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 us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, iPhone 6, 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 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:

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847 Comments

  1. Gina Capetillo says:

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

  2. ISAAC JENKINS says:

    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 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 world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for XS Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: XS Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "XS 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 2 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 no fee is required from you. XS Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive anup front payment of $300.00 inform of 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,
    Brian Smith
    Hiring Manager,
    XS Energy Drink®

    — On Mon, 3/9/12, Isaac Jenkins wrote:

    From: Isaac Jenkins
    Subject: Re: JOB OPENING :XS ENERGY DRINK(R) CAR WRAPS!
    To: "Brian Smith"
    Date: Monday, 3 September, 2012, 19:35

    Yes! have car..

    On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 2:48 PM, Brian Smith wrote:
    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly? If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested.

    Brian Smith

  3. James Cady says:

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

    • RANDY RICHARDS says:

      Hey.
      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.’

      Suggestions?
      Could I be hurt just by depositing it?

  4. Rosemary says:

    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 info with family and friends when I first received it and after further investigation I told them this is a scam.

  5. mike kerns says:

    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 will be receiving,the sum of $500 should
    be deducted which is for your one weeks upfront payment for working
    with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will
    be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle

    the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may
    arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your
    personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available
    to you.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the
    advert placement.

    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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly.

    We look forward to working with You Soon.

    Regards

    Alan
    Car Advertisement
    Reply Forward"

  6. Trina says:

    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 we can think of a reality.

    We are currently seeking to employ individuals worldwide, to help make our products known worldwide by simply branding your car with a Monster ad. It sure sounds cool driving your car with the Monster Energy Drink® ad and make money out of it for doing this.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine and work as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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.

    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 1 month.

    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, Monster Energy Drink shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. Adequate arrangements will be made as regards payment prior to making the ad visible on your car.

    It is very easy and simple with no application fees required ,we look forward to reading from you soon. If the terms of the above works with you, do provide the information below:

    Name :
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    APT #
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:
    Age:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information and it is imperative that you check your emails frequently for regular updates and necessary information as this is the frequent mode of communication we use.

    Many Thanks,
    Gabi Lopez
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

    On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 4:44 PM, Tree wrote:
    I would!

    Trina Young

    On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:29 PM, Monster Energy Drink® wrote:
    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $200 Weekly. Reply if interested.

    Best Regards,
    Gabi Lopez
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink®

  7. Erica says:

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

    • RANDY RICHARDS says:

      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?

  8. Paolo says:

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

  9. Maria says:

    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!!

  10. marilyn says:

    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…

    • RANDY RICHARDS says:

      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??

  11. Chasity says:

    Here’s what I received today:

    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 world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for XS Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: XS Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "XS 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 2 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 remove 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 no fee is required from you. XS Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive anup front payment of $300.00 inform of 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 these 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,
    Bruce Dinsmore
    Hiring Manager,
    XS Energy Drink®

    So as an idiot I sent my information. Then I received this 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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car.

    All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this
    email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the
    nearest western union 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 car 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,
    Bruce Dinsmore
    Hiring Manager,
    XS Energy Drink®

    Once I saw the Western Union thing I had to do more research and low and behold I found you. Thanks for getting this information out. Is there a way you can get this on snopes.com too?

  12. Brian says:

    I got my check here. I reported them to an Internet fraud service that is funded and assisted by the FBI. ic3.gov

    I am thinking about telling him the check got water damaged and that he should send me a new one. Make him pay another fedex charge…lol

  13. Chari says:

    My experience was the same as Chasity. After I received the second email I decided to do my research and I am happy that I found this site. Thanks for posting.

  14. Mort says:

    Almost got suckered in.
    Glad I found your site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Colleen says:

    We got this email today too. The sender’s address was named Bruce Dinsmore, but was from hannahmp9@hotmail.com. I replied we were interested.

    The second email came from Bruce Dinsmore11@gmail.com.

    Something seemed fishy because you cannot sell XS energy unless you are a member of Amway. Why would the advertising manager not have an Amway or XS Energy email address??? I sent that question back to Bruce and am waiting for a reply.

    I am glad I found this site about this being a hoax!

  16. Cindy says:

    I just received the email today, too. I’ll go on facebook to warn others.

  17. Matthew Salaices says:

    Sadly I was one of the people that got suckered in to this scam. Wish I had seen this site earlier. People beware of this person.

  18. Bob says:

    Received the same XS Energy Drink car wrap offer.
    Sent me a check via UPS for $1,910 of which I was to keep $300 and then send $1,484 to a person in CO (Rose Paleo) who would arrange for my car to be wrapped back in NY. Sounds strange. My bank said the check cleared and seems legitimate. However, I have been getting harassed daily by Bruce Dinsmore to send the money to CO.

  19. Deborah Eddy says:

    thanks for the warning – got one of these emails this morning!

  20. W W says:

    Got the message and really was hoping it was the real deal. I have seen cars with wraps on them and maybe they are for real.

    Supposed to be hearing back from Bruce or getting the check by courier!

  21. Cowboy says:

    "Bruce" e-mail me the XS Energy wrap offer too !! but i was aware of this scam from another e-mail address i have and this site (thank you)
    SOOO time to play !!
    i e-mailed "Bruce" that i had a 50′ motor home , and that i was aware that warping my motor home would cost $3000-$4000 ( playing on their greed)but i would gladly keep the wrap on for 6 months at a cost of $500 a month
    "Bruce " was very fast in replying that they would be glad to have their guy wrap my motor home he would send a certificated check for $4700 and i was too keep the $500 and send $4200 (western union)to his guy bla bla bla .. and please send him my address ..
    i sent fake info . and a p.o. box number .. well "Bruce" informed me it would come fedx and i needed a street address for delivery ..
    i sent back i had deal with post office i could get fedx ..
    "Bruce" sent e mail that i had to sign for check
    i asked if i could have it delivered to my moms .. of course he could.. where do they send the check " sitting on his desk".. i sent an email i marked URGENT .. and said i found a guy to do the "wrap for $3250 and that it would save him money .. got reply that the wrap had to be installed by an "approved shop" i said my guy was approved .. got a request for my address and that check was ready for shipment … i sent a request for a paypal payment as it was faster .. have not heard from "Bruce" .. i guess i wasted a little of his time

  22. DOC says:

    I just received the email a few minutes ago. I knew it smelled of BS, BTW Bruce Dinsmore is a real person, an actor from Canada who I’m certain has NOTHING to do with this scam. Anyway, I did a search for Bruce Dinsmore and XS energy drinks and found this site!!!

    Scumbags should get their fingernails pulled out SLOWLY!!!!!!

  23. hb says:

    I know better, but I let my daughter talk me into this as a possible part-time job; giving too much info in first email…then when I got such a fast response and a request for getting a certified check and send balance Western Union I knew it was a scam

  24. Jhaplay says:

    All these sites are scams. This includes sites that claim to tell you the "truth" about the prdcuot or "expose" the prdcuot. And includes sites that "warn" that Google Cash is a crook, and then try to sell another scam. Do not be suckered by one of these sites, merchants will lie and say anything to generate a sale.

  25. G. S. says:

    OMG I too, fell for the scam, however, I brought the check to my bank to verify the institution and funds and the bank assured me it was a scam to launder money and if I wished they would help me go to the authorities.

  26. Tina says:

    I received the email about five minutes ago and after he requested the information about my vehicle I "googled" him and found this site so needless to say, THANK YOU !

  27. Tammy says:

    HA..I got the same email from this Bruce character..I got the check and started a new checking account at a new bank for it,just incase…The check clears wed they said and today is Sat….What do I do??

  28. Hokie says:

    Bruce just sent me the same email in Atlanta.

    Just beware of the following items when receiving emails like this:
    1. Always check the internet via a quick search. If it is a scam you probaly will find it quickly on websites such as scam-detector.com as you will not be the only one to receive such emails.
    2. Look at the return emal address. Does it look like a "company.com" type? A legitimate company will not have their employees using a free service such at Hotmail.
    3. Does the senders name make any sense compared to the email address? Why would Buce Dinsmore send me an email from ceceliawa@hotmail.com?
    4. Does their email address list a name, company name, phone number, address, website, company logo, etc. If you don’t have a personal relationship with someone than why would they just sign it "Bruce Dinsmore".
    5. Think about what they are saying, "If you have a car, truck or a bike you are qualified." First of all, there is a typo in that there are two spaces before the word "or". Secondly, a marketing department would be looking to match up their product with the type of car for their product’s demographic–I don’t think a 1976 Cadillac would match up an energy drink.

  29. Dania says:

    Me too, I just received this email. I did my homework though and researched Bruce and XS and found this site. The sad thing is a lot of people won’t research it and be scammed for sure!

  30. Ana says:

    I received this email..I actually responded…Thanks God I found this Site…I hope my information will not be abused by this person..I was just trying to make some income..I thought this company can help me..

    Another BIG SCAM IS THE SECRET SHOPPERS..BE AWARE I WAS ONCE A VICTIM AND I FELT SO ..SAD,SORRY,MISERABLE,MY LIFE IS RUINED..I DON’T KNOW WHERE I CAN GET JOB TO PAY THE AMOUNT..I WISH THOSE PEOPLE WHO DO THESE THINGS VANISH ON EARTH…GOD WILL MAKE A WAY…AND PUNISH THEM …THANKS TO THIS SITE ..MAY GOD BLESS US ALL…

  31. steve says:

    sou where does the scam come into play what do they gain?

  32. Cliff says:

    I got a payment for $1750. That was to be sent back after I deducted $200 from two money orders with the postal service logo on it. I’m glad I read these comments. Tomorrow I will send everything back to them via UPS, because that is how I got it. I didn’t cash the money orders so they will get their full payment returned. Also, I could not find a website on the company. Where is Chino, in Bristol, PA. located?

  33. Jenn says:

    I also received this emailed and replied to the first email. When I saw a large amount of money was to be transfered to me and western union was involved in new it was a scam.
    Just confirmimg my thoughts but searching Bruces name.

  34. stacey says:

    I also got an email with a wrap offer. I was thinking I can make an extra $300 a week! sweet, especially this time of year. It’s all BS!!! I started asking him questions and did a search on his name and found this link. I emailed this link to him and told him to LOOSE my name and he is going to get reported! what a crook! there are alot of these scams going on.

  35. Brian Brown says:

    I too was contacted by this person, probably through a job hunting site. First email was from Bruce Dinsmore at this email. blondbomber_bradenton_fla@msn.com
    Second response-automated- was from this email. brucedinsmorexss@gmail.com
    After my second response, he told me about the Western Union thing. NOPE! I then found this site and looked up the XS ENERGY DRINK! website. I actually did the day before to make sure it was real. It is, just an Amway product. When I went back today, it has a short disclaimer about this current scam. This is the website http://xsgear.com/home.asp and they tell you to email support@xsgear.com with any suspicious or posting activities.
    People like this should go join Bin Laden
    Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to spread the word about this.

  36. Annette Robles says:

    I too receieved the same e-mail and thought I could do this for the extra cash until I saw that I had to transfer money via western union, I e-mailed Bruce and told hin to forget it and to remove me from his mailing list.

  37. d floyd says:

    Just received a check from these dirtbags. Glad I looked this up. There is no way I would western Union any money to anyone. Thing is that some people may just fall for this. People who have been out of work for a while get a check in the mail, and are like, cool, just what I need. these guys are dirtbags in the highest form. They are almost bad as terrorist.

  38. Tara says:

    I to recieved an email, and to am very glad I looked it up.

  39. NK says:

    I got an email also. They didn’t get any money from me.What a scam though. It seemed like it could have been reliable but there was some questions. I pray they get caught. People are really being taken.When I look this info up months ago I didn’t find this information about this scam.

  40. MeMe says:

    I go the email from Debbie Piper, Alpha Advertising Agency bugges1234?@gmail.com/206-504-1226. I received the check and deposited into my account, I received a text & email from Debbie Piper telling me to wire the remaining money AFTER I deducted my $500 from the $2940.70 wire the money to Mia Guerra and that amount would also pay for wiring funds. I called my bank & asked about it and advised I didn’t want to do anything (withdrawal) until that check cleared their bank first. The check was written from JP Morgan Chase on the account of Karen Greensweig, Real Estate Agent (looked her name up on Google.com, found it was a Telepas Real Estate not sure if her business is a scam or if someone has ripped off her checks). I immediately alerted the bank and advised that it was a scam and NO money was distributed to Mia Guerra. When I checked the XS Enery website earlier the ALERT was NOT there. When I checked it today it was there. Thank God!!!

  41. Gay Smith says:

    I received the exact description of the message above telling me they are going to pay me $300 a week and they sent me a check for $2,310.00 and said keep $300 for me and wire the rest to an address in Texas. My bank advised me to wait and see if the check cleared before I did anything and then if it cleared, wire the money. I can’t believe people take advantage of you like that. You can’t trust anyone anymore. THAT’S SAD!!!

  42. allan szamrej says:

    I too recieved an email from this scam & thought Wow!! My lovely sceptacle wife is always telling me if it sounds to good to be true,its probably to good to be true,and how right she was. I’m going to take it to our loal autorities & see if they can follow up. Just thankful I don’t have to go thru the embarassment. Thank God for Google.

  43. MiMi says:

    The same thing happened to me!!! I recieved the check for 2310.00 via Fed Ex!! I went to the bank and the told me it was a good check, then when the bank went to deposit it, there was a stop payment on the check! The check was from Douglas County Abstract Company MN. Be very careful these people are good at this CRAP!!! They need to get a job like the rest of us!!!

  44. JBJ says:

    I too replied to a email for car wrap for xs energy $300 a week, and a Fedex envelope arrived with only a check for $2310 no letter of instruction, however there was a name of a sender and phone number on the return label, 201-847-90** Felicia Williams, when I called it a Indian sounding man answered and said people had been calling all the time and theres no Felicia Williams this is a scam.I also reached out to Douglas County Abstract Company and they said some one had stolen their routing and checking info.

  45. Cookie Taylor says:

    There is a scam regarding American Express Blue card. Be aware of those crooks.

  46. Cyndi says:

    I just received on from Williams Greek for XS Energy Drink

  47. sherry says:

    Here is the email that I just received From: DAVID FROM: DAVID GRILLS [mailto:ddeiko1@msn.com]

    JOB OPENING :XS ENERGY DRINK(R) CAR WRAPS!

    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly. If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested. David Grills.

    Why dont people just go out and make an HONEST living?

  48. Misty Clifford says:

    I think the same thing has happened to me. I will not be responding to their messeges anymore but if anyone knows of any companies that are real and looking for a vehicle to auto wrap. Please send me an email at misty.clifford696@gmail.com

  49. ben streeton says:

    Same thing hapend to me luckily I didn’t reply yet I got one from afake person posing as monster energy

  50. Monique Joseph says:

    ALWAYS do research before signing up for ANYTHING! Chances are, someone else had the same offer emailed to them and posted something about it online. I got the same thing and immediately searched and found out it was fraud.

  51. RZL says:

    Same thing happened to me, i received a draft for $4500 with instructions to keep $500 and wire via Western union the rest of the money to someone in Virginia USA (apparently the person who is going to wrap the car) when i am in Australia, big scammer, the draft was hand written and there was no return address on the envelope and the stamp came from the UK. Did not wire the cheque nor banked it as it looked so dodgy. I google(d) the ad company but could not find them on the net.

  52. Cheryl Prawdzik says:

    Griffin, GA. I also received an offer from XS Energy Drink. They sent me $1970 and told me to keep $300 and to Send $1670 to someone in PA. I have confirmed that the check sent to me is fraudulant. I just want everyone to know to watch out for these things. Luckily, I was not taken in. I did deposit the check in my account but I have not sent the money anywhere. I am just waiting for my bank to take the money back.

  53. Janine S. Velasquez says:

    Thank you for listing. I too almost fell for it. Kinda sad too, since I am a disabled person the extra income would have been much used. Too bad, but good for me that I did not get caught!

  54. Rob says:

    And…A reputable company would never have an e-mail address like tenniscat1@msn! Received below message last week. Don’t know if "tennis cat" is targeting others. I did not reply to the message, just deleted it.

    From: Don Neumann [mailto:tenniscat1@msn.com]
    Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:16 AM
    Subject: Monster Energy Drink Car Wrap

    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly. If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested

  55. Steve says:

    Just got one from Don Neumann. Would you like to wrap your car for 300 per week. Uses Monster energy drink and uses registered trademark sign to look official. Thanks for the heads up!

  56. chantel says:

    anyone know of a thomas kennady at a yahoo adress? i think i may have been hit up for a scam i knew it sounded to good to be true.

  57. Lauren says:

    Thanks for this post! I got one from "Pascal Parenty" about a Coca-Cola ad-wrap! The email was from 1stPascal@gmail.com and he claimed to be the "Hiring Manager" at Coca-Cola brand.

    I almost fell for it, because I’d previously listed my car on an adwrap website, and they used the phone number to text message me! The phone number used was 443-687-9851.

  58. KRS says:

    Today Nov 29th I was contacted by a man named Don Neumann about wrapping my car with Monster energy drink logo.Its a scam like everyone else here.Come on Hot mail REALLY. Same thing,Send a check, has not said nothing about western union as of yet.E mailed him back and called him a scam er. Bet I don’t hear back.Thanks everyone.

  59. Ashley says:

    Has anyone had a Paul Skates from Coca-cola?? We had an email about advertising for a payment to us for $300.00/week..

    So before I sent them the info they wanted I checked it out online. We were excited about the possibility of doing this but thought it may be to good to be true so we thought we better check it out.

    Thanks for all the input I just wondered if anyone had heard from this certain guy/company.

  60. Shanna says:

    I recieved this same offer from Don Neumann offering $300 per week to wrap car for Monster Energy. Very tempted to follow through until I found this site. What a bummer.

  61. MARCUS says:

    My wife and I have been working from home for the past year. So when this email came to us we of course thought what a great opportunity because our skeptic minds had already been shown there are legit ways to make money other than a traditional 9-5 so this email was from a guy named John Briggs. First red flag was the phone number always went to a google voice mail. No name or tittle message was left. Second when I responded with very limited info to see if thwy would ask for more I got nothing then I responded with full info thats when he told me answer three simply question that he had noway of verifying and the payment would be mailed. Lol I simply called him out on that and told him nice try. Darn shame people have to stoop so low when there are plenty of legit ways out here to earn a extra money without harming people.. I pray for those individuals..

  62. Tim Weeden says:

    I’ve responded to an email from "Edwin H. Dewberry" who indicates he’s the "Hiring manager" for "Monster Energy Drinks". I’ve provided my mailing address and phone info and I’m anticipating the arrival of the "Check". I’ve gotten text messages that it had been sent and delivered 1 December via USPS with a tracking number. I checked with the USPS and see the package was to be delivered by 3pm yesterday. I ‘ve gotten phone calls asking why I haven’t followed the instructions yet. I’ve did the "Reverse Look-Up" of both numbers listed: (312) 798-9256 (Chicago, IL), (210) 399-3392 (San Antonio, TX). I also sent info to the real "Monster Drinks" company and inquired on what action to take and that I have all correspondence thus far received. Is there any legal action to take on these perpitrators/

  63. Lloyd Davis says:

    There is a car wrap scan by Justin Taylor ofVector Images Inc. He will pay you $400.00 a week to have your car wrapped by one of his advertisers. He sends you a check then you keep $400.00 and send the remaining money to a third party Sigrid Woitas of Woodstown, NJ. Even though the check clears your bank it will be returned 3 to 5 days later. This is a nasty scam. People who do this end up on the hook for $1,98.00.

  64. Pam says:

    I also rec’d an email from Don Neumann, I went as far as as receiving the "check". The instructions were to cash it and wire transfer money to the graphics person. I don’t trust anything involving wire transfers.

  65. Deb Lukow says:

    I also received an email to wrap my car for $300. a week. Mine was from Edwin H. Dewberry with the email address of recruit3@Monster-enegydrinks.com
    I received a check via the USPS for $2450. with instructions to deposit it in my checking account, keep $300. for myself, and then send a woman in PA the rest by western union. When I failed to comply, (I verified the check was bogus, I then received the following email

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Edwin H.Dewberry
    To: vancleve3
    Sent: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:20 pm
    Subject: Re: Careerbuilder Application ! Monster Energy Drink(Car Wrap advertising )

    Attn Deborah :

    Your non correspondence with "Monster Energy Drinks®" has constituted an illegal action wherein you have been attempting to defraud said entity of funds by making promises and signing agreements with no intent of keeping.

    These actions are Federal offenses.
    At this point we have several complaints from Monster Energy Drinks with similar charges resulting in the need for the FBI to take action.

    The sending email address has been tracked through your proxy server and we are currently carrying out an investigation and we will be working with your local Police Department who will be providing us with information on how we will proceed with placing charges against you that will subsequently result in your arrest.

    Special Agent
    Eric Humsford

    I guess since I didn’t not fall for his little scheme, he thought he would try some scare tactics.
    What a creep!!!

  66. Patricia says:

    BEWARE. I too received a text and a further email from Paul Skates 443-687-9851 pskatesconsult@gmail.com regarding a Coca Cola car wrap. I presume my info came off a carwrap website I thought I had unsubscribed from! Thank you for this information and am glad I looked further because Coca Cola BC and their H.O. Canada could not help me to find out more on this guy. I will be forwarding his email to our RCMP phone/online scam busters.

  67. BL says:

    WOW! I got one for Amex Blue card….offered 400 weekly. Two or three different phone numbers given on their emails. One was for a google client and unavailable nor does it even have an option for leaving a voice mail. The other line was no answer. I fell for this because it was right along with my job hunt searches and replies from possible employers. Got me where it hurts the most.

  68. Stephanie C. Ramirez says:

    12/07/2012 Just received one of these today at my work email from Don Neumann and the whole $300.00 scam for wrapping my car in monster logo. I thought about it for a sec and then decided to google. My car is too nice to wrap anyways BMW Z4 Roadster 🙂

  69. bria says:

    I think they have several accounts set-up and they wait and sent out all of the checks at a certain time and they know exactly how long it’s going to take for everything to fall apart. You could not deposit the check in your account and just cash it and then they would be out of luck. Scam the scammer only problem is we have morals. We were literally looking for legitimate ways to make money.

  70. Stacy Dunn says:

    I fell for this, hook line and sinker! (Don Newman/Monster) Fortunately, I know better than to draw on recently deposited funds from those unknown without first verifying the check cleared. Chase bank notified me by text as soon as the check was returned. I’m out $12 for the returned Item fee Chase charged but that’s not near as bad as the hit my pride has taken for being so stupid.

  71. Travis says:

    I just got the same thing here in boise idaho. Seemed like a good thing seeing as how I’m a poor student. Pascal parenty for coca cola. Same number as the woman from before too. But what happens if we cash the check?

  72. Poisonelf says:

    Is there anything I can do to try and stop these people, or maybe catch them?

  73. Saddad says:

    I went to a AC convention and there was a guy with a table. He told me that they would pay me to wrap my truck. Thought it was on the up and up but now with reading all the posts now I know.

  74. Annette Robinson says:

    I received one for Bluebird Prepaid mastercard; fortunately the 3rd email stated that the check would be delivered today and I needed to deposit it and send a portion by western union. At that point I knew it was a scam.

  75. Carly McCoy says:

    What happens if you cash the check and don’t send any money back?

  76. Sorin says:

    Carly, nothing happens – the cheque will bounce in a few days, as it’s a fake. You won’t benefit.

  77. lazarus chirimunjiri says:

    I am currently living in Great yarmouth in norfolk uk and I drive 51 miles to and from work. The road I use in a busy road between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. I work from 0900 hours and 1700 hour and the time I drive to andfrom work isalways busy. I would like to use my car for advertising for companies.

  78. Steve says:

    I never confirmed that I got the e-mail from Don Neumann on Dec 3rd and yesterday I rec’d an envelope from Hermann Tar that had a cashier’s check from the purchaser named Steven G. Mowels, Sr. – – – With having all my e-mails printed out, this envelope & check in hand do I take all this info to the police dept or where?

  79. Veronica says:

    Yeah, that’s a good one right? I found this out the hard way just like you. I know they told you alllll about how it was in that aneeemrgt they sent you after you got your card in the mail. You remember, that 14 page very very small printed booklet they mailed you last year right? lol! Serious Scam. And no, there sadly is nothing you can do other than to pay off the card completely. They will leave that cash advance there FOREVER if they get the opportunity to. Best and ONLY thing you can do is to hop on the first CC offer that comes from another bank offering you really great rates for a BALANCE TRANSFER and without a fee to make that transfer too. THEN transfer EVERYTHING off of that one card onto the new one but be careful don’t close that old card down, closing that account or canceling it affects your credit score negatively too. Lot’s of banks are more than happy to do this in order to get your business away from another bank. You need to TRANSFER everything over to a BRAND NEW CARD at better rates and they’ll usually do it for free because they want your business or rather, they want the opportunity to scam you later on too hopefully like they all do.

  80. Guy Terpening says:

    Just received my check for $2450. 00 Drawn on a bank that is going under in Miami Springs, Fl. Mailed from a chick in Pa. – There were no instructions with check and last correspondence was a week and a half ago. Then check just showed up, again with no further details. Guess I won’t be depositing it now…

  81. Jacob says:

    My check shall be visiting the federal govt. building for more research…

  82. David Newman says:

    I have been contacted by these people. Now that I have read this I will be deleting the emails. Thanks to all on this site.

  83. Michael McKim says:

    Yep. They’ve tried to hit me with everything from the Monster Energy Drink car wrap, (I’ve got an ’82 Supra, and almost fell for it!) to the "You’ve inherited millions". It amazes me that people get caught up in these scams.

  84. louise says:

    Gas City Indiana….they struck through a gmail account here…fortunately, found this site

  85. Gerry says:

    Hi guys! Sorry to say but I fell for it! I have the check sitting in front of me $2250 . But I e-mailed kelvin and told him I cashed check through a service and I am not comfortable walking around with that kind of money! Lol now I wait for his response and see what happens? It was delivered thru fed ex, just a check in an envelope with no further instruction! Gonna have some fun with him!

