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  • Bruce

    I almost got scammed today as well for a Monster Energy drink wrap.

    My question is are there any legitimate companies that will pay you to wrap your car?

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Unfortunately, no.

      Companies just aren’t looking to pay people to wrap their cars. It’s a fairly inefficient way of advertising and would require you to keep your car parked in a highly visible area with a ton of traffic for it to make any sense.

      Most companies will either use company cars, or hire people to drive company cars, like the Red Bull cars you see every now and then, and park at major events. The chance of finding someone to pay the average driver to put ads on their car is basically zero.

  • Lu

    I today received check for $1950.00. This was from State Employees credit union. It’s a cashiers check. Remitter: Michael Jones. No company name on check but Company name on receipt that reads C A REDING CO. Modesto , CA. They sell copiers and water. Guy texting me to go to bank deposit check. Thank you all so much for posting this scam. I told them that if it sounds to good to be true then it isn’t true!! Also I sent him a snippet of the scam I found haven’t heard from him since. I was and am concerned that they know where I live etc.. and wonder what would happen if they came and wrapped my car??! I told him check will be sent back to him tomorrow..,

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Don’t send the check back and ignore any other messages this guy sends you. He lives overseas somewhere and cannot do anything to you. Nobody is coming to wrap your car. Hang the check on your fridge as a reminder of how you almost lost several thousand dollars!

  • Mikala Alexander
    Mikala Alexander

    I recieved this text message today

    Hello will you allow Budweiser to put a small sticker on your CAR,TRUCK, OR MOTORCYCLE. For Budweiser new product advert and receive $600 every week if interested click on this link for full details of the job

    I opened the link and got this

    Paid To Drive Advertisement program By Budweiser
    Paid To Drive Advertisement program By Budweiser
    Budweiser is a Swiss watch company, founded upon the idea of fusion. Now a distinctive character trait, ‘ Budweiser’s story began with this motto, which now guides all its actions, its innovation, its developments and its partnership.

    Budweiser is proud to present its newest timepieces for 2018 Baselworld; and we are currently seeking to employ individual’s Nationwide, Regular citizens, Professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Budweiser” plastered on your car. The advert 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……….

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?………..
    Lots of exposure and awareness. The adverts 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 24 weeks and the minimum you can participate is 10 weeks…………..Compensation :………….You will be compensated with $600 per week which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space & no fee is required from you. Budweiser shall provide specialist that will handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car…………..It is very easy and simple and no application fees required to get started, fill the form belowase fill it out. It’s awesome!

    It sounded like BS so I decided to look it up. I am glad I listened to my gut!

  • Codie

    I received information about a Bud Light car wrapping job that paid $300 via check, in which it asked for basic information. I then got an email stating that if I provide info on my car/truck that a manager from Bud Light would “call” me and give me information about the job.

    Two days pass and I get a “text” not a call, asking me to confirm any information and that I would have to pay a tech to wrap my car.. now I started getting suspicious about it so I asked certain questions but they never seemed to answer them, so I kept asking questions still with no answers, so I sent a message that I will be contacting the Bud Light corporate office with the managers name and will see if it is legit or not.

    I haven’t received the “promised” check or any messages since then. Funny how I picked up on it after a few messages back for fourth because they misspelled alot of words and my questions went unanswered, and some of the wording didn’t seem right to me. I just wanted to share this so others may know to watch out for scammers.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Scammers usually abandon you if you start to question the legitimacy of the “job offer” and will move on to easier prospects. Once they think you are on to them, it’s over. Good work questioning them and wanting to find the truth.

  • Nancy D. Utomo
    Nancy D. Utomo

    Hi, my husband received this check for Kickstartenergy drink car advertisement and he deposit it with Bank. He send email and the agent texted him back just the same cronology as posted from Helina. The agent insist to send the rest money as soon as possible through Walmart2walmart but we did not do it. How i report this with Bank since the money is funded in my account. I believe this is a scam. What next step to do? Thank you.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Absolutely DO NOT SEND any money to anyone. If you already deposited the check, go speak to a bank manager and let them know you were a victim of fraud. They will investigate the transaction and remove the funds from your account. Ignore and all messages the scammer sends you.

