I’ve Tried That Readers, What Should I Do About This Car Wrap Advertising Scam?

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Car wraps and fake checks.

This year, one of the biggest scams around is the car wrap or car advertising scam. In a nutshell, you receive an email asking you if you’d like to make some money by having your car wrapped in a well-known brand logo (e.g., ROCKSTAR Energy Drink). Once you respond, you are sent a check for several thousand dollars and asked to deposit it. You are also asked to keep some money for yourself and wire the remaining cash to a graphic designer. This designer is then supposed to come and decorate your car.

The only problem with this plan is that the check is fake and bounces after a few days of sitting in your bank account. You are left with bounced check fees and your bank hunting after you for the missing money.

Here’s my personal experience with these car wrap scammers:

The Car Wrap Scam

In mid-September, I received an email from “David Christian” that originated from the address patriciabarrington@hotmail.com. The email simply said the following: Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly? After I answered “yes,” I received the following email back:

Hello,

Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

We are currently seeking to employ individuals in the United States of America. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for ROCKSTAR Energy Drink®

How it works?
Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: ROCKSTAR Energy Drink® seek residents in the United States who are professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “ROCKSTAR 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.

Don’t Have a Car?
If you don’t have a car, you can also participate if you have a bike.

What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, 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 can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.

What is the Contract Duration?
Once the wrap has been installed, minimum term is 4 weeks and maximum is 12 weeks.

Would the wrap/decal damage the paint of my car?
The decal doesn’t damage the paint of car and will be removed by our representative once the contract expire. We will be responsible for installation and removal of the wrap.

You will be compensated with $300.00 per week which is essentially a “rental”payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is required from you. ROCKSTAR Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 in form of a check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

It is very easy and simple no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in this offer.

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

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

Best Regards,
David Christian
Hiring Manager,
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink®

I provided my contact information, after which I received the following email:

Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us. To this effect, you are advise to check your email regularly to get updates as to know when your upfront payment will arrive at your address.

1) You will receive a Check as a form of payment. As soon as you get the check, you will cash it for the decal wrapping on your car and deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds from that same check should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your vehicle. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

2) You will make a transfer of the remaining funds to the Graphic artist via wire transfer at an outlet in your area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

3) We’ll like you to confirm Information about your vehicle as below:

i) Type of Car and Color :

ii) Model/Year :

iii) Present Condition and the Mileage:

Note: Please, confirm that you did receive this message so that we can process funds that would be sent to you for the car advert.

All other instructions will be sent out to you asap.

I…………..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

Best Regards,
David Christian
Hiring Manager,
ROCKSTAR Energy Drink®

The Fake Check Arrives

I confirmed my willingness to work with “ROCKSTAR Energy Drink.” About a week later, I started receiving text messages on my phone from David Christian regarding my upcoming “check”.

Sure enough, when I went home and opened my mailbox, I found a check made out to me in the amount of $2,350. Woo hoo!

Interestingly, the check was made to look like it was coming from BOP, LLC, a legitimate clothing store business here in Madison, Wisconsin. The envelope, however, had a copy of a USPS Priority Mail 2-Day slip on it in which Rudy Grado, at 27405 Sutherland Drive, Warren, MI 48088-6078, was noted as the sender. I took pictures of both the fake check and the envelope it came in and have provided these pictures below. The pink stickies were affixed by me to hide my home address.

car wrap scam

Car wrap advertising scam

I called BOP, LLC and told them that I had received a check from them for the amount of $2,350. The business immediately asked me if my check was blue. I said no; it was actually a green color. The store immediately informed me that the check was fake and I should talk with law enforcement.

Meanwhile, I had David Christian texting me at least twice that day and asking me if I’d received my instructions on what to do with the check. I texted “him” back that I had yet to receive any emailed instructions. Naturally, when I later checked my email I found the following message:

Hello Halina,

Kindly proceed and deposit the check into your bank account and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after it has been deposited. I will be waiting for a confirmation message immediately the check is deposited.

As soon as the cash is out you are to deduct $300.00 which is your upfront payment and forward the balance ($2,050.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Money Gram and they will also be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. Please visit www.moneygram.com to check agent location close to you and make transfer through them.

Below is the name of the receiver. Please note that the transfer charges should be deducted from the remaining $2,050. You are to get back to me with the transfer details (Reference Number and the exact amount sent).

Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram details to send the Money to

Receiver’s Information:
Name: Sandra Fagan
City: Jacksonville
State: FL
Zip Code: 32210

Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

Reference Number & Total Amount Sent

FAQ: Why am I sending money to Florida? The head office of the graphic artist is in FL.

As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local artist in your area will be sent to your address to install the decal wrap on your car. Let me know as soon as the check is deposited today.

If you require additional information, do not hesitate to email or call me.

Best regards,
David Christian
Hiring Manager.
(702)605-0985

What do you think I should do?

At this point in time, I’m debating about taking several different courses of action. I could do the following:

1. Contact local law enforcement and tell them that Patricia Barrington, Sandra Fagan and Rudy Grado are writing fake checks in a legitimate Madison business’ name.

2. Contact the FBI about the same issue since it spans several states (i.e., Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada and Florida).

3. Tell the scammers that I’ve deposited the check and am waiting for it to clear. This puts the car wrap scammers in a holding pattern because checks typically take 1-2 weeks to clear.

4. Tell the scammers that their “employment” check has been forwarded to the IRS for cashing because I owe back taxes and all my earnings must first be garnished (That should put them into a panic!).

5. New development! I might have a second car wrap scam check coming to my house very soon. This one is from George Jennings of NOS Energy Drink. Should I tell the ROCKSTAR scam folks that I’ve instead decided to work with the NOS scam folks- or vice versa?

I’ve Tried That readers, what would you do in this situation?

