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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764 Comments

  1. i got same scam here, (manitoba, canada). deer park spring water car wrap from kyle william. my email has attached photo of a car with car wrapped with the logo of deer park spring water,. but its obviously done with photo shop so i search online if theres a car with authentic deer park spring water car wrapped or if somene have a good feedback with this kind of promotion,. lots of people may have been fooled by this scammers. i almost fall for it

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  2. Denise Mayosky says:

    Has anyone gotten one from a Greg Pavel dba Client Products Transport Services? I got an email for the auto wrap advertising thing, said no fee up front, pay you $100 to start, then $743 weekly for 20 weeks. I thought it sounded suspicious, and tried to look it up online – nothing! So I filed a report with the BBB to just ask if it was legit. So glad I read these. I too am in a desperate situation financially, so it sounded so good – TOO good!

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  3. Got this today and my google search led me here! Thank you for saving my hide!
    Part Time Job Opportunity regardless your present job, Wrap your Vehicle with an ad, and earn $425 weekly.
    Email us at stewartclayspringwater@gmail.com Thanks.

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  4. I received the same offer or scam as well, but mines was through text message. Once I texted back my email address, they continued to text me by email through texting; corey3r@gmail.com and then the next day from a number 484-341-0082. The hiring manager was Corey Anderson. I was extremely happy, I could have used the extra income, however, I was a little skeptical. I am so glad that I did my research. I feel really bad for the other soon-to-be victims out there that do not take the time to do research.

    Once again, thank you.

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  5. Hello,

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your Car or Truck advertising for Diet Mountain Dew.
    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Diet Mountain Dew seeks people — regular citizens,professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Diet Mountain Dew” plastered on your car or Trucks.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 the minimum you can participate is 3 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, Diet Mountain Dew shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $600 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your Car or Truck.

    It is very easy and simple , no application fees required contact email along with the following if you are interested in this offer.

    Full Name: Mike
    Physical Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code
    Age:
    Make of car/ year:2011 Dodge Ram 1500 4×4 regular cab short bed
    Exterior Color of Car:blue
    Telephone numbers:
    Email Address:
    Do you have a driver’s license? YES

    We will contact you immediately we receive all this information requested.

    Fred Garcia
    Hiring Manager (DMD)
    jaydin7r6u7izef@gmail.com

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  6. The check looks good but the fact that I don’t see.. VOID AFTER XX DAYS… made me think that this sounds fishy. Glad I checked it out. Told the guy… I read all of the reviews. Thanks but no thanks. Lol. Thanks for everyone’s posts.

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  7. So I just received this as well :
    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to be part of NOS ENERGY AD PROGRAM.

    Wrap advertising is a 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 busses 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 living in Canada. Who will like to make money by simply driving their car or banner wrapped for NOS Energy Drink®. Our professional graphic artist will handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $400 inform of E-INTERACT for accepting to carry this “AD” on your car. To this effect, you are advise to check your email for regularly update to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    (1) You will be receiving an E-INTERACT as a form of payment through us. $2,950 will be sent to you via email transfer,the money will be meant for the decal wrapping on your car and your up-front payment of $400.00 per week. The balance of $2,550.00 should be forwarded to the professional Graphic artist that will wrap and remove the decal on your vehicle.

    We’ll like you to confirm the Information about your vehicle as below if you accept and understand the whole process of drive and get paid NOS Energy Drink ad program:

    (i) Type of Car and Color :

    (ii) Model/Year:

    (iii) Present Condition and the Mileage:

    (iv) How long do you intend to carry our AD on your car (e.g, 1-12 months)

    (v) Email address associated with your E-INTERACT for receiving fund:

    Note: Please, confirm below that you did receive this message so that we can process funds for your first week payment for the car ad program.

    I, (……………………………………….) hereby Confirm to have received this email and understand it’s content.

    Best Regards,

    David Johnson.