  • Carrie

    Damn! I received an email
    June 2nd @ 12:26pm with the subject line:
    Paid to Drive Concept by Budweiser from

    Hello, Will you allow Budweiser to put a small sticker on your CAR OR TRUCK and get $500 weekly, click on this link for more details.

    I clicked the link and this is what it said:
    Please Kindly Read & Understand Carefully Before Applying

    We are seeking to employ individual nationwide, those that would like to make money by simply driving their car with small BUDWEISER advert plastered on its exterior surface.

    How it works?
    This basic premise of the paid to drive concept by BUDWEISER is one of the new way the company adopt in this millennium era in other to compete with other companies in the market for the year end sale . Regular citizens, professional drivers are to go about their normal routine as they usually do only with a small advert for ” BUDWEISER ” plastered on the car. The advert are typically vinyl decals, also known as auto wraps that almost seem to be painted on the car, and which will cover the two front door of the car’s exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?
    Lots of exposure and awareness is what the company get at first. The advert tends to be colorful, eye catching and attract lots of attention. It is as well a form of advertising with a captive audience that even people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 16 weeks and the minimum you can participate is 8 weeks.

    You will be compensated with $500 per week which is essentially a “rental payment” for letting our company use the space on your car and no fee is required from you to get started. An up-front payment of $500 inform of check via courier service will be mailed out to you upon accepting the offer in carrying advert around your normal routine. BUDWEISER shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car .

    Note:- Updates might also come via text message to your phone.
    Name *



    Address *

    Street Address

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    State / Province / Region

    Postal / Zip Code

    Country / Region

    Email *

    Please enter a correct E-mail address as you will be notified by E-mail for next-step

    Confirm Email

    Cell Phone Number *



    Please enter a correct cell number as you will be notified by text for next-step.You will not be charged for any text you receive from us.

    Confirm Cell Phone Number




    Age *

    Sex *

    Car Color & Model *

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    Leave a comment *

    Note: Vinyl car decals doesn’t damage the paint of vehicle and will be removed by our representative once the contract expire.

    You will be contact via email by Hiring Manager DR. BRUCE SMITH


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    Although it seemed to good to be true, I still filled it all out and sent it back, hoping that it was infact legit.

    Today, June 5th @ 12:21pm I received an email from Diann Stacy (not from “Hiring Manager Dr. Bruce Smith, as the letter had said).
    Which read:
    Welcome to the Budweiser Drink vehicle advertisement program, A
    specialist who will install the decals on your vehicle has been
    allocated and your payment will be scheduled.You will therefore
    receive your payment alongside the money that will be paid to the
    national car specialist. When you get the payment, you will take out
    your first week pay of $400 and give the rest to the specialist , this
    is to afford mutual relationship between you and the specialist. A
    paycheck of ($1700) will be mailed to you, out of which you will take
    out your first week’s pay of ($400) and send the rest fund Deposit
    into the Specialist Bank Account , being payment for the installation
    and removal of the decals after the program. We need you to confirm
    the following so that the account department can issue out your
    payment; 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 reconfirm your name and address as it should be on
    the check and your complete mailing address for your payments. We look
    forward to a great exposure of our products from you. Regards

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thanks for posting this email Carrie! This is most definitely not legit.

  • ChavonneJBrowning

    This one’s for Double Cola…. Check to be delivered today

    Hi There
    This email is to notify you that the payment for the car wrap services which you applied for is to be delivered to your residence TODAY OR TOMORROW via USPS with Tracking no: 9405512699350103413734

    Kindly proceed to your bank to have the check deposited as soon as you receive it.Funds will be available for withdrawal immediately or 24hrs after it has been deposited.I will be waiting for a confirmation message once it has been deposited and state clearly when your bank indicates the funds would be available for withdrawal.
    Send me a scan or snap copy of the deposit slip issued to you at the bank via email after you have deposited the check for record purpose.
    You are to black out your account number on the deposit slip before it’s sent over to us.