Update as of October 7, 2013:

First off all, thank you everyone for your feedback! I was feeling a little confrontational this morning, so I decided to first text David Christian and say that I’d deposited the check last Friday at my bank. Within seconds, I received a text message back from him, asking if I’d received my email instructions.

Deciding to not play text tag any longer, I called Mr. David Christian at the phone number (702) 605-0985. A guy with a slight English accent picked up the line and actually identified himself as David Christian. I told him that I’d deposited the check I’d been sent last Friday, but the bank had put a hold on it for some reason. He asked me how long the hold was. I answered that the bank wanted to hold it for two weeks.

David didn’t seem too concerned about the hold and said that I could just wait until the check cleared, then write out my own check to the graphic artist.

I then asked David about the Madison business that had been listed on the check (BOP, LLC). I said I was confused about why this business was being listed on the check. David answered that this business was the sponsor.

I then told David that I had contacted this business and they had no idea what I was talking about. BOP had also told me that the check was the wrong color (their checks have a blue background).

At that point, David and I lost connection. I tried calling him back at least two times. No answer. I wonder what happened. I hope he’s OK…

Update as of October 12, 2013:

This past week, I received the following email from a “George Jennings (george.jennings11@outlook.com)” of NOS Energy drink:

Hello Halina,

Information reaching me this morning has it that you will be receiving the check today. The check of  $2,330.00  has been sent to you via USPS with tracking number (9405501699320009816575) and it will be delivered to you this morning. Kindly proceed and  deposit the check into your bank account and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after it has been deposited.

I will be waiting for a confirmation message immediately the check is deposited. As soon as the cash is out you are to deduct $300.00 which is your upfront payment and forward the balance  ($2,030.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your car via Money Gram.

They also will be responsible in removing the decal when the program is completed.

Below is the name of the receiver. You are to get back to me with the transfer information (8 digits Money Gram Reference) Number and the exact amount sent). You are to deduct the transfer charges ($180.00) from the $2,030.00 you have with you.

Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram Details  to send the Money to in Minutes

PAYMENT INFO
Name: Constance H Lawson
City: Saint Johnsbury
State: Vermont
Zip code: 05819

Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

Money Gram Reference Number# & Total Amount Sent

FAQ: Why am I sending money to Vermont? The head office the graphic artist is VT, As soon as payment is acknowledge by them, a local artist will come to your house and install the decal wrap on your car. Let me know as soon as the check is deposited.

If you require additional information, do not hesitate to email me or call me.

Best Regards
George Jennings.
951-234-7388
Hiring Manager.

And here’s the fake check:

Car wrap scam

I’m seeing at least one common theme between the NOS and ROCKSTAR Energy Drink scammers. First of all, the car wrap “sponsors” are both clothing shops, BOP (of Madison, WI) and Madison et Cie (of Los Angeles, CA). What a clothing shop has to do with an energy drink, I haven’t a clue.

I also think that the NOS scam artists are far more sloppy than the ROCKSTAR Energy Drink scam artists; why would an LA-based shop sponsor a car in Madison? Unless that shop was picked only because it has the name “Madison” in it- did the scammers think I wouldn’t notice the location of this “Madison”-based shop?

Update as of October 15, 2013:

So, apparently, I don’t have to be scammed for $1,850 ($2,030 – $180 for wire transfer charges). I can also be scammed for just…get ready for it…$1,000!

Hello Applicant,

You are receiving this email because you applied for car wrap job. We are please to inform you that your application has been processed. Payment has been sent and delivered which include your 1st week payment and funds for the graphic artist. We will like to have an update from you if you have been able to forward fund to your matched graphic artist head office. If yes, provide the transfer info and If you are yet to receive payment from us, please let us know so we can process your application immediately. We look forward to your swift response.

Regards
George Jennings

My reply (including all broken grammar and misspellings): Thank you for email. My bank deposited the check but tell me I will receive back only one thousand dollars from thsi check. I don’t understand why.

George Jennings: Why is that? What did the bank say?

My reply: The bank is saying that the IRS is going to garnish my check as wages. I’m supposed to send them a W-9 from NOS too. Can you send a W-9 for these wages?

George Jennings: All the necessary document will be presented to you before the installation. Kindly proceed to send the $1000 via Western union to Constance to enable us book the installation appointment and the graphic artist will bring the W-9 with him. I will be expecting the Western union details.

Update as of October 18, 2013:

My saga with George Jennings continues:

Me: What about the $200 wire transfer charge?

GJ: The transfer charges should be deducted from the $1000. Kindly try and get this done today so the appointment can be booked.

Me: I sent a check this afternoon to the graphic artist. Thanks!

GJ: To who? You are to make a western union transfer to the details that was sent to you. Not send a check besides no address was provided to you.

Me: To Constance H. Lawson. She lives on Railroad St. in Saint Johnsburg, VT. It was much cheaper for me to just send a check.

GJ: Call it back.

Me: I already sent the check to her, but I can call her phone number and let her know not to cash the check. Or, should I send payment to the following address: PO Box 4125 Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819-4125

At this point, George stopped answering my emails. Too bad…

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903 Comments

  1. Halina,

    Question please. Got a similar email in my spam filter.

    When you spoke to these people did they have foreign accents or were they obviously American?

    Glad you;re too smart for their crap.

    Brian

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  2. From: Lydia Dawn
    Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 2:38 PM
    To: Lydia Dawn
    Subject: Re: ENERGY DRINKS ADVERTISEMENT CAMPAIGN

    Hello

    Perhaps, You might want to Participate in the $400/wk Program by advertising our brand on the door-side of your Vehicle

    Spike Energy Drinks

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  3. Hahahaha this is actually happening to me right now. I knew that it was a scam. Bastards

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  4. daniel jones says:

    this should scream scam! why on earth would the company just send out a check like that and tell you to give part of the money to the wrapping company..they can do that themselves if it was legit! what we should all do, since we already know this scam, is to fill out fake information for them to send the check…they use priority mail which cost like $5…if hundreds of us did this, they would be out of thousands of dollars in postage!