    Phone: 1 289-952-7127

    Hiring Manager

    NOS Energy Drink®

    How can they e-transfer money if there is no money to transfer? Could I accept their transfer and keep it? How does that work? As far as I know they have to have the money to transfer it. I would like to take their money 🙂

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    1. i got text for NOS every drinks I go the check today just to see my husband thinks i am stupid. I knew it was not right they already ask me if I cash the check I told i just got home maybe monday. I also sent information to BBB but that might be enough this one was from Fl the check CA . It is 500 a week. the rest to the wrapping person who would come to my house. But I still was hoping but I know it was a scam . Some times you want to believe Oh well. thank you for the information. I am glad I found this web site. So i play a game . thanks again

  8. Just got a text too. Glad i googled this. Cause it is too good to be true.

    17809058926
    You can earn $300 weekly just driving with our logo on your car.
    Email:penninespringdrinks@gmail.com
    for details.

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    1. Just got that same text, but for Montclair water

  9. Carwrap124@gmail.com ,advent car wrap by Frito lay-cape code chips Inc.ad says that you will be paid $500.00 /week for 20 weeks.

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  10. Rebecca Reynard says:

    Received this in text format. Almost the same except claiming to be Montclair Springwater. Got an email back asking for a lot of personal information. I asked for a phone number as I didn’t feel comfortable. I got response that the email was secure. I then started my research and found this site. thank you

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  11. I received this instantly from a company claiming to do car wrapping for Robust Energy Drink. I got their check deposited it waited for two says to clear took the money out and moneygrammed the cash. Once I notified them it was done then the guy was on his way then hours later they say the guy got into an accident and they would require another450 dollars to help with bills. They would send a new check as soon as they got the money. I told them it bounced and sent my account negative and the situation needs to be resolved immediately. Yesterday they say they would send a new check but I needed to come up with100 more dollars and I would get it Thursday. If I send 200 I would get it today. That’s when I knew why should I have to keep sending you money for something you owe me. The numbers were coming from Oregon and California and Indiana yet it was going to South Carolina and Texas. Then the last on was supposed to be sent to corporate office in South Africa. Asked if it was legit swore up and down it was. I told them I couldn’t get anyone to loan me any money cause they knew I got swindled. They replied oh no. What can I do about this?

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  12. Got a text just now from Williams Brown , reply to email address naturalspringwrap@gmail.com. $415 per week.

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    1. So I just received the check for 3 Grand I didn’t even really agree to it I just wanted more information. So now I’m glad I looked this up because I got kind of excited that’s a lot of money but I believe I am going to tell them that I got a party store to cash the check for me jokes on them

  13. I received a text from 1-204-227-3982. “Let us place our ad on your vehicle while we pay $300/week. Interested Email on edenvinyls@outlook.com for more information.
    When I looked up the email I got to this site, thank goodness. I sent a text back but it came back undelivered. Thanks for postings on this site.
    Lorna

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  14. I got one yesterday from Albert Wood at Aveeno Canada. After some googling I found this website and realized it was a scam. Thank you for spreading the warning.

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  15. Steven from Saskatchewan .. Received a text over night from 289-552-1141 (Ontario) asking me if I’dd like to wrap my car in ads and be paid $460 weekly for it. Email provided was montclair@ccspringwater.com. I’ll play along to screw with them lol

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  16. This is really bad, i got the same email, I am so pissed off, people that really was hoping to make some money on the side to retire, gets their hopes up and then gets f”””””””” in the ass. Sorry but I have people that can do this. Clearly Canadian was the company.

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  17. Ivanna Catchem says:

    Just got their text and responded with request for more info. I recognized this an a old “mystery shopper” scam, and that they can re-route phone numbers to be untraceable, I intend to offer law enforcement my help in letting myself be used to track them down. Just to be sure, I googled it…and found out I was right. But of low-life crooks taking advantage of the unemployed. Question: how many people here posted resumes online?

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    1. I posted mine on Indeed

  18. Recived same scam about 3 months ago under the name Eadenvynal.com Coffee. Yesterday came in as Eadenvynal.com vinal .last time they sent check got excited went to Credit Service Union they caught it right away thank you.😎 Credit Service that was here in Edmonton Alberta. The Scammers seem to be getting our numbers from Bell and tecting alot of us.

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    1. I have the same one scamming me how do we get our number not to be given out? I’m in Edmonton also.

