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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 Wednesday, July 02, 2014, Tina from Hawaii wrote:

    Got the email pasted below from davidspencer006@yahoo.com, another scammer.
    Hello,

    it is a "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy
    Drink® seeks people -- regular citizens, licensed drivers to go about their
    normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster
    Energy Drink®" 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 any portion of your car's exterior surface.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is
    a month.
    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a
    "rental"payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is
    required from you. Monster Energy Drink® will provide experts that would
    handle the advert placing on your car. Also, you will receive an up front
    payment of $300 in form of check via courier service for accepting to carry
    this advert on your car.
    It is very easy and simple no application fees required. If interested,
    please reply with the following details below.

    Applicant information:
    Name :
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    APT #:
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:

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

    Best Regards
    David Spencer

  • On Wednesday, July 02, 2014, Meagan Meredith wrote:

    My email was from TOMS shoes so I emailed back to get info and they asked me for my full name, address, and make/model/yr of my car. I haven't emailed them back....Here is the email.......

    *****************************************************

    Greetings and salutations from TOMS Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS.

    Do you know?
    There's too much world to change to sit around making coffee. At TOMS, our interns are driven and integral members of the TOMS family who work their tails off until the day they leave and are forever changed. We are using this media to inquire if you would like to be part of our family and assist us by Creating awareness and run a world-class fiscal site to support our Online Dept by simply driving your vehicle advertising for TOMS and this will help organize life-changing Giving Trips and much more. You will be important, essential, and you will create change in your world you can point to when you're done.

    How It Works?
    Since you are given a tremendous amount of responsibility, we take your application very seriously. We look for candidates who are passionate about the One for One movement. This is a program that will pay you $600 every 2 weeks and a $300 advance payment for accepting to be part of our mission.

    TOMS Concept:
    We seeks individual’s worldwide - regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal everyday routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "TOMS" plastered on your car saying; ( One for One, For every pair you purchase, toms will give a pair of shoes to a child in need ).The ads are typically vinyl decals that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your car's exterior surface.By this strategy we will definitely achieve lots of exposure and much more because this form of advertising will 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 two months.

    If interested,please send me the information's below.

    First Name:
    Middle Name:
    Last Name:
    Physical Address and not P.O Box:
    City:
    State
    Zip code:
    Telephone numbers:
    Occupation
    Make of car/year and color:

    No fee is required from you as TOMS will handle the advert placement on your car.


    Kind Regards
    Gonzales Valdes
    Hiring Manager
    TOMS, One for One®
    *****************************************************

    *Not sure if its fake or not but it seems sketchy to me!!*

  • On Monday, June 30, 2014, Mario Campbell wrote:

    These scam artists scamming on honest people smfh they sent me TWO money
    orders for $953.00 each and i recieved them before i saw this page so im not gonna cash them now that ive seen this but these assholes had the nerve to tell me that they will take legal action against ME if i dont send them their cut, what should i do about this anyone??

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

    I received a money order today for 975.00 to wrap my car in coke cola wrap. Wonder if it is real . It was thur a text .

  • 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!

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