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  5. I wish I had seen this article last week before I deposited this check for $1998 only to find out it was not real and left our account in a negative. Only to learn it was a SCAM! I was researching the company the check was written off of instead of looking up a SCAM!

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  6. I got a check from one of these companies for car advertising as promised…but instead of depositing it…I cashed it.
    The bank called “the company” and it took several minutes but the bank verified that the check was indeed good over the phone with the out of state company and they gave me the $1,850 in cash.
    Now I am wondering what happens in a few days if it was fake or something …what will happen now?

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    1. Do NOT spend any of that money. The check is definitely fraudulent so expect the bank, check cashing place, or possibly even the authorities to come knocking as that money was stolen out of an account somewhere along the line.

    2. I received and went through the Baskin Robbins scam noted above and yes that is exactly what it is. A few ways to verify if it is a scam is to call the name of the bank on the check to find out if it is a legitimate account and if the account name matches to the account. I did this and the account was legitimate as well as the company name but I took it one step further and called the company. I spoke to the owner and he said he was taken for over $150,000 and closed the bank account this morning. He actually told me the Feds were involved and if I cashed the check the Feds would’ve came to my house. We talked for quite a bit as he was curious as to how the actual scam was operating. Poor guy! If it sounds too good to be true, it is!!

    3. It is possible you will get a visit from the feds AND you will be responsible for returning the funds…don’t spend it. Hold it because this will come back to you. Read what I just posted and the conversation I had with the business owner. I was originally contacted by a rep that was supposedly working for Baskin Robbins…

    4. About 4 or 5 days ago I got trapped into an I phone 7 car wrap. Yesterday I just got my checks I have not opened them and don’t plan to. When they were delivered I never got such a loud bang from a FedEx deliverer. I am not sure what to do, but I am thinking about going to the Sheriff’s department and making a police report. The guy though keeps asking if I am ignoring him and I am not sure what I should do exactly. My biggest question is they know my name and address and my birthday should I be worried about them hunting me down and hurting me? I know it sounds silly, but it is a legit concern.

    5. M b. Did u ever hear anything else about cashing the check? How long has it been?

    6. The check cashing place has your id info, they will be looking for you as you received the money from them.. I hope everything works out ok..

  7. Kiana Jenkins says:

    I received this same email and a check is suppose to be at my PO Box right now. Something told me to look for info on this company, I vaguely remembered the scams from 2013, however I am no fool. When they sent the email instructions about deposit the check in your bank, the red flag went up. I laughed because my bank is through my college. (BankMobile/Vibe….. Refer school students, it has great financial tools.) Who do I contact about this? Local law sure doesn’t care and the FBI is a bit tied up with Tweetie right now. (Lol)

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    1. Unfortunately there isn’t really anyone you can contact. Just hang the check up on your fridge as a reminder of how you almost lost quite a bit of money.

  8. I have saved all the correspondence. I am so glad my scams sniffer was up!
    But, I know simply Juice so well I almost fell for it. LOL, I am supposed to be receiving a check on Friday. 6/15/17. at my place 845 Broadway apt, 414 Schenectady, NY. Of course I will notify police and or the FRUAD Dept at the FBI. I’m sure they are very very busy with TRUMP, But Hey, They should care about us little guys too! LOL. 518-878-3173

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  9. This is what I got and received a check todag for 2999.99 On May 31, 2017 7:47 AM, “Vehicle Advert” wrote:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, Wrap advertising is the marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals. These can be removed with relative ease, making it much less expensive to change from one advertisement to another. Vehicles with large, flat surfaces, such as buses and light-rail carriages, are fairly easy to work with, though smaller cars with curved surfaces can also be wrapped in this manner. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for our DRINK

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Our DRINK® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of our 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful, 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 can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 6 months and you can decide to extend your contract after the initial 6 months.

    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a “rental”payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Our DRINK shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest moneygram outlet in your area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We’ll like to have some Information about your car.

    i) Type of Car and Color

    ii) Model/Year :

    iii) Present Condition and the Mileage:

    Note: Please, confirm that you did receive this message so that we can process funds that would be sent to you for the car advert.

    It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in these offer.

    Applicant information:

    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:
    City,State,Zip code
    Phone Number:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.

    I……..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

    Best Regards,
    Hiring Manager

    From: Mark Brown <

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  10. Well I just received a scam from a rep named Samantha Hatcher, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Advert Corrdinator. She promised me $400.00 a week for up to 16 weeks. Sent me a check for $1450.00, which I am suppose to keep $400.00, and to deposit $1050.00 Into the installers account and notify Samantha with a copy of the deposit after it is completed so she can schedule the wrap, rrrriiiggghhhttttt!!!!!!
    After this check is returned, I will notify the proper people and let them take it from there.

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  11. So, can I cash it at Walmart or what?

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    1. You can cash it at some places, but the place you cash it at will be after you once it bounces.. You have to provide your id to cash checks or to sign up to have them cashed, the company will get their money back..

  12. Scam still active. From Evans Chuck.

    Also got an different email from “my bank” that had a PDF requesting I click on it to red an important notice about my account. Somehow, scammers always seem to email from gmail accounts (sometimes you have to look at the actual email, not the text displayed as the email- you can make that say anything).