  19. Same concept of scamming me, luckily i google every info.but nothing seems relate to it,then i got this post that scams about wrapping your car for 380$ weekly and it seems so not legit to me, i read all the facts and its really true.thanks for sharing!! Its about the add on Axe Canada!!just in case of some people fall into a scam

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  20. Had pretty much same thing but with clearly canadian. Its a water bottle ! Glad made my research! I had received the cheque but was curius about that product glad came on this site! Wont be puting it in my bank acount!! I sended an email to : ads@clearly-canadians.com (daniel lee) saying im not puting the sticker on any more because i was going to get it fully wrap and told him a shitty story that sticker on stickers isnt good … Finish with : …thanks for the opportunity 🖕🏼(fuck you)

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  21. Received the scam in a text from 1(780)907-4016, with reply email edenvinyl@outlook.com.

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    1. Received this…

      auto wrap:

      Wrap your car with an advert and make $300 weekly. If interested contact us for more information via email
      wrap.paid@wrapadvertisement1.com

      From 6046214516 In British Columbia,Canada.

  22. Just got a text today in Ontario about this car wrap thing as well. I decided to check it out on line glad I did thanks everyone for speaking out. This is what I got sent from this number 14165683714
    Would you wrap your car with an Ad and earn $350 weekly . Email us at job.emmarketing@gmail.com for more information. Thanks I will be sure to spread this around to as many people as I can about this scam. A side note I never got anything like this before until I changed to a different phone company recently and I do not give out my cell number.

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  23. Now the “new” scan is for Eden Beverages! The contact people for this one are Jeremy Campbell & Robert Scott.

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    1. Silas Brandon says:

      I received an email from Robert Scott and Jeremy Campbell. Wanting to have my car wrapped. They are insisting that I will be paid 600 dols weekly. Van anyone tell me how to check this address 40 University Ave Suite 720. Toronto Ontario Canada m5jt1.

  24. I got the same text massage and I replied by email, they sent me exactly same email as all yours. I work for the bank and as soon as I read the E-mail, I know this is scam. Please be very cautious.

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  25. Tina K Barrera says:

    Yep, ive a check right now for 1600. I actually called the bank on the check. Mines a legit bank, legit “client” ….with ZERO knowledge of mountain dew. Im calling the authorities later today.

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  26. I got that same but it’s from Coca-Cola.. I’m so glad I read this before depositing the check into my bank account. I’m going to block them from my phone.

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  27. A guy named Danny Welbeck, scammer using Solar City for his crookery did exactly what all the others are doing. Sending me a big cheque, I keep $300. for first week and give the rest to the graphic artist who will come and wrap my car. Tee hee. Business isn’t done that way in Canada. They’re the big guys (the company), they pay the artist, not me. But thanks, your site confirmed for me what I already suspected. Got their email tonite about the cheque on its way. Yes, a text, with a link I didn’t click on but used my lap top to answer.

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  28. So glad I read this. I have the exact same email, however, mine is from Katherine Stewart, Marketing Assistant, Dejablue Water Group Ltd. Her explanation was exactly the same as you describe. I am now going to simply block. Thank you for saving me money and embarrassment.

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  29. just got the same email scam …from a Danilo Piroli (Promotion Manager , Cape Code Chips Inc…. yeah right!)
    soooo fishy!!!

    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 Truck, SUV, SEDAN, are 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 USA and CANADA. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Cape Code Chips Inc.

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Cape Code Chips Inc. seek residents in the USA and Canada who drives to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Cape Code Chips Inc.” 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 a little portion of your car’s exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of 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 20 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 expires. 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. Cape Code Chips Inc. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 for accepting to carry this advert on your car. It is very easy and simple no application fees required.
    Upon receipt of your email response to proceed, we shall provide you with our car wrap agreement form will be made available to you to enable us proceed. Your swift response will be appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    Danilo Piroli
    Promotion Manager
    Cape Code Chips Inc.

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    1. I got the same one from Cape Code Chips. Really? Why would someone call a company Cape CODE Chips? So I googled it and found this. What a bunch of Morons.

  30. Jillian Kent says:

    I’m so glad I found this site / thread.

    I just received the same exact email from a “Liam Hilton” from “Positive Energy Drink” – same exact email you received above:

    We are currently seeking to employ individuals world wide as we look to expand our market thus, introducing ( Positive Energy Drink) to every nooks and crannies especially in the USA. How would you like to make money by simply driving your vehicle or banner wrapped for Positive Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Positive Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do – ‘which means there are no OBLIGATIONS whatsoever as to how many miles you have to cover’ only with a big advert for ”Positive Energy Drink®” pasted on your vehicle. The adverts 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 vehicle’s exterior surface.