  86. Dutch Hunterson says:

    Just received a check for $1600 with instructions to put into my bank account and keep $400 and forward $1200 minus cost of Western Union Money Transfer to an address in Washington DC. Who should I contact with the check and emails from CAR ADVERT? I definitely will not cash the check.

  87. Casey says:

    I also received email from Don Neumann (Latetina@hotmail.comm). "Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly. If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested"

    Thanks

  88. Tony says:

    They are using a new name now!!!!! DAVID BUCHAN…. SAME Stuff!!!! Beware

  89. Sandi Byle says:

    Beware of this name as well, my kids got the email but decided to check it out before applying. Thank Goodness for that.

    Best Regards,
    Fidencio Saucedo
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

  90. Kris says:

    I am getting those e-mails from a Nicholas Gravino. I am enjoying making him think i am hooked.

  91. Cody says:

    I’ve learn on anything that sounds to good to be true you better do some research cause it probably is. I just typed in Don Nuemann and this popped up.

  92. Barb Neal says:

    I have a check for $2485 sitting on my table – same thing, delivered by fedex just a check in the envelope – however the email instructions told me to keep $300 for the first week, $300 for expenses to send the other payments and $1399 by western union and $1399 by money gram – you do the math, even if the check was good, I’d be out $1000

  93. Margo says:

    I have a check on my kitchen counter in the amount of $1957. The check doesnt even look like a valid check. It is cut crooked. I am so glad I googled car wrapping and read all your comments. The name of the dude trying to scam me out of thousands is the following:

    BRIAN HARTMAN
    HIRING MANAGER
    MONSTER ENERGY DRINK

    Yeah, they want me to scan and email them the deposit receipt of the check so they can pull my money. Like that is going to happen!

    Thank u people for keeping us consumers on the lookout of scammers like these.

  94. bulwinkle1964 says:

    got an email for monster energy drink later got a check took to the bank , bank reseached it and was no good played the person for a while got a name address of person nothing was done but to anyone interested was arron pierce out of three rivers junction ,wisconsin and got a phone call from person number i will not give out even if you do your own reaseach i guess it does not matter

  95. trenady says:

    on saterday I got a check for 2550$ from aka monster energy dink. well my husband and i for a yr. had been trying to see about the billbord wrap. we both love the drink and aiter. wwe sent every thing out to kimberlee clark in kansas. we where so happy that we had honestly thought that this is it. now my bank has a hold on my account…..
    mark berry hiring manager
    is the name to watch out for. i wish had found this earler..well there goes my money or have to pay back the bank for money that i didnt get. all becuz i thougt that one of my dreams was cuming true……

  96. richard kujath says:

    Another name Angel Gayden, Webster, Texas

    Scams.

  97. Lisa doss says:

    I also got a $2350 check telling me to get a money gram n send it to Sigrid Woitas in Woodstown, NJ from JUSTIN TAYLOR. His phone number is 412-387-7441. His email is "vectorimages747@hotmail.com". I called and left a message what to do next. I got a call from the number, however, it only rang once. No message. I’m holding the check n waiting to get a threat like some other people have gotten. I plan on telling him/her that my sister works for the BBB and when I showed her the check she took it to get finger printed and is checking out the back. Just as soon as I get the ok I will follow thru. I’m looking forward to messing with em.

  98. Cindy says:

    I received an e-mail,sounded "too good to be true" plus some poor English was used – – made me suspicious. Glad I found this website to confirm it.
    For reference, this is the alledged contact name on my e-mail: Avery Dennison,Hiring Manager,Monster Energy Drink®. Oh, and the sending e-mail address is averydennison@e-mail.au, which also looked suspicious. Thanks for everyone’s reporting!

  99. richard kujath says:

    William Archer 210-591-8274

    another scammer

    From: William Archer

    Archer

  100. Nicholas H. Brooks says:

    Thanks for your site !!! Got involved in the Monster Energy Drink wrap scam but thanks to your site and the Internet realized it was a scam…Other then a little time, I’ve lost nothing. As the old saying goes,"If it sounds too good to be true !"

  101. Andreas says:

    I answered their posting but left some stuff out, I got a response, looking up the info they sent me it seemed legit. Even the address the sent me was not too far from my house. Today I do more research and find that I fell for it. Even though their post is now gone my computer saved the posting #, waiting for a check in the mail like other people got, in the meantime I’m going to see if I can find the proper authority and forward everything, FCC – FTC ? not sure yet. How about a fake check that I did not touch – any finger prints from the perp?

  102. Andreas says:

    I didn’t receive a check yet, thanks to this site I will not even touch the check, hopefully it can be checked for finger prints ( Too NCIS ? )…
    I will however send as much info as possible to online authorities and hope that others are not duped. Below is an email address for such reports. Looking for more Gov agencies, check fraud is a serious crime today.

    phishing-report@us-cert.gov

  103. Richard says:

    Kyle Edwards ddeiko1@msn.com This is one I just received for Monster. Thanks for this site

  104. Kimmy says:

    I got an email from David Buchan today. Ieemed too goog to be true. So, I googled David Buchan and monster energy. I’m glad I found this out before I fell for some bogus scam.
    I was shocked to read that there was no type of application to complete, background request, etc.

  105. Lacey Adtruson says:

    My spouce got caught up onto this scam. We had lost $3000, I wish we had seen this before he went through the process.. It was so devestating…

  106. Neldin says:

    I’ve gotten an email from Johnny Walker stating they will pay me $400 a week if they let me have my car wrapped. Still waiting for the final results of promising to send me the check this week. Lets see what happens. I’ve tried to google and find out about the Johnny Walker email from David Marks and find no results. Does anyone know about this one? Thanx

  107. Wayne Johnson says:

    I received the following: MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR ADVERTISER WANTED FOR MONSTER ENERGY DRINK EARN NO LESS THAN $200 WEEKLY TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR CAR. It is Very Easy and Simple No Application fees required We are American Advertising Agency an advertising agent for Monster Energy drink.

    We are recruiting interested people willing to participate in Monster Energy drink pay to drive program! Here is the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy drink seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert for "Monster 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness the auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with a $200, which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our client use the space. We shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $400, inform of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.

    If you are interested in this program, kindly send your information as listed below to this email americanadagencies@job4u.com The following information below will be needed
    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Address: city:
    State: Zip code:
    Phone Number(s)
    mobile/home :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.

    Joel Cohen American Ad Agency

  108. Jimmy McPherson says:

    I just got a fake check for $2,900.00 from these exact people! What can I do to prosecute these scamers? Is there a special branch of the government to sent this check to?

  109. Scammer Deathly says:

    Got an email today 2/1/13 from scambucket David Buchan representing the Monster Energy Car Wrap Scam. He will pay $300 a week if you’ll put a wrap on your car. The first mention of sending things through Western Union will tell you immediately that this is a CON. Delete the emails and post your complaints all over the internet so this douchebag curls up and dies.
    Send a threatening letter back and alert your local authorities.They want to help find these criminals and will assist. This is internet fraud and know you are not the only one this creep is preying on. David Buchan we are all Silicon Valley and we know how to hack and hack til we find you!

  110. Andreas says:

    Check came , $1980.00 . Instructions say I am to deposit the check, keep $400.00 for the first week payment a few dollars for expensis, the send remaining balance via MONEY GRAM to Sigrid Woitas in NJ. Think she’s expecting about $1400.00 from me. They want a confirmation from me that I recieved the check….

    I found the Fraud department at the Salt Lake Capitol , Utah Attorney General Office. Think that’s a good start, along with my email conersations I’ve has with the Wrap Co. I’m hoping this will put a stop to it.

    Have not touched the check or letter they sent, gloved hands only.

  111. Juan Torres says:

    I would like to get my car wrap with any of yours world class partners… IF this is posible, please contact me as soon as possible…

  112. sorin says:

    @Jimmy McPherson – it’s pretty tough, as these guys are somewhere in Nigeria or any other smaller country… You could give it to the closest Police section…

  113. Elizabeth says:

    I had recieved an email to have my car wraaped by monster energy and that the check would arrive today and I needed to go deposit it and then send the money to the same person but using to different methods of money transfers.. I had told my husband about it and he did research and found that it was a scam thankfully before we had recieved the check and deposited it into our bank..

    His name is Kel Augustin
    his phone number is 7852607925

  114. DPomales says:

    What is the best way to handle the scenario if you have received a check but HAVE NOT done anything with it??… SHould I give it to local police???….

  115. Sorin says:

    @DPomales – yes, that’s pretty much the only thing you can do…giving the checks to the Police. I am pretty sure they have trails already…

  116. Angie says:

    Thanks SO much to you for writing this article and specifically to Stacy Dunn and Stephanie C. Ramirez who commented on here with Don Neumann’s name and the Monster logo scam in general. I received an email today from this same "person" offering the same thing. Because I had actually contacted someone some months ago about a legit car wrap offer, I almost fell for this email thinking the two were related. You guys just saved me a world of hurt. Thank goodness I thought to check this out via google first!

  117. Praveen says:

    I got an email from domonglan@hotmail.com and just i replied to it, but i din;t give any my personal information to them after i read this scams. thankyou somuch for this site.

    please careful with these kind of scams.

    below is my email transaction:
    ——————————————————

    Re: Job Alert?

    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 living in USA. Who will like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Buffalo Energy Drink®.

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Buffalo Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Buffalo 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 colourful 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 2 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.

    Does it cover the whole car?

    No, the decal it only install in the car boots and doors.

    You will be compensated with $300.00 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Buffalo Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 inform of 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,
    Byron Vu
    Hiring Manager,
    Buffalo Energy Drink®

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 5:33 PM, XXXXXX wrote:

    Yes!

    I have a car for an Ad for $300 weekly.

    Thanks
    XXXXX

    ——————————————————————————–
    From: domonglan@hotmail.com
    To: domonglan@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: Job Alert
    Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2013 18:47:22 -0500

    Do you live in USA? If yes, would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly? If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested.

  118. Amani says:

    Sadly, I was scammed and am out $1,980.00! Is there any way I can get my money back?

  119. Beth says:

    Bummer…would have liked the extra $$…Now I realize it is a SCAM! Thanks to your site for the information and warnings!!

    This is what I received:

    1st e-mail:Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly. If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested

    Response from Scammer:

    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 individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®
    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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 carrying banners.
    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.
    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. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of 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 these 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,
    Don Neumann

    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink

    3rd response from scammer:

    Hello Beth,

    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.
    1) You will receive Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will
    wrap the decal on your car and the necessary document will be brought to you which you will sign and keep a copy for reference purposes
    2) We’ll like you to confirm Information about your car 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,
    Don Neumann
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

    (0:

  120. Gary says:

    Hello:) my name is Garry
    I’d like to be involved in this car wrap deal

    0211456927?

  121. stacey says:

    Has anybody got the email from "brian hartman, hiring manager" supposedly working for monster energy? I almost fell for this. But when I got the email today stating please provide car information and confirm that you agree to the terms, and agreeing that some of the funds will be for the artist. Seeing that, I became specific and said I will reply when I get more details. Well, I accidentally deleted his emails, and came across this page hoping find an email address, and instead recieved an eye opener. I’d like to thank the creator of this article, and anybody that can provide brian hartmans email. So that I can tell them not to contact me again, and to not proceed in sending. the fake check. Lol thanks all.

  122. Sorin says:

    @Stacey – yes, tons of people were contacted by Brian Hartman! Go through all the comments below!

  123. Scot says:

    Glad I looked this up. Momma always said if it sounds to good to be true it is. I just received the third email accepting me before they knew what kind of car I had. This was a red flag for me. No company would wrap just any car. So I googled car wrap scams and there was a ton of returns. I am going to play along then take the check to the bank and see if it is bad or not. If so I will be turning it over to the authorities and try to hem these vermin up. Always google Internet offers before you are out some money, the net holds a wealth of scams so if someone is trying to scam you, they have tried it before! I have all their emails by the way, so if you would like to see them feel free to email me. People like this can be stopped if we are smart and help each other! Oh one more thing the persons name on mine was Brian Mayfield Monster Drinks Inc.

  124. Job Russ says:

    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 living in USA. Who will like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Lucozade Energy Drink®.

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Lucozade Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Lucozade 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 colourful 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 2 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.

    Does it cover the whole car?
    No, the decal it only install in the car boots and doors.

    You will be compensated with $300.00 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Lucozade Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 inform of 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,
    Hector Rivera
    Hiring Manager,
    Lucozade Energy Drink®

  125. Elizabeth Z. Miller says:

    KYLE EDWARDS

  126. Not a victim. says:

    I think everyone should reply to these guys. Let them wasted money on postage. Maybe if they run out of money. They will stop taking advantage of people.

  127. sergio Morales says:

    here is what i recive from bufalo energy drynk and allso they get confused whit my name i do recive the check but i reply that I dont have banking acct still waiting response

    Hello Philia,

    Information reaching me this morning has it that you will be receiving the check today. The check of $1,970.00 has been sent to you via Fedex with tracking number (794719475180) 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 ($1670.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Western Union Money Transfer and they will be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. Please visit http://www.westernunion.com to check agent location close to you and make transfer through them.

    Below is the name of the receiver. You are to get back to me with the transfer information ( MTCN and the exact amount sent). You are to deduct the transfer charges from the $1670.00 you have with you.

    Below is the Graphic Artist Western Union Transfer Details to send the Money to

    Receiver’s Information:
    Name: Cynthia Mayberry
    City: Hyattsville
    State: MD
    Zip: 20782

    Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

    Money Transfer Control Number & Total Amount Sent

    FAQ: Why am I sending money to Maryland? The head office the graphic artist is MD. As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local person will come to your house and 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. Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately and looking forward to your mail with further updates

    Best regards,
    Byron Vu
    Hiring Manager.
    903 218 4724

    On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Sergio D. Morales wrote:

    Chrysler Sebring
    And is in excellent conditions xxxxxx miles
    Can you send me some pics to see how the cars looks like with the Ad thanks
    SM

    Sent from my iPhone

    On Feb 7, 2013, at 10:33 PM, "Byron Vu" wrote:

    Hello Sergio,

    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds 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 funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or money gram 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 Colour :

    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,
    Byron Vu
    Hiring Manager,
    Buffalo Energy Drink®

    On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 4:21 AM, Sergio D. Morales

  128. rick f says:

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies
    with clients all over the world.We have a target to advertise so many
    products for a number of companies mostly in USA,as a whole and we also have representatives in this regions.

    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 and
    eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of
    advertising with a captive audience,this means people who are stuck in
    traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside.

    We work as an advertising agent and we will be doing the advert for the new company which will be producing buscuit which includes cookies, crackers, and cereals. The advert will be a small sticker which will be placed on your car and we need someone in your state who will be dedicated to doing this and be rest assured you will be paid promptly.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your car. You will receiving a weekly payment of $400 and this payment will be sent as an upfront payment to you for allowing us place the advert on your car.

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Mobile Number :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.
    We look forward to working with you soonest.

    Regards,

    Alan

    Car Advertisement

    —————————-

    After doing some research about this so called company ect i came across this forum. I’ve been now trolling this guy with the phone number 206-201-2595 asking him for this and this saying ive transferred the funds ect ect and this has turned into more of an entertainment to me then anything else

  129. Teri says:

    Ugh I sent name addy and phone number….then I realized it was a scam when I read the next email.

  130. Brandon says:

    Well it’s a good thing that I decided to research these people first I am in the process of emailing them now. I am still waiting on the response I think I’m just going to lead them on and see what happens.

  131. andrew parks says:

    will it do me any good to forward what i have received on to the authorities. check, email, etc…

  132. Cicily says:

    Attention,

    You have been chosen for our "Get Paid to Drive ads" Program. You have been cleared to be one of our driver (agent). Link Art™ Inc wine needs you to drive the car everywhere you normally drive — to the mall, to your job, to school, to church, and everywhere else. You are expected to drive a minimum of 200 miles a week.

    Most ads are attractive and professionally designed so that you would not be embarrassed to be seen with it on your car.The ads are in an attractive paint-safe vinyl film or decal and also in form of complete-car wraps (looks great on SUVs and trucks),partial wraps, or window decals. Ad decals can be easily removed or changed without harming the paint finish on your car. Our Auto will determine what wrap will suit your vehicle.

    We will place a GPS location system in your car so that we can periodically verify that you have driven where you said you would drive and determine the number of inspections may also be necessary to check the condition of the ad.Remember that the advertisement remains on your car 24 hours a day,seven days a week. You are not permitted to remove it.

    A Bank Check of $3420 will be sent to you via FedEx.You are to get the payment cashed at your bank and deduct $400(Initial Payment for your first week) and send the balance of $3020 to our the Auto Support Team closest to your State via Money Gram Transfer (this team works independently and also paid independently)The team will bring the Vinyl Films, decals, partial wraps and GPS system to your address for full installation. You will effectively start working for us immediately the team comes to your location.Also after 4 months of advert we will come and remove the wrap if you’re not interested to work for us further.

    Please acknowledge the receipt of this email to show acceptance.Further instructions will be sent immediately you receive the FedEx delivery. Link Art™ Inc

    looks forward to working with you.

    Mr Jeffery Hamford
    Task Coordinator

  133. Sneaky Sneaky says:

    i got an email from americanagagencies@job4u.com

    this is the email i received after replying back to them regarding the job:
    " This is to inform you that your Employment Contract letter and your upfront weekly payment have been sent in the mail using the address you provided. You should receive this package within the next 3 business days.

    Upon receiving your package you should please read and sign the enclosed employment contract letter and return to the fax number on the letter then call our office on the telephone number provided on the letter to speak with your assigned controller for further instruction.

    Sincerely,
    Joel Cohen
    American Ad Agency Resources"

    I have the check sitting here for 3958.50 from VyStar Credit Union which isn’t even in Las Vegas where the USPS priority mail came from.
    Todd Sterns
    6226 W Sahara Ave
    Las Vegas NV 89146

    Breakdown of funds attached says that $400 is my upfront payment. Car Wrap Service Fee is $As per instructed. and the check will be activated once i call (1-646-395-0963)
    and the contracter’s agreement is signed by Michelle Davis Director of Human Resources.

  134. Tanner says:

    Can someone help me…I gave this scammer my address accounting/routing number and my bank address…can he still do anything to hurt me? I just messaged him and said I’ve known all along and I’ve already contacted my bank to track the checks he’s going to try to use haha

  135. Jen says:

    I received the email from Hector Rivera @ Lucozade and got suspicious when I saw the email address it was being sent from. Thanks for this article! It just confirmed my suspicions.

  136. Lauren says:

    Wow, so glad I came across this blog!!! I received an email from Ricky Repollet, Hiring Manager for Monster. I thought heck yea ill get my car wrapped for 3600 dollars.

    NOPE, Thank you Google and thank you Scam Detector, and all of us that damn near got catfished!!

  137. Foolishness_I_Know says:

    I received similar emails such as the ones mentioned here. I replied giving some but not all of my information thinking it might be legit. Found this forum just in time this morning. Fed EX guy rang my door bell, it was an envelope. I told the guy I could not accept it and had them deliver it back. Thanks.

  138. Lucozade says:

    watch out for another scammer who sends emails from craigley@gmail.com. He pretends he works for Lucozade and tries to get you a deal if you wrap your car in their brand…

  139. Brandon says:

    I’ve been got…. I didn’t think to check this site until I checked my bank account and saw -$2330… My bank says that they aren’t responsible in any way and that I have to pay the entire amount back. Does anyone know of a way to fight this.

  140. Sherry Barrow says:

    Received this email this morning, even though I had instructed them to either send the money to me via Moneygram or Cashier’s Check. They ignored my instructions, so they will have paid money to send me the package to no avail.

    Hello Sherry,

    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 Fedex with tracking number (799265359660) 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 ($2030.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Money Gram Transfer and they will be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. Please visit http://www.moneygram.com to check agent location close to you and make transfer through them.

    Below is the name of the receiver. You are to get back to me with the transfer information ( Ref number and the exact amount sent). You are to deduct the transfer charges from the $2030.00 you have with you.

    Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram Transfer Details to send the Money to

    Receiver’s Information:
    Name: Vantha Vean
    City: Stockton
    State: CA
    Zipcode: 95209

    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 California? The head office the graphic artist is CA. As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local person will come to your house and 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. Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately and looking forward to your mail with further updates.

    Best regards,
    Hector Rivera
    Hiring Manager.
    281-454-3824

  141. Sherry Barrow says:

    Just received the check via FedEx. I found it interesting that the check is drawn on an account held by the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council in West Virginia and that while all the account information is printed as a check face should be, the words "Date", "Pay to the order of", and "Dollars" are in the COMIC SANS MS font. It is also curious that while the face of the check shows that it has Secure Lock features,which are clearly obvious on legitimate documents, I could not detect them.

    Am I contacting the West Virginia branch of the AFL-CIO? You bet your boots I am! Am I contacting the Fraud Department of the FBI? Oh, yeah!

  142. kris leavell says:

    I got the same email. Check came today. Looked phoney as heck. Yeah cosmic sans lettering. Did not look right at all. Checked the internet and found this site. Thank God! Will not be cashing this at all. Thanks for all the posts.

  143. Denise says:

    We received a check for $1980 from Justin Taylor, or Justin Tom McCallum…"just send back all but $400 via Western Union…yah, right. Looks very oficial…Fedex overnight, etc. Scam all the way.

  144. Mark says:

    Everyone should make them pay to send stuff and never do it. They’ll be out $ and maybe stop trying to scam honest people. Also, is it possible to meet them where the check is going and beat the hell out of them?

  145. kris g says:

    Got on just like that today too made from a bank in ND. I’ve contacted the bank and they said the check is fraudulent as I expected. They’ve ask for me to send them the check and all the info I have. Sending check to them today. I’m not stupid.

  146. Lina says:

    I will be receiving my check today. I’ve been emailing back and forth with the fraudulent company for about a week now. Company name ALEXANDER CONTROLS. Email CalumAlexander00@gmail.com. I did also manage to get a phone number 918-236-5785. The address he told me to wire funds to is

    Bank of America
    Name – Phung – Qui
    Acc- 3250-1220-2267
    Tulsa .. Oklahoma

  147. SDE says:

    I received several emails from a "recruiter.budweiserselect@outlook.com, offering to wrap my vehicle in an Ad for $300.00 weekly. advertising for Budweiser Select Beer.
    Then they wanted to know how long would I intend to carry the advert on my car 1 month up to 3 months. After a few more questions they needed a personal phone # and a confirmation of my personal address of where I wanted my upfront payments and also the Advert to arrive to.
    After receiving the final email stating that I would be receiving funds in the amount of $2850.00, blah, blah and so on, I called Budweiser Corp. directly prior to receiving the check and was told that this was a scam. Today, I received a Cashiers Check, from "State Employee’s Credit Union 00169 Winston-Salem-Walkertown Road" REMITTER: Linda F. Thompson in amt. of $2850.00.
    They enclosed a letter stating

  148. antwane says:

    I’ve been victimized by these people. Now my bank saying I have to pay back the money!!!! my thing is why did the bank allow the check to clear in the first place. if it was a fraudulent check it should have never cleared!! the bank has to be responsible for this somehow someway.. please if anyone has any resolve email me kreativethinking1@gmail.com

  149. Brian says:

    I’m literally on the phone with Western Union right now as I have just been scammed by these same jerks. Now here’s the kicker – I’ve always done due diligence and never been scammed. I’ve been a little low on luck and funds so I bought into this idea given it’s professional presentation. Clearly a mistake and should’ve just gone with my gut feeling. But here’s how I protected myself. The ‘organization/person’ wanted me to send this via the ‘money in minutes’ transfer. Instead, I did a 1 day transfer. When I sent them my MTCN# afterwards, I noticed the next day my bank account reflected that their initial check to me had been disputed and pulled out. I called up Western Union and they are currently refunding the amount. If you can’t avoid this – at least give yourself a time gap to catch the error. That’s what I’ve learned.

  150. Anuar says:

    I want you all to know that if you get an email from HECTOR RIVERA advertising LUCOZADE…IT IS A SCAM!! If it weren’t for this site I would’ve lost $2000. Don’t fall for his trap, this guy is a rat!

  151. anuar says:

    THIS IS THE SCAM PEOPLE
    Hello Anuar,

    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 Fedex with tracking number (799356346955) 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 ($2030.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Money Gram Transfer and they will be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. Please visit http://www.moneygram.com to check agent location close to you and make transfer through them.

    Below is the name of the receiver. You are to get back to me with the transfer information ( Ref number and the exact amount sent). You are to deduct the transfer charges from the $2030.00 you have with you.

    Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram Transfer Details to send the Money to

    Receiver’s Information:
    Name: Vantha Vean
    City: Stockton
    State: CA
    Zipcode: 95209

    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 California? The head office the graphic artist is CA. As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local person will come to your house and 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. Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately and looking forward to your mail with further updates.

    Best regards,
    Hector Rivera
    Hiring Manager.
    281-454-3824

    On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 11:52 PM, ANUAR ROMO wrote:
    Jaguar XJ
    YEAR 2000
    Exelent condition
    120,000 miles

    On Mar 16, 2013, at 5:35 PM, "Hector Rivera" wrote:

  152. MARK says:

    HEY JOB SEEKERS, WATCH OUT FOR THIS CAR WRAPPING SCAM!!!!