    Hello,
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept. Our Company, RED CHIPS AUTO AD DESIGNS, is recruiting individuals who drives cars – for our marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals These 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. Vinyl applied over factory paint is best because vinyl can be removed easier without damage or “paint peel”.
    This Auto Wrap Ad strategy tends to be colorful, eye-catching and attracts attention from thousands daily. It creates an unimaginable level of exposure and awareness. Plus, it is a form of advertising with a captive audience – meaning, people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 20 Weeks and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.
    You will be paid $100 bonus immediately you sign up and a sum of $743.00 (Seven Hundred and Forty-Three Dollars) weekly for 20 Weeks, which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use your space.
    The decal will be installed on your vehicle by the world’s most talented graphic artists and experienced installers who we will contract for this project. We advertise the brands of several multi-national companies such as Walmart, Coca Cola, Pepsi, StateFarm, HeartLand Computers, etc. and about 9 options and brands will be presented to you; and you will get to choose what brand that will be installed on your vehicle. These companies are contributing to and financing this project.
    Before we proceed, please respond to these basic questions:
    1. How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car? {1, 2, 3, or 4} months?
    2. Do you have a valid Drivers License? If yes, which State?
    3. Do you have valid Insurance?
    4. Do you use your car everyday?
    5. Have you crashed a car between Jan. 2010 till date?
    6. Your full names, address and Cell Phone Number
    7. Your Car Model
    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this email and let me know if you have questions.
    Sincerely,
    Evans Chucks
    RED CHIPS AUTO AD DESIGNS

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  13. So I got the check and followed the instructions and the check bounced…now what do I do…skeptical about calling the authority because I don’t want any charges…afraid to contact the bank because it’s going to take a while to pay them back and I can’t afford to get in any trouble…any suggestions please

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    1. If you tell the bank you were scammed and also the authorities they will believe you. You are a victim NOT a scammer. You were scammed. Show them the chain of emails. You WONT get in trouble as these scams are having everywhere. It’s better than them red flagging you and assuming you were a part of the scam intentionally.

  14. coralee multerer says:

    I just got a check from People’s Bank different names and I haven’t received any emails. And no company the wrap is suppose to be for. Originally it was Apple for the iPhone. I new it was a scam when I read the letter with the check,it said I had to wire the money minus my 350 my check was only for 1395.00 man they could of at least wrote it for an outrages amount like some of you.

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  15. What if I just take it to Walmart and cash it there? Then there is no way for it to bounce correct?

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  16. Shane Polwort says:

    I received a paid to drive email a few days back. I figured it was a scam as there wasn’t even an introduction. So I played along, sent my info, and received a response a day or so later. See threads below.

    Once the check arrives I will try to track down the origin and get law enforcement involved. Hopefully they will put these assholes out of commission.

    Email #1

    **************************************************************************
    From Lisa Adamson
    Subject: Pay-to-Drive Program

    Here is the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Rockstar Energy Drink seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their usual daily routine, only with an advert for “Rockstar Energy Drink” plastered on their car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as “auto wraps,” that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, which could 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, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stopped by traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month

    You will be compensated with a $850.00 payment per week, which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our client use your car’s exterior surface for advertisement. We shall provide our car wrap experts that would handle the advert installation on your car and also remove it at the end of the program. You will receive a 2 weeks upfront payment of $1700.00 inform of bank certified 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.

    If you are interested in this program, kindly send your information as listed below to our recruitment department on ( linda.eaglewood@consultant.com )

    Full Name:
    Address:
    Apt/Unit/Ste No. :
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Email Address:
    Mobile Phone:
    Home Phone
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:

    Sincerely
    Lisa Adamson
    http://myfreecar.com/

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

    Email #2

    **************************************************************************
    From: Linda Eaglewood
    Subject: CONGRATULATIONS!

    Dear Shane

    Following the submission of your information for consideration as a Rockstar Energy Drink advertisement representative, we are pleased to inform you that after due address verification you have been selected as one of our representatives. The intention of the address verification is no other than to confirm reliability of the payment that will be mailed to your address and other administrative documentation that may require to be mailed to you.

    We will be sending you a package that will contain your 2 weeks upfront rental payment and employment instruction. We shall update you as soon as the package is sent out.

    Sincerely,
    Linda Eaglewood
    **************************************************************************

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  17. Wow I am so glad I checked this before continuing they sent me 4 thousand dollars and I was so stoked. Thank you

    Reply
  18. There is an ad in our local paper for this scam

    Reply
  19. So I knew they were scammers too, got an email from price claiming to be coca cola. I ha e the check, but it’s actually from bank of America. Would it be a bad idea to cash the check from their bank instead of depositing it from my own so they lose money? 🤔🤔🤔

    Reply
    1. You won’t be able to cash it as it’s not a real check. The absolute best case scenario would attract you attention from a local law agency. Just hang the check up on your fridge as a novelty and ignore any communications from those criminals.

  20. Melissa Gittelman says:

    I’m glad I found this before I continued to respond to these texts about wrapping my car. I didn’t get the check yet. I just texted back and said never mind I know this is a scam and would appreciate you never contact me again.

    Reply
    1. They are likely going to get aggressive and threaten you. Don’t take anything they say seriously. They are scammers and incapable of doing anything to you.

  21. Wow, I feel cheated. My check was only for $1650!!!!
    I just received the check today. The texts are already coming and threats to call the proper authority if I don’t respond. Lol

    Reply
    1. All empty threats! They are thousands of miles away and unable to do anything to harm you in any way, shape, or form.

  22. Thank you so much for posting this. I have been communicating with Mr. Jackson for the iphone 7. I got my check that is from a Detroit Tool Metal Products Company out of Chicago. Why would they be associated with the iphone in Nashville, TN.

    Reply
  23. WOW! Good thing I found this website! I got the email below two days ago after bidding on a marketing job!

    This is an advertising opportunity where you get paid to have a sign on your car and get paid for it! You would simply be making money driving your car advertising for Hennessy, JOHNNIE WALKER, Pepsi, Coke, Apple Product or TOMS shoes.

