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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.

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, June 04, 2014, Victor wrote:

    I have the same offer from Yamaha and they call me for Veola Brandt indicate me he send the cheq and do exactly what we read here and also have the name Amanda Kirk. doing the same. WATCH OUT people.

  • On Wednesday, June 04, 2014, Deborah wrote:

    Well I don't know WrapMatch is to actually advertise for but I can let everyone know about my brief experience with them.

    I am very disappointed in Wrap Match. I joined a while back and before we got the chance to wrap our vehicle I got into a severe car accident. I email WrapMatch about the accident and asked that they remove my account. I was also unaware that I had joined a premium service. This could have been my misunderstanding since I had been on medication and do not remember the entire call. Needless to say that yesterday I found that WrapMatch was still charging my bank account 7.99 monthly for premium services. I contacted them about the situation only to be told that there was nothing they could do about the charges but that they would terminate my account. This is morally wrong since I sent an email requesting that my account to be terminated shortly after the accident. I feel they owe me my money back as this is a deceitful business practice. If you have had a positive experience with them great but I can tell you that even if you can't drive due to circumstances out of your control you may still have your account charged monthly for services you have cancelled and it is close to impossible to get those charges back.

  • On Wednesday, June 04, 2014, priscilena wrote:

    Yes I received the same scam for TOMS. The person said he was hiring manager for TOMS after much research found that the hiring manager for TOMS is a woman. He even had the slogan wrong.
    Sad people can't be trusted. I was promised 3 pair of TOMS when I inquired about that I was told I wasn't serious.shame.

  • On Wednesday, June 04, 2014, sks wrote:

    I just received the same email from tomekaw437@gmail.com. This one was for Samsung Galaxy S5 advertising. It was obvious that this wasn't real mainly because of all of the grammatical errors. These large companies such as Samsung have large marketing and advertising departments that are in charge of these things and would never allow an email to go out with such a large amount of spelling and grammatical errors.

    Everyone should be very leery of these kinds of scams.

  • On Tuesday, June 03, 2014, Sheryl wrote:

    I fell for this scam. I didn't think twice about it being fake, but I guess I should if know it was fake when they said the send the extra money to another place. I actually took the check to the bank and everything. I went to the bank to see why the check wasn't deposited into my account and they said that the check was a fraud check. Now I think my account will be closed. The check looked so real. I know better now. I guess we should listen when people say if it's to good to be true it is. I've learned my lesson. Is there anything that can be done about this kind of thing?

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