    Gmail – Go for $300 3/28/13 12:20 PM

    How it works:
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept:
    JOHNSON CONTROLS seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their
    normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "JOHNSON CONTROLS" 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure
    and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car
    alongside them.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month You will be compensated with a $300 (Three hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space. JOHNSON CONTROLS shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.
    You will receive your 1st week payment of $300 (three hundred dollars) in form of check for accepting to
    carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also be delivered at your address weekly.
    How are you doing today. Am writing you to let you know that the payment has been issued out and will be delivered
    to you today via FEDEX. Inside the package you have a check of $1950.45 sent by a client of ours. Here is the FedEx

    Once you receive the payment total $1950.45 I want you to take it to your bank and deposit and withdraw the expert
    fund immediately, you are to deduct $300 for the 1st week ADVERT job the company offered you and you will have
    $1650.45 left. I want you to send $1500.45 via money gram to the Expert that will decorate your car and use the
    remaining $150 for money gram ‘money in ten mins’ charges. Your next pay check arrives a week later. (Money Gram
    stores are located at Walmart, Kmart and CVS stores).
    Here is the Expert info.
    ===
    NAME : Carmen Lewis
    Address: 1808 Cottonwood St
    CITY : Arlington
    STATE : TX
    ZIP: 76014
    You are expected to have this done on TODAY and email us back with the following information so the expert can
    make an arrangement on your car and arrive to you within 48 hours.
    (Note: A closer representative will be sent to your home)
    1. Name and Address of Sender:
    2. Reference Number :
    3. Amount Wired:
    Thanks and God bless,
    JOHNSON CONTROLS

    http://www.reporternews.com/news/2012/may/22/beware-car-wrapping-scam-bbb-says/

  153. Rick says:

    I also received the similar info about Johnson Controls Car wrap. I have now had two emails from two different gmail accounts. This is a scam for sure.

  154. Lola Gardner says:

    I just received the initial email and thanks to this website, have saved myself a lot of time, money and headache.

    I did, however, take the time to reply, ‘Go F$@# Yourself’. A small victory but one for all of the good, honest, hardworking people out there.

  155. Doranne McMahon says:

    My email is from Monster Energy. What if I WAIT till the
    Check CLEARS the bank? Would that mean its Not a scam?!?

  156. Lucinda says:

    I received an email as follows:

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies with
    clients all over the world.We have a target to advertise so many
    products for a number of companies mostly in USA,as a whole and we
    also have representatives in this regions.

    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 and
    eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of
    advertising with a captive audience,this means people who are stuck in
    traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside.

    We work as an advertising agent and we will be doing the advert for
    the new company which will be producing biscuit which includes
    cookies, crackers, and cereals. The advert will be a small sticker
    which will be placed on your car and we need someone in your state who
    will be dedicated to doing this and be rest assured you will be paid promptly.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can
    participate is 1 month.

    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your
    car. You will receiving a weekly payment of $300 and this payment will
    be sent as an upfront payment to you for allowing us place the advert
    on your car.

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Address:
    City,State and Zip code:
    Mobile Number :
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.
    We look forward to working with you soonest.

    Regards,
    John McClure

    Car Advertisement

    With another email to follow:
    You are to take the check directly to your Bank and have it cashed instantly, Once the payment clear into your account, deduct $300 as your First pay earlier agreed and send the balance via Western Union Money Transfer,( Money in 1 Minute Transfer Service, not 24 hrs Service ) to our specialist/ expert carrying the advert on your car.

    This is the information needed to get the funds sent:

    Phillip Cesco
    130 M Street, NE,
    Washington, DC 20002
    United States

    Upon completion of payment, you are to email us the information of payment, such as, Sender’s Name (Which is your Name), Sender’s Address (Your Address), Exact Amount sent after the charges and the (10) Ten digit Western Union Money Transfer control Number (MTCN) which they will issue to you upon completion of payment.

    You can also text us the Western Union information on (347) 708-6564 , Please text Message only.

    We need the above information for the transactions.

    NOTE: All charges during cashing, sending of payments and transaction should be deducted from the balance after you have gotten your $300 from the total funds and not deducted from your pay so your pay is fixed on the amount cashed per transaction.

    You are requested to kindly reply to this email as soon as you receive it.

    KINDLY MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL SO THAT I WILL KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND ALL PERFECTLY.

    Hope we would have a long and pleasant working relationship.

    I await your response.

    Regards,
    John McClure

    Car Advertisement

    I received the check for $2,560 but will NOT be cashing it! I researched and it is a SCAM!! So if you get a similar email…BEWARE!

  157. Angel says:

    I got this, so I decided to read more about it. It looks too good, so I got suspicious. I wonder if calling the person at the company will lead you somewhere. Here is the message I got:
    Hello,
    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will
    wrap the decal on your car and the necessary document will be brought to you which you will sign and keep a copy for reference purposes

    2) We’ll like you to confirm Information about your car 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,
    Don Neumann
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

  158. david says:

    LOL… yeah… wait until it clears….
    My friend received the check.
    I told her to contact the drafting bank to verify account balance. They will tell you if you have the account#, routing#, check# and amount.
    If the funds are there, she’ll request the funds WIRED to her…. and wait a week before doing ANYTHING further… maybe we can scam the scammer!

  159. jayrod says:

    Thanks to you guys here. I stopped myself getting scammed.. Off of ad on craigslist for car wrap…i received several emails.. from blancsn1@gmail.com… (shawn blanc)..even sent me the check $2100 dollar’s..knew was to good to be true.. here’s what email said………….

    Please be informed that you have been chosen as one of the driver to take up the advertising job and that you meet our laid out plans for the advertisement Please answer the following question before proceeding to the final stage.

    How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car:

    -1 month -2 months -3 months

    The fund needed to design your car should be approved and mail to your address this week. Please provide answer to the question above and a confirmation Email that you acknowledge this Email.

    Note : Monster Energy Drink® will take full responsibility for placing and removal of Vinyl decal on your car. This should not result to any damage, if it happens that a damage occurs –Monster Energy Drink® will also take full responsibility.

    N:B A sample picture of how your car will be wrapped is attached in this mail, some products will also be delivered to you on the day your car will be wrapped.

    Shawn Blanc FAME (retail brand agency)

  160. Alan Ash says:

    Yeah, I almost was scammed and the only reason I wasn’t was b’cz the lady who told me about it had already cashed her fake instrument and told the bank what wuz up. And lucky,..she was safe, too. They almost had me. Like my Dad said,"If it seems too good to be true, It probably is!"
    Just got another for a wrap again! I feel something is fake with this one, too.My first was Monster ED FAKE! and this one is Budweiser Select same story jus anudder pose for scammerz!

  161. Nicole F. says:

    Same thing here with Monster Energy. Exact same email as above. I had a friend receive these and got the check in the mail. Not only did she owe her bank $4,000, she was arrested for check fraud. Luckily, only got probation, but now has a felony on her record for "presenting a ficticious instrument to a financial instution". BS !! GET A REAL JOB LOSERS !! HOW SAD AND PATHETIC !!

  162. Michael says:

    I got this email today as well, avoid these scammers!!!!!

    MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR
    ADVERTISER WANTED FOR MONSTER ENERGY DRINK
    EARN NO LESS THAN $200 WEEKLY TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR CAR.
    It is Very Easy and Simple
    No Application fees required

    We are American Advertising Agency an advertising agent for Monster Energy drink. We are recruiting interested people willing to participate in Monster Energy drink pay to drive program!

    Here is the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy drink seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert for "Monster 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness the auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with a $200, which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our client use the space. We shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $400, inform of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.

    If you are interested in this program, kindly send your information as listed below

    The following information below will be needed

    Full Name:

    Address :
    Apt/Unit/Ste No. :
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:

    Email Address:

    Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.

    Joel Cohen

    American Ad Agency

  163. Dale Smith says:

    I received the same email last week. I took the check to the bank on Sat to deposit but have not sent the $$ on, waiting for time for the check to clear. I had a question about the address to which the money gram was supposed to go but it only had a person’s name – Kim Smith, the name of the town, state and zip. No address. So I called Neil Stevenson. It definitely was not a business office and the person spoke with a very heavy non-American accent and said I didn’t need a street address. He said I could get a money gram from Wal-Mart. I decided to not get the money gram and will be taking the information to my bank tomorrow. I kept a copy of the check, which was drawn on a Bank of the West bank. I will contact the Colorado Attorney General’s office also.
    Thank ALL OF YOU who have posted. I have never been involved in a scam situation before.

  164. Manny says:

    warning about ROCKSTAR. This one is "David Christian" at "dave_christian7@hotmail.com" I played their joke to see where it leads LOL the banks are not stupid and going to cash out a check if it doesn’t clear out.

  165. Jennifer says:

    I literally just got my check about 15 minutes ago. Not sure why I fell for it Easy money. I felt really uncomfortable after I gave them my address and it had been about 4 days since I responded I was hoping they had moved on. So my question is what should I do with the check who do I report it to. I will pass this on to my friends and family though.

  166. MJ says:

    Almost fell for this crap, thanks for putting this up guys n dolls.
    Mj

  167. angry says:

    I have called the fraud department at my local police station we are setting up funds to wire to the suspects when they go to western union to get their money they will be arrested.

  168. JEM says:

    I fell for but did not deposit check.Felt uncomfortable about wiring money to another state. What do I do with thwe check now.

    Don Neumann
    Monster energy drink

  169. rick says:

    thanks almost got me also they now say check is on the way

  170. Pk says:

    Yep, it just happen to me too!! Glad I found this!!

  171. Greg says:

    Don’t fall for this crap. I have the same guy trying to get me. DON NEUMANN. I’m going to have fun with him.!!Ha ha ha!!!!

  172. Kat says:

    Why would you post online that you called the police, and that the suspects will be arrested at Western Union??? That is just warning them not to go. Looks like they haven’t been arrested yet – I just got an email this morning for this scam.

  173. Mr Bud says:

    I like playing with these jerks, lead them on. The other thing I do is tell them let me ask my DAD/MOM to see if it’s OK. When they tell you that you need to send them money, I tell them I can’t get into my piggy bank without MOM or DAD permission.

  174. Davette says:

    I got a check and when I tried to cash it, it wouldn’t scan. Good thing I didn’t deposit it!

  175. kris says:

    They sent the check and said please cash ASAP and send the money to the guy to have you’re car wrapped. Yea right.

  176. Kash says:

    I got a email from "Howard Norman AMP Energy Drink®" I figured it was a scam when I seen the part about sending money via western union or money gram after I took out my $300. im going to have fun playing with this scum bag.

  177. Susan Reynolds says:

    Now using the name Neil Stevenson for this scam.
    I too almost fell for this scam, but checked him out first. Company is in New Jersey.

  178. candy says:

    Say You fall for this? How do you get out of it?

  179. TP says:

    Bryan Winyard was the name given to me. I called the NJ Capital One Branch and was informed the check was fraudulent. The thing that irked me was when I called Capital One to report it, the Fraud Dept. told me to destroy the check and nothing else. You would figure they would at least want a copy of it or something….Thankfully I was smart enough not to just deposit the check!

  180. Lifelessrumble says:

    Using name Ricky Repollet to. No one should fall for this it takes all of 2 min to double check and see it for the scam it is lol.

  181. Bob Thorton says:

    I recently received an offer from "Albert Anderson" I hope he sends me a check it will make for a nice conversational piece, hanging on the wall. I’ve never won a fishing tournament but this old country boy can still smell when something is fishy. What a joke.

  182. Christina says:

    What a joke!! I knew this was a SCAM but kept them going…they sent me a check for $1,850.00 with the instructions on keeping $400 then western union the remainder….LMAO!! They keep emailing me wanting to know when I will be wiring the $$$$… I called company on the check and they said they have had hundreds of calls in regards to this SCAM!!

  183. notscammed says:

    I Got one today.
    from

    Don Neumann

    Reply to that email with YES
    if you are interested in the scam, or want to scam the scammer.

  184. Rochelle says:

    I was a victim too. How do I get out of it and not let it affect my bank account?

  185. Jane says:

    I was contacted sunday night at 10:40 p.m. that was the first red flag. what company initiates contact at 10 something p.m., clearly after hours. then I thought I am being too tough, lets see what happens. the emails are very professional sounding. I did my research and sadly, I have been an almost victim to a scam 🙁 and it sounded like so much fun. ohh, and the name given was joel cohen.

  186. Mark says:

    Thanks for making this scam info available! Recieved the ‘wrap your car’ email this morning, and now know what to do with it!!

  187. Kam says:

    I just got one from Neil Stevenson. Luckily I checked it out. Thanks to this site for the warning!

  188. shane says:

    My dad sent me this email and I almost sent the info requested but something told me to check scams.com. thank you for the info. The email to reply to is owings@gmx.com. thanks again. I am forwarding this site to my dad before he sends it to all 400 of my family. Lol

  189. Mia S. says:

    Wow just go the email from "Neil" as well. Glad I googled it immediately. Thanks!

  190. Kyle Ann says:

    I received phone calls, e-mails, and fake money Gram money orders from someone who calls himself Nicholas Mercurio from Howarth Inv. or Howerth Inc., depending on which fake money order you are reading. I was promised $300 a week to wrap my car in Rock Star advertising. The money orders look real, but they have been chemically washed. The spot on the money order that is supposed change color when you put your finger on it has already changed color. Nothing happens when you put your finger on the spot. Also, while researching this, I discovered that Money Gram does not make money orders for more than $950 and one of mine was for $983. I hope no one gets scammed by this idiot.

  191. john hughes says:

    They almost got me-got a check for 3799.95 in mail today-600 for me,rest to be wired to car wrap professional.Sucks,need the money for a move,but just a scam;so many on internet-I’ve been a heir to African Kings,won lotteries in Britain,the list goes on and on!!!`

  192. S.S. Mama didnt raise NO Fool! says:

    Hey I suspected something funny.. So I did a little research and found this website. I got my reply email this morning and it goes a little something like this:
    Adam Ferro
    7:15 AM (19 minutes ago)

    to me
    Attn S.S. :

    Thank you for your prompt response and your willingness to work with us, to this effect you are advised to check your email frequently to get updates as to know when payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist’s address. Below are instructions which need to be adhered to:

    Payment will be mailed to you. This will include the cost of service you are rendering and the remainder will cover the cost of the decal wrapping on your car. The remainder of the money would be transferred to the graphic artist who will be wrapping the decal on your car.

    The remainder of the money will be transferred to the graphic artist at any transfer location within your proximity. Details of the graphic artist will be sent to you in a subsequent email. After the ad runs on your car for two weeks, you have the option to extend displaying the ad on your car for another two weeks. This is not mandatory, but optional, so if you choose not to want the decal on your car anymore, we will arrange for it to be removed and you will not be responsible for paying for its removal, as we will be covering the cost of that.

    In addition to the a-fore mentioned, there will be no sort of damage done to your car after the decal has been removed. These people are professionals and do know how to go about it neatly and leaving no dent on your car. Your car will be just as it were before the wrap.

    Also, we need you to provide some basic information about your car:

    A. Type of Car and Color :

    B. Model/Year :

    C. Present Condition and the Mileage:

    If the terms of this job are okay with you, do acknowledge this email, so we may proceed with the necessary arrangements. Thank you for your time.

    I…………………………………………………………………………..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content therein.

    All other necessary information/details will be sent upon receipt of your reply.

    Many Thanks,
    Adam Ferro
    (323)523-5814

    Hiring Manager,
    Mobil 1 Oil™ .

  193. Travis says:

    i recieved one for monster energy drink. the address on the letter was another company, which i called, and they said their fedex account had been hacked. then i called the company who issued the check and they are in the middle of a federal investigatio to catch the huy using their good comany name which i will not write here but is in SC.

  194. K says:

    I FELL FOR IT TOO, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT, I JUST ASSUMED MONSTER IS A WELL KNOWN COMPANY AND THOUGHT IT WOULD BE OK. BUT I GAVE MY ADDRESS AND AM VERY UNCONFORTABLE NOW…

  195. Mark says:

    Got the email from Neil and got the check to laugh about it…anyone want it ? …lol

  196. Diana C. Pettit says:

    I have received the check and Phillip Mon Consultant , not in FedEx envelope. They are very pushy about time to get the work done.

  197. C says:

    I too got this email scam, saw it for what it was right away and playing along with them currently to get as much info out of them as possible to hopefully get them convicted, or at very least put as much info about them out there as possible so no one else can get fooled.

  198. Mary spears says:

    I just received a check for 2480.00 and was asked to keep 400.00 and wire the rest to the specialist . the check is written from American Academy of Optometry in Prlando,FL. I emailed America Academy of Optometry in Seattle, where I live near and also the one in FL. waiting for a response. but I know this is a scam. I am not putting this check into my checking account. I would be overdrawn and owe the bank for the bad check.

  199. GC says:

    They just contacted me The only info I gave them was the kind or car/truck I had mileage, and color & condition. Im going to talk to our friendly mayor and see what he wants to do. We should be able to do something legally

  200. WD says:

    I’m in the middle of being scammed by these people. I thought it was too good to be true… Anyways, is there any way I can contact the police or someone to catch these guys? I haven’t gotten the check yet, it should be on its way soon. Anyone have any ideas?

  201. K.P. says:

    I have just received an email from them too, however it sounded to good to be true. I told them before I agree to anything they would have to provide me with information. They gave me a lot of information about the how’s and why’s. Before replying I looked online and found this site. Thanks guys for helping me avoid this scam. If there is any information I have that could help let me know.

  202. Monica says:

    I received a check from this scammer and will promptly take to my local police station. This is truly disgusting!

  203. James Plischke says:

    I just received a message from a guy named Bryan Windyard which goes like this:
    Attn James:

    Thank you for your prompt response and your willingness to work with us, to this effect you are advised to check your email frequently to get updates as to know when payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist’s address. Below are instructions which need to be adhered to:

    Payment will be mailed to you. This will include the cost of service you are rendering and the remainder will cover the cost of the decal wrapping on your car. The remainder of the money would be transferred to the graphic artist who will be wrapping the decal on your car.

    The remainder of the money will be transferred to the graphic artist at any transfer location within your proximity. Details of the graphic artist will be sent to you in a subsequent email. After the ad runs on your car for a month, you have the option to extend displaying the ad on your car for another month. This is not mandatory, but optional, so if you choose not to want the decal on your car anymore, we will arrange for it to be removed and you will not be responsible for paying for its removal, as we will be covering the cost of that.

    In addition to the a fore mentioned, there will be no sort of damage done to your car after the decal has been removed. These people are professionals and do know how to go about it neatly and leaving no dent on your car. Your car will be just as it were before the wrap.

    Also, we need you to provide some basic information about your car:

    A. Type of Car and Color :

    B. Model/Year :

    C. Present Condition and the Mileage:

    If the terms of this job are okay with you, do acknowledge this email, so we may proceed with the necessary arrangements. Thank you for your time.

    I…………………………………………………………………………..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content therein.

    All other necessary information/details will be sent upon receipt of your reply.

    Many Thanks,
    Bryan Winyard
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

    I think I will contact Monster Energy Drinks and let them know about this email.

  204. Pauline says:

    I got my check today and put it in the bank. My daughter said she heard of a scam with car wraps so I decided to google it and found this site and others. I’m not sure what to do at this point should I contact the police? On one site it states that the bank is required to release funds within 48 hours but they don’t really know for two or more weeks if that check will clear. It the check doesn’t they come back on you by then you think it has cleared and sent the western union and they don’t refund your money.

  205. Margaret says:

    I got one for another scam took to police they said nothing they could do about it the company check was stolen an account was closed

  206. Amy says:

    What is the scam? are the checks bad?

  207. Jose Alvarez says:

    So I’m suppose to be receiving this check for $300 today or Monday. Plus a bigger check for $2600. What should I do with these checks? Throw them away! Or what?

  208. Jose Alvarez says:

    This is what my email says lol I can’t believe I almost fell for this! I don’t know what to do when I get these fake checks tho!!

    This is to inform you that adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped. Payment to cover the cost of wrap was sent to you and will deliver this morning via USPS Courier Service.

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

    You are to deduct your 1 week compensation which is $300 for the service you are rendering (wrapping your car). Payment for subsequent weeks will be sent out and will deliverd next week.

    The decal company is in Virginia and they have graphic artists nationwide who also have garages where the wrap can be done, but you can choose to have it done at your residence as it is not totally mandatory to take it to the garage within your proximity. A graphic artist will be assigned in your State to get the wrap done. $2600 should be transferred to the decal company, so on receiving it, they send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the wrap done.

    The money should be transferred via Money-gram (money in minutes) at any Money-gram agent location near you, The left over funds are to use to cover the transfer charges. Below is the information of the recipient: It is imperative the transfer is done today so that the wrap can be done on time:

    NAME: VANCE JOHNSON
    ADDRESS : 188 ROLLING ROAD MANASSAS VA 20110

    On completion of the transfer at Money-Gram, do email the information below:

    Name and Address of Sender
    Total Amount sent
    Money-gram Reference Number

    Once you complete the transfer, email the details as requested above, and state when it will be convenient for you to have the decal specialist come to your house to wrap the car.

    Many Thanks,
    Bryan Winyard
    Ryan Platt,
    Monster Energy Drink®

  209. John Hughes says:

    My message from Joel Cohen,director of Human Resources.
    Its just a shame how these vultures prey on people over the internet-almost makes me wanna sell my pc and be done with all this b.s.
    I’m taking check to bank tomorrow-not to deposit it,but to hopefully have it traced.
    I’ll also get the "installation specialist’s" address for the authorities.

  210. John Hughes says:

    Hey,they were gonna pay me 300 a week !!
    See a lot of peeps got only 200!!!
    My check total is: $3799.99 !!!!
    Guess these scammers are feeling more generous these days !!! Feel like cashing it and taking my 600-wait-I’ll be generous with myself-my 850 !!!and leave the rest for the authorities !!!
    Good for a laugh,anyways !!
    My guy is Joel Cohen,and he’s the director of human resources…and I’m King of England !!

  211. Screwed says:

    I just got scammed. Actually, I’m still in the process of being scammed. I sent a total of around 4800 already. Now I found this site about this.

    Is there anything I can do? I’m not going to be able to afford my bills or rent now. Please help me.

  212. mary fortune says:

    Same thing happened to me, have same question,what to do with the check? Why isn’t Monster Corporation doing more to prevent this, why aren’t they working with the authorities to stop this?I will NO longer buy their products as when notified they didn’t seem to care ,what a shame that a multi-million dollar corporation could care that little about the consumers that use their products

  213. D says:

    I almost fell for it! Thank goodness my son and I did some research!

  214. Brian Parsons says:

    Same idea but using Johnson Controls as the ‘company hiring’

    MAKE MONEY BY SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR
    ADVERTISER WANTED FOR JOHNSON CONTROLS
    EARN NOT LESS THAN $300 WEEKLY TO ADVERTISE ON YOUR CAR.

    It is Very Easy and Simple
    No Application fees required

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept:
    JOHNSON CONTROLS seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "JOHNSON CONTROLS" 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month You will be compensated with a $300 (Three hundred dollars per Week), which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space. JOHNSON CONTROLS shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive your 1st week payment of $300 (three hundred dollars) in form of check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also be delivered at your address weekly.

    The following information below will be needed

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Mobile number :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information. Note: Our company wraps will only be on your side doors and will not damage your car paint when it is removed at the end of your contract.

    JOHNSON CONTROLS looks forward to working with you
    Also, other contact info they are known to use;
    terryj822@gmail.com
    pavillonq18@gmail.com
    (503)506-7179
    james.browne@j-controls.com
    deb.ross776@gmail.com

  215. ThatGuy says:

    i wasnt suprise i just got this today… wish it was real but not… lucky i did some research myself
    ———————————————
    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 living in USA. Who will like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for AMP Energy Drink®.

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: AMP Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "AMP 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 colourful 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 2 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.

    Does it cover the whole car?
    No, the decal it only install in the car trunk and doors.

    You will be compensated with $300.00 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. AMP Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 inform of 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,
    Howard Norman
    Hiring Manager
    AMP Energy Drink®

  216. Amber says:

    I was also scammed. I sent 1350.00 to a Brandon Edwards in NC and the man I was supposedly dealing with was from Budweiser by the name of Timothy Laser. I am in the process of filing charges against him and the company name on the check. I am freaking out and so upset. I just found this site and so sick to my stomach!!

  217. California says:

    July 10, 2013 Email from bryan stated I will receive information I requested with details and contact number havnt received anything but a check today via UPS with a name at the bottom, of course not real, if I only requested information I did receive a check. where to report these people.?
    2nd name is RACHELLE ALYDZUSTRE and signature is Ainisha That..from New Jersey Capital one Bank amd Bryan@hotmail.com is the sender

  218. beth says:

    I received the email but for ROCKSTAR ENERGY drinks. felt it was a scam so I emailed and said where do I get the wrap done and guess what they have not responded . says it all right there.

  219. keith says:

    Wow, got the check, deposited it and not touching funds, they wont answer emails… been too long so I guess the check will bounce. crazy,, the check has watermark and everything..

  220. canitra says:

    i got check.but didnt deposit it or cash it

  221. Sue says:

    My employer’s account was hacked and checks (stolen, I guess) were issued against it. Fortunately, recipients called to verify and we found out before any checks cleared the bank. Do not cash any checks from this scam, and NEVER send anyone you don’t know a check before you get cash in hand.

  222. JEFFERY HERBERT says:

    THEY CALL THEMSELVES CAR ADVERT LLC THE MAILED ME A CHECK FOR 2,226.92. I THOUGHT I WAS RICH LOL. ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT IT WAS A FRAUDULENT CHECK. I MADE SO MUCH PLANS FOR THAT MONEY BOOHOOO NOT ANYMORE. AND THE THOUGHT THAT I COULD HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP BEHIND THIS SHIT IS RIDICULOUS

  223. William B McCoy says:

    I have applied for Auto Wrap. I didn’t know it was a scam until I received the check. I have not done anything with the check. What can I do with it?

  224. NOTSTUPID says:

    Copy/pasted from my email. Ad for a job posted on Craigslist…response from Shelly Waston (shellywaston@gmail.com)below, then contacted with ‘more info’ from Michael Hagin…..

    From: Michael Hagin (changedlimit@hotmail.com)
    Sent: Sun 7/14/13 2:09 PM
    To: ME- NAME REDACTED
    Hello,
    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, 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 individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Mirage Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Mirage Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Mirage 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colourful, 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.