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive”

    Concept: AUTO WRAP seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advertisement for “AUTO WRAP” plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as “AUTO WRAP” that’s 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 WRAP tend to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention when you are stuck in traffic and people can’t avoid seeing the advert on your car alongside them. This program will last for 6 months and the minimum you can participate is 3 months.

    We are offering $1,600 every 2 weeks and also an advance payment of $400, the logo will be placed on both doors or the hood of your car if you are interested.

    NO FEE IS REQUIRED FROM YOU, “AUTO WRAP” will provide experts who will be responsible for placing and removal of the logo when your contract expires.

    Kindly send me the required information’s below.
    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell Phone Number:

    We will like to have You Company to handle the recuritment of 5-10 workers to run this Advertment but first will be test run by your firm and send us feedback before the workers will be recurited.we will pay for the 2weeks test run been handle by your firm for test run.($1,600 2weeks and also an advance payment of $400)

    Note:We will pay your firm $300 every 2 weeks for every staff recurited.

    Robert Norton
    Promotional Manager

    Reply
  24. Bob Lawrence says:

    You should report this activity to the postal service since you received the fraudulent checks via US Mail. They have an excellent investigative department that will work with the FBI, IRS, etc. Mail fraud of this type is a major felony and the USPS can even pursue criminals overseas if needed.

    Reply
    1. Camisha Rowan says:

      What a wonderful idea!! Thank you! :)

  25. They aren’t even just limiting themselves to emails. Our town has a barter site on Facebook and yesterday someone claiming to represent Solar City posted an ad. His name is Kevin Haggamaker

    Be part of this great Opportunity, Would you wrap your Vehicle/Truck/Bike in advertising for our ongoing SOLAR CITY wrap promo and get paid $300 Weekly? If interested click and follow the link for more Information and to get registered. (USA ONLY) Thanks

    http://goo.gl/forms/p3ay2itLq2

    And 10 hours after the ad was placed, a comment was made from someone claiming to be driving around an Escalade rolling billboard, trying to legitimize the scam. His name is Timothy Alan Cooper.

    Reply
    1. Here’s another one. They seem to like energy drinks.

      Thank you for enquiring about the Hiball Energy Organic Drinks vehicle
      advertisement program. you are getting this email because you replied
      to our text message advertisement to wrap your car and earn $400 per
      week. It is very easy and simple, no application fees required.

      This is the basic premise of the paid to drive concept,  we seek
      people, regular citizens, professional drivers, and all vehicle owners
      above eighteen(18) years old, to go about their normal routine, ONLY
      with an advertisement for Hiball Energy Drink plastered on their
      vehicles.

      The sum of Three Hundred and Fifty($350) has been allocated, being
      weekly payments for carrying our advertisement on your vehicle. A
      detailer who will install the decals on your vehicle will be allocated
      and your payment will be scheduled. You will therefore receive your
      payment alongside the money that will be paid to the national car
      detailer.

      When you get the payment, you will take out your first week pay of
      $350 and give the rest to the detailer, this is to afford mutual
      relationship between you and the detailer and also to get both of the
      ready at the same time for the installation.

      You will therefore receive your check in the mail which will include
      your $350 for the first week and the detailer’s payment for the
      installation and removal of the magnetic decals.

      Please email the following so that I can enroll you in the program and
      the account department will issue out your payment;

      Full Name: Make of car/year: Mailing Address: City: State: Zip code:
      Mobile Phone Number: Email Address:

      How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car?

      One(1) month, two(2) months or three(3) months?
      Do you use your car everyday?

      Also re confirm your name it should be on the check, your complete
      mailing address and mobile phone number for your payments.

      We look forward to a great exposure of our products from you.

      Best Regards
      Derick Watson

  26. Thank you so much. Iended up deciding to mess with the guy trying to scam me from AMP energy drink. He said stuff along the same lines as,”it’s money that doesn’t belong to you!” I told him I never deposited the checks and I gave them to the police and he replied with,”YOU THINK YOU ARE WISE AND BRAVE? I HAVE ALL YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR FULL ADDRESS…YOU WILL BE NAILED DOWN.”

    Should I be worried about this and report to PD or is it just an empty threat?

    Reply
  27. Cricket Car Wrap.

    Hi Everyone,

    Just wanted to share with you the scam I have received as well from a guy called Anthony James Cricket Car Wrap(R) Hiring Manager (650)300-7067 email donalqa60@gmail.com

    Dear Applicant,

    We received the information your submitted on our website and you have been Accepted as one of our Conducting Agent. Wrap your car with Cricket Wireless LLC® Simplify Wireless Service Advertisement Wrap and Get Paid.

    It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required. Here’s how It works – The basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept Cricket Wireless LLC® Advertising seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of “Cricket Wireless®” plastered on your car/truck.The adverts is 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.The company get to advertise to potential local customers. You are also at advantage because your car is protected from scratches and dents. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    Below are some questions you need to answer before we can proceed.

    How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month,2 months or 3 months?
    Do you have a drivers license?
    Do you use your car everyday?
    Have you crashed a car between Dec 2016 till date?
    Do you have an existing checking account where you will deposit your check for letting our company use your car?

    Also reconfirm your Name and address where your upfront payment should be mailed to along with your mobile and home number

    Note you will receive a check/ Money Order, which will cover your Two weeks up front payment of ($700) for carrying the advert on your car/truck and an additional sum which will be forwarded to the decal installer/expert who will be responsible for the advert placing on your car.

    Commission payment:
    You will also receive commission at the end of each month based on increase in sales in your area.

    Also Check Your Email Every Day To Get Updated As To When The Upfront Payments Will be delivered to you.

    We need a Personal Cellphone Number And a Confirmation Of Your Personal Address, Where You Want Your Upfront Payments And Also The Advert To Arrive to.