    Once you have withdrawn funds from your account i need you to do the following:

    a. Deduct $ 300 which is your upfront weekly pay

    b. Then from the balance left, set aside $ 200.00 to cover the wire transfer fees and the rest should be used in getting gas for running around.

    c. Send the remaining funds to the agency who is in charge of placing the decal on your vehicle and also in charge of removing the decal after the expiration of the program.
    Once payment has been confirmed,a decal specialist will be sent to wrap your vehicle anywhere around your zip code depending on your preferred location.
    You are sending the funds to the head office of the agency for fast processing.The agency informed me that for EASY CLEARANCE of the funds and due to the limit of funds that can be picked up at a time. You are to split the funds into two halves and send each halve from two different WALMART outlets to their representatives stated below.

    Locate a WALMART outlet and send out exactly $ 1200 to the information below via WALMART TO WALMART TRANSFER SERVICE:

    ZIP CODE : 78701

    Upon completion of the First WALMART transfer, please proceed to another WALMART outlet and have exactly $ 1200 sent via WALMART TO WALMART TRANSFER SERVICE to the same information below:

    ZIP CODE : 78701

    You are to use the leftover funds to cover the transfer charges.
    Kindly get back with the below information as soon as both transfer have
    been completed.

    1st Transfer 9 DIGIT REFERENCE Number & Total Amount Sent
    2nd Transfer 9 DIGIT REFERENCE Number & Total Amount Sent

    The first transfer is to be used for placing the decal while the second transfer is to be used for removing the decal after the expiration of the contract.

    You have to confirm that you understand the content of this mail and also confirm when you receive the check package.

    Waiting to have confirmation from you.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately ..

    Best Regards

    Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:25 PM

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Thanks for sharing the email! Definitely do not cash it and do not let them intimidate you in any way. There’s nothing they can do. You can safely rip up the check and ignore any incoming messages.

  • Beth

    I forgot to include the company they are saying I’m going to be advertising. OUR Drink Yolo water

  • Beth

    I received a car wrap advertise job as well and also to screen shots of all the messages. I was emailed by 2 people in the same email. One asking if I wanted the job and asking me for my info the second person just emailed me to day saying I was hired and will be receiving a check tomorrow . Thank goodness I came across this article. Here are the 2 emails: 1) Garcia Allen
    2) Turner Campbell
    The last email ibsemt I asked if there was any paper work that i needed to sign or if they needed anything else from me and they told me no.

  • Kathryn

    Well, i also expressed interest. This time they claim the name of their company is MEDIA-392 and it’s for Red Bull energy drinks. I don’t know what made me think to look up the company and i came across your post. Thank you very much

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You’re welcome! Feel free to copy and paste the email here to help protect others.

  • LaTonya

    I received a message from rockstar energy drink for the decal offer. Its the same as all of yours. I haven’t gone any further after researching and finding this. Thanks you saved me from lots of problems. It’s a shame that this is a scam. It’s such a nice way to earn money until I find a job. Thanks and take care

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Yeah, it would be extremely nice to make that much money on the side and these scammers know that. Unfortunately, it’s not real and they are preying on the people that will suffer the most.

  • Tina Richard
    Tina Richard

    So I kinda fell for it meaning i sent interest in it but then learned it was a scam. So now they say they are we doing me a check with info to keep 300 and to send the rest to the graphic company. Fortunately I know what it ends up as. Do I just ignore the check because I’m definitely not cashing it?

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You can ignore it and throw it out, or you can pin it up on your fridge as a constant reminder of how you almost lost $4,000 and got in trouble with the law. Good work on avoiding all of that!

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