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  • Tammie Vieira
    Tammie Vieira

    They sent me a check and have been harassing me to cash it…

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      DO NOT CASH IT. Absolute, best case scenario, you have to pay a fee for a bounced check. Worst, you lose your identity, banking info, get in trouble for depositing fake checks into your bank account etc.

  • Derwin Bullard
    Derwin Bullard

    Ridiculous! I received an email text just now advertising AMP Energy Drinks. I knew it was a scam but wanted to know how deep it was. I found out … it is very deep and dirty. I am a licensed social worker and a doctoral candidate; also I used to work for two different banks (Chemical now Chase as well as Citibank) along with NY DMV. The reason why I am writing this is that there is no free lunch. No something for nothing. I learned this a long time ago (am 55), and I watch my Alzheimer’s afflicted dad fall prey to this kind of mail/online garbage in the late 90’s. Terrible what scammers will do to people.

  • Jimmy

    Just received today via text message an offer to pay me $500/mo. for 6 months to wrap my car to advertise Volo Energy Drinks. Glad I searched the Internet for Volo Energy Drink car wraps and read your article. Good work! Thanks, Jimmy

  • Katarinne

    Whelp… I just received a check. I’m really glad that I noticed something was off and did some research before I went and deposited this check. It’s $500/week and the check was written for $1,972. They haven’t instructed to send money away after depositing yet. The check is issued from Fashion Cabinet Dental Plan with the CEO signature and name which I googled and it’s the right person. But it was UPS Next day air and showed up on my front door step from Newmont Elko Warehouse…

    Should I be concerned that, whoever these people are, have my address?

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Not really as there isn’t anything they can do. They all operate overseas anyway. As long as you didn’t give them anything like your banking information or social security number, you should be fine.

  • Byron

    They’re texting this to people to now

  • Nahele

    mine was for Frito-Lay got my check today for 2948.00 by FedEx. Looked up return address. An attorney office in NY. Called attorney. Had me email him picture of check and Fed ex envelope. One can’t be too careful so I did create a new email. Sent me email back stating they will investigate and get back to me. Now after the fact I think what if the attorney’s office is in on it also? that’s what happens when you over analyze things LOL

  • Bri

    Even though this is an old blog I am glad I found it. I received text message about AMP energy drink car wrap. I sent them my information because it sounded real. You always see people driving around with car wraps on their cars. 1 month later I received another text asking if my information was correct and please confirm. I did not confirm anything, because it sounded so fishy why do I need to confirm anything. Another week past recieved another text message, please confirm your information, signed with a fake name Mayfield Johnson. Since this names are often used my nigerian scammers I decided to do a Google search with that name and AMP energy drink. And glad I did. I would have never send them any money to begin with because I know about the check scam. But still glad didnt waste any of time on this scammers!! Hope people do their research before they send any money to this scammers.

    I would like to report them to the authorities, anybody has an idea whats the best address or email to contact? And any knowledge of, if anything ever happens to this scammers?

    Get a job like everybody else **holes!!

    • Bri

      Here is the name and phone number of the scammer!

      The fake name of the scammer is: Mayfield Johnson.
      The phone number: 623 383 7260

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      Unfortunately, these scammers operate overseas and take steps to anonymize their identity online making it extremely hard to track them, let alone even think about prosecuting them. You’ve already done as much as you could by publishing their name and contact information here to help other people who Google their scammer.

  • Karl

    Over the last week, my daughter had a scammer posing as a representative for Sweet treats ice cream wanting her to have a wrap on her car advertising their brand. They sent a check for $2575 and told her to cash the check and send them two money orders for 1000 each to a third-party and keep the rest as her first weeks payment. They claimed they were from San Diego area in California, but gave no actual address. All communications were through text messaging. A man claiming to be “Robert” used the number, 424-243-6242, for the messages. The real company is located in Conyers, Georgia and have a warning on the homepage of their website about scammers. I am going to the police tomorrow with all of the information in hopes of catching these bums!