    Best Regards,
    Anthony James.
    Hiring Manager,
    Cricket Wireless LLC®

    I did received the check on the name of HEALTH BRAND GROUP address: 730 N Franklin St Suite 450 Chicgado, Il 60654

    Label from priority mail : Colorado Blue Sky Auto
    4020 Smith St
    Iouston Tx 77004

    Anthony texted me this morning asking if I did the deposit, I told him yes. You guys are the best scammers ever and I have already forward your check to the police department.

    Reply
    1. That’s odd, my Cricket contact person is Mr. Carl Robinson, Marketing Manager.
      I just wonder how much money these scammers have actually made over the years with this.

    2. My cricket guys name is Marc Karl. He seems pretty spectacular. I am impressed with his ability to cut and paste emails and the check looks fantastic.

  28. Robert Kaufman says:

    I am interacting with a léo AMÈ who claims to be with RED Chips Auto Ad Designs, here is his email, $743/week to deface my car, if it were real it might almost be worth it ;)

    Hello Respondent,

    I am writing to confirm if you are still interested in being a part of this rewarding opportunity. We had communicated briefly earlier and I have not heard from you for a while. Remember the position is to have our clients brand or logo installed on your car as mobile advertisement. When you successfully complete your registration, we pay you a $100 sign-up bonus. Subsequently, you will earn $743 weekly for 20 weeks. At no point during this project will you be asked to make any out-of-pocket expenses, neither will you be asked to pay for this opportunity. We are solely responsible for all fees, charges, bills and expenses.

    Presently we have over 2000 reps nationwide [and counting] and we would love that you be part of this success story.

    I look forward to hearing from you and to working with you.

    Thank you.


    léo AMÈ
    RED Chips Auto Ad Designs
    Calls: 310.870.3801
    Text: 424.242.3173

    Head Office:
    390 Paramount Blvd.
    Lakewood, California 90712
    leoAME.office@gmail.com

    and his opening email

    From: “Léo AMÈ”
    To: “ROBERT”
    Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 12:55:06 PM
    Subject: Re:

    Hello,

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept. Our Company, RED CHIPS AUTO AD DESIGNS, is recruiting individuals who drives cars – for our marketing practice of completely or partially covering (wrapping) a vehicle in an advertisement or livery, thus turning it into a mobile billboard. This can be achieved by simply painting the vehicle surface, but it is becoming more common today to use large vinyl sheets as decals These 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. Vinyl applied over factory paint is best because vinyl can be removed easier without damage or “paint peel”.

    This Auto Wrap Ad strategy tends to be colorful, eye-catching and attracts attention from thousands daily. It creates an unimaginable level of exposure and awareness. Plus, it is a form of advertising with a captive audience – meaning, people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 20 Weeks and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be paid $100 bonus immediately you sign up and a sum of $743.00 (Seven Hundred and Forty-Three Dollars) weekly for 20 Weeks, which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use your space.

    The decal will be installed on your vehicle by the world’s most talented graphic artists and experienced installers who we will contract for this project. We advertise the brands of several multi-national companies such as Walmart, Coca Cola, Pepsi, StateFarm, HeartLand Computers, etc. and about 9 options and brands will be presented to you; and you will get to choose what brand that will be installed on your vehicle. These companies are contributing to and financing this project.

    Before we proceed, please respond to these basic questions:

    1. How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car? {1, 2, 3, or 4} months?
    2. Do you have a valid Drivers License? If yes, which State?
    3. Do you have valid Insurance?
    4. Do you use your car everyday?
    5. Have you crashed a car between Jan. 2010 till date?
    6. Your full names, address and Cell Phone Number
    7. Your Car Model
    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this email and let me know if you have questions.

    Sincerely,
    léo AMÈ
    RED Chips Auto Ad Designs
    Calls: 310.870.3801
    Text: 424.242.3173

    Head Office:
    390 Paramount Blvd.
    Lakewood, California 90712
    leoame@redchips.net
    leoAME.office@gmail.com

    Reply
    1. This same scammer has been harassing me ever since i told him i was busy at my new job. He’s been texting me everyday and that’s what made me hesitant from the start. I knew once he got aggressive it wasn’t real. I should post the messages he started sending me once i told him i was working late and couldn’t make it to the bank. I’m glad i did my research you don’t need to fall victim to some check scam artist. Everything is online : both legit and non legit opportunities

  29. Steven J. Mendez <thora9y7r@gmail.com is the scammer trying to get me to cash a check and send the rest to the installer. Mine is I get to keep $550 and send the rest.

    Reply
    1. Don’t cash that check. Hang it on your fridge as a reminder of how you almost lost a few thousand dollars. And now that you have all this free time not running around cashing fake checks, you can learn how to build a legitimate income online instead.

  30. I got this one from a “Robert Hunt” for “RockStar” energy drink.

    Robert Hunt
    1:43 PM (3 hours ago)

    Thanks for your response, your car has been chosen for the
    advertisement. It is very easy and simple, no application fees
    required, this is how it works; the basic premise of the”paid to
    drive concept” Rock star Energy Drink” seeks people, regular citizens,
    professional drivers, and all car owners above eighteen(18) years old,
    to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an
    advertisement for “Rockstar Energy Drink” plastered on their cars. The
    advertisements are typically vinyl decals, also known as “auto wraps”
    that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover
    some portion of your car’s exterior surface. What does the company
    gain from this type of advertisement strategy? Lots of exposure and
    awareness; the auto wraps tend to be colorful, eye-catching and
    attracts lots of attention.Plus, it is a form of advertising with a
    captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can not take
    their eyes off the ad vehicle. This program will last for
    three(3)months and the minimum period you can participate is one(1)
    month. You will be compensated with Three hundred dollars per Week
    $300, which is essentially “rental” payment for letting our company
    use your car. Rock star Energy Drink shall provide detailers that will
    handle the advert placement on your car, these detailers have been
    tested and confirmed perfect for the job in order not to leave any
    damage on your car after the end of the program. There will be no fee
    for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart from your
    daily routine.Please provide the following information so that we can
    confirm you for this posting and send you further information;

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/year:
    Address:(NOT PO Box)
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Do you have a driver’s license?
    Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
    Possible phone number to receive text messages

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information,
    RockstarEnergy Drink looks forward to working with you.