    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. Mirage Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or money gram outlet in your area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We’ll like to have some Information about your car.

    i) Type of Car and Colour
    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. It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in these offer.

    Applicant information:
    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:
    City,State,Zip code
    Phone Number:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.

    I……..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

    Best Regards,
    Michael Hagin

    MY NAME REDACTED 7/10/13 To: changedlimit@hotmail.com Good day to you…I might be interested. Please feel free to contact me with more info sincerely MY NAME REDACTED.

    Shelly Waston (shellywaston@gmail.com)Add to contacts7/10/13 To: MY NAME REDACTED
    Hello, Would You like to wrap your car with with our Car wrap advertisement for $300 weekly. It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees ….

  225. Meli says:

    I was contacted about wrapping my car with a Mobil 1 oil decal for advertising. Two checks were sent to me,but I have not cashed them. I was supposed to deposit them in my account,then go to Walmart and get 2 moneypak cards and send the activation codes to the person I had contact with. Just felt uneasy about the whole thing and was afraid to cash checks because I didn’t want to get stuck paying the bank back if checks bounced.

  226. Pamela says:

    This is what I got today, with the mention that I am NOT into wrapping my car.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    We get your name and email address from Internet that you are in the market for the car wrapping.

    We would like to introduce our company and products , hope that we may build business cooperation in the future.

    We are the factory specializing in the manufacture and exprot car wrapping for more than six years.

    We can offer you with any best price because we are the manufactory , we are the source.

    You are welcome to visit our weisit . http://www.yatos.com.cn , which include our profiles , history , some new products .

    Should any of these items of interest to you , please let us know , we will be happy to give details.

    As a very active manufacture , we develop new designs nearly every month , if you have interest in it , i will send our the lowest price list to you at once .

    Best regards

    Handy zhu

    Tel:86-20-18922459448
    Skype ? handy-yatos

  227. Patricia says:

    I just received cashier’s check for this scam from Capital One bank. also the check and ups info reads Monster Corp however came from Addictive Jewelry with address and phone number called number answers additive jewelry. If you need help nailing these crooks I would love to assist and will contact my authorities here with FBI office.

  228. mike says:

    i almost got scamed with auto rap,the girl is still texting me about the money i have a lot of infomation on her???.trying to keep her on the hook till i can contacted someone about this.who can i contacted to give this info to.i really want to nail her. mike

  229. Al Rubin says:

    I just received a check for over $2,400.00 Have a call in to the bank the check is drawn on to verify, it is a legitimate bank. The check is from a 401K company out of HOuston. The package came via FedEx, from a place in OK, with a MO phone number.

  230. Alan says:

    I almost got scamed by "wrap match " please be careful guys, ALWAYS remember: "If it sounds too good, then it’s fake".

  231. Jolene says:

    I got the Mobil 1 scam today via email. They couldn’t even spell correctly! The scam came from 216-200-6579

  232. Valarie says:

    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 world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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 colourful 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 2 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 no fee is required from you. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300.00 inform of 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,
    Ricky Repollet
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

    I got this today in my email box i copy and pasted the guys names "ricky repollet" into google and found your site Thank you for the heads up

  233. Candace says:

    I got this email from Elizabeth Fisher, It’is a "advertise on your car" scam I found on craig’s List,
    "REAL BAD IDEA"!!!!!!!
    Question: should I respond in any way and if so what should I say. I hope the scam police will take care of this for me but if I need to do something I will….see copy of emails
    Thanks
    Candace

    Elizabeth Fisher
    Jul 20 (2 days ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Thanks for your interest in our program.

    This is how it works:

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Motor Adverts LLc. seek people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Car Adverts.” 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.

    What does the Company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month

    You will be compensated $380(Three hundred and eighty dollars per Week), which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our Company use your car. We shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.

    You will receive an upfront/first week payment of $380(Three hundred and eighty dollars per Week)for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    The following information below will be needed to process the amount of $380 since you will be paid via the company check.

    FULL NAME:
    MAILING ADDRESS (no P.O.Box please):
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    CELL PHONE:
    HOME PHONE:
    BEST TIME TO CALL:
    EMAIL:
    MAKE OF CAR/YEAR:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information

    Note: It is Very Easy and Simple No Application fees required!!

    Please note that we usually installs a GPS tracking system on the vehicle so as to verify that the advertisement is reaching the desired audience. Car wraps won’t damage your car, it’s just like a giant layer of vinyl film! we are just covering a portion of your car. The wrap will be removed by our specialist after the advertisement period is over.

    Regards.
    Elizabeth Fisher

    Elizabeth Fisher
    2:04 PM (2 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello ,

    This email is to inform you that your car has been approved and selected for our next set of adverts. Let it be known to you that we do not advertise any form of nudity nor adult contents, alcohol or smoking content, neither do we have anything to do with politics. The vinyl that will be placed on your car is purely consumer goods content. You are required to drive 200 miles per week.

    The vinyl will be installed on your car by our specialist, who will be visiting your home. You will receive a check of $2216.92 which will cover your salary for the first week, plus the fee charged by our specialist to install the vinyl on your car. You are to cash or deposit the check at your bank for 24 hours, deduct your one week salary when cashed or clears, then wire balance to our specialist via western union money transfer. As soon as our specialist receives the wire from you, he will contact you, informing you that he will be coming over to install the vinyl at your home(note: you will fix a favorable time and date to meet with him)

    A swift acknowledge of receipt of this email and your readiness to continue with this job will be appreciated.

    Regards,

  234. Johnathan says:

    Nah Brah….I’m good:

    On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM, Michael Dawson wrote:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, 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 individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Mirage Energy Drink®

    How it works?

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Mirage Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Mirage 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colourful, 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.

    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. Mirage Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or money gram outlet in your area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We’ll like to have some Information about your car.

    i) Type of Car and Colour

    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. It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in these offer.

    Applicant information:

    Full Name:

    Full Contact Address:

    City,State,Zip code

    Phone Number:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.

    I……..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

    Best Regards,

    Michael Dawson

    Hiring Manager

    Mirage Energy Drink

  235. virginia Crews says:

    I have been recently getting this emails from Mirage Energy Drink asking me to do this car wrapping. After reading this and many other complaints I have decided to go against the idea. SO thank you very much. Its sounded to good to be true

  236. Mary Stamper says:

    I’m corresponding with a scam for a Budweiser wrap for my truck. I’m going to let the scam go as far as getting the check then I’ll turn into Amscott as them and the law are always working on catching these people.

  237. Mary Stamper says:

    Also go to bullhornreach.com this is a copy site of the scaam people are also cut & copying this site, there are tons of these sites out there with the same MO

  238. AL says:

    I have recieved the very same e-mail from another. Since i take my personal assets very serious i will be turning all e- mails and the check when it arrives to the FBI since this is internet fraud. I believe they have a whole department that dedicates personel to this specific type of fraud.

  239. Mark Smith says:

    Got Cashiers Check for $3,799.99. Already knew it was a a scam, taking checks to authorities. Nice Check looks real for sure!

  240. Gabriel says:

    I was just about to send the info requested by these scammer people. I’m glad I checked on time this and will not answer their mails anymore.

  241. Ricardo says:

    I just sent my name, address and phone number, what can I do now?

  242. carl Desoto says:

    Ya I contacted Monster and asked them about the ad. They said they don’t use the public . They have an ad department and company cars. They requested I foward the fraudulent email to them which I did. I do work for advercar which is a real legit car ad company whom pay only $100. Per month by direct deposit. They also have a strict screening process, they don’t accept everyone and only specific year and models of vehicles. Its sporatic extra money, not every month. I’ve done it twice and never an energy drink. I had to sign some legal papers too.

  243. Bill Musto says:

    I got the check and noticed if was from a plant nursery. I contacted the nursery and they are considering pressing charges for fraud.

  244. Miguel says:

    I just an phone message from a David Christian 702-605-0985 promising me 300 a week for wrap my car for Rockstar Energy Drink….I declined his offer but felt uncomfortable giving him my address…

  245. David says:

    We are expecting a check from (rockstar energy) today. We were instructed to keep 400$ as our first weeks pay and to western union the remainder to someone in Oklahoma, who will be in charge of placing the wrap on our car. They have already sent us a tracking number and the check is to be delivered today. What is the best way to handle this??? What authorities should we contact??

  246. Gretchen Johnson says:

    I just sent my name, address and phone number, what can I do now?

    Re: XS Energy drink

  247. Cremene says:

    I got the same scam from Joseph Laxwell, apparently from Bud-light 🙂

  248. Sorin says:

    Hey Gretchen, don’t worry. They try to look as official as possible. The info you sent is not critical for them to scam you.

  249. Tess says:

    Just got the exact same offer $300 a week for VEGAS NIGHTS energy drink! What a scam

  250. Valerie Smith says:

    Good morning,
    they almost got me…i have been receiving messages from: Raymond Payne, (408)479-7523, Hiring Manager,
    Mobil 1 Oil™ .

    I am glad i did the research befor i accepted the promised Payment is in form of Certified check ($2,450)

  251. Angie says:

    Car wrapping scam via email with Mobil 1 Oil. Raymond Payne was the "hiring manager" and used 408-479-7523 (San Jose, CA) and 312-798-9256 (Chicago, IL) numbers. Sent me a $2450 check, told me to keep $300 for my pay, and send the rest via gift cards to the company who was sending the professional out to wrap my car. I called the bank listed on the check, sent them a copy of it along with every message transcribed between the "hiring manager" and I. This person has used a legitimate customers account and company name through this bank. They are now aware and are filing a police report on said person. The check I received, shredded.

  252. amanda says:

    I recieved a "cashiers check" for 3k now,
    they claim to be american ad agencies for monster enerygy drink car wraps..i had the check checked out the check is real but when i called the number it was a foriegn person an when i gave her my "rep" Id number she didnt even call me by my name an imediately asked for my checking account number.
    I hung up..how can we scam the scammers? oh and keep the damn money?

  253. tom speer says:

    I got a check for $2455 from mirage energy drinks and put it in the bank. It went thru and I kept my part and paid some bills and before I could send the other part of the money to the people in charge wrapping my car with advertisements, I checked my balance and I am now negative $563 in the bank. I plan on going to my bank Monday and seeing if they will work with me in getting this figured out.

  254. Louis C. Wright says:

    if you have received this email who can I report it too ?
    From: Mobil 1 Oil
    To: Louis Wright
    Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 12:15 PM
    Subject: Re: Earn No less than $300.00 weekly to advertise on your car for Mobil 1 Oil,

    Hello There,

    Mobil 1™ has long been the lubricant of choice for champions competing in the most demanding grassroots motorsports series across the globe.Not only is Mobil 1™ a global leader in racing oils, but we also offer high-performance products to keep engines running like new off the racetrack as well.

    Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Mobil 1 Oil™ 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 are currently seeking to employ individuals worldwide, to help make our products known worldwide by simply branding your car with a Mobil 1 Oil™ ad. It sure sounds cool driving your car with the Mobil 1 Oil™ ad and make money out of it for doing this.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Mobil 1 Oil™ seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine and work as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Mobil 1 Oil™ " 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.

    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 an initial 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month.

    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, Mobil 1 Oil™ shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. Adequate arrangements will be made as regards payment prior to making the ad visible on your car.

    It is very easy and simple with no application fees required ,we look forward to reading from you soon. If the terms of the above works with you, do provide the information below:

    Full Name :
    Full Street Address
    APT #
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:
    Age:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information and it is imperative that you check your emails frequently for regular updates and necessary information as this is the frequent mode of communication we use.

    Many Thanks,
    Raymond Payne
    Hiring Manager,
    Mobil 1 Oil™ .

  255. Nancy Jenkins says:

    My son received the same offer for the amp advertising and submitted the info they requested full name , address , phone# and age. Do we need to worry that they have that information??

  256. Conrad says:

    If I messed up and left info but wasn’t contacted yet on e-mail what should I do? I did scam it now but is it to late?

  257. charlene says:

    Can you give me any information about a company called Autowraps Global Advertising Agency? Please respond to email. Thank You

  258. Tony Wayne says:

    Got the same email from Mobil 1 Oil, first of all, the company name is now ExxonMobil, merged with Exxon in 1999. So that got my attention first. Then I checked them out on the internet and found this site. Thank you for putting this out on scam-detector.

  259. Stuart Welch says:

    OK, I got one (2 actually) from Greg Oneil from Vegas Night Drink, and the check from "Many Hands Traiding,LLC PO Box 2009, Corvallis Or, 97339…
    The FedEx package has a return address from:Larisa Lalas OUCH! (don’t know about that part!!!) 76 Stoney Ridge Dr. Pataskala, OH 43062…
    The different address caught my attention…

    The second e-mail is from:
    !!!! Wait… I was talking to Samy Gonzalez before and got the check from (him) E-mail: ekalsi@hotmail.com, then when ask about Why $2330 to me and $2030 to someone in Washington, I got the reply from Greg Oneil mrvegasnighte@outlook.com asking "Would you like to be paid $300 weekly to wrap your car in an Ad?"…
    Greg and Samy is the same person!!!

    SO, I now KNOW this is a scam, but what an be done to stop these scams? who can this information be reported to and get these "people" (animals more likely!) off the streets????

  260. Tammy Cohen says:

    I got a email offering 300.00 week to advertise for Mobil 1 oil they sent me a check by ups for 2450.00 and was told to keep 300.00 for my self and then buy 4 walmart, cvs or Walgreen cards for 525.00ea. and call with acivation codes. Then someone would come to my house to wrap my car.So before I took the check I asked my cousin whom works at bank and then started searching all the names, address, called the bank of check which got only a recording that they were closed.

  261. Sharon says:

    Dave Dennison.
    Hiring Manager,
    AdSmart Outdoor Advertising Inc.

    I replied to an add on Craigslist to also get my car wrapped by advertising a company logo for energy drink. And for me to receive a check soon from USPS and for me to keep $520.00 and the rest to be sent to one of their agents who will be doing the wrap ad, sounds to good to be true, but it is a scam isn’t it??? That sucks, I wish it was real job.

  262. opie says:

    I received a email from American express with the same offer to make 400 a week, it said I was approved and I would get a check this week, what should I do when the check arrives? who do I contact so the spammer can get caught?

  263. michelle says:

    Got one scam offer as well, from:

    Best Regards,
    Avery Madison.
    Hiring Manager,
    Budweiser® Beer

  264. Eric Frisch says:

    Peter Emrick has anyone herd of him getting check today what should I do

  265. James says:

    Exxon Mobil does not participate in any such advertisement. We’ve received Dozens of calls of concerned people receiving such ads. Please avoid all possible communication with these scammers. They can’t hack your information unless you give it to them the actual "scam" is when funds are actually being exchanged or handed. So just delete all possible communication with these "people" and or call 1800-askmobil

  266. Dallen says:

    Got one today from:

    Best Regards,
    Timothy Lazer
    Hiring Manager,
    Budweiser Select® Beer
    replay to: timothylaser6534@yahoo.com

    It looks official enough, saying it’s from timothylaser@budweiser.com. But then you’re supposed to reply to a yahoo address.

  267. joan says:

    i also received the email for greg oneil, have been emailing him to ask questions about the car wrap i never signed up to have my car wrap (thank god) and i don’t know how he got my email address, things that make you go mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. none the less delete messages from VEGAS NIGHT DRINK

  268. alex says:

    Who do I contact about sending these people info back to get traced. I have phone and email.

  269. Connie Hill says:

    I got this one today:

    Hello,

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, licensed drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.
    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is required from you. Monster Energy Drink® will provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. Also, you will receive an up front payment of $300 in form of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car.
    It is very easy and simple no application fees required. If interested, please reply with the following details below.

    Applicant information:
    Name :
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    APT #:
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.

    Best Regards,
    Neil Stevenson,
    Monster Energy Drink®

  270. Debbie says:

    I received an email from Ricky Repollet for Monster.

    Ricky Repollet
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

    Email address used – rickrepmonster10@hotmail.com

  271. Richard says:

    Hi,

    Received a check for $2360 & instructions then called the FBI. They said they are aware and investigating.

  272. mary contreras says:

    They contacted me and sent me the money orders I put them into my account talked w my bankand decided to wait for it to clear talked to Wells Fargo and manager told me it a fradulant account glad my bank knows of everything going on

  273. Stuart Welch says:

    Been there, contacted, received the check,(but I didn’t cash it or send the money…)…
    I got a question…
    If passing a bad check is a federal offence, then how, and to who, do I forward the information to, and can someone sue the pants off these people and KILL these scams.
    After all, if it can become a standard pratice that all the "I’ll send you a check, you cash it and send be the cash back" type scams could be taken to court, that will stop these type of scams…
    BTW, I got a second car wrap scammer on the line… It you can reconize a scam, you can mess wih them… 🙂 😀 !!!

  274. brandy bianchini says:

    what can I do with the check now that I have it and know it’s a bad deal, what can /should I say back to them and who can I report to?

  275. matt says:

    I fell for it. Damn it. I sent my imformation to Howard Norman this morning.

  276. Monaghan’s Signage designs in Brisbane says:

    It is so bad to know about these scamming cases. I also receive such messages but I don’t pay any attention to these. Thanks for sharing this info.Monaghan’s Signage designs in Brisbane

  277. Bulldog Bob says:

    Yep; I got scammed also. And, I’m a "city-slicker" who knows most of the cons being run….so I’m angry with myself for falling for it!

    Got a solicitation via e-mail. Then money orders were sent to me, with instructions on wiring money to AdSense, minus my fee. I opened an account with WellsFargo; who promptly told me that the money orders were fake! The bank knows it’s an ongoing scam. They told me to check with them first before depositing any money; to see if the money orders or cheques are genuine or bogus.

  278. Ulysses White says:

    I got one from a Justin Samuel from Mobile 1. After receiving instructions on what to do with the check I became suspicious about it. it has the same basic instructions in it. I’m not going to cash this. They did write me back and wondered why I haven’t cashed it yet.

  279. Kim says:

    I was also contacted by American Advertising Agency, Joel Cohen. They are supposed to be sending a package in the mail to me. We will see what comes in.

  280. Brian Rose says:

    I can now confirm that Samy Gonzalez is in fact a scam. I received the same email as others on this website offering the exact same deal. I’m very glad that I decided to do some research on this thief before any more interaction with this scum bag. Thank so much people for remaining to be vocal about bastards like this. Lets all continue to work together watching out for our brothers and sisters of this planet.

  281. Sandra says:

    Wow I am so glad I did my homework first before responding. I received two emails from a Dave Stanfield claiming to be writing from RockStar Energy and needed my name,addresss etc if I was interested in making $ 300 a week with a car wrap ad.

  282. Renee says:

    I almost got scammed. I took the check to Bank of America, where it was "drawn" from, to verify and cash the check and was told it was a bogus check. I refuse to be scammed!!!

  283. Oliver says:

    Glad to read this. Got two emails from bud.selectrecuiter@outlook.com saying:
    Hello,
    Would you like to wrap your car in ad for $300 weekly?
    Best Regards
    Davidson Sanchez

    report if you can

  284. Adolph says:

    I encourage all these scammers to send the money, I
    have a stack of very good fake postal money orders. They look good enough the bank will cash them IF you have an account. The postal orders have a fake watermark PRINTED on them. The USPS can immediately identify the fakes. Sometimes it’s a fake check on an account that might even exist, too.
    .
    I do this, as the scammers must buy these fake documents from some other scam outfit. The fake documents cost the final scammer money. The more I shred, the more they lose.

  285. Devon says:

    ok So here is the NEW SPIN ON THE SAME CON recived this am.

    Hello,

    Thanks for your interest in our program.

    This is how it works:

    Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Motor Adverts LLc. seek people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for “Car Adverts.” 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.

    What does the Company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month

    You will be compensated $380(Three hundred and eighty dollars per Week), which is essentially a “rental” payment for letting our Company use your car. We shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.

    You will receive an upfront/first week payment of $380(Three hundred and eighty dollars per Week)for accepting to carry this advert on your car.

    The following information below will be needed to process the amount of $380 since you will be paid via the company check.

    FULL NAME:
    MAILING ADDRESS (no P.O.Box please):
    CITY:
    STATE:
    ZIP CODE:
    CELL PHONE:
    HOME PHONE:
    BEST TIME TO CALL:
    EMAIL:
    MAKE OF CAR/YEAR:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information

    Note: It is Very Easy and Simple No Application fees required!!

    Please note that we usually installs a GPS tracking system on the vehicle so as to verify that the advertisement is reaching the desired audience but it is optional if you do not want it on your car.Car wraps won’t damage your car, it’s just like a giant layer of vinyl film! we are just covering a portion of your car. The wrap will be removed by our specialist after the advertisement period is over.

    Regards.

    ONLY THE NAME IS NOW "SAMUEL M SMITH"

  286. Joanna May says:

    I thought scammers would be after more personal info like social security numbers and bank acct numbers so when I saw an ad in our local paper offering $500/wk to have a vinyl car wrap, I was interested until I found out online that in fact was a scam. They sent me a check for $3850.00 and they wanted me to cash it, keep $500.00 for my first week and then send the rest to the vinyl company that would come and place it on my car. Thank You all so much for voicing these scams as I probably would have become a victim. I have the check and am not sure what to do with it now. Maybe the police department? Anyway I am going to send them a nasty text and tell them they should rot in hell for taking advantage of people like they are. Thanks again

  287. philippe ho says:

    the way i do: i just give them the info they need, making them believe i’m gullible and working along, they will send me the fake check via fedex express overnight (expensive service)i just discard the checks, if they follow up i will tell them something like this: "I want to wait at least 2 weeks for the check to clear then I will send the money to your guy. there are so many mother fuckers sons of bitches trying to scam people, specially on the net but of course you are not one of them…and if your name is samy gonzalez, my name is barack obama." and obviously i never heard from the guy again. if everybody does it my way, it will soon put them out of business.

  288. Elena says:

    I was told about this Johnnie Walker and suppose to be receiving the money soon lol just reading this I will cash the check 1st and money on hand the Guys is Patrick Benson just in case

  289. tyler says:

    Ricky Repollet is another new one out there from new york doing the monster car wrap scam. he is offering 300 a week for the wrap.

  290. leroy S. says:

    hello i just got scammed with the check, but i finally decided to look up the company and the website was junk. i will not put the check in.

  291. Aaron says:

    I have been speaking with one of these people who claim to be a Budweiser Hiring Manager through email. Damn it I gave him some personal info. Not checking acct, license number. But I did give Mane, address, and phone. Hopefully, this won’t bite me in the ass. Hopefully, I won’t have to change all my info. These things to sound to good to be true. But when you’re out of a job it makes you blind. So be fore-warned people, it’s all B.S.
    Any other advice would be helpful.

  292. Rochelle says:

    Yes hi I am wondering who can I contact that proceeding this investigation

  293. Robin says:

    I had been contacted by someone supposedly representing Lipton Teas (Unilever) and offering $300 per week to "wrap" my car in their advertisement. I have been corresponding w/this person for the past couple of days and the one thing that kept bothering me was the way in which the person worded their responses to me … they always seemed a little "off" (i.e., it certainly came across as perhaps being from someone in a foreign country who does not have a full command of the English language). I was going to send my final "confirmation" to them this morning when I decided to google them and see if anything came up as a scam and lo and behold, this article popped up. I guess the old saying is true … "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!" FYI … the person that contacted me is supposedly named Todd Washburn. I sent an email to Unilever this morning to see if this was a legitimate offer … can’t wait to see what they reply back with! SO happy I found this article!!!!!

  294. lalo says:

    I received this form them its this a scam??

    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 and phone number 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 will be receiving,the sum of $400 should
    be deducted which is for your one weeks upfront payment for working
    with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will
    be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle

    the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may
    arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your
    personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available
    to you.

    The specialist will come with a form for you to fill and sign.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the
    advert placement.

    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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly.

    We look forward to working with You Soon.

    Regards

    Alan David
    Auto Wrap Advertising
    Phone number 202 738 4160

  295. Cindy says:

    I received a check today and almost went and cashed it and thought I better make sure this is for real..almost to good to be true.RIGHT. so a SCAM for montser truck wrap..emailed the guy and said NO Thanks.

  296. Patric says:

    Hello,
    received the following e-mail today:

    Hello,

    Would you wrap your car, bus, truck, van or bicycle in an Ad and earn $300 Weekly at no cost by just going about your normal routine only with a small advert(LOGO) of Monster Energy Drink plastered on your vehicle without affecting the painting or the body? Reply if Interested to get more details about this promo.

    Best Regards,
    William Shapiro.
    Hiring Manager.
    Monster Energy Drink®
    323-647-3697

    Looks like scam to me! Answered a while ago and told them I would be interested.
    Keep you informed!

  297. Donna says:

    I got the same one today too Connie…….gonna wait and get the payment and then see what our local law enforcement or some such entity can do about this. Since they are sending these "payments" via USPS, isn’t that a federal offense???? Will definitely look into all the possibilities…….Glad I googled!!

  298. Slammin426 says:

    I was offered $400 per week and they keep saying the check is in the mail. This is the 3rd scam I have run across. I have received a check in the amount of fifteen hundred dollars as a shopper and then one for three thousand dollars. Both checks I tore up. Now this too is a scam. I have not received the check yet but when I do I’m taking it right to the police station. Thanks for posting this information, very helpful.

  299. Beatriz Prado says:

    How is it that this is a scam? I would not immediately wire transfer my own money. I was definitely waiting for the check to clear to complete transfer. Why is it that these people would go through the trouble of sending it FedEx? It seemed so legit. I was even sent tracking information. Does this have anything to do with Anthrax or anything of that nature. I have been reading different countries but mine was from a person from Iran. Should I be concerned? Will the FedEx tracking information like location sent from help any to contact police or should I just leave it alone and take it as another life experience and lesson learned?

