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Holmes & Sellers Isn’t Going to Pay You to Drive.

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I’m surprised to see there are still new scams popping up regarding getting paid to drive. We covered this almost two years ago and it seems people are still falling victim to these types of scams.

There are real companies that do pay people to wrap their car, but they have very specific requirements that you probably don’t meet. They most certainly do not blindly send out emails to millions of people either. If someone contacts you telling you they want to wrap your car, they’re most likely trying to sell you a list of companies that will be of no use to you.

I’ve Tried That reader Deborah sent the following email in this morning…

From: holmes&sellers@works.com
Reply-to: brownad111@aol.com
Sent: 2/22/2010 2:36:05 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR

MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR
ADVERTISER WANTED FOR HOLMES&SELLERS
EARN NO LESS THAN $150 WEEKLY TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR CAR.
It is Very Easy and Simple
No Application fees required

How it works Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: HOLMES&Sellers seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “HOLMES&SELLERS” 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.

What does the company get out of this type of ad 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,meaning people who are stuck in traffic and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

You will be compensated with a $200 (Two hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space.HOLMES&SELLERS shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.You will receive an up front payment of $400 (Four hundred dollars) inform of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.

What you need to do is to contact the email below adamkvn@aol.com

The following information below will be needed
Full Name:
Age:
Occupation:
Make of car/ year:
Address:
city:
State:
Zip code:
Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
Email Address:

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information, HOLMES&SELLERS looks forward to working with you.

Dave Brown

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The biggest red flag from this email is company Holmes & Sellers. Yes, they do exist, but they are a real estate company based out of the UK. Why would a UK real estate agency be paying us yanks to drive around cars with their advertisement on it? Spoiler alert! They aren’t. Dave Brown is just using their namesake to lure you into sending him money. It’s incredible how much you can learn with just one Google search.

I wanted to have some fun with this guy and waste his time a bit, but it was impossible to get in contact with him, despite there being 3 contact email addresses listed. I sent out emails to holmes&sellers@works.com, adamkvn@aol.com and brownad111@aol.com but haven’t heard anything yet. He’s not exactly the world’s most efficient scammer.

Don’t bother with paid to drive offers. It’s not worth your time or money.

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  1. Hi,

    Just wanted to let everyone know that this scam is still very much alive. I received this today

    From: Holmes Williams

    “Work as my personal assistant and earn $500 weekly. Reply for details”

    Reply
  2. How are you doing today. Am writing you to let you know that you are
    going to receive a package via USPS courier service with tracking
    number (eo903381427us) today 11/22/2011 TUESDAY by POST OFFICE. You
    can track it on http://www.usps.com.Inside the package you have 2 money
    order of $970 total of $1940.
    Once you receive the payment total $1940, I want you to take it to
    your bank for cashing,After cashing it, You are to deduct $500 for
    one week ADVERT job the company offered you and you will have $1440
    left.
    I want you to send $1300 to the expert that will decorate your car
    and use the remaining $140 for western union charges and transport
    allowance. Your next pay check arrive before 48 hours.

    Here is the expert info.

    NAME : Cassandra Moore
    ADD : 122 W JOHN CARPENTER FWY
    CITY : IRVING
    STATE : TEXAS 75039

    You are expected to have this done TODAY and email us back with the
    following information so the expert can make an arrangement on your
    car and arrive to your within 48 hours.

    1. Name and Address of Sender…
    2. Money Transfer Control Number.
    3. Amount Wired after deducting your $500 pay.

    Thanks for your understanding and sorry for the delay.
    Mr Peter Shawn
    HOLMES and SELLERS

    Reply

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