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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704 Comments

  1. Just received the tect msg also and it truly was to good to be true. Thank you guys for saving us from those kind of people. Would have a big probl in my budget if i didn’t search and find this. Thank you very much! We truly appreciat your help!

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  2. Hello Guys,
    Please read below message I just got two days ago. First I got text in the phone then I sent message asking for details and then after I got this email.

    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 Clearly Canadian.

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Clearly Canadian, 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 “Clearly Canadian, 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 $400.00 per week which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is required from you. Clearly Canadian, Inc. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $400.00 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 to enable us proceed.

    See Attached sample of the advert

    Your swift response will be appreciated.

    Best Regards,

    George Daveson
    Promotion Manager
    Phone +1647-694-0661
    Clearly Canadian, Inc.
    http://www.clearlycanadian.com

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  3. Thanks!
    I was about to dive!

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  4. One of my friends actually was able to cash the cheque and just didn’t send the money back. I want to try but I’d like to know of anyone elses has actually been able to keep the money

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  5. I received this email just today. This is one of the Scams car wrap Advertising emails.

    Katherine Stewart
    Attachments12:54 PM (23 minutes ago)

    to me
    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 Canada and the USA. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for DEJABLUE WATER (a non-carbonated and purified water brand)

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: DEJABLUE WATER seek residents in the Canada and USA who drives to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert sticker for “DEJABLUE WATER” pasted on the side of 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.

    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.
    What is the Duration?

    The 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 expire. WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COST OF 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. DEJABLUE WATER 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 and no application fees required. If this is something you would like to do provide the below details and get back to me with confirmation of your interest and commitment to working with us in order to enable us proceed.

    Full Name:
    Mailing Address, City,Province,Postal code Apt # if any:
    Mobile:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Number of Cars you wish to Wrap:
    Type of Car(s):
    Present Mileage:
    Average Estimate of Mileage driven per week:
    Wrap Duration 4 weeks or 20 weeks:

    When provided, we would review your information and inform you if you are eligible to participate in this program.
    Please be advised we have received a large volume of applications from potential participants/clients. With limited amount of openings allowed for each area/city, your swift response is encouraged.

    Regards,

    Katherine Stewart
    Marketing Manager
    Dejablue Water Group Ltd
    dejabluewatergroup@gmail.com
    +1 (306) 526-1106

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  6. Wow, it is still happening! My dad just received a lot of text messages by Tom Jade worker for Red Bull Energy, saying he would pay my dad $400 a week but needed his full name, address, gender, email, occupation, age, make of car and year, exterior color of car and some pics of the vehicle. So It seemed too good to be true, so I looked up the 2 numbers that this person texted me from and one was from Washington and the other from Texas. So googled even more and found different articles stating the same info about this whole dumb process. So thanks for writing this! Glad we didn’t send any information to this Tom Jane.

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  7. Thanks for being there.
    After Receiving this I knew something was wrong, so I starting looking for information and found this site. I have heard too many times when someone sends you a check then asks you to send the balance back it is a scam. If a check arrives I will not deposit it. I have seen Rapped cars in my area, don’t know how the owners were lucky enough to get into it but this is not it. I don’t see what Country these people are working out of.

    Thanks again

    Re: Auto Wrap Advertisement
    Congratulations Gary,
    I am happy to inform you that you have successfully been entered into the program. An expert, who will meet you has been allocated to install the decals on your car.You will therefore receive your payment alongside the money that will be paid to the national car Graphic Artist/Expert in the mail. So when you get the payment, you will take out your Two weeks pay of $600 and give the rest to the detailer. This is to afford mutual relationship between you and the Graphic Artist. A check of $1,950 would be mailed to you to cover your money and the Graphic Artist’s money.In view of this, please confirm the following details; How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car? Three(3) months, Four(4) months, Five(5) months or Six(6) months? Do you use your car everyday? Also reconfirm your name and address as it should be on the check, where your payment should be mailed.You are to be checking your email daily for updates and when your check will arrive in the mail.

    Note:After the duration of your service 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.

    Best Regards.
    Joel Furlong
    Hiring Manager (DMD)
    joel7ev@gmail.com

    Auto Wrap Advertisement sent from; cary4575@gmail.com

    “Diet Mountain Dew”

    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:
    Physical Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Telephone numbers:
    Email Address:
    Do you have a driver’s license? YES/NO?

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

    Joel Furlong
    Hiring Manager (DMD)
    joel7ev@gmail.com

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  8. Thank you for the review ! i just received the same check different names and company names . You safe my life and time ! The name they are using now is from Ontario Daniel Lee and the name of the company is call clearly food & boverage company LTD .