  300. Slammin426 says:

    I was offered $400 per week and they keep saying the check is in the mail. This is the 3rd scam I have run across. I have received a check in the amount of fifteen hundred dollars as a shopper and then one for three thousand dollars. Both checks I tore up. Now this too is a scam. I have not received the check yet but when I do I’m taking it right to the police station. Thanks for posting this information, very helpful.

  301. Om Nitient says:

    Beatriz Prado: They send it FedEx to circumvent Mail Fraud charges. In addition to being charged with this SCAM they can be additionally charged by the US Postal Service.

  302. Kristi Aplegate says:

    I have just been sent an email fro Monster Energy Drink; wanting me to place whats called a car wrap advertising the energy drink.
    They are saying they will pay me 300.00 a week. They will send me a check and then I am to mail the rest to the advertiser who will wrap the car. This email looks so legit. I sent them some information on my car, they wanted to know the year and type of car I drive. I am starting to do some research, and now I am starting to think that this is definetly a scam.
    I am definetly going to tear up any check that comes my way…the more I research, the more I am starting to BE AWARE!!

  303. Devlin Richard says:

    I’ve received the same offer from Todd Washburn. Supposedly the check is on it’s way to me. I’m so glad that I found this information out beforehand. I just don’t understand why people are so nasty and heartless. They rope you in with the money and who couldn’t use a little extra money these days. I may take the advice of a previous comment and show the "check" to local authorities because they are using the USPS to conduct fraudulent business. I hope there aren’t too many people who have fallen for this. I was surely almost one!

  304. D R L says:

    Anybody get an email from Rick Repollet regarding car wraps?

  305. Steven says:

    Attn Steven :

    This is to inform you that adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped. Payment to cover the cost of wrap was sent to you and will deliver this morning via USPS Courier Service.Payment is in form of Certified check ($2,450)

    The Certified check should be taken to your bank for deposit. On depositing the check, Do scan or snap copy of the deposit slip issued to you at the bank via email, after you have deposited the check for record purposes. Funds would be available in a few hours after processing since it is a Certified check. You could check online with your bank to confirm availability of the funds.

    You are to deduct your 1 week compensation which is $300 for the service you are rendering (wrapping your car). Payment for subsequent weeks will be sent out and will deliver next week.

    The decal company is in Phoenix,Arizona and they have graphic artists nationwide who also have garages where the wrap can be done, but you can choose to have it done at your residence as it is not totally mandatory to take it to the garage within your proximity. A graphic artist will be assigned in your state to get the wrap done. Kindly purchase four moneypak cards worth $525 each at Walmart ,cvs pharmacy or Walgreen store which i will forward to the decal specialist who will handle the wrap .Do email the activation codes (Moneypak Card
    Numbers) on receiving it, decal company will send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the wrap done.

    On completion of the Moneypak card purchase, email the 14 digit activation codes (Moneypak Card Numbers),and state when it will be convenient for you to have the decal specialist come to your house to wrap the car. This should not take long, so you might choose to watch them do it. Note that the wrap will be done at your place.

    Many Thanks,
    Todd Washburn
    213-545-1746
    Hiring Manager,
    Lipton Teas®

    THEN I TOLD HIM THIS IS A SCAM AND HE SENT ME THIS LOL

    Attn Steven :

    If you are joking about the message you sent that our company is fraudulent, I will advise you stop it., The relevant authorities are aware of our AD programme, and they have been notify about your intention to defraud us.
    The sending email address has been tracked through your proxy server and we are currently carrying out an investigation and we will be working with your local Police Department who will be providing us with information on how we will proceed with placing charges against you that will subsequently result in your arrest.

    Awaiting your quick response .

    LOL

    IF ITS TOO GOOD TO GE TRUE, ITS NOT. PLEASE DONT CASH ANYTHING YOU GET FROM THESE GUYS. I ALSO CONTACTED PUBLIC RELATIONS AT LIPTON TEA (NOT LIPTON TEAS) LIKE HE SAYING AND LIPTON TEA SAYS THEY HAVE NO SUCH JOBS OUT THERE ON THE MARKET AT THIS TIME LOL

    IM SMARTER THEN THESE GUYS!!!!!!!!!

  306. Brenda says:

    I’ve been contacted to do a car wrap. They asked about my car and said I’d be paid $300 a week out of the check they sent & the rest goes to the graphic designer. How they did the payment was to ask me to get a money PAC from Walmart. All of a sudden it just seed suspicious. So I started investigating and now I’m sure it is. Iwas asked to get a money PAC from Walmart. What. Made me suspicious was wondering why I was responsible for paying the graphic artist. That made no sense to me. So I will be going to the bank today to alert them regarding this scam.

  307. cristina says:

    I received the check two days ago its a scam the check isn’t real either looks fake. I received it from Virginia from a Thomas sanders the check is from Virginia from a Rosa M and the email was from a james. Other weird thing I saw on the senders info it said medical productions not american ad agency. What should I do with check just rip it up and toss it?

  308. BIG SUCKER says:

    I am writing this from prison. Bank fraud is a serious crime and you will be the only one serving time for it because there is no such thing as an international police force to report these crimes to.

    Lucky for you that you were smart enough to be skeptical about the too good to be true job offer.

    I HAVE TO GO NOW, THEY ONLY LET ME USE COMPUTER FOR TWENTY MINUTES A WEEK.

    BIG SUCKER

  309. Karen says:

    I answered the same ad i was all for it up until i got the email saying they were going to send me a 2400.00 dollar check and i was to cash it and take my share and send the rests in a money gram from Walmart to the wrap tech then i would be contacted by him to set up a time for him to come put the wrap on my car NOT GONNA HAPPEN my friend i know this scam i have seen it on tv court shows how people get caught up in this scam why cant the just send me my 380.00 and send the rest to the wrap tech themselves because its a fake check once you cash it and the bank finds out its a fake check then you are on the hook to pay all that back i hope they catch the scum bags that are praying on people that are already down on there luck

  310. justin says:

    I was looking on craigslist for a job to get a little extra money and I came across one of the same advertisement wrap on your car. first they wanted me to text them info about my car then I get a message on my phone later to send the info of my car to an email address. shortly after I sent the information I received this email:

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: DITCH WITCH LTD. seeks people regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert for "DITCH WITCH." on your Rear Windshield the ads are typically Graphics, Auto Wrap

    1.It is Very Easy and Simple
    2.No Application Fees Required

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 3 month

    You will be compensated with a $350 ( Three Hundred And Fifty Dollars Per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space. We shall provide experts that would handle the advert placement on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $350 ( Three Hundred And Fifty Dollar) with 1 pack of Mobil engine oil for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly, Our experts will visit you for the installation once you receive the check

    Our financier would be needing the following Information below to make out the payment

    (I)Your Full Name On Payment:
    (2)Your Residence address where it will be delivered to(no P.O.Box please): .
    (3)City:
    (4)State:
    (5)Zip Code:
    (6)Your Age:
    (7)Your Gender:
    (8) Occupation :
    (9)Phone Number

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information

    Hiring Manager
    Mr Raphael Carlton

    I got fooled into thinking this was legit but after looking at everyones emails they received and noticed they are all basically the same I was like oh crap. I had just given them all the info they requested which wasn’t really anything personal but im still scared what they could do with it. after I sent them the info I received another email confirming what all was gonna take place.

    heres the second email:

    Hi Justin,

    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.

    Also reconfirm your full Name and address where your upfront payment should be mailed out to if payment will be done by bill payment.

    Terms and condition(s)

    Note: You will receive a bill payment which will cover all the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle.

    From the amount you will be receiving,the sum of $700 will be deducted which is your two weeks upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    So you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the advert placement.

    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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly. I’ll need you to confirm that your address and car details are correct below .
    A payment will be issued to you as soon as a transaction has been completed. Information about the payment and instructions will be sent to you later. Re-confirm to me your correct information . Check and respond to all e-mails. I await your reply.

    Regards,

    someone please tell me what I should do or if its too late, the checks suppose to be in the mail what should I do with and what should I say back to them

  311. John says:

    WOW!! I just saw this ad posted on CraigsList in Frederick Maryland. Damn… They almost got me too!

  312. someone who cares says:

    I just got this email:

    Hello,

    Would you wrap your car, bus, truck, van or bicycle in an Ad and earn $300 Weekly at no cost by just going about your normal routine only with a small advert(LOGO) of Monster Energy Drink plastered on your vehicle without affecting the painting or the body? Reply if Interested to get more details about this promo.

    Best Regards,
    William Shapiro.
    Hiring Manager.
    Monster Energy Drink®
    323-647-3697

    I did a quick WhoIs search on the domain of this sender’s email address (email address was from inquiry@carwrappromo.com so I looked up carwrappromo.com). This URL is hosted by VistaPrint. And carwrappromo.com goes directly to a parked vistaprint website. I contacted VistaPrint with all the details of this email and suggested they suspend this domain immediately and permenatly because of FRAUD.

  313. someone who cares says:

    Dear Valued Customer:
    Thanks for contacting Vistaprint regarding this situation.
    I appreciate your bringing this issue to our attention. I have forwarded it to the relevant department to have it resolved as soon as possible.
    I apologize for any inconvenience or concern caused.
    Best Regards,
    Tricia Customer Service Representative Original Message: Date Sent: 9/12/2013 13:45

    A ‘company’ using Vistaprint as a web site host, is sending out fraud emails. I received the following email:

    Hello,
    Would you wrap your car, bus, truck, van or bicycle in an Ad and earn $300 Weekly at no cost by just going about your normal routine only with a small advert(LOGO) of Monster Energy Drink plastered on your vehicle without affecting the painting or the body? Reply if Interested to get more details about this promo.
    Best Regards,
    William Shapiro.
    Hiring Manager.
    Monster Energy Drink®
    323-647-3697
    *************
    A WhoIs search revealed the domain of this email originated at vistaprint.com and definately not Monster Energy Drink.
    I would HIGHLY suggest you suspend the account of inquiry@carwrappromo.com immediately or people will fall scam to this person.
    Thank you.

  314. Tammy says:

    I got the check for this scam today. I was going to have my car wrapped and I expected a manual,a contract and rules and regulations. Instead, I opened the letter and it was a check. That was the red flag that sent me to verify the check at a bank. So, they listened to what I have to say and why I want them to look it over. After they told me that they felt it was a scam, and they’d have to put it on a 30 day hold until it cleared, if it didn’t they’d charge me for the overdraft and tag me as a person that excepts fraudulent checks. Well I wasn’t having any of that so I came home to investigate it further. I called the exact bank branch on the check and asked them to verify the check. They said that the account was compromised and the checks are fraudulent. Shawn Blance, blancsn1@gmail.com is the guy that almost got me on this scam. I found him on criaglist for eau claire wi

  315. Almost Scammed says:

    My husband and I both encountered this same Ditch Witch LTD car wrap scam we got the emails from the same Mr. Raphael Carlton and today the checks came in the mail I contacted the Actual Ditch Witch company and they informed me that this is indeed a scam. On top of that the checks we got in the mail came from a miss spelled bank the check had Burk & Herbert Bank & Trust when the real Bank is Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust the other give away on the check was the name of the company printed on the check was Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, INK … Um HELLO!!!!!! dumbass criminals everyone knows it is Inc. for incorporated not Ink. So long story short we are handing over the checks to the authorities for Check Fraud investigation. I hope they catch these guys and lock them away. And I hope that others will read these scam notices before they get scammed.

  316. Aprile says:

    I GOT AN EMAIL FROM A GENTLEMEN NAMED DAVID BERTH EMAIL ADDRESS MONSTEROUTDOORADVERT@OUTLOOK.COM

    Do you want your vehicle covered with a monster logo while you make 300 bucks weekly Get back if interested
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink

    I asked some questions and then he must have not liked one when I asked why am I going to go get paid more then $300 and then pay the graphic artist by westen union.. HE RESPONDS BACK IN CAPITAL LETTERS ARE YOU INTERESTED OR NOT Thanks_____________________________________

    I write back that for someone who is trying to hire me thats very unprofessional and i think i am entitled to ask some questions like why are you paying me more money and having me wire the graphic artist so if the check bounces I am libel.

    Just to let you know I have reported you to the FTC and the FBI and the local police department as this is fraudulent activity

  317. Paula Barnes says:

    I received this email recently and replied, come on who wouldn’t want to make $300.00 for just driving around.

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies with clients all over the world.We have a target to advertise so many products for a number of companies mostly in USA,as a whole and we also have representatives in this regions.

    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 and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of advertising with a captive audience,this means people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside.

    We work as an advertising agent and we will be doing the advert for the new company which will be producing biscuit which includes cookies, crackers, and cereals. The advert will be a small sticker which will be placed on your car and we need someone in your state who
    will be dedicated to doing this and be rest assured you will be paid promptly.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your car. You will receiving a weekly payment of $300 and this payment will be sent as an upfront payment to you for allowing us place the advert on your car.

    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.

    Now, I received a check in the mail for $2,949.99 with instructions to cash it and keep $300.00 for my first weeks pay and Western Union the rest back to Angela Smith in Washington DC. It is written on East West Bank in Los Angeles, CA. I researched the bank and found two branches in L.A, however not at the address that was on the check.
    These are just predators and I hope this will help any one out there that will keep the hard earned money you make in your own bank and pocket.
    Best regards
    Always sceptical

  318. paul says:

    These scammers have been pulling this stuff for five years. Is the Antone on earth who has the balls to figure out how to catch these crooks? I’d love to try or know how. And its bull shit if anyone thinks it can be done. Look at the light bulb call me if interested in researching ways to catching these petty thieves. Send me an email pauljahos@hot mail.com.

  319. BigE says:

    They are even advertising in local newspapers. My wife saw the ad in our local paper from White Bear Lake MN – it smelled scam to us. I did some research and confirmed it.
    How can anyone still not know about the scammers that send checks and ask you to send money back? They do it all the time if you are selling a car or many other things like jobs too good to be true (like car wraps).
    But I am all in favor of making these guys send the checks anyway – because it keeps them busy and costs them money to send them. Then just take the check to law enforcement so they are aware of the scams being done.

  320. Charles Gonzales says:

    I received an email also from David Christian for "Monster Energy Drink" giving me the sme $300 a week deal and received a $2350.00 check with the same set up of sending it to Ridge Spring, SC 29129,to "Margaret Scott". This "David" also text me with a Nevada number, and the check was mailed out of Indiana from a "Randall Wiese". When I questioned "David" he said the reason for so many states involved is because teh Headquarters for the Decal Installer is in SC and due to the Sponsors there are different offices in these states.

    I looked into the issuing cmpany "W New York". Come to find out this isn’t a company at all but a Hotel in Manhattan, the address listed was for a loft being sold by a big wig developer.

    I still went to the bank and asked them about the check and they told me they would have reservations about depositing it and how I cam to have it. i told tehm the story and they said it was up to me but had that look like please don’t deposit it. I decided to contact "David" again and ask a few more questions.

    When I text "David" and said the bank had reservations about depositing the check and now I was suspicious, he never responded. I still havent received a request for the check to be returned. I have kept all emails and the additional email address he provided for contact as wellas text messages and the check. I just now need to figure who i should contact to report this "David Christian" "Randall Wiese" and "Margaret Scott" to and forward all the correspondence as well as the check to. The email addresses "David" used were dave_christian7@hotmail.com and jeansaudi@msn.com with a Twitter Account under the name Jean Washington

  321. Angie says:

    I got a similar offer of 400 per week from a michael.powell40@aol.com and michaelpowell38@aol.com. For a Pepsi wrap. When I asked too many questions he didn’t Answer. But he has some if my information. I will file a complaint with the better business bureau. They do take advantage of people in need. Hope they get caught and charged

  322. Eddym says:

    LET’S SCAM THE SCAMMERS! I have decided to get even with the scammers. Every time I get an email offering to car wrap my car, I answer YES and make them send me the FAKE check via UPS. Once I get the check, I tell them it has been deposited and give them a FAKE Western Union Money Transfer Number. When they reply that the number in no good, I tell them they have been scammed. I have filed all kinds of complaints and have talked to my local FBI and Police offices, but there is nothing they can do. At least, I am getting even by wasting their time and money by having to send their check via UPS. So far I got 5 suckers to send me their FAKE checks. Have some fun!

  323. John Doe says:

    Look out for an email from this guy.

    Kind Regards
    Steve Harrison
    Hiring Manager
    Autowrap Inc USA

  324. NOTGETTINGDUPED says:

    keep an eye out for a Debbi Piper will text you from 201-987-5770, A Tina Heppler and the name of the car wrap person they give you is Manuel Garcia 6911 Interbay Blvd Apt 20 Tampa Fl 33616-Blue Ocean Wrapping Company. They say they are from Johnnie Walker. I knew it was a scam and told her not to send the check. she sent the check. It looks very real. I may take it to the bank to verify and let them handle it from there. Be Aware!!!! This Debbi person was such a moron she texted me at 3am in the morning…#1…real companies don’t text. #2 No employer unless you are on call, sends you a message at 3am. UGH. IDIOTS

  325. kim kolt says:

    Found this type of scam on Craigslist, just the other day.So not knowing it was a scam, $500 a week sounded great so my wife applied and we just received e-mail saying YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED OK so that sound weird.
    The e-mail said just send confirmation back by e-mail
    and they will send a check for $2900 keep $500 for first week then wire the difference to third party,
    that’s where they lost us. Sure some out of state company is going to send us $3000 and have us to cash it and send it to installers.Not my spider senses went off and well sad, really.

  326. Jalom says:

    Beware of a scammer claiming to be a certain Patrick Ellis from Cintron Energy Drinks. This is what he sent:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $600 Weekly? If you have got a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap doesn’t damage paint. Reply if interested.

    Patrick Ellis
    Promotion Officer

  327. Msansbury says:

    I was sent this scam:
    You will be compensated with $400 (Four hundered dollars per week),which is
    essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space and we
    shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.

    Interested person should please feel Free to fill out the information below and
    send it back to us today and we will get back to you with details.

    Full Names:
    Address Line 1:
    Address Line 2:
    City:
    State:
    Zip Code :
    Age:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell / Mobile Phone Number

    Best Regards,
    Paul Lipman
    Hiring Manager,
    Budweiser Select® Beer
    Replay to: lipmanrecruit1@yahoo.com

  328. al says:

    I told them to send a cashiers check or money order. that i really needed the money! I gave them a lot of bogus info…we’ll see!

  329. Cindy says:

    Mine was also a check for $400 a week from Link Art the 1st week of September, 2013 and sent a phony cashier check for $3,550 from Regions Bank in ID and GA. Thank God my bank new it was a fraud like these nasty people doing it to good people like us.
    Shame on them. His name was David Belushi and the ad and emails looked so real–what a scam.

  330. John Gleitman says:

    I just got a check but did not open he envelope. Should I contact the FBI. I am not stupid, just wanted to see how far they would go. Who should I contact about this fraud if not the FBI??

  331. Ron Mandeville says:

    I just received this text from " Jill Bartolin,Texaco Oil "

    Ronald,This is to inform you that adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped and payment is set to deliver via UPS Courier service this Morning.Do check your email and get back to me ASAP.Jill Bartolin,Texaco Oil¿

    This was my reply.

    Do u have contact information for the person wrapping my vehicle so arrangements to meet can be made. Thanks

  332. Charlene says:

    I also received an email. Mine was from Monster Energy Drink when I asked who will cover the cost to removal the decal from the car they stopped sending emails.

  333. Concerned says:

    I asked for more information and here is the scammers response: ——– Original Message ——–

    Subject: RE: Painting Car 400/Week?
    From: Nathan Woodgate
    Date: Fri, October 04, 2013 4:47 pm

    Thanks for your response.

    You and your car have been chosen for the advert placement, it is very easy and simple, no application fees required. This is how it works; the basic premise of the "paid to drive concept "ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK" is to seek people regular citizens and professional drivers and all car owners, to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK" 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 which will cover any portion of your car’s exterior surface.

    What does the company gain from this type of ad strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it is a form of advertising with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can not take their eyes off the ad car to get their attention busy instead of looking at the red light. This program will last for three(3) months and the minimum period you can participate is one(1) month. You will be compensated with four hundred dollars per Week ($400/week), which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use your car. ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK shall provide experts that will handle the advert placing on your car, these experts have been tested and confirmed perfect for the job in order not to leave any damage on your car after three(3) months.

    You will receive an upfront payment in form of certified check for accepting to carry this advert on your car and you will be the one paying the expert to build up a mutual relationship between both of you, as he will be coming to you for placing of the ad on your car after we have agreed with all terms and conditions. He will also be the one to remove the ad after 3 months when the advert is over. so the payment you will be sending to him will cover placing and removing of the ad on your car. Other weekly payments will also come in the form of certified checks and will be delivered at your address provided weekly . There will be no fee for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart from your daily routine. The following information will be needed from you;

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Address:(NOT PO Box)
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Do you have a driver’s license?
    Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information,
    ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK looks forward to working with you.

    Nathan Woodgate
    Hiring Manager

  334. larry says:

    Why not go to check cashing place.not the bank

  335. Halina says:

    I recently received a fake check from some car wrap scam artists- and then I took pictures of the check and have it posted here:
    http://www.ivetriedthat.com/2013/10/05/ive-tried-that-readers-what-should-i-do-about-this-car-wrap-advertising-scam/

    The scammers were calling me for several days to make sure I had deposited my "check." Ha! There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

  336. Rawman says:

    This all seemed good until they say they will pay me upfront for my services and to pay a third party to wrap. Why don’t they just pay the third party?

    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 and phone number 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 will be receiving,the sum of $400 should
    be deducted which is for your one weeks upfront payment for working
    with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will
    be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle

    the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may
    arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your
    personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available
    to you.

    The specialist will come with a form for you to fill and sign.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the
    advert placement.

    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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly.

    We look forward to working with You Soon.

    Regards

    Alan David
    Auto Wrap Advertising
    Phone number 202 738 4160

  337. Joe says:

    I got one from a guy named Greg Petterson offering the same thing,wrap your car with vegas drink logo and get $300.00 a week.min 4 week contract up to 12 week.im glad i do my homework and sometimes i can tell right from begining so i don’t even open just delete.remember,always do your homework.have a great day.

  338. Nic says:

    This is what I received:

    Hello ,

    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 we can think of a reality. We are currently seeking to employ individuals worldwide, to help make our products known worldwide by simply branding your car with a Monster ad. It sure sounds cool driving your car with the Monster Energy Drink® ad and make money out of it for doing this.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine and work as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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.

    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 an initial 3 months and the minimum you can participate is 1 month.

    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, Monster Energy Drinks shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. Adequate arrangements will be made as regards payment prior to making the ad visible on your car.

    It is very easy and simple with no application fees required ,we look forward to reading from you soon. If the terms of the above works with you, do provide the information below:

    Name :
    Full Street Address
    APT #
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:
    Email Address:
    Age:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information and it is imperative that you check your emails frequently for regular updates and necessary information as this is the frequent mode of communication we use.

    Many Thanks,
    Fidencio Saucedo.
    Monster Energy Drink®
    © 2013 Microsoft Terms PrivacyDevelopersEnglish (United States)

    Attn Nicole:

    Thank you for your prompt response and your willingness to work with us, to this effect you are advised to check your email frequently to get updates as to know when payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist’s address. Below are instructions which need to be adhered to:

    Payment will be mailed to you. This will include the cost of service you are rendering and the remainder will cover the cost of the decal wrapping on your car. The remainder of the money would be transferred to the graphic artist who will be wrapping the decal on your car.

    The remainder of the money will be transferred to the graphic artist at any transfer location within your proximity. Details of the graphic artist will be sent to you in a subsequent email. After the ad runs on your car for a month, you have the option to extend displaying the ad on your car for another two weeks. This is not mandatory, but optional, so if you choose not to want the decal on your car anymore, we will arrange for it to be removed and you will not be responsible for paying for its removal, as we will be covering the cost of that.

    In addition to the a fore mentioned, there will be no sort of damage done to your car after the decal has been removed. These people are professionals and do know how to go about it neatly and leaving no dent on your car. Your car will be just as it were before the wrap.

    Also, we need you to provide some basic information about your car:

    A. Type of Car and Color :

    B. Model/Year :

    C. Present Condition and the Mileage:

    If the terms of this job are okay with you, do acknowledge this email, so we may proceed with the necessary arrangements. Thank you for your time.

    I…………………………………………………………………………..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content therein.

    All other necessary information/details will be sent upon receipt of your reply.

    Many Thanks,
    Fidencio Saucedo.
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink®

  339. Susan Fields says:

    I received the car wrapping scam from George Hubert, george.hubert1@aol.com, and
    George Hubert 909-353-1929, autowrap.expert00@live.com The check was send via FedEX (from a person in New Mexico who’s FedEX account was stolen.) for $2435.00 with the same request to cash check and transfer funds via money gram to a Florence Belcher 5514 Lawrence Ave. Panama City, FL 32404 (address none existent,empty lot, or storage facility just one of several)These scammers are so stupid, didn’t they ever hear of GOOGLE.
    Check was from International Society For Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 505 Lawrence Square Blvd. South, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 and the PNC Bank 2431 Main Street, Lawrenceville NJ08648 Of course I called the company and bank and advised them of the scam.

  340. Nick says:

    I received a fake check from pacific property services LLC out of coral springs Florida keep 500 give 1700 to man who comes to house to wrap car.

  341. Shaheed says:

    Now the scam comes as a text message too!!! I got a sms in my cell phone from this number 702 728 4449 saying this…

    " Earn $400 per week by carrying an Advertisement on your car for Rockstar Energy Drink. Email at
    adinquiry090@blumail.org. For more details Email only .Regards."

    Hahahahah..I hope he has an unlimited text plan otherwise he has to pay his "HARD EARNED" 20 cents for each message.

  342. Laura says:

    Here are instructions I received for a Johnnie Walker ‘paid to drive’ scam:

    Hello Laura,

    We are pleased to inform you that you met our laid out plans for this advertisement your information has been

    received,below is a question you need to answer before we can proceed.

