in he hung up and I told the worthless check to the district attorneys office I gave them his phone number and the address on the package everything I could get on this scum bag hope he go's to prison

  • On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, God Knows wrote:

    So today I was very curious about it if I should join but I made some research and thankfully I came across this website about the scammers. I was also using a text free app number and not my original one. I've already been busted by a scammer before but not this time. Just a heads up so none of this happens to anyone else do some research about what your about to do for a certain job posting or whatever the heck it is. It truly helps!!!!

  • On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, Kart Hall wrote:

    Angie...whose friend's son, cashed his check and needs advice of a lawyer.

    IMHO search your local public community and/or state colleges/universities to see if there are any law and/or paralegal students willing and able to help you or steer you towards a pro bono / non-profit or consumer advocate firm/agency ...ask for help in navigating the statutes and cases for his defense.

    By filing a complaint with the FTC, he may find assistance:
    FTC - Bureau of Consumer Protection
    To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC’s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
    The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 2,000 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
    The FTC sues companies that make deceptive claims about their products or services. These lawsuits sometimes result in refunds for the people affected.

    The FTC has regional offices...

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