Car Wrap Advertising

Car Wrap Job Scam: How It Works

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain – the car wrap advertising scam occurs now all over the world. Be careful.

Imagine this: while looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week, if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand’s logo. “Our world-class partners such as Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, Dr. Pepper Advertising, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you”, the message says. How does the scam work?


Watch How The Scam Works:

Watch the video below to see the Car Wrapping Advertising scam exposed:

Car Wrapping Scam Video

It would be great to get paid to advertise on your car but beware. The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisements, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you’ll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

Watch the video below to see the scam exposed and what celebrity received the same email:

Car Wrap Advertising Video


How To Avoid The Car Wrap Advertising Scam:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. It’s great to get paid to advertise on your car, but corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner.

The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it’s their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Here is a series of images from a conversation one of our readers had with a scammer this week. The cheque was branded with Wells Fargo, but in your case could be any other bank.

get paid to advertise on your car

get paid to wrap your car

wrap ads on your car


How To Report The Car Wrap Advertising Scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. Add the names of the scammers in the Comments section at the end of this article. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here


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Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, consider joining, which is the world’s largest free online rewards program. You get paid by doing things online which you might do anyway, such as searching the web, discover products, take surveys, watch videos or play games. You can also get free iTunes and Amazon cards. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. You can register for free HERE.




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Gina Capetillo

Cricket Wireless Scam – Ruthanne Dale was my perpetrator’s name and her email is: The phone numbers connected with her are: (424)218-6015 & (315)308-0793. BEWARE!!!


I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL.(SCAM OR NOT) 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… Read more »

James Cady

yes its a scam im am getting screwed by same people right now!!


I got like $7000 in the mail, but the stressed ‘send them money after the check clears.’

Should I?
Can I get hurt c after the money is settled?
And they said send $3000, but BBC they sent me almost $7k.

I KB texted them, when do I send the $,
‘After the check clears.’

Could I be hurt just by depositing it?


I received an offer today to advertise the XS Energy Drink(R) Car Wrap for $300.00 per week. I was very excited but when I received the response telling me I’d receive my first check via carrier with enough money to get my advance pay and money to pay the people to put the decal on my car I got suspicious. Why do I have to pay the people the money to put the decal on my car? I went to the internet to check it out a little further and found this article. Thank you for posting this. Ishared the… Read more »

mike kerns

This is what they say "Read carefully Hi , This is to inform you that the payment you need for the advertisement to be pasted on your car will be mailed out to your address any moment from now,so kindly check your email everyday for updates. Also reconfirm your full Name and address where your upfront payment should be mailed out to. Terms and condition(s) Note: You will receive a check payment which will cover your one weeks upfront payment including the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle. However,from the amount you… Read more »


I just got the same one from Monster Energy! Monster Energy Drink® 10:58 AM (33 minutes ago) to me Hello There, Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster we choose none of the above. Instead, we support car Wrap advertising. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote and sponsor concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your home town. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events… Read more »


What do I do with the check if they are gonna already send it?


I don’t know what to do with my 2 for almost $7k,
They said-
Don’t send MO until check clears.
For $3000.
But they sent almost $7k???

And how can I get hurt if it’s cleared?


Erica, just throw it away. It’s fake anyway.


I received the check today!! But emailed the guy about reading about very similar scams. I requested a phone conversation. No response!!!! Just not going to cash it!!


holy wrap… yes i received the same mail something Lopez… i wish could be true jajajajaja… but really for me, was waaaay suspicious, thanxs for make this public and help us to avoid the scam… what i still don’t understand is how the bank can cash a fake check??… they suppose to send me the check this morning and i have to transfer by WU 1100 for wrap in and 1100 for take that out…


I got 2 for $7k.
They stressed dong send MO until it clears.
For $3k.
But I got $7k.

I am most confused.
Don’t know it’d hurt if they cleared??

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