    How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car:

    -1 month
    -2 months
    -3 months

    To receive your upfront payment of $200 all you need to do is to register your current bank checkingaccount with a service known as CHASE BANK QUICK PAY online for FREE.With Chase Bank all that is needed to make a payment to your account is your EMAIL ADDRESS registered with Chase Bank Quick pay thereby keeping your
    personal bank details safe and secure.To enroll now please follow the link below.

    https://chaseonline.chase.com/Public/Enroll/Chasenet/PersonalInfo.aspx

    Once you register Chase Bank will send what is known as trial deposits to your account to verify and
    confirm enrolled,this takes about 2-3 business days once verified you are ready to receive payment.However if
    you are already a Chase Bank account holder you can simply activate quick pay immediately to receive your
    upfront payment.I will send you more information once you have registered with Chase Bank Quick Pay.

    https://www.chase.com/online/services/quickpay.htm

    Regards,

    Dennis McNeal–Agent 2839
    Hiring consultant
    Alpha advertising Agency

  343. TANIYA says:

    IS there anyway to get help because Im just finding this out and I deposited the check last week it was 1,500 and I SPEANT 200.

  344. Michelle says:

    i got one from a guy names "Joseph Ponzo" through email, and he found me through Monster.com:

    Hello,

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car advertising for Hennessy, JOHNNIE WALKER, Pepsi, Coke, Apple Product.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive"

    Concept: AUTO WRAP seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert for "AUTO WRAP" plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals,
    also known as "AUTO WRAP s" that’s 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 WRAP s 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 1 month.

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is essentially a "Rental" payment for the use of space. No fee is required from you, "AUTO WRAP" shall provide experts that would handle the Advert placing on your Car.

    After the duration of your services 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.

    You will receive an up front payment of $400 inform of check via courier services for accepting to carry this advert on your car. It is very easy and simple, No application fees required, Contact the E-mail along with the information’s as requested, if you
    are interested in this offer.

    Kindly fill this information’s below-

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:Jean Marie Butler
    Age:657
    Occupation:Casher
    Make of car/ year:1999
    Exterior Color of Car: Gray
    Address:109 E.Pearl st
    city:Greenville
    State:Mi
    Zip code:48838
    Home Phone Number:616 754 0223
    Cell Phone Number:616 890 6500
    Email Address:jeanie-daycare@att.net

    Please respond only if interested.

    -Joseph Ponzo Agent No: 7151.

    You will be contacted as soon as this information’s is received.

    Kind Regards,
    Joseph Ponzo
    Hiring Consultant
    Autowrap Inc USA

  345. mz cuevas says:

    i was also sent a check for the amount of $1,960 i recieved a text from this person who said to just cash it..it was gonna go thru in the bank is this true?

  346. Roy Savage says:

    I just received one from Fred Aiman to wrap my truck for Johnny Walker carbonated beverage. I looked it up and could find nothing on the product. I’m going to give this information to Law Enforcement and see if we can stop some of these mother fuckers

  347. Jessica says:

    I have received the same sort of email.. Mine was from a Ted Hudson from JOHNNIE WALKER… He asked for the same info address and car make and model.. Then he said i would get a check for $2,700 keep the $400 for my first weeks pay then send the rest Western Union to pay the man to wrap my car… Obviously a scam right there…

  348. Jacqueline hicks says:

    I received an email from auto wrap same as others his name us mark cleaves i went as far as my name , address type if car and how old i am i sent this info, what do i do i then emailed back they wanted where i bank but did not give that info

  349. Marlin David Schuck says:

    I almost fell for this scam myself recently.
    Same crap. Cash the check, take your cut, and send the rest to some ladies home. the name on the check was
    a fake, like a small strip-store type joint. And the
    receiver’s address was a woman’s house in Wallington, New Jersey. The E-Mail address was from a dude named
    Ronald Stacey

  350. Sonny Gadway says:

    LOL, I just got my check for $ 1980.59 to have my car wrapped in Bud Select.. $ 400 for my first week, $ 50 for gas to drive around with, and the rest for the guy thats supposed to do the wrap. The thing is all I gave them is a P.O. Box and no phone number. Wunder how the guy is supposed to find me ? The check has a Chicago based firm on it as the writer, return address on the envelope is from Columbia Mo., and the stamp was canceled in Austin, Tx. If nothing else, I got them for the postage LOL.

  351. Christie says:

    I received a similar email, stating that they will send me a check and I keep $400 and they send me to a national auto detailer to put the wrap on my car and
    I am to give the balance of the check less my fee to the detailer when they put the wrap on. not to wire or mail the balance, it is for Rockstar energy drinks. Is this a scam?

  352. kat says:

    * this is from recent email to oldest one*

    The website is still under construction

    On 27-10-2013, kathya s wrote:

    Hi, I’ve looked up DDICLAND INC online. However cannot find it.
    I do not provide my information online. Due to many scams.
    Is there an office where I can meet with one of your agents?
    Best Regards,
    Kat

    ——————————————————————————–
    Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:13:46 +0000
    From: brianmason@ddicland.com
    To: the_1_trunk@hotmail.com
    Subject: THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN CAR ADVERTISEMENT

    Hello

    Thanks for your response to my car advert posting on kijiji.ca

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies
    with clients allover the world. We have a target to advertise so many
    products for a number of companies mostly in USA and Canada,as a whole
    and we also have representatives in these regions.

    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 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 and
    eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of
    advertising with a captive audience,this means people who are stuck in
    traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside.This program will
    last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.
    You will be compensated with a sum of $400 which is essentially
    essentially a "rental" weekly payment for letting our company use the space.
    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your
    car. You will receive an upfront payment of $400 ( four hundred
    dollars USD) for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other
    weekly payments.

    Send the required below Information:
    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Physical Address:
    city:
    Province
    Postal Code:
    Mobile Number :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.

    We look forward to working with you soonest.

    Regards,
    BRIAN
    Car Advertisement
    DDICLAND INC

  353. David says:

    Thanx for the advice

  354. Daniel says:

    What if I have deposited the check and spent some of the money. What should I do please help!

  355. Maggie says:

    I got one from David Hudson,whom is worth the company Bud Light,however, he’s the CEO. Same deal asked for same info and saidcheck would come visa fedex then to send to lady in Rhode Island but she actually exists…. I think I’m going to trust my instincts and you guys on this. I wish we could catch them tho that blows.

  356. CHI BOO says:

    I JUST RECIEVED AN EMAIL FOR ROCKSTAR ENERY DRINK AND THEY WANT ME TO HAND THE MONEY TO THE DETAILER AFTER I CASH IT. DO YOU THINK IT IS A SCAM…LOL I WOULDNT CASH THE CHECK AT MY BANK, ILL GO TO A LIQUOR STORE OR SOMEWHERE ELSE, WALMART OR SOMETHING, AND IF IT DOESNT WORK THEN SO BE IT….

  357. kirk penland says:

    I was just scammed by a guy named scott a. farlow, in la.california phone# 213-545-1746, email address; . some one needs to take these people to a lake with lead freaking boots!!!!!!!!!!!

  358. teresa says:

    Thanks for the heads up

  359. lynnetta says:

    THEY ARE NOW OFFERING TO SCAM THROUGH CHASE
    We are pleased to inform you that you met our requirements and your information has been received.

    To receive your upfront payment of $200 all you need to do is to register your current bank checking
    account with a service known as CHASE BANK QUICK PAY online for FREE.With Chase Bank all that is needed to
    make a payment to your account is your EMAIL ADDRESS registered with Chase Bank Quick pay thereby keeping your
    personal bank details safe and secure.To enroll now please follow the link below.

    https://chaseonline.chase.com/Public/Enroll/Chasenet/PersonalInfo.aspx

    Immediately you register,Chase Bank will send what is known as trial deposits to your account to verification.
    this takes about 2-3 business days,once verified you are ready to receive payment.However if you are already
    a Chase Bank account holder you can simply activate quick pay immediately to receive your upfront payment.
    I will send you more information once you have registered with Chase Bank Quick Pay.

    https://www.chase.com/online/services/quickpay.htm

    Once payment has been confirmed credited to your account usually between $1,000 to $2,000 for the whole process,you will take your upfront payment of $200 and send the balance to our zonal coordinator Jerisha Adams via Western Union Or Money gram.Transfer charges by Money gram or Western Union is deducted from the balance and not from your $200.Jerisha would be the one assigning a specialist to decorate your car and immediately the money has been received,the specialist closest to your location will call to make an appointment with you on when to come and fix the Job (i.e wrapping of your car).

    Regards,

    Dennis McNeal.

  360. mylee says:

    CALUMALEXANDER00@GMAIL.COM scam. the guy emails and says they will send check to me one week after. but there’s no website and the company advertising I’ve never heard of before. offered to pay $300/week. asked for address to mail check, asked my profession….full name, real email address cause was using the craigslist anonymous address etc. i emailed back that i would need some sort of proof that it was a legitimate business before i would give them any of my personal information with no response.

  361. Sandy Lee says:

    are all car wraps jobs scams?

  362. kayla says:

    I received an email from nos energy drink to wrap my truck for 300 weekly for 12 weeks . Its name was Jarrod I can’t remember the last name .

  363. Scott Mummert says:

    Add this one: Angela deleon who is a Marketing Manager,
    MILLER BREWING COMPANY®
    Oh, and if you don’t have a car, you can use a bike!

  364. kirk says:

    Hello everyone, I have been scammed by a person named scott.a farlow at recruit@texaco-us.com, phone# (213)-545-1746 for $2,450. they threatened to have the authority’s get me,haaaaaa. I have turned them over to the FBI/INTERNATIONAL/BBB. I hope they get nailed for their actions and are put away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  365. ronald says:

    I got one from Dennis mcneal and he is with Johnnie walker.I am to get a thousand bucks wired to my bank account thru quickpay. He said it will be there in a couple of days. I gave him.my bank account information and now I find out it is a scam. How do I her out of this. Ronald.

  366. Jessica says:

    i was scammed by a guy names Anthony he was from monster he said he would pay me $300 a week to do it, i went as far as receiving the check then i knew it was fake, i brought it to the bank to confirm that IT WAS FAKE AND IT WAS. I FEEL STUPID.

  367. raymond alvarez says:

    i received an e-mail. monster energy wrap outlook.com hiring manger anthony guerrero. sent me a check for amount of $ 2,960, and 89 cents , wants me to wire money to decal; agency in georgia to mr michael smith, $1300 from money gram than $ 1000 from western union, does this sound like scam, cause i already wired $ 1000 from western union but mopney gram told me it sounds like a scam. cause he provided no phone number for mr, smith in georgia.

  368. Marcia says:

    My son too received an email from a jlaxley@gmx.com regarding wrapping his car with a Budweiser car wrap. They mailed him a cashiers check in the amount of $2000 and told him to keep $300 and mail the remaining balance to the "wrapping company". I told him it was a scam and to get the cashier check back from his bank. How sorry for people to try to rip off innocent people like this!!!

  369. Sean B says:

    This is what I received today…

    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 individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®
    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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 carrying banners.
    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.
    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. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of 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 these 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,
    Brian Fitgerald
    Hiring Manager,
    Monster Energy Drink

  370. Jasmine says:

    Here’s one I just got via gmail: H I – Pay is 400WEEKLY BY (SIMPLY DRIVING YOUR CAR)
    Wrap- James Rep samillinkin@aol.com via vh43.hosterby.com

    Nov 8 (9 days ago)

    to me
    Good Day,
    –P O L A N D S P R I N G W A T E R S E E K S PEOPLE – regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as
    they usually do, only with a big advert for "Poland Spring Water" 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 little portion of your car’s exterior surface.
    What we get from this type of ad strategy?

    You will be compensated with four hundred USD per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from you. Poland Spring Water shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment inform of cashiers check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address, This Check will be in the amount of your upfront payment and the Graphic Artist Payment to put and remove the Adverts on your car as the program last

    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 a month.

    Application: Information bellow Required

    F u l l N a m e-
    F u l l A d d r e s s (include APT if any) –
    C i t y-
    S t a t e-
    Z i p C o d e-
    H o m e P h o n e-
    C e l l P h o n e (Important) –
    A g e-
    O c c u p a t i o n-

    No Application Fee is Required

    We’ll like to have some Information about your car. Type of Car and Color, Model/Year ,Present Condition and the Mileage:

    A payment will be sent to you in form of check. once you receive the Payment, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct Four hundred dollars as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.You will then make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest Money Gram outlet in your area,

    Acknowledge this message with requested information above so we can process payment that would be sent to you. Your car and payment would be sent out Immediately we read back from you

    Regards
    X-MsgID: logged527dbcc1b1438
    X-Generating-Domain: roeby .*So People BE AWARE THIS IS ALSO A SCAM…****

  371. Rick Green says:

    Watch out for this ad. Claims its for AdSmart Outdoor Advertising Inc. but its a data entry job that pays $22.00 an hour.. Pays you only western union or money gram. When you research the above company name you get a car wrap company but these guys I was dealing with sold computer parts. I went throught the entire interview process and after about 2 hours said I had the job. But when I asked What their company address was and some other information here below was their reply.

    williamlopez144: i think you dont need this job cos you question alot while am telling you all you need to know so good luck in your search .

    Really I asked to many questions? So sucks to be me? What a scam. Be careful they do a good job at trying to suck you in.

    Thanks

  372. Jessica says:

    Anthony Guerrero is one from monster energy. Same kind of thing, 300 a week. Im glad ichecked into it first.

  373. Travis p says:

    I just received two checks each one is for $855.00
    From a person claiming he’s with kaboom energy drink
    I received these checks threw ups and was going to cash
    Them untill I looked into it further guys name
    Is Michael stunner out of Texas nice try there
    Fella

  374. theresa says:

    this was the e-mail i got after answering an ad on craigslist before going through with the deal i decided to research and came across this site be warned it believe it to be the scam everyone is discussing after additional correspondence i was told i would get money sent to me and to deposit and go to money gram and pay the rest to the installer minus my 400 first week pay and 50 travel expense the odd thing is as u see they never tell me the company name and the email is from an elizabeth fischer but the address reflects a person named arlenewhouse and through google mail it is registered to a john smith jr.

    Elizabeth Fisher

    5:15 PM (19 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Our company is one of the most innovative Advertising agencies with clients allover the world. We have a target to advertise so many products for a number of companies mostly in USA, as a whole and we also have representatives in this regions.

    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 car’s exterior surface.

    What does the company get out of this type of advert strategy?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colorful and eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it’s a form of advertising with a captive audience, this means people who are stuck in traffic can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with a sum of $400 ( four hundred dollars per Week), which is essentially essentially a "rental" payment for letting
    our company use the space.
    We shall provide experts that will handle the advert placement on your car. You will receive an upfront payment of $300 ( Three hundred dollars) for accepting to carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments.

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of Car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Mobile Number :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information.

    We look forward to working with you soonest.

  375. Stephi says:

    rolandtv73@gmail.com
    To Me
    Today at 8:40 AM
    Our Company is asking all car owners with driver’s license , who are above 20 years of age to advertise with there car for JOHNNIE WALKER .You will be receiving $500 weekly as the payment for allowing JOHNNIE wrap your car, if interested email back asap.

  376. Stephi says:

    Scammer Warning
    clarin2zqk@gmail.com
    To Me
    Today at 11:47 AM
    Earn $400 weekly by driving your vehicle to your routes. Johnnie Walker company is offering a 3 months advertising program for decal (Auto Wrap) You must have a car or any moving around vehicle…If interested contact John on johnterry704@gmail.com

  377. Phantastic Phil says:

    I received the message below from Paul Thacker. When I called the number listed below, a man answered and asked me to reply to the email about the job and he would be in contact with me to give me more info. Sounded like he was in a room full of people and I could hardly hear him. Also sounded like he had an Asian or Philippino accent. So I looked up Paul Thacker and he’s one of Monster’s sponsored athletes who appears to be a different kind of Asian, Caucasian and he performs tricks on snowmobiles. I’m still waiting to hear back from the "Sweat Shop" Paul Thacker about this promo:

    Hello,

    Would you wrap your car, bus, truck, van or bike in an Ad and earn $300 Weekly at no cost by just going about your normal routine only with a small advert(LOGO) of Monster Energy Drink plastered on your vehicle without affecting the painting or the body? Kindly reply via email if you are interested to get more details about this promo.

    Best Regards,
    Paul Thacker.
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink
    323-647-3697

  378. Darrell says:

    I got one of these as well.

    When I asked about which company it was they never responded.

    Good thing I researched the info.

  379. Dar says:

    On Lakeland Florida Craigslist:
    Auto wrap needed asap (lakeland,Fl)
    Our Company is asking all car owners with driver’s license , who are above (23-60) years of age to advertise with there car for JOHNNIE WALKER .You will be receiving $500 weekly as the payment for allowing JOHNNIE wrap your car, SEND A MESSAGE AND PHONE NUMBER with your interest to Ron on ( ronmiller308 @ gmail . com ) for more details if interested

    Location: lakeland,Fl
    Compensation: $500weekly
    This is a contract job.

  380. Jon says:

    These ads are appearing in the Classified Ads section of local newspapers also. The Sunday Patriot News from Harrisburg Pennsylvania had one on 11-24-13.

  381. Rev. RMS says:

    Last week got one from "Eric Damerville" using monsterwrap3@outlook.com and a few others variations – Same scam. Offered $300 a week for the wrap initially, then in follow-up offered the checks, and the whole ‘we send you big check, you take $300 and Western Union" the rest to the graphic artist (details to be provided)…
    BS detector was already going off since I
    1.) Don’t drink Monster Energy Drinks
    2.) Am not looking for work
    3.) Never share this email.

  382. Tyeasha says:

    I got this same Texaco message today, Did you find out anything?

  383. neminem says:

    Yep, I just got one of these, supposedly from Johnnie Walker. It was pretty obvious it was a scam of some kind, I just couldn’t tell what. That makes a great deal of sense – just a clever disguising of the usual wire transfer scam. Nice going.

  384. Evan says:

    Just got an email about Budweiser Select , The person had a really funny name which usually throws a red flag. did the research, came across this, and thank you!

  385. jamie says:

    does any one know a samuel m smith….. i am so all about this but then after reading these blogs im a little unsure now. i havnt been told what ill be advertising yet but i did get an e-mail saying ill get a little over 2,000 and keep the 410 and send the rest via money order to the vinel person. does any one know if this is real or a fake. if mr sameual m. smith is real id love to get some info by any one…. id hate to be one of those people.

  386. Robert says:

    I just received an email from them and I figured that it was a scam. I’m very grateful for the many reviews.

  387. Christine Schraufnagel says:

    This is what I received today. So how would you go about reporting a scam like this? Can these people be caught?
    Hello,

    We are pleased to inform you that the first payment has been sent to you via our courier service here is the tracking number from USPS 9405501699320012914824 below is the payment details :

    Check sent : $2850

    your weekly payment : $400

    $2450 will be sent to the Auto Wrap contractors and they will paste the advert on your car once they received the payment.

    The $2450 can be sent through money gram or western union.

    Use this info below:

    NAME : Peter Dvornek
    ADDRESS 2705 Flagler Ave
    Key West, FL, 33040

    Thanks for your trust and loyalty.

  388. Brandi Halcrow says:

    Received an email from a David Christiansen who wrote almost an identical email to the one posted above for RockStar 300 a week refused to give an address so i looked into it nice try…..

  389. kevin says:

    I got this same email this week..im taking the package to the fbi unopened and hopefully they can trace it to the sender. stupid Nigerians…

  390. John Burkhead says:

    look out for Kronik Energy Drink car wrapping scam…………

  391. George Lupex T/a Doors by George... says:

    Hello my name is George from Louisville k. y. I have a ad on craigslist for my company some one emailed me on 12/04/2013 Francis Potts francismaspotts94@gmail Auto Wrap Advertising ,Phone 347-708-6564… no one adwers the line. wanted my name address city state zip cell# my age occupation make year of car. color..e mail address.I send that to her . she returned with on12-7-2013 saying that the payment you need for the advertisement to be pasted on my car will be mailed out to my address today an I will receive a check of ($ 2949.82) via USPS Post office between tomorrow an Friday morning ,kindly check your email every day for updates . terms and condition(S). 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 warp on your vehicle.. However,from the amount you will be receiving , the sum of &300 should be deducted which is for your one week upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent to the specialist/expert,who shall be coming over to handle the placement on your car. Please let me know I can trust you,so that I can move forward from here.Also we not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all funds is made available to you …after the duration of your service and you want discontinue the expert shall come again and remove the advert from your car with no traces of ever placing a vinyl decals on your vehicle.. for further infro , you can get back to Us swiftly. hope this helps someone.. still waiting for that check;; the big one good luck

  392. Tracy says:

    I just received an email..and then I call them, I cannot get a call to go through, and then I receive an email back that says, "consultants are currently busy, I will have someone call you back on xxx-xxx-xxxx"…..okay, yes, they tracked my phone number by me calling to do research b/c I did not speak with anyone but they knew my number….don’t be fooled they are good. Then I get the call this morning and the guy talks with a heavy accent and name I could not spell, so I ask him to spell his name b/c I wanted to hang up and call him back….well he didn’t understand what, "spell your name" meant —- definitely a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  393. Larry says:

    I just got this yesterday. I put the check in my bank account. But I knew after i received a email telling me to send western union. that th echeck was no good.

    Kronik Energy drink?

    Actions

    Harry Petterson (dcspatterson@hotmail.com)
    Add to contacts
    12/12/13
    [Keep this message at the top of your inbox]
    To: larry clark
    Picture of Harry Petterson
    Larry Clark,

    Report has it that the check payment of $2330.00 for the decal wrapping of your vehicle will be delivered to your address via USPS today. Kindly confirm and track via usps.com with the tracking number 9470101699320005118129

    kindly proceed to deposit the check into your bank account as soon as you receive it today and funds will be available for withdrawal 24hrs after the check has been deposited.

    I will be waiting for a confirmation message immediately the check is deposited.

    As soon as the cash is cleared you are to deduct $300.00 which is accrued to you and forward the balance to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via WESTERN UNION transfer. The same graphic artist will also be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed.

    Below is the name of the receiver. Kindly get back to me with the transfer information (MTCN Number and the exact amount sent) and deduct the transfer charges from the ($2030.00) balance you have with you.
    Below is the Graphic Artist WESTERN UNION Transfer Details to send the funds to:

    Receiver’s Information:

    NAME: David Martins
    CITY: Pawtucket
    STATE: RI
    ZIPCODE: 02860

    Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

    MTCN #:
    Total Amount Sent:

    ALL TRANSFER CHARGES SHOULD BE DEDUCTED FROM THE $2030.00 and also ENSURE YOU USE THE MONEY IN MINUTES SERVICE.

    FAQ: Why am I sending money to PAWTUCKET? The head office of the graphic artist is in RHODE ISLAND.
    As soon as payment is acknowledged by the head office, 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 ASAP.

    Best Regards,
    Harry Petterson
    Kronik Energy Drink®
    Ph:+1 702-605-3372
    Fax: +1 702-537-5695

  394. Dave T says:

    This type scam cost me $2000 dollars a couple years ago where the scammers used cashiers checks from local banks that were mailed to me from New York to do some secret shopping I was to use the money to check out a money gram facility. Of course the check which takes a minimum of 20 days to fully clear the bank was no good and it cost me the $2000 seed money and now the personal information is out to other scammers and I’m getting calls and emails daily. If it is too good to be true it normally isn’t , just don’t do it unless you hold their check in the bank until it is fully cleared and the bank is standing behind it.

  395. Dave Todeschini says:

    A Nigerian Scammer TRIED this "get paid for ads on your car" crap with me – AND FAILED
    There are LEGITIMATE COMPANIES and THEY will NEVER send you a check and ask that you send a portion of it to "contractors" by Moneygram, Western Union, or Green-dot.
    see: http://www.AssholesAmongUs.com/scams/adsonyourcar.htm

    PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION ON THE ABOVE PAGE TO FORCE LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT INVESTIGATING AND PROSECUTING THESE CRIMES.

  396. Tom Long says:

    A craigslist company has nearly begged me to let them wrap my suv and I declined after found out it was for Johnny Walker Liquor $300 immediately and $300 weekly. I guess from reading this that it is indeed a scam. So glad that I listened to my inner voice saying "too good to be true"! So sad these people prey on those of us truly trying to gain part time employment.

  397. Ryan Zuccarell says:

    IF YOU GET A CHECK FROM INDUSTRIAL GAS TECHNOLOGY PLS CALL 2707830538 or 18003371582 This is a dead account the check is from and you can discard it.

    Thank you,
    Ryan Zuccarell
    Industrial Gas Technology

  398. Tarvis Seward says:

    Hello Tarvis,

    This is to inform you that adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped. Payment($2440.00) to cover the cost of wrap was sent to you and will deliver today via UPS courier.

    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. Send me a scan or snap copy of the deposit slip issued to you at the bank via email, after you have deposited the check for record purposes. You are too black out your account number on the deposit slip before it’s sent over to us. Payment for subsequent weeks will be sent out and will deliver next week.

    The decal company have graphic artists nationwide who also have garages where the wrap can be done but you can choose to have it done at your residence as it is not totally mandatory to take it to the garage within your proximity.. A graphic artist will be assigned in your State to get the wrap done. The remaining funds should be transferred to the decal company, so on receiving it, they send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the wrap done.

    As soon as the cash is out you are to deduct $400.00 which is your upfront payment and forward the balance ($2,040.00) to the graphic artist head office that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Money Gram Transfer and they will be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. Please visit http://www.moneygram.com to check agent location close to you and make transfer through them. Transfer charges/cost about $155.00 will be deducted from $2,040.00 after you must have taken your $400.00 weekly.

    Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram Transfer Details to send the Money to:

    Graphic Artist Head Office Rep. Receiver’s Information:
    Name: Jones Kittrell
    City: Mobile
    State: AL
    Zip Code: 36690

    Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

    Ref Number & Total Amount Sent

    FAQ:
    -Why am I sending money to Alabama?