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  9. I just received an e-mail from ‘Pepsi-cola’ asking me about this. Although I’m based in the UK they clearly believe that I am in the US or Canada as they have asked me to provide my state and zip code. The only companies in those countries I have e-mailed recently are LiveNation.com, and canadianfavorites.com, so am wondering if it was one of those that have given out my e-mail address

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  10. My email was from Danny Welbeck (dannyinc055@gmail.com) and he signs his emails Danny Welb. The ad is for SOLAR CITY. I was even sent a picture of the wrap on a white 2 door vehicle. In Canada. Was offered 4 weeks to a max of 20 weeks (5mths)

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  11. I got my first e-mail today. I just like jerking them around for a bit and having them spend the priority mail postage. The last $2500 “cashiers check” I got a couple weeks ago was for secret shopping. The last time the guy texted me I told him I banked at the same bank the check was drawn on and they told me it was no good when I tried to deposit it. I told him the banks fraud dept. was keeping the check, envelope, letter, emails and texts and they are “hassling” me. Never heard from him again.

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  12. Hey guys .
    I’m so glad I had looked onto this scam , thanx to my brother who I had forward the e mail I got about the car wrap .
    It sounded too good to be true and ,like always , it sure was .
    Thank you for the updates .
    Cheers every one .

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  13. I received a TXT message from 416-520-6531 offering $380/week to wrap my car, asking to contact evian@eviannaturalspray.net for more info …

    I will not fall for this scam, also thanks to you!
    Much appreciated.

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  14. My bf received a txt asking if he would like to take part in car wrapping for $300 a week. He requested more information and sent me the txt to reply to also. He is at the stage where they are sending the check out and i finally got a reply with the info e-mail. luckily I was able to find this forum to confirm my fears it was a scam. I am hoping to take the check they send him to the bank to have it checked and then to the local pd to see if they can help stop these people. here is the e-mail i received:
    Hello Applicant,
    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.How would you like to make money by simply driving your car wrapped for Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water?

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water seek residents in Canada who drive while going about their daily lives with an advert for “Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water” 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.

    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?Increased exposure, brand awareness and sales.The auto wrap tends 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 duration 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 wrap expert once the contract expires.We will be responsible for installation and removal of the wrap.

    You will be paid $300.00 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.Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water 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.

    Upon receipt of your email response to proceed, we shall provide you with our car wrap agreement for your review and signature.Your swift response will be appreciated.

    John Lane
    Promotion Manager
    Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water
    Suite 250, 251 Empire Ave St. John’s, NL A1C 3H9
    Tel: +1 877 332 4926
    Email:Wrapcars9797@gmail.com

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  15. I got one today from a Toronto phone number (416), advertising: eviannaturalspray.net . I didn’t take it any further. I just want to get this one up here for reference.

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  16. Dagnabit! I kept searching online to see if it was a scam but came across nothing … So in my mind, I felt it was legit … I am in the process of receiving the Initial cheque .. But after reading you guys’ testimonies… I’m saddened, and feel foolish. It IS indeed to good to be true. I received an email from them this morning indicating that the delay is caused by the CANADA Post strike but guaranteed that I should be getting the cheque before end of week…so at this point, should I simply “return to sender”? Man, I most certainly could have used that extra $300/week… I got bamboozled .. From Montreal Canada

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    1. take it to the bank and have it looked at by the branch manager. if its fake take it to your local pd.

  17. Ughhhh just received and fell for the real Canadian car decal ….
    Safe to say this form saved my family we don’t have the cash to loose right now and shame on these jerk for praying on the down trodden.
    I’m going to give them a peice of my mind !!

    I have a

    John Lane
    Promotion Manager
    Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water
    Suite 250, 251 Empire Ave St. John’s, NL A1C 3H9
    Tel: +1 877 332 4926
    Email: info.cover.wrapcars@gmail.com

    I’m literally lying in bed next to my sleeping partner unable to sleep because my guy was telling me it was wrong !
    Thanks gut
    And thanks all of you
    From Edmonton ab

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    1. I have the same guys getting the check tomorrow. lol. Gonna have some fun with it.

  18. Just received the initial email a little earlier this evening. The work sounded a little too easy and I really do not recall seeing any wrapped vehicles lately. I drive throughout Tampa daily and do not see any wrapped vehicles. Just saying.

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  19. i face the same thing I will send the check back to the maker

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  20. I actually like Volvic water and figured it would be really cool to wrap my car. I knew it was a scam, but couldn’t figure out how, duh, fake checks, wow!!! Thank you so much for this info. You saved me a lot of time and $$$

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  21. I wish I saw this earlier and never responded to the text… I became a victim of David Sholhan and Clearly Canadian car wrap. I’m out 1200$ but managed to salvage 1700$. When things are too good to be true they obviously are too good to be true.