    Don’t Have a vehicle?
    If you don’t have a vehicle, you can also participate if you have a bike or scooter.

    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 vehicle 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 vehicle?
    The decal doesn’t damage the paint of the vehicle and will be removed by our representative once the contract expires. We will be responsible for installation and removal of the wrap.

    You will be compensated with $450 per week which is essentially a “rental”payment for letting our company use the exterior space(excludes your windows and windscreens) on your vehicle and no fee is required from you. Positive Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your vehicle and also the removal. You will receive an upfront payment of $400 check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your vehicle…

    PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENT BELOW :

    Full Names(First and Last):
    Mailing Address(Physical Address NO POB BOX) :
    Apartment # :
    City, State, Zip Code :
    Cell Phone Number:
    Email:

    UPON RECEIPT OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION, I WILL CONTACT YOU WITH FURTHER DETAILS.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards,

    Liam Hilton
    Hiring Manager
    Positive Energy Drink®

    “There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstances of your life can change! ”

    watch out for this guy too!

    Phone: 209-565-0455

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  31. i receive a check of 3280.00 nad they ask me to send 2980.00 to a bank account for the car wraper,it is so weird, and they ask me to keep 320.00 ,i am not sending any money totheir account
    Bank Name: CIBC Bank
    Account Name: Jamilah Hassa
    Account: 5391032
    Transit: 03709
    Amount: $2,920.00

    NOTE: Payment must be made via CASH deposit only as no transfer will be accepted.

    Payment expenses description shown below:

    Car Wrap Expenses: $2,920.50
    First Week Salary: $400.00
    Grand Total: $3,320.15

    You are required to effect the payment Today or Tomorrow on or before 12 PM Wednesday 07th of September 2016 to enable us complete the car wrap schedule. You are also required to send us a copy of the deposit receipt. As soon as we receive the said deposit receipt, we shall forward your information and schedule date and time for the car wrap exercise.

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  32. I just d this happen to me and my husband we are in a bit of a tight spot and when we came across this we got excited until we received the checks and we started looking through texts we have 8 numbers between us that are all same are code but different after that which the area code came back Alabama crazy because the USPS was sent from Kissimmee FL the check was identical beside one or two things to the one above I’m so glad I seen this we then told who ever it is that we have no need to b scammed by a stranger because family has that covered we haven’t heard from him since I am so happy I seen this because it saved us all in all nos isn’t doing any type of promotion like this

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  33. I received one and deleted it and they send it again and I deleted it and they have sent it a third time. I am not putting my neck out. Good job with this website…you can be a victim and never even know it.

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  34. One from Mrs. Karen Cole manager Apple advert Aka Lawanda3eh@gmail. Here’s your $$$ suckubus!!

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  35. What do they gain by doing this?

    Reply
    1. $2,000+ dollars from your bank account.

  36. It happened to me today i was so exited dame history 300$a week went to the bank and was a fraud pls dont waist yout time with this

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  37. Freddie YUNG got me to try and do something for a cape cod advertising
    Glad I looked up some info. Thx for reporting

    Reply
  38. Freddie YUNG
    Just sent me one. Cape cod

    Reply
  39. I just received one from Jeffery Fraizer and I have been trying to investigate this as well. Thanks for posting this.

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  40. Today received an unsolicited text (I have to PAY for) from 403 619-1275 saying: “Advertise with your vehicle & earn $400 weekly Email us at dlee@adclearlycanadian.com For more information.” AVOID.

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  41. I got an e-mail, sent the info, got the check, told them my bank wouldn’t cash it because I didn’t have the money to cover the amount. They said, Take it to my nearest check cashing place via text message. I asked, Why so much? That’s when they told me I would be sending money elsewhere.
    Nope, I’m not.
    Thanks for the posts.

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  42. A few days ago I’ve got a text message offering that “job” and I’ve sent an e-mail and got an answer from David Sholhan Marketing Manager of Clearly Canadian Water.
    They’re using exactly the same letter and terms!
    Good that did read this!
    So those guys are doing this allover North America!
    Keep your eyes open guys!