    Hiring Manager.

    Reply
  31. Knoxville, Tn says:

    I just got a TEXT message telling me to EMAIL them at pdickson03@gmail.com

    after emailing them, I got a reply from someone from a different email address! (Automatically I knew it was a scam then)

    the email was asking for the same information, in the same layout as the ones listed here. (Lazy scammers.) and this one was asking if I wanted to wrap my car with “Cricket Wireless” sponsers! lmfao! Hell no, Cricket sucks. How petty. oh well, nice try scammers, I’m only posting this here to help people who search google for “pdickson03@gmail.com” and btw the person who emailed me back was from “savannatgh@gmail.com”

    Reply
  32. Charletta Beasley says:

    Hello I would like to tell you of the scammers tried to get me a person by the name Alexis is involved in.I can across a gig on Craigslist Say would you like to ride around town making money text me for information so I did and was text back that I would be getting my car decal to be advising for PITT BULL energy drink.Then Alexis text me to say for me to send my information which was name,address,.Sent him that and then he said a check would be coming for $1550 and that I was to take it and deposit it into my account and send back $1050.A and I was to keep $500.And send the rest via Western Union. Well when I got the check it did not look right so I start doing some research and found a lot of things that did not add up. I took the check to my bank and found out that it indeed was fake.The person that I was suppose to send the rest to was Jessie L Anne Decker. Well once I left the bank the lady in the bank told me to run not walk and take the check to the Police. And that is what I did. I am so glad that I did because I could be hit with a lot off fees and everything. Today:2/3/2017.I got a message from Alexis tell me that if I don’t get back to him with the information. That the FBI would be after me. So I sent him a copy of my Police report.

    Reply
  33. The scam is also in Canada I receive a email from deerparkwater.net to make $349 weekly found your website when researching deerparkwater.com I think I’ll pass the scam info to the RCMP (I sure could use a extra $349 weekly) the offer seemed to me to be to good to be true

    Reply
    1. Yeah we just received one here in canada too from cape code chips or something. If it seems too good yo be true it probably is. No such thing as a free lunch

  34. THANK YOU! FOUND THIS SITE JUST IN TIME – THESE SCAMMERS ARE JUST GETTING MORE CLEVER. BEWARE!

    Reply
  35. I am getting text messages from an energy drink promo for car wrapping. They already sent the check – 2 addresses as you all mentioned. Now they’re bugging me to cash it, which I am then to western union a big chunk of it to the detailer (who will also arrive with the W-9 form I requested!)
    My question is – has anyone ever had a detailer even come?? I’m sure this check won’t cash, so I never will have this $2000 to send. Is there anyone to report this scam to?? There are foolish people out there who would fall for it – the state police don’t seem to care (cuz I asked them already).

    Reply
  36. I’m taking a red bull ad for 500$ a week for a ride hehehehe

    Reply
  37. I only skimmed thru but what’s the scam how would they get any money from me I was gonna use a check cashing place. I don’t get it? I got a check for 1950.00 350.00 is for me and 1600.00 goes to who ever for the advertising wrap. Are the scammers getting the 1600.00 ? What if I don’t even send it ??

    Reply
    1. Mackenzie Johnson says:

      What happens is they send you a fake check. So once you cash it in your bank, it will show that money in your account. So you think wow so much money. But what will happen is since the check is fake, it will bounce and the bank will come after you. Because the bank puts that money in your bank account, trusting that the check is real. When a check bounces there are a bunch of legal fees and the bank charges you fees for the bounced check and they also want their thousands of dollars back. Where the scammers profit, is they want you to cash this check and then immediately send the funds to the information they give you (which is just back to them). The money in your bank account is real and once you send it to them, they will have real money in their bank account. But since the check will bounce, they get to keep that money, and you are the one thats going to have to pay it back and deal with the legal stuff! There is no advertising wrap, there is no graphic dealer. Probably just a guy in his room, sending out scamming emails!

  38. Claire Waffle says:

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Car Wrap Promo
    Inbox
    x

    Purple Top Creation
    Jan 21 (1 day ago)

    to me

    Congratulations, You qualified for the car wrap advert program. A technician has been assigned to you; they will contact you through your email or phone to schedule date/time to come and fix the Vinyl Decals on your car and also sign agreement to remove it when due. The first weekly payment with the money that will be paid to the national car wrap (Technician) is inside the envelope with instruction, First you have to deposit it at your bank to clear. It clears immediately or they ask you to wait 24 hours, Once the funds is available, you will take out your first weekly payment of $500 and send the rest to the technician for them to buy the materials that will be brought to you to fix the decal on your car, these materials are liquid and they dry up easily, that is why the product is not bought until the right time, more so different cars use different formulas so we can’t afford to buy this expensive liquid product ahead. A check payment of $2850.75 is enclosed to cover your first weekly payment plus the technician. In view of this, please confirm the following details: How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car? One(1) month, two(2) months or three(3) months?

    Do you use your car everyday? You are to be checking your email daily for updates.

    I …………………… confirm to have received this email and understand the content, Thanks for your anticipated co-operation in order to start advertising for us.

    Thanks for your participation .
    Connie King
    Car Wraps Team.