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  22. what a awesome comment “Michelle B” Says Thank you so much for this information, i am in the same staution dreaming about the money You just wake me up.. I’m so gladdd

    Thanks again
    Jack

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  23. Thanks for the information I’m in Quebec and I just received 2 of those emails one from clearly Canadian and the other from Eden beverages glad I looked it up

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    1. Michael Stern says:

      I recently received the same email from Spike Energy Drink and after submitting my info to them and recevieving my acceptance email back is when I researched this and found this website. Thank you for opening my gullible eyes. Just sent them a text stating that I turned all of their info including the check to the FBI. Hopefully I am done hearing from them.
      Thank you again,
      Michael Stern

  24. Michelle B. says:

    Thank you so much for this information, i was dreaming about the money i’ll received with the text i received from clearlycanadian: 300$ / week
    You just wake me up.. I’m so gladdd

    Thanks again

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    1. To prove the legi timacy of the cheque, you need to see if it will Certify. Instead of taking orders from key ringleader “David Sholhan” of Volvic Waters, and Clearly Canadian, and being forced to use YOUR deposit account, go to HIS branch, the bank listed on the cheque as the issuing account. Pay a small fee to see if it will Certify – if not, end of scam and the bank will pursue the fraudsters with relevant authorities – if the financial institutions themselves blame the victim, and dont really care about pursuing the crime-sters writing the fake paper, it tells you how far down the rat hole we have went under Financialization and Globalism.

  25. I received the ” Too good to be true” text last week too. I’m now waiting for a cheque in the amount of $3,434.05. I send $2,634.05 to a wrap company and keep $800 for myself for 2 weeks pay. I’m pretty gullible and was excited to make some easy cash for doing nothing. Thankfully my son sent me a site he found that explains all kinds of the same scams, all with different adds for different companies. I’m not totally dumb though because I did notice a difference in emails from the very first one to the last few. First one seemed well worded with proper grammar and the whole 9. But then I notice with the last few that this is from someone totally different. All kinds of broken grammar and missing letters and what not, and now from 3 different people all together, so I know something was up. I’m just wondering what course to take now as I don’t want any problems with further texts and emails. Dammit !!

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  26. I just received one for $1910.05 from Evian Natural Spray, using a company called HCM Staffing Solutions cheque mimic. Shame on these people!

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    1. I got the exact same one!! From the same guy! Haha

    2. I got one today…carwrap.info248@gmail.com 647-572-8135
      texted back F OFF but it didn’t deliver!

  27. Thanks for the information I to received a check just like the ones shown.I tried to ignore it and the scammer keeps texting me and telling me to do the same thing. I refused and they try calling over and over again. I told them my phone is not working and I can’t talk on it only text.the scammer has been texting me constantly so much I am going to the police today and hopefully the scammer stops. Wish I never answered the email

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  28. Just got an email from Panama blue water. Looked up the company inside out and didn’t find anything fishy. I went ahead and gave my info by email. The next morning, I fell upon this site. I should of looked even deeper. Now I know the next steps thanks to this site and will stop all communication with Panama blue water. I’m from Montreal Canada.

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  29. I just received the same email from eden beverages! I knew it was too good to be true!
    Thanks for posting this

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  30. Dalion Heart says:

    My parents JUST received their check, and are now going to try and cash it. I didn’t find this until after they left…

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  31. I’m in Quebec (Canada) and I just received one for wrap@clearlycanadian.org to wrap my car. LMAO!

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    1. Attached to the email, they sent me a picture showing the advertisement on the vehicle. The email:

      Hello ,

      Thank you for your interest in being part of this marketing/ad program. We will be glad to work with you. However, to enable us complete the registration process, you are to provide us with the information below;
      Full Name:

      Address (Apt. No & Postal Inclusive):

      Mobile:

      Number of Cars you wish to Wrap:

      Type of Car(s):

      Model/Year:

      Present Mileage:

      Wrap Duration:

      Attached is a sample of the car wrap for your review. The estimated car wrap expenses is $2,620.00 (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 $2,920.05 to cover the car wrap expenses (decal installation and removal) and the $300 up-front payment for the first week, 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 $300 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.

      Daniel Lee

      Promotion Manager

      Clearly Canadian Natural Spring Water

      Suite 250, 251 Empire Ave St. John’s, NL A1C 3H9

      Tel: +1 289-292-0510

      Email: wrap@clearlycanadian.org

  32. I am totally upset I just got a check yesterday from spark energy but was sent from pa and I would have to wire money to pa somewhere to a john! Went to the bank they say total fraud! If u have to send money out but it’s a job then it’s definitely not a job! I tried texting them to let them know I know they were trying to scam me! I have not heard back anything! Thought this was a real opportunity….. Not

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  33. I received one from 17094260167 saying to reply to volvicad@outlook.com

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  34. lol I do the same and waste their time to make sure they don’t spend time on other people that might play their game.

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  35. I just for one the other day too. Im waiting for my fake cheque still. Also im in canada so its not just the U.S.

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  36. i just rec’d one from edensbeverage@gmail.com stating 300.00 / week… glad i looked this up…

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