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  43. Got one from pennine spring water.. Took cheque to bank and found this site. Good thing. From Mb CA

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  44. any one get one from Jeffery Fraizer I did , fill out forms now I wait , knowing now after reading this I do not think I will take a chance

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  45. tracey m crosson says:

    IN THIS EMAIL THEY ASKED ME FOR A COPY OF MY DRIVERS LIC , listen you all need to put a warning on your national credit report aka equifax and transglobal , as in canada all they need is your birth date and SIN number and they can steal your identity, don’t be a victim no furthur i am in the middle of tracing there email lol ,,, i am going to have a little bit of fun with them the jack asses, please protect yourself

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  46. tracey m crosson says:

    I got a text on my cell so i emailed them n they sent this back got suspicious when they asked for a copy of the drivers lic i am in toronto came from cell number 437 777 4716
    EVIAN NATURAL SPRAY <evianspray@eviannaturalspray.net
    Aug 30 at 3:21 PM
    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in learning more about this offer. 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 Truck, SUV, and Sedan are 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 contract individuals in Canada and US. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car wrapped for Evian Natural Mineral Spray?

    How it works?

    Here's the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Evian Natural Mineral Spray, seek residents in Canada and US, who drive while going about their daily lives with an advert for “Evian Natural Mineral Spray” plastered on their cars. The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seem to be painted on the vehicle, and covers a little portion of
    your car's exterior surface.

    What is the Contract Duration?

    Once the wrap has been installed, minimum duration is 12 months and maximum is 18 months.

    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 wrap expert once the contract expires. We will be responsible for installation and removal of the wrap.

    You will be paid $380.00 per week which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space and no fee of any sort is required from you. Evian Natural Mineral Spray, shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $760.00 in form of a check via courier service for your first and second week pay.

    Upon receipt of your email response to proceed, We will proceed to the next step. Your swift response will be appreciated.
    However, to enable us complete the registration process, you are to provide us with the information below;

    Full Name:
    Address (Apt. No & Postal Inclusive):
    CITY:
    PROVINCE:
    POSTAL CODE:
    AGE:
    Mobile:
    Number of Cars you wish to Wrap:
    Type of Car(s):
    Model/Year:
    Present Mileage:
    Wrap Duration:
    Scan copy of Driver License

    Attached is a sample of the car wrap for your review. The estimated car wrap expenses is $2,910.05 (includes cost for installation, removal and logistics). Thus, upon receipt of your information and approval by the management, you will receive a payment cheque from the product sponsor for $2,150.05 to cover the car wrap expenses (decal installation and removal) and the $760 up-front payment for the first and Second week pay, while payment cheque for subsequent weeks will be mailed to you on weekly basis. On receipt of the payment for the decal wrapping on your car, you will deduct $760.00 as up-front payment and remit the balance funds to the Wrap Company that will wrap the decal on your vehicle. Thereafter, the date for your car wrap will be scheduled so you can make your car available for the wrap.
    We await your email with the requested information to proceed.

    Robertson Bruce
    Promotion Manager
    Evian Natural Mineral Spray.
    Suite 250, 251 Empire Ave St. John's, NL A1C 3H9
    Tel: +1 647 641 9634 OR +1 289-278-3646 Ext. 2
    Email: evianspray@eviannatural spray.net

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  47. Thanks for the heads up! I just replied to an email to make $500/week doing this. I think when I’m asked for my information, I will send the scammer my local police station address and phone number…HA! Gotta Love It!

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  48. I received a text and if I want more info I can get in touch at wrapcars.getpaid@gmail.com
    $300.00 per week. I decided to research this and came across this site. Thanks for the heads up, I will be sure to warn other people of this scam. I live in Ontario, Canada

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  49. Thank you for your detailed post!!!
    I’ve got the same kind of text in BC, Canada on August 17th 2016. The e-mail is the same message as in your post!
    You saved me lots of worries!

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    1. I received the same thing just now and inquired out of curiousity but I knew something smelled fishy and decided to ask anywho. the text is identical.

      and i got this in text form and in the message, i checked the website they listed and it doesn’t exist.

      Thanks for this post! just confirmed my suspicions. Extra income like this would be nice but these things are ususally too good to be true.

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