    On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 11:50 AM, wrote:
    Formstack Logo
    Formstack Submission for form Car Wrap Promo
    Submitted at 01/19/17 12:50 PM
    Name:
    Address:

    Home Phone:
    Mobile Phone:
    Email:
    Are you 18 or older?:
    What is your Gender:
    What is the Brand of your Vehicle and Year:
    Exterior Color of your Vehicle:
    What is Your Employment Status:

    Reply
  39. Claire Waffle says:

    I was approved to participate in the Heineken Beer promo wrap making $500 per week. I did research and was directed to your page. I told hubs it was a scam. I will not answer the many emails that are being sent. Thank you so much for keeping us alerted.

    Reply
  40. jimmy hopkins says:

    I just got one for sonoco! The very same senario! I’m gonna mess with his head also!!Raul Fernado is my scammers name!!I can’t wait to play!! Wish me luck!! This will be my second scam attempt! The last scam knew somehow that I was with the Navy Federal CU!!! Ironicaly so was the check they sent for almost 4000 dollars! My flags went up when I saw it just happened to be from my own Navy Credit Union! I sent the CU the check and never heard anything else!!

    Reply
  41. Please also look out for the latest which is cricket wireless. from a person named Diana Caldwell

    Reply
  42. I am glad I did some research when I received a check today with a “Memo” with the instructions…. My car wrap was supposed to be for Heineken Beer.. As soon as I saw that the check came from Party City, I saw a red flag. Then the memo stated that I need to send the money to the ‘technician’.

    Amazing they can get away with this!

    Reply
  43. I’ve getting 2 checks from cricket wireless for the car wrapping scam, from Robert I don’t remember the last name. But I told him the check cleared and that I received another one for the same amount of 2850.00. I told him that one check cleared and that I wasn’t going to send him any money unless I got to be part of the scam, since I got the bad checks to clear. I said I had someone on the inside at the bank who would clear them for me. He claimed that he wasn’t scamming me and said I was taking money that’s not mine. I informed him he was doing the same, but he won’t respond to me anymore. Lol

    Reply
  44. I like messing with these guys and wasting their time. I have a collection of “checks” written to me- Michael Jackson, Charles Norris, Frederick Krueger and many more. Good times.

    Reply
  45. Watch out for Derick – claims he’s from Rockstar Car Advertisement. His phone – 937-368-7852. Same scam, you get $2250.00 check – cash it and keep $400 – send rest to the installer. Their check will never clear and you’ll be out $2250.

    Reply
  46. Got an email:

    Dear Applicant
    Thanks for your prompt response, It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required. Here’s how It works – The basic premise of the “paid to drive” Opus One Winery seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “JYM Pre JYM Energy Drinks ” 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 6month months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month. You will be compensated with a $500 Five hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space. JYM Pre JYM Energy Drinks. shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.You will receive an up front payment of $500 (Five 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.
    Respond with the below information as requested.

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation,Make of car/ year,Address:city:State: Zip code:
    Do you have a driver’s license:
    Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
    PAYMENT METHOD BY CHECK.
    Do you do online Banking?

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

    Regards

    ———————————

    Didn’t sent him any him, I just wanted to research more about it and thanks to your website to let me know, it’s SCAM.

    Reply
  47. How are they making money in the scam? Is it fake check ? I got same emails didn’t send any info though

    Reply
  48. Kimberly Turner says:

    I just received an email from Budweiser.
    Budweiser is currently recruiting private car, truck, boat and bike owners to participate in mobile advert campaign with a weekly compensation of $350. Interested? Write back for more information…

    Warm Regards,
    Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser® Beer
    I give this guy credit because he has the signature with Anheuser Busch. I’m going to have some fun with this.

    Thanks so much for your post! You saved me money and heartache.

    Reply
  49. Here is another similar scam: *** Always notice the email address *******

    Toms Car Wrap Job Position from Mr. Gumersindo L. Hernandez

    Greetings,

    Are you interested in wrapping your car? Toms shoes is promoting the One for
    One campaign and seek individuals in the USA. Kindly get back to me for
    more details if interested in our one for one campaign.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive”

    Concept: TOMS CAR WRAP seeks people — regular

    citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they
    usually do, only with an advert for “TOMS CAR WRAP” plastered on your car. The
    ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as “TOMS CAR WRAP s” that’s 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 TOMS CAR WRAP s tend to be colorful, 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 can’t avoid seeing the
    wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 6 months and the
    minimum you can participate is 3 month.

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is essentially a “Rental”
    payment for the use of space. No fee is required from you, “TOMS CAR WRAP”
    shall provide experts that would handle the Advert placing on your Car.

    After the duration of your services and you want to discontinue, the
    specialist/ expert shall come again and remove the advert placement on your
    car with no traces of ever placing a vinyl decals on your vehicle.

    You will receive an up front payment of $400 inform of check via courier
    services for accepting to carry this advert on your car. It is very easy and
    simple, No application fees required, Contact the E-mail:
    gumersindolhernandez0@gmail.com along with the information’s as
    requested, if you are interested in this offer.

    Kindly fill this information’s below-

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of
    Car:
    Address Apt#:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell Phone
    Number:
    Email Address:

    Please respond only if interested.

    Agent No: 00130

    You will be contacted as soon as this information’s is received.

    Kind Regards,

    Mr. Gumersindo L. Hernandez.
    Hiring consultant
    Toms Car Wrap

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  50. Other names to watch for are Clement Brown, Alvin Perkins, and Steven Richardson. All the same type of info as others here. Spam any and all emails. No professional company as big as many mentioned here have Gmail accounts and dang sure dont send you personal text messages or emails with texting abbreviations. I reported ASAP to the bank from which the check originated, the state from which it and the emails came from and my own local authorities, FTC, and my bank. And, for fun sent a pic of I found of Google holding it stating “Beach bound”!!!!

    Reply
    1. victor FIGUEROA says:

      THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU SAVED ME FROM MAKING A BIG MISTAKE..

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