    The head office of the graphic artist is Alabama. In addition, the decal wraps are produced and manufactured in Alabama. As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local person (graphic artist) in your zip code will come to your house and install the decal wrap on your car. He will come along with the contract and all other document including preview pictures on how your vehicle will look when installed.

    -How do I receive subsequent payment?
    Payments will be mailed to you address weekly once the wrap is installed on your vehicle.

    Let me know as soon as the check is deposited today.

    If you require additional information, do not hesitate to email or call me. A simple response to my e-mail is greatly appreciated so that I’ll know it was received and to confirm you understand all instructions.

    Best regards,
    Arnold Yu
    Hiring Manager.
    850-610-1982

    UPS Next Day AIR, I called the bank and they told me that I was a fraud. I also called the company name on the check and they never heard of the person.

  399. Thomas Gibbs says:

    Please everyone…..What do I do!!!!???? I have already given this Richard Rutherford my information and this "check" will be delivered tomorrow. What should I do now that my info is out there???? Somebody please give me any helpful info so I can overcome this scam and not be in trouble with the law. I’m starting to freak out, any help would be greatly appreciated. Luckily, I don’t have a bank accoun to deposit this check, so jokes on this guy I guess.

  400. Sorin says:

    Thomas, how much info did you send them?

  401. Sorin says:

    Some guy claiming to be a Peter Thompson from Monster is an other one of these scammers.

  402. dominique86 says:

    I got got lol I did not receive a check though I had monies deposited to my account like a dummy I gave all my info then when I was unable to send money I got yelled at lol o yea and all our correspond n was via text

  403. John says:

    Got scammed by someone named Paul Thacker @ monsterautowrappromo for $1880.00. I’ve been unemployed since March 2012 and have been searching for employment via various search engines.

  404. Dawn says:

    I got a similar offer from Jacob Mitch for PowerAde ion 4 wrap. I will be shredding the cashiers check.

  405. Mike says:

    Paul just sent me an email if anyone wants his newest number and email!

  406. jacob brinkley says:

    I got an offer from dave stanfield for rockstar energy drink

  407. Pamela says:

    ANYONE TRIED WRAPMATCH?

  408. Angie says:

    This what i got.
    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 ($2130.00) to the graphic artist that will be wrapping the decal on your vehicle via Money Gram Transfer and they will be responsible for removing the decal when the program is completed. You can locate a Money Gram Transfer Agent at any Wal-Mart close to you.

    Below is the name of the receiver. You are to get back to me with the transfer information ( Reference number and the exact amount sent). You are to deduct the transfer charges from the $2130.00 you have with you.

    Below is the Graphic Artist Money Gram Transfer Details to send the Money to

    Receiver’s Information:
    Name: Johnnie M Richardson
    City: Orlando
    State: FL
    Zip code: 32807

    Kindly get back with the information below once the transfer has been completed.

    PLEASE REPLY CONFIRMING YOU RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE.

    FAQ: Why am I sending money to FL. The head office the graphic artist is FL. As soon as payment is acknowledged by them, a local person 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 or call me. Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately and looking forward to your mail with further updates.

    Best regards,

  409. Barbara Perez says:

    Thomas Gibbs – please take the check and the envelope directly to your postal office – this is postal FRAUD. YOU will not be in any trouble unless you attempt to cash the check.
    If you for some reason gave them your banking information – have your account number changed immediately and explain to the bank the circumstance so that no funds can be drawn or wired from your account. Best of luck.

  410. robert says:

    *Please let them send check it cost them money just don’t cash it

  411. Dwayne says:

    I was just contacted by a Richard Rutherford from RockStar Energy Drinks for the auto wrap thing. He said I was to get a check between 24-48hrs. Anyone heard of this?

  412. TJ Kennedy says:

    I was emailed this scam from NOS Energy Drink,.just recieved the check and was off to the bank til I read the message above. Word for word… dam these people!!!

  413. Anarchy wolf says:

    Yeah, guys not gonna lie I’m a retard and I fell for this. I lost 2,700 dollars. Learn from my mistakes, just call the police when you receive the check.

  414. Brenda says:

    I got the email and was waiting for a check. Glad I googled it and now I know to either send the check back or call the police. Either way, I’m glad I researched before going to the bank

  415. Dwayne says:

    what actually happens if you cash the check? Or can you even do it? I just received my check for $2,450 from Silicon Valley bank. Originally from Richard Rutherford, but comes from Joe Rutherford of Joes Plastics. Of course they said to deposit it in my account and wait till it clears then send MoneyGram to Cheryl Bartlett 100 Lincoln St. Statesboro, GA 30461. Also gave me a phone number (347)-915-3096. But that’s a Brooklyn, NY number. What shall I do, and how do "I" get in trouble if I cash it?

  416. donna drapeau says:

    This is the newest email out there…Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: POWERADE ENERGY DRINK(K) seeks people — regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Powerade 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.

  417. Shywan says:

    There is also someone name John Phillips from sk energy that is running this kind of scam. Don’t fall for it I almost did until I decided to do a little digging online on how they can do this and there it was the scams on not just this company but a long list of others. Good luck everyone. S.T.

  418. Jaso says:

    At dwyane… Where did u see the rockstar ad? u can deposit at your bank,,,it will clear but after u transfer the money it will bounce and and you will minus what ever the amount of the check plus what ever your fees are at you’re bank.

  419. teri yount says:

    im about ready to do this car wrap with some one claiming to be with budweiser . how do i find out if this is a scam

  420. Don Parnall says:

    I got emails from recruit@texaco-oil-us.com I figured it might be a scam, I’ve not heard anything back from them yet, no check , nothing. If i had received a check i thought I’d make sure it was good before doing anything …just in case, so my gut feeling was correct.

  421. Butter Roll says:

    WOW!!!! I AM EMAILING A JOHN PHILLIPS RIGHT NOW CLAIMING TO PROMOTE THIS FOR SK ENERGY SHOTS. THE SAME INFORMATION ABOVE IS WHAT HE IS GIVING. I AM GOING TO WAIT ON THE CHECK AND THEN CALL THE POLICE!! PLEASE BE CAREFUL YOU GUYS.

  422. ROBERT YOUNG says:

    I JUST RECEIVED ONE TODAY FROM ROBERT MILLER FROM MONSTER ENERGY DRINK

  423. Steve says:

    Victoria Cook, also a scam. Cites Johny Walker as the sponsor

  424. Lindsey says:

    NEW ONE!

    FROST-BULL ENERGY DRINK(R) CAR WRAPS!

    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $320.50 Weekly? If you have a car, truck or a bike you are qualified. The wrap

    doesn’t damage paint. Reply with the information below if your interested.

    Full Name : Lindsey Hagen
    Full Street Address (not PO BOX) : 6105 Rockhill Rd.
    APT #:
    City,State,Zip Code: Kansas City, MO 64110
    Cell Phone Number: 316-253-1613
    Home Phone Number: same
    Age: 32
    Email Address: lindsey@genesishealthclubs.com
    NB: For more information, please contact: (energydrink-us.frostbull@hotmail.com)
    They shall be contacting you as soon as they receive this information.

    Best Regards,
    Phillip Petrov
    Hiring Manager
    FROST-BULL Energy Drink®

    I had never heard of this so checked it out. Only info they asked for was info they could have gotten by looking me up in the white pages except my phone (gave em business number). Got canned emails back that looked a lot like these. Glad I googled the subject before I did anything more! I ended up emailing him back and said "nevermind, this is obviously a scam" and put the url of this page in the email too!

  425. shewanda williams says:

    thank you for this help robert miller emailed me

  426. picklepussy says:

    You can’t call the police. They don’t have the time or money to investigate.

    I was communicating with someone about this. I did not tell him the length of time I wanted it for and he sent me a check anyway. I never said I would go along with it.

    So I looked at it and found out he wanted the money from Moneygram….Western Union…

    Got one of those before and my bank wouldn’t let me cash it.

    So I just emailed the person, told them I have the check and would either destroy it or turn it over to my bank. I actually have a name on the of the person on the check and the name of the person in an email who is the installer to send the money too.

    Should I just rip the stupid thing up or take it to the bank and see if they want to go after the crooks!

  427. j. Rivera says:

    i received one from texaco oil advised would make 400 weekly sent i was intrested and received another email asking for info on my address and name number , is this a scam or ligit company??

  428. David says:

    Can anyone think of a way to scam the scammers? Wouldn’t that be fun?

  429. Debbie says:

    Look out for Brian Fitzgerald saying he’s from Monster Energy Drink. I had a feeling his email was bs so I researched and copy and pasted a news article about the scam and emailed to him. Hope he enjoyed it!

  430. Sylvia Dahl says:

    They tried to scam me too with this email recruit@texacooil-us.com and this time they send a check for 2,450 and I have to send 4 gift cards of 500 us in order to have my car wrap.
    Be aware because they sound professions but they are not the are Scammers this is hrs name the used
    Victor Ferrari
    Hiring Manager,
    Texaco Oil®
    Even the name is so fake

  431. Trygve says:

    I just received a check in the mail via ups . I knew it was a scam . The guy told me he was from the Johnnie walker drinks admin department. the check was for 1500.00 i was to keep 400.00 for my self and wire the money to sammy garcia intexas he did not give ity name or anything . The mans name is Steve Walberg that ive been texting. So be careful people

  432. lucia says:

    Thanks god i found this page and read all of your comments. I received an e-mail from grant cox supposed to be budweiser’s manager asking TO SET UP AN ACCOUNT ON A BANK TO get paid weekly.

  433. Celeste says:

    I’m going to send him an email back and be like thanks for the 2000 bucks, but I’m keeping the whole thing… I’m not dumb enough to cash it, but it would be so damn funny!

  434. jerry keyes says:

    sure there is a way to scam the scammers. just go along with them as long as you can. It will waste their time and high hopes in thinking they have a fool to scam.

  435. Jahaira says:

    On Jan 25, 2014, at 3:38 PM, "Ryan Simmons" wrote:

    Hello George,

    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds 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 funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or money gram 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,
    Ryan Simmons
    NOS Energy Drink®

    Subject: Re: Auto Wrap
    From: yayazutra@hotmail.com
    Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:02:42 -0500
    To: cypress104@hotmail.com

  436. Charlotte says:

    This is what I received today from ‘Lipton Tea’:

    This is to inform you that adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped. Payment to cover the cost of wrap was sent to you and will deliver this morning via UPS Courier Service. Payment is in form of Certified check ($2,450)

    The Certified check should be taken to your bank for deposit. On depositing the check, do scan and email the deposit receipt given to you at your bank. Funds would be available in a few hours after processing since it is a Certified check. You could check online with your bank to confirm availability of the funds.
    You are to deduct your 1 week compensation which is $300 for the service you are rendering (wrapping your car). Payment for subsequent weeks will be sent out and will deliver next week.

    The Decal Company is in Phoenix, Arizona and they have graphic artists nationwide who also have garages where the wrap can be done, but you can choose to have it done at your residence as it is not totally mandatory to take it to the garage within your proximity. A graphic artist will be assigned in your state to get the wrap done. Kindly purchase four Moneypak cards worth $525 each at Wal-Mart, CVS pharmacy or Walgreen stores which will be forwarded to the decal specialist who will handle the wrap. Do send the activation codes (Moneypak Card Numbers) on receiving it via e-mail, Decal Company will send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the wrap done.
    On completion of the Moneypak card purchase, email the 14 digit activation codes (Moneypak Card Numbers), and state when it will be convenient for you to have the decal specialist come to your house to wrap the car. This should not take long, so you might choose to watch them do it.

    Note that the wrap will be done at your place if you choose.

    Many Thanks,
    Mark Holmes
    Hiring Manager,
    Lipton Teas®

  437. Jennifer Slocum says:

    I received a text from Donna Ramos saying for Budweiser im glad i went to the website they gave me and it didn’t look right so i did further research.

  438. CYNDI PROCELL says:

    I RECEIVED ONE TODAY FROM A KEITH HARRIS AND DID MY RESEARCH I THINK THESE PEOPLE NEED TO BE PROSECUTED TOT HE FULLEST EXTENT…ITS A SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN WHEN PEOPLE INSTEAD OF LOOKING FOR JOBS THEMSELVES..SPEND SO MUCH ENERGY IN TRYING TO SCAM PEOPLE…WOW JUST WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!

    CYNDI PROCELL

  439. Monica says:

    Monster Energy Drink scam went as far as to send me a certified envelope with a $3,000.00 check. This is TOTALLY bogus because they want your deposit ticket, which shows MY ACCOUNT number. Anyone getting this email from "Dennis Brad @ Monster Energy Drink" should delete it.

  440. Shannon Gresham says:

    I recently received one of these emails for Monster energy drink from a Don Neumann listed as the hiring manager. The first email said if I was interested in making $300.00 a week for advertising on my car to reply yes. Not thinking about it I replied yes and got the second email telling me about the check that would be given to me via courier and that there was no fee to me and the decal placement would be arranged. There was no information on the company that would be putting on the decal only info on the decal and that there would be no fee to me but no information on the amount of the advancement of the check. But did state that the service ran for 3 months at $300.00 a week and I needed to commit to at least one month. Not thinking about it I was getting ready to give my information and I started thinking you know this looks legit and is written professionally but one thing that caught my attention was there was no location listed for this hiring manager and there was no phone number of any sort listed so therefor if I had questions who would I contact or was there a way for me to contact anyone so I did a search on the name Don Neumann and one of the very first things that came back was the scam of these companies doing this including Budweiser, coca cola etc. In further reading I read about the check being fake and you incurring lots of bank charges for this check since you would be responsible for the bounced check and the amount of the check which could be anywhere from $2500.00-$3000.00 not and that’s just the amount of the check not the money the bank would charge you. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I did try the survey thing that is advertised as being legit after the article and that is a complete waste of time. The amount you get for the surveys ranges from $0.50 to $5.00 and you have to incur a certain amount before they will actually pay you for them so in order to really make any money you have to take quite a few surveys and if I remember correctly there were lots of "offers" you needed to participate in as well. If you believe it is worth your time and is legit as they say you could certainly try that but be prepared for hundreds of emails to sort through and lots of time on the computer. Please if anyone had a good story out of the survey thing let me know. I have nothing good to say about it but it was or appeared to be very legit. Just extremely time consuming and no real money to be made.

  441. Cheryl says:

    Received from Auto Wrap Advert:
    The payment for your Auto Wrap Advert Job will be delivered today, via USPS courier service. The Check (Amount= -$2480.) you received a combination of 1 week Up front Payment of $400 including other Payment such as -Materials-(Vinyl Decal),Transportation/Flight and workmanship Fee for the Specialist that will be wrapping your car.

    This is done because the specialist is always on the field carrying out His assignment (Wrapping Car) in different locations, in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    Note: The specialist will proceed to acquire the materials and stickers needed for your car wrap before coming down to your location as soon as He receives the funds. (The specialist should be at your location within 24-48 hours after He had received the funds)

    We are already behind schedule on the Decal, deposit the Check at your Bank/ATM and deduct your 1 Week Upfront Payment of $400, you will send the balance to Gloria Jackson. He will assign a Specialist to decorate your car, you will be sending the balance via "Western Union" Transfer service and charges for the transfer should be deducted from the balance which you will be sending and not paying it from your pocket.

    Estimate

    Total Amount To Be Received: $1990
    First Week Payment: $400
    Money Gram Transfer Charges: Less than $150
    Total Amount to be transferred to the specialist after transfer charges: $1440

    Do your math before proceeding to Western Union.

    Immediately the money has been received, the Specialist will contact you and make an appointment with you (-what day and time-) to come down to your location to paste the wrap (i.e. wrapping of your car). Only the doors would be covered.

    Send funds to be available immediately;

    Send Money In Minutes to the Specialist details

    Name: Gloria Jackson
    Address: 1945 Bower Hill Road
    City: Atlanta
    State: GA

    E-MAIL: airbag989@yahoo.com

    Kindly forward the below info’s to me and the specialist via email once you’re done with Money Gram transfer.

    SENDER’S NAME:
    SENDER’S ADDRESS:
    10 DIGIT MTCN:
    AMOUNT SENT AFTER CHARGES:

    N:B Check for a Close "Western Union" Location I need you to acknowledge this mail as soon as you receive it.
    Kind Regards, Payment Notification (proceed Immediately)

    Patrick.

  442. David Chavez says:

    I received the same offer from Avery Madison, claiming to be from Budweiser. She wanted me to wire the money via Western Union or MoneyGram to a Melchy Noel. The Address was 101 East Tyler Street in Lauderdalehill,FL, which doesn’t exist. Of course I never deposited the check, but I told them that I did, and that my credit union put a 10 day hold on it, but that I could borrow money from my boss and send them a money order instead. I asked if they could confirm the address, and they insisted that the address was correct. I kept getting daily emails urging me to have my boss write the money order in my name and then wire them the money. I played along with them for about a week. Told them that the money order was already mailed. They urged me to give them a tracking number. Finally, when I was done playing along, I sent them an email with an attachment for the USPS tracking number. Only that the attachment was actually a picture of Johnny Cash flipping the middle finger. LOL. But seriously these types of frauds can be reported to IC3. They investigate internet crime. Does anyone know if Western Union or MoneyGram requires an ID from the person trying to collect money? I’m just wondering if the names of the persons that they ask us to send the money to are real. Be careful out there.

  443. Devin says:

    What happens if i.just. keep the check they mail?

  444. DrEz9979 says:

    Grant Cox from 3,000 miles away in Budweiser HQ USA blah blah blah – western union blah blah.

    LEARN ENGLISH PROPERLY BEFORE NEXT ATTEMPT GRANT!

  445. Nikki says:

    I texted the number given on the Craigslist Ad. I received information promptly. As soon as I asked to paid by pay pal instead of a check and send me a pic of what the finished decal product would look like because of all the scams out here….BOOM no more texting!!! Scam the Scammer!

  446. LoriA says:

    Always always always ask for the name of the bank the check will be cut from. If they will not provide you with that information for you to call then you know it is a scam

  447. Ray says:

    A new phone number they are using is 510 371 4307. I thought it was real until I did some researching on Google.

  448. Lena Holdiman says:

    I just got one from an H.I.Witter@comcast.net (first sign that it was fake)

    And it said "Paid to Drive with Car Wrap Advertisements

    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for 350 dollars Weekly. Reply if interested.

    Best Regards,
    Hiring Manager,
    AdSmart Outdoor Advertising Inc."

    The fact that they signed it "hiring manager" instead of an actual name….another sign.
    My husband almost got taken by one of these before….he even got as far as receiving the check. But since I have worked for a bank for 6+ years, there were immediate red flags when he said that he had to use some of the money to pay the people to put the stickers on. The company would just pay them directly – not you. Remember, if its too good to be true…..odds are in todays world it is. question everything.

  449. lb says:

    Follow the instructions!!!

    Thanks so much for your e-mail and update..We like to bring to your
    notice our representative we mail out payment to you
    and I have been informed that Payment has been sent to you via UPS

    Tracking: 9470101699320006281594 (USPS)

    You are to take the check to your Bank to have it cashed,if for some
    reason you aren’t able to get instant cash value for it from your
    bank,have it deposited for 24hours till tomorrow/next business day
    when cash would be readily available
    Once the payment clear into your account, deduct $400 as your First
    pay earlier agreed and send the balance via Western Union Money
    Transfer to our specialist/ expert carrying the advert on your car
    below.

    Receivers Name: Cheryl Law
    City : Vernon,
    States : Connecticut
    Upon completion of payment, you are to email us the Information of
    payment, such as, Sender’s Name (Which is your Name), Sender’s Address
    (Your Address), Exact Amount sent after the charges and the (10) Ten digit
    Western Union Money Transfer control Number (MTCN) which they will issue
    to you upon completion of payment.

    We need the above information for the transactions.
    NOTE: All charges during cashing, sending of payments and transaction
    should be deducted from the balance after you have gotten your $400 from
    the total fund and not deducted from your pay so your pay is fixed on the
    amount cashed per transaction.
    You are requested to kindly reply to this email as soon as you receive it.
    KINDLY MAKE SURE YOU EMAIL ME BACK AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THIS EMAIL SO
    that I will KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND ALL PERFECTLY.

  450. K Thibpdeaux says:

    I almost fell for the car wrap scam. After doing a little research from sites like yours, I was saved!
    thank you very much. I hope others are also helped. Because I drive a car thats very popular for wraps, I thought Scion referred them to me.
    thanks again for saving me money I can’t afford to lose and some heartache.

  451. yvonne sanchez says:

    I responded to ad saying …they would compensate me with $460 week for advertising a banner on my vehicle fir the NEW IPHONE 6 !!
    I sent them my name & address & within a couple of days they mailed a check for $2,240 to cover for 2 months of advertising BUT HERES THE CATCH …THEY WANT ME TO MAIL BACK LIKE $580 to pay the banner company.

    I was suspicious so I called FROST BANK , THATS THE BANK WHERE THEY SENT CHECK FROM SAN ANTONIO TX . The bank told me over the phone the funds werent available!’ So I knew it was scsm ! I then reported all the information I had and they said they were already aware of this issue but would still make a report.

    I havent responded to company nor cashed their check but they are very upset I dont respond to them nor send them back money. I keep recieving threats that they are going to report me to FBI ECT.

  452. Battlespeed says:

    Latest one from 5-Hour Energy. Looks like they’ve had to raise the promise to $500/week, too. If you just wait, you should be able to make $thousands/week. Who knows – maybe $millions!

  453. kevin says:

    i have a check on the way and will call bank to and can u go to the law and get them caught thanks for all ur help

  454. landa says:

    I just came across one from a Donald Wyatt at email hire3@mobile1-oil.com. He sent me the check and I went to SunTrust since that is who the check was made out from and they kept the check and informed me that it was a fraudulent check. I replied to him to let him know that the bank kept it and he is mad. Told me that I will be paying him back the money because he is suing me and reporting me to the IRS. I let him know that SunTrust and the IRS will be contacting him soon anyway.

  455. Jack Ryan says:

    My brother was dumb enough to fall for this scam. Everybody should know that money is not free… He was arrested yesterday and is facing a felony fraud charge for cashing the check sent to him.

  456. sherrie says:

    Has anyone been sent travelers checks. Or heard from co. Autowrap.inc. frank gary.

  457. Elisa says:

    Yep, same thing here, I have one for "budweiser"

    Got the check yesterday and they have been texting us regarding the process. Thank you all for this information to avoid this stupid scam. Oh, by the way, the grammar in the email was pretty bad so that is a red flag as well.

    I wish there was a way to get these guys caught…

  458. Enrique corredor says:

    I did receive an e mail from james burton offering 400 dollars a week for car wraping.he send me a check#3877.00dollars.i went to chase were the fucking cashier told me that the check was good an enough funds in the account.but she did not cash the check because I was not a customer and the amount was to big.i did ask her what was the lymit,she said thas confidential and hand me a chase card with some phone numbers

  459. perry says:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Perry Chillus
    To: mzjojo79
    Sent: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 2:07 pm
    Subject: Fwd: Apply Now. I Phone Company Corrently Hiring Workers

    —–Original Message—–
    From: Mike Williams
    Sent: Sun, Feb 16, 2014 11:2

  460. anonymous says:

    got scamed today by this guy on craigslist

    4807129526 phone # to this guys scam

    this is the guys email larry@hire1201getpaidtodrive.net

    yet his names jeffery

    and his scam

    Hello,

    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 cashier check which will cover your 1 week upfront payment including the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle.

    However, from the amount you will be receiving, the sum of $400 should be deducted which is for your one week upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and the remaining balance will be sent to the specialist/expert, who shall be coming over to handle the advert placement on your car.

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the advert placement.

    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.

    For further information, you can get back to Us swiftly.

    Acknowledgment of this email is important !

  461. Lenore says:

    Beware…and be AWARE..I received many emails from a ryan.simmons11@outlook.com regarding a job alert NOS car wraps..thanks to this article I did not send any information to them, despite how tempting they made the offer. It is a shame today that we have to be so careful when we’re just trying to make a couple of extra dollars legitimately…Something needs to be done about the emails being sent to people that actually need the money and unfortunately don’t do the research. Please check with the BBB before you give anyone your personal information.

  462. Debby says:

    Roadsection@hotmail.com offered the same job on craigslist. Cant remember whether for Maryland or Delaware.

    Do any of these people ever actually get caught?

  463. Greg says:

    I almost feel bad because believe it or not, I scammed the scammer. In a similar type of fraudulent check scam of a person that wanted to buy a car from me. I ended up $9000.00 to the good.

  464. Cin says:

    Looks like the newest one is from SK Energy Drinks. From a Glen Hovey. glenhovey2@msn.com. That’s a sign right there. I’m waiting for my check in the mail…guess I wont be cashing it. lol

  465. zachary says:

    What do you do if you have check where can I report it?

  466. Ynot says:

    yes recieved this very call from 323-647-3697
    supposedly from Paul Thacker at Monster
    Sent check, it was on closed acct
    Beware and do your homework before accepting or sending money anywhere
    Lesson learned

  467. Arevalo says:

    today I got a text with that similar offer; it offer $300 weekly, I am skeptic of just about everything and with reason. Today we see more and more of these scams.. do your research before providing your information. just think, what if the people involve were just looking for more info to maybe attack your car, house, family, wallet, who knows…

  468. melissa says:

    i believe this is a scam also from anthony.malone1@aol.com
    (LISTED BELOW IS THE EMAIL I RECIEVED:

    Hello,

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s world wide.
    How would you like to make money by simply driving your car
    advertising for Hennessy, JOHNNIE WALKER, Pepsi, Coke, Apple
    Product.

    How it works

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive"

    Concept: AUTO WRAP seeks people — regular citizens,
    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as
    they usually do, only with an advert for "AUTO WRAP"
    plastered on your car. The ads are typically vinyl decals,
    also known as "AUTO WRAP s" that’s 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 WRAP s 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 1 month.