  • Joe

    They are still at it for the RockStar Energy drinks. Look out for He is advertising on social media apps for RockStar energy car wrap jobs. Says you will get paid $500.00 weekly. I did respond at first, but something did not sound right when he reached out to me. I started researching and found this site amongst others. Glad I did and I am glad so many people are telling their stories to help others avoid being scammed.

  • Terni

    Me and my boyfriend both received texts and emails about a Bud Light wrap on our cars. He already received his check and it is with the currency exchange and I am waiting to receive mine so I can take it to the police department. Thanks

  • steve

    I received one just today. check in the amount of 2200. So glad i did my research beforehand. That dumb son of a bitch “mr franco”. I sent him a text immediately after i stumbled across this, i told him I tried to cash the check at walmart where it was deemed fake by the cashier. I said the authorities have been contacted and i told him good luck in life and then i was like “run Mr franco run” lol and then he never responded back. Mr franco turned out to be a corndog(undercover weenie). lol

  • Louis R Bonacich
    Louis R Bonacich

    Received from on line sponsor
    I almost fell for it. The check looks real too. Of course when I wrote and asked questions there was no response. Below is a direct copy of the email I received today with the check arriving today.

    I’m happy to inform you that the start up check has been delivered to
    you today via UPS today, The check payment covers your first week pay
    and your gas bonus, kindly have the check deposited into your account
    immediately you received it. The money should be instantly available
    in your account or by mid-night.Deduct $500 + $50 for your gas for the
    week making $550 for your self as your 1st week payment then get back
    to me so that i can instruct you on how to send the Remaining Balance
    $2,175 to the decal specialist. (installer of the decal). Then As
    soon as the specialist (installer) received the payment he will be
    coming to wrap your car and also remove it when the advert period
    ends. Your XEROX CORPORATION® car advert Program ID # is
    “HADCAD/0G43657”. You should make this available to the installer on
    his arrival at your location.

  • Terry ONeil
    Terry ONeil

    I received these e-mails also. I was really interested as I was looking for a way to supplement my income. I received the check today in the amount of $2998.45. I notified them that I had received the check, I was supposed to deposit the check into my bank account, keep 300. for myself plus an extra 100. for expenses and await instructions on who to send the rest of the money too via Walmart’s money gram service, but as of 9:00 tonight I haven’t heard from them. I even messaged them that I was worried that it could be a scam, but I was really needing the money. It was to be $300.00 a week for 6 months with an option to extend it for 6 more months. I even called the bank on the check itself and asked them if it was legit, she said it sounded like it was but didn’t know about the company involved, she also told me that it was probably a scam. She couldn’t actually verify the check was good. The check only had South State Bank, of Charleston, S.C. 29406 on it. It did look real but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. I am really not that gullible, I wanted it to be true but I knew better. It was just too unbelievable to be true. So here I am writing this message on this site I found when I researched for this scam, and I do mean SCAM. So if there are any more people out there that are receiving a Vehicle Wrap by Viking Water, DON’T do it. That old adage “if it sounds fishy, and smells fishy, throw it away. I thank you for listening to me, I hope I have helped someone. It is a shame that in this technological age that we CAN’T trust anything and mostly everyone on these computers. Thanks again for listening. Beware of anything that sounds FISHY.

    • Steve Razinski
      Steve RazinskiFounder

      You just saved yourself from a $3,000+ headache. Good thing you took time to research it before making any moves.

  • nancee

    Oct. 2019..they will never stop trying. But now its $5076.00!!! Good thing my “mama didnt faise no fool!” If it sounds too good to be true…….

    • Holly

      I recieved one claiming to be from Budweiser drink brand and talked it over with my husband and signed him up for it beings our vehicle is in his name, thanks for the heads up! When his check comes in the mail next week it’ll go straight to the authorities and they can figure it out.

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