    You will be compensated with $400 per week which is
    essentially a "Rental" payment for the use of space. No fee
    is required from you, "AUTO WRAP" shall provide experts that
    would handle the Advert placing on your Car.

    After the duration of your services 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.

    You will receive an up front payment of $400 inform of check
    via courier services for accepting to carry this advert on
    your car. It is very easy and simple, No application fees
    required, Contact the E-mail along with the information’s as
    requested, if you
    are interested in this offer.

    Kindly fill this information’s below-

    Send the required below Information:

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Exterior Color of Car:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Email Address:

    Please respond only if interested.

    -Agent No: 0015.

    You will be contacted as soon as this information’s is
    received.

    Kind Regards,
    Anthony Malone
    Hiring consultant
    Design&Branding Agency

  469. wendy palmer says:

    * I received a check today what should I do with it. .

  470. Drag Racer Charlie says:

    My wife got a similar e mail just seconds ago and I had remembered seeing this scam alert on a favotite web site forum we hang out in for racers. So I pulled this up and read it to her.
    I wish there was some way of getting these guys behind bars but like most of the well designed scams its always to little to late.
    I know the Government has people who can track and catch the Sons a beeotches before they fleece anyone else out of their hard earned money.

  471. david says:

    BAR IRN BRU DRINKS on craigslist is doing the same thing I cashed it haven’t sent the money yet but cahsed the check to pay bills and I got a call from my bank and said it was fraud. If anyone can please call me and help guide me on what to do please. 3175603999 I am a father and a husband all in the last year and I am young and scared.

  472. Alfred vanhooserr says:

    I received a offer from auto wrap.waiting for fedex to bring check.im going to return the check.and report this to proper authorities.

  473. Rafael says:

    If someone ever tells you to deposit a check for whatever reason and instructs you to send it to

    Taichi Kondo
    3278 little meadow san jose ca 95129

    DONT BELIEVE IT!! if you get the check mailed to you DONT DEPOSIT IT!

    this person scammed me of $2800 and now i have to pay that back to the bank!

    DONT TRUST THESE SCUM BAGS

  474. Don says:

    i found an ad like this on craigslist.com and i just got a check for advertising for power horse energy drink with texts and emails from them pushing me to cash the check and wire the money to the detailer. after talking to the cops about it i shredded the check and told them that i wasnt doing it. i was worried about it before the check came in. when the check did come in it was mailed from utah, the check is from texas and the detailer is supposed to come to maine to install the wrap from north carolina. and the number that i have been exchanging texts from is a california number.

    DONT DO IT!!!!!

  475. kristina says:

    I have received an email from nos energy
    Drinks ro wrap my car for $300 a week. Thank
    God i decided to do the research! Thanks for
    the heads up!

  476. Jason H says:

    I just got the same thing from a Michael Green w/ Budweiser Beer. As always I’m glad I did my research.

  477. RiverRat says:

    Here is one for you, came from the following email.
    To: jwsnv@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: Wrap Your Car for $300 in an AD?
    Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 06:46:06 -0500

    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transfer to the Graphic artist that will

    wrap the decal on your car and the necessary document will be brought to you which you will sign and keep a copy for reference purposes

    2) We’ll like you to confirm Information about your car 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,

    Brian Fitzgerald

    Hiring Manager,

    NOS Energy Drink®

  478. Dave says:

    We got one from SK Energy Drink, Glen Hovey claiming to be SK Energy Recruiter, and the email address he used was for a Diana Patterson dcspatterson@hotmail.com. Same story, we will send you $300 plus the cost to wrap and unwrap your car…sign the agreement and we will send you further instructions. Definitely sounded too good to be true!!! Don’t do it!!!

  479. Dan O says:

    I almost went through with it! Almost went to the bank with a check for $1990.22 from a Hernan A. Dicupe 6720 60th. St. Ridgewood, NY. Just to many things at the last minute that didnt seem right. Its bullshit that hard working people or people that are in need of money are being screwed over by assholes. Oh well. Dont do it! They said they were from Budwieser which happens to be my favorite beer. Pretty disappointed.

  480. Anonymous says:

    It IS a scam, I started an investigation, the check they sent was counterfeit. I have reported it to Ameritrade and I even went as far as doing my own investigation since I work in the Computer Field and handed over all the information. DO NOT DO THIS. Thanks!

  481. Patricia says:

    I answered an ad on craigslist last week and here are the instructions from the scammer Alan Welsh with his email address
    Alan Welsh
    awelsh53@outlook.com
    3:54 PM (1 hour ago)

    to me
    Hello ,
    Your interest in advertising for our company is highly appreciated as we have a target to advertise so many products for a number of companies.

    The information provided about your car make and exterior color gives us insight of the type, color and kind of car advertisement sticker that will be placed on your car.

    An upfront payment of $250 will be mailed to you with the materials needed for the advertisement to be pasted on your car any moment from now, so kindly check your email everyday for updates. You are to inform us by email as soon as you have the materials delivered so that the expert that will place the ad sticker on your car can be well informed.

    We also believe your full Name and address where your upfront payment mailed out to is very correct as given to us.

    TERMS AND CONDITION(S)

    Note: You will receive a payment which will cover your one week upfront payment including the expenses of the specialist/ expert in fixing the decal advert wrap on your vehicle.

    However,from the amount you will be receiving,the sum of $250 should be deducted which is for your one week upfront payment for working with us carrying the advert on your car and you will have to sent the remaining balance to the specialist/expert, who shall be coming over to handle the advert placement on your car via western union or money-gram .

    This is done in order to avoid delay or any inconvenience that may arise from your part. Also we do not want you to involve any of your personal funds in this program that is why all fund is made available to you.

    Moreover, you do not need to drive to Specialist/experts handling the advert placement.

    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.

    You are to SIGN-IN with an e-mail every morning to re-assure me of your cooperation. Meaning you are required to send an email everyday to assure us you are still in for the job, this should be done every morning.

    We look forward to working with you Soon.

    Regards,
    Alan.

    Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:25:44 -0700
    Subject: Re: Get Paid For Driving Your Own Car

  482. rosemary says:

    I just fell for this scam didn’t even think twice about it being fraudulent I took the check to the bank today what should I do

  483. Joy says:

    I felt like this was a SCAM but I decided to play along with them to see how far they will go. Now they are talking money and details.

    I just got this email today and 2 attachments for a MoneyPak Card and something called a Vanilla Reload Card.

    I decided to GOOGLE and see what I could find and here I landed. I wanted to share the email. I have the others as well. This was the lastest I received today.

    I want the check to frame and send a copy over to our State’s Consumer Assistance Agency. Joy E.
    _______________________

    Good Morning,

    We are glad you are willing to be a part of this Ad Campaign and we would like to inform you that everything is in place for you to get started.

    Adequate arrangements have been made for your car to be wrapped. Payment is set to deliver this morning via USPS.

    Tracking Details :
    ———————————-
    Check Amount: $2,380
    Tracking Number: 9405501699320018485014
    Track at : http://www.usps.com/

    On receiving the Check, it should be taken to your bank for deposit. Have the deposit receipt scanned and emailed once the deposit has been made.

    It takes a few hours for the funds to be available, and once the funds are available, you are to deduct your compensation which is $300 for the service you are rendering (wrapping your car) Payment for subsequent weeks will be sent out and will deliver next week.

    The decal company has graphic artists nationwide who will come to your residence to get the installation done. A graphic artist will be assigned in your state to get the wrap done. $2,000 should be transferred to the decal company, so on receiving it, they send down the wrap installer along with the wrap to get the wrap done.

    After deducting your weekly payment which is $300, I need you to buy 1 vanilla-reload network card (green in color, not the personal re-loadable prepaid card in black color) worth $1000 , and 1 greendot moneypak reload network card worth $1000

    NOTE: KINDLY VIEW THE ATTACHMENT / ATTACHED PICTURE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING.

    Remember it is NOT a debit card and you will be charged $3.74 or less for each cards.

    Once you are done purchasing, scratch the seal at the back and email me with the 10 digit code as shown at the back of the vanilla-reload network card and 14 digit code as shown at the back of the greendot moneypak network card so that i can send it to the decal company

    Remember, it is your first assignment so you will be judged by your performance. Diligence and swiftness attracts an increase in commission in subsequent assignments. Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this details, so I can be rest assured everything is under control.

    Once you buy the cards, email the details as requested above, and state when it will be convenient for you to have the decal specialist come to your house to wrap the car. This should not take long, so you might choose to watch them do it. We anticipate your response.

    Many Thanks,
    William Balzer
    Budweiser® Beer

  484. Tim S says:

    Glad that I just checked this on google.. They are using Citron drink in my case and paying $500. It was a Craigslist ad in Michigan,. BEWARE!!!

  485. chuck terzian says:

    My email was for NOS advert…Come on REALLY! They don’t even know what kind of car I drive! Could be a rusted, busted piece of junk car…and they’re gonna wrap they’re pricey logo on it? Yeah right! lol

  486. Merady Smith says:

    It is a scam, why would they want me to send that amount of money via Western Union.

    Hello we have been informed that Payment of $2220 was send to you that will cover the decal expenses and your first week payment and for your "Yamaha Motor" Auto wrap Advertisement today via United State Postal Service (USPS) with the Tracking # (9405501699320018862389) which should be deliver to you today.

    You are to take the Check to your Bank to have it cashed, if for some reason you aren’t able to get instant cash value for it from your bank, have it deposit for 24hours till tomorrow/next business working day, when cash would be available. Once the payment clear into your account, deduct $450 as your weekly wages and the rest balance should be send via /Western Union Money Transfer in a minute service to the expert carrying the advert on your Car, so they can make all the necessary arrangement for the supplies needed for the wrap placement, and the wire charges to send the fund should be deducted from the specialist fee not from your weekly wages. Below is the specialist information you are require to send the fund to below;

    Specialist Name: Ryan Mikes
    Specialist Address: 301 M St SW
    Washington DC 20024

    We will like you to email the Western Union transfer details for Confirmation upon completion of payment within 24hr you receive the Check.
    1. MTCN # as it is appears on the receipt, 2. Best time that the Specialist can meet up with you at your residence for the placement of the Wrap on your Vehicle.

    Note: YAMAHA will take full responsibility for placing and remove decal on your car and it will not resort to any damage. And also you are entitle to receive $450 weekly wages for you carrying out our decal on your Car and upon the process for the wrap placement, you will receive an agreement form to sign by the specialist the same day the wrap will take place at your residence.

    Acknowledge receipt of this email immediately.

    Kind Regards.
    ®Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA. All rights reserved..

  487. J. Howarf says:

    I was just informed the procedures for cashing the check and paying the people who wraps the car. I am interested to find out if the check, coming through FedEx with a tracking number, is legal.

  488. Charville Morgan says:

    I received an offer from Apple. 2200 was just mailed to me and I would be paid 450.00 a week for 3 months. I can’t imagine being in the whole for 2200 with my bank which would make my account no good until that money was paid. Grateful for this information.

  489. Tennie says:

    I received an email supposedly from Yamaha stating they would pay $500/week for getting my vehicle wrapped with their advertisement. Was skeptical and responded that I was interested. They then said they would email me the contact info for the technician in charge of applying the wrap and a tracking number for the check with an amount $2850. Was told that when I receive the check, I was to cash it at my bank, keeping my $500 first weeks pay, and then immediately send the remainder to the technician via MoneyGram/Western Union. As I was reading that, I knew that this was a scam.

  490. Antonia Lemuz says:

    I just recieved one for SK energy drink as well from a supposed Glen Hovey with the email address glenhovey2@msn.com. As it is, this is an odd email for a hiring manager to have for a company. One should look out for things like this because it’s these tiny details that are so easy to overlook, but that are instant giveaways.

  491. jake says:

    Same type of scam but for a different company …not a wrap o a vehicle but some sort of shopping scam …i would keep a certain amount and i would have to send the rest to 2 different people via western union , they had a 1-800 number too that i called and what seem strange to me was when I called this "customer service" number there were kids screaming in the background lol….so I was like hmmmm , anywho I brought the cheque to the bank and the lady confirmed it was indeed a scam.

  492. Connie says:

    I received a similar email from Suzuki Motors last week and I also responded I was interested.
    I knew it was a scam when they notified me that they were going to send me a check for the $350 plus money for the technician.

  493. chelsey says:

    I just received my check in the mail, as you will find the whole thing is a scam and the way they mail it is don’t how FedEx mails. I shredded the checks.

  494. Kathy says:

    Well I am glad I researched this before I did something stupid. I just received the check and I am going to contact the police about this scam just to see what they can do. I just read all the comments about how they went about contacting each of you and what they said and I received the exact email that all of you did. I hope that I can get someone interested in trying to stop this from happening to anyone else.

    Wish me luck, thank all of you

  495. CATHY says:

    I CALLED THE SOB MANAGER ON THE PHONE WITH A COUPLE OF SIMPLE QUESTIONS. OH BOY, HE COULDN’T ANSWER THEM WITHOUT HEE HAWING AROUND THE WHOLE QUESTION. NO STRAIGHT ANSWER. NO WAY, BUD. DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND SEARCHING PEEPS, YOU WILL GET SCREWED.AS SOON AS THE CHECK GOES INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT THEY GOT YOUR MONEY, SINCE THE CHECKS IS A FRAUD ANY WAY. SO GUESS WHO GETS STUCK WITH All the fees etc, etc.

  496. angelo tomiselli says:

    I just received a email about budwiser looking for cars to be wrap.the person leaving the email his name frank thomas. email is bud.recuiter.frank@outlook.com.

  497. Samantha Cockrum says:

    My message was from a guy named Jonathan Ronaldo who said he received my resume off Craigslist for a CAREGIVER position , he asked for my name and address so he could send me 200 up front for the job, he then sent another email saying his secretary made a mistake and issued the cashiers check for $2200 and he wants me to cash the check, and take out the 200 and sent the rest (cash to a " rental agent" : Taichi Kondo
    3218 Little meadow
    San Jose, Ca. 95129

    I have not received the check yet, but my husband has thought from the start of these emails that this was a scam. This guy Jonathan Ronaldo sent me a tracking #. I’m glad I found your site. now I know, and I won’t be cashing the check, but will be calling the police instead

  498. Shellie says:

    I also was emailed from Glen Hovey about wrapping my vehicle and am sitting here with a $2,410.00 check….what a bummer

  499. I need to know says:

    if the money clears, how is it a scam. You are covered by your bank.

  500. Carl says:

    I received two $925.00 postal money orders that I took to the post office and the postal inspector verified that they were real. Now I don’t know what to do with them (didn’t cash them).

  501. Lisa says:

    I just received a message from Micheal Sterling from Custom Wrap USA offering 400/wk to wrap my car in Apple, Pepsi or Hennessy logos. Stop the madness! People are trying to get ahead legally. I pray every predator gets caught

  502. g.a. says:

    WOuld you please tell me if this guy by the name of Michael Sterling from custom auto wrap USA is a good guy to do business in the auto wrap industry. He said to open an account with no money and forward him that information so he can deposit the checks.
    Need your experience.

  503. Toni says:

    I received a 2400.00 dollar check for this car wrap stuff I kinda thought it was a fraud, check looks quite real but it smelled fishy . This check came from
    MINKING -USA INC
    15322 E VALLEY BLVD
    CITY OF INDUSTRY CA 91746

    CATHAY BANK
    701 south Atlantic blvd
    MONTERERY PARK CA 91754

  504. Mike says:

    What happens if you cash the check at a check cashing company and not involve your bank at all? You have the $2000+ cash in hand…what can the scammer do now?

  505. Shawn says:

    I had a similar email for XS energy Drink and they said they would send the money through Chase Quick Pay.

  506. Scamp says:

    have just received one for "Red Bull" from rolandbest196@gmail.com and I thought,"That’s not the only Bull with this offer."
    Was to send $1050.00 to :
    Janet Anderson – 130 M St. NE – Washington, District of Columbia, 20002
    after I deducted my first weeks pay!

  507. Jenny Filion says:

    Received the $300/wk offer from Glen Hovey at SK Energy Drinks. I even received the check showing it was drawn off of Chase Bank and it was sent from a NY address. He then starting sending me text messages to my cell phone asking me to let him know "the moment" I deposited the check. I replied to his text that I was actually going to send it back becaise I didn’t believe it was legitimate and he told me to just "trash it" he would void the check. Definitely not a professional.

  508. Dominic Gioffre says:

    Almost got me Robert Miller. Well played sir. The Post Office disposed of the mail because it was "perishable".

  509. Meghan says:

    Here’s the email I got today after I answered an ad on Craigslist…

    richard thomas
    7:12 PM (4 hours ago)

    to me
    Dear Applicant

    Thanks for your prompt response, It is Very Easy and Simple with No
    Application fees required : Here’s how It works – The basic premise of
    the "paid to drive" concept Energy Drinks seeks people — regular
    citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine
    as they usually do, only with a big advert for " Energy Drinks Advert
    " 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

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy? Lots of
    exposure and awareness.The auto wraps tend to be colorful and
    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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This
    program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can
    participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with a $450 (four hundred dollars per
    Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company
    use the space. Energy Drinks shall provide Experts that would handle
    the advert placing on your car.You will receive an up front payment of
    $450 (four hundred fifty dollars) inform of check for accepting to
    carry this advert on your car and other weekly payments will also come
    in the form of checks and delivered at your address weekly.

    The following information below will be needed

    Full Name:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/ year:
    Address:
    city:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Do you have a driver’s license:
    Phone Number(s) mobile/home :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive these information,
    Energy Drinks Advert looks forward
    to working with you.

    Regards
    Promotion Manager
    Energy Drinks Advert

  510. lili says:

    Ryan Simmons
    May 12 (3 days ago)

    to
    Would You Wrap Your Car in an Ad for $300 Weekly.

    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 update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300.00 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds 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 funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or money gram 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,
    Ryan Simmons
    NOS Energy Drink®

  511. AMY says:

    I HAVE RECIEVED A CHECK FOR $2250.00 I KNOW THIS IS BULL HOW CAN THEY STOP THE SCAMMERS
    ???IT WAS FROM RONALDSTACY57@GMAIL.COM FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK

  512. Doe says:

    I got a email stating Budweiser was looking for cars to wrap. I was very excited to earn some easy money. Thank goodness my Mom told me to check it out before I gave any information about a checking account. I am so disappointed.
    DAH.

  513. Chris T. says:

    I received a similar email from "Gulf Oil" trying to do the same type of car-wrap.I always thought if it seems to good too be true, it usually is. I will give it to them though, nice try!

  514. JAMES KIM says:

    TO MAKE SURE I DONT GET SCREWED I DIDNT GO TO
    MY BANK CASHED IT… I WENT TO CHECK CASHING
    PLACE TO CASH IT……

  515. Cynthia Sidney says:

    I received a check for 2,350.00 and was told to deposit it. It should only take a day or two to clear. Once cleared deduct 30.000 and immediately go to CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens or Office Depot Stores with the cash to purchase 3 $500.00 Vanilla Reload Network (Scratch Cards) for 1,500.00. The QDR Graphics Specialist would be receiving soon so they need me to pay them since time is running out and promotion starts next week. This check was through CITIBANK, N.A. New Castle, DE the name on the check is TACS. I went so far as to ask them where could I cash the check and then deposit. I was told this check could be only be deposited into my account. The scam artist email name is alainfredd100@rogers.com

  516. T.C. says:

    Add p.poweradeads@hotmail.com to the list of scammers. Just got the same offer to wrap vehicle for power are for 12 weeks at $300 per week if I cash certified check and send balance via western union to graphics company. If it was legit then they would have paid graphics company not me. Why would you have to pay any local company with western union? We work hard to make a living and these people try hundreds of ways to rip us off daily. Keep you eyes open and wallet closed.

  517. Dawn says:

    I received a check today in the amount of $1950.30. I then called the trust company and they said it was not one of their checksthen I called Citibank to see if funds were available. This is a fraudulent check.

  518. Cole says:

    Got the email pasted below from awjep@hotmail.com, anothe r scammer.
    Hello,

    it is a "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy
    Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, licensed drivers to go about their
    normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster
    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.

    This program will last for 3 months and the minimum you can participate is
    a month.
    You will be compensated with $300 per week which is essentially a
    "rental"payment for letting our company use the space and no fee is
    required from you. Monster Energy Drink® will provide experts that would
    handle the advert placing on your car. Also, you will receive an up front
    payment of $300 in form of check via courier service for accepting to carry
    this advert on your car.
    It is very easy and simple no application fees required. If interested,
    please reply with the following details below.

    Applicant information:
    Name :
    Full Street Address(not PO BOX) :
    APT #:
    City,State,Zip Code:
    Cell Phone Number:
    Home Phone Number:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information.

    Best Regards
    David Burton

  519. Shanes Mom says:

    Is anyone working on getting the people who are doing this? Too many people get ripped off by these people… Are they all using fake names – like for who you are supposed to wire money too.

  520. Greg says:

    My offer was from Yamaha, and $500.00 a week with an initial $500.00 for start.

  521. abraham calle says:

    Mark.steve1980@gmail.com….another monster drink scammer.I just recieved a check today for 2450 dollars..I want to peruse these f…..kers.Unsuspecting innocent people, hard working people look to make a few extra bucks and low, non educated idiots who prey on them..just bugs me!

  522. Andrew Shirley says:

    I have received a check today for 2950.00 saying to take my 500 out then send the other back on money pack cards what do I need to do about this ?

  523. scott says:

    Mine was from IPhone. 450.00 a week. Haven’t received the check yet, but I will call to comfirm it is fraudulent.

  524. Patrick Shea says:

    I played their game up to the point of receiveing a check for $2460,which I still hold pending a response from the scammers.I plan on destroying the check.

  525. JOHN says:

    MY WIFE RECIEVED A TEX OFFERING 400 WEEK I GOT ONE TO FROM A PERSON ABIGAIL CHRISTAN A CHECK FOR 1875 ARRIVED FOR MY WIFE, MINE WAS FOR 2400, WE TOOK MY WIFES TO OUR BANK EXPLAINED WHAT IT WAS FOR THE TELLER TOOK IT IN THE BACK TO CHECK OUT SHE CAME BACK SAID CHECK WAS LEGIT, BE CAREFUL IT CAN BE DEPOSITED, WE TOLD HER TO CHECK ADDRESS ON CHECK THEY COULD NOT PULL UP, I MYSELF DID RESEARCH FOUND ADDRESS ON LINE, AND CALLED BANK IT WAS THERE ROUTING NUMBERS BANK CONFISCATED CHECK AND INVESTIGATING.

  526. Lisa Stagner says:

    I received this email and actually started to respond, then I Googled the return email address and found your website and that this was a Scam! How can people prey on poor innocent people like myself who are unemployed and are looking for ways to just pay our bills and of course this was going to be fast money so I was excited to have received this. Thank You for posting this and I do hope that more people take the time to investigate as I did it was only a Google click and typing in the email to find out it was a scam. Here is the Original email I received:
    Dear friend,
    Wrap your car with Budweiser Select® Beer Advertisement Wrap and Get Paid… It is Very Easy and Simple with No Application fees required.

    How It works – The basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Budweiser Select® Advertising seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert of "Budweiser Select® Beer " plastered on your car/truck. The adverts are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps," that almost seemed 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 and 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 and can’t avoid seeing the wrapped car alongside them. This program will last for 3 months and the minimum period you can participate is 1 month.

    You will be compensated with $300 (Three hundred dollars per Week),which is essentially a "rental" payment for letting our company use the space and we shall provide Experts that would handle the advert placing on your car.

    Interested person should please feel Free to fill out the information below and send it back to us today and we will get back to you with details to budweiserselect.joboffer@mail.com
    Full Names:
    Mailing Address:
    Age:
    Home Phone Number:
    Cell / Mobile Phone Number
    Best Regards,
    Michael Owen
    Thank You SCAM DETECTOR for saving me and Thank You Google for being there and leading me to this website. I have since blocked the email I received this offer from. I will now stick to what my mother always told me the "Best Proverb in the World" "If it sounds to good to be true it is 99% of the it usually is to good to be true. Thanks Again! : )

  527. Rachelle says:

    Troy Washington…..troyw40401@gmail.com…cell number 1(702)468-0792…monster energy drink scam….$2450.00

  528. Toby says:

    I recieved this email after responding to their "gmail" offer
    Daniel Miller
    May 28 (5 days ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us, 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 individual’s world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your

    car or banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people regular citizens,

    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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.

    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.

    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. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on

    your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this

    advert on your car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your

    upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal

    wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic

    artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this

    email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest western union or moneygram outlet in your

    area, the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We’ll like to have some Information about your car.

    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.

    It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested in

    these offer.

    Applicant information:

    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:
    City,State,Zip code
    Cell Number:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.

    I _____________________ Confirm to have received this email and understand the content

    Best Regards,
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink®
    WHEN IT SAID ABOUT WIRING FUNDS TO ANOTHER PERSON FOR THE DETAILING I KNEW IT WAS A SCAM. THE COMPANY THEMSELVES WOULD TAKE CARE OF ALL THAT. THE PERSON THEMSELVES ARE NEVER RESPONSIBLE TO DO THAT WORK and each reply to me came from a different gmail acct.

  529. Sheryl says:

    I fell for this scam. I didn’t think twice about it being fake, but I guess I should if know it was fake when they said the send the extra money to another place. I actually took the check to the bank and everything. I went to the bank to see why the check wasn’t deposited into my account and they said that the check was a fraud check. Now I think my account will be closed. The check looked so real. I know better now. I guess we should listen when people say if it’s to good to be true it is. I’ve learned my lesson. Is there anything that can be done about this kind of thing?

  530. sks says:

    I just received the same email from tomekaw437@gmail.com. This one was for Samsung Galaxy S5 advertising. It was obvious that this wasn’t real mainly because of all of the grammatical errors. These large companies such as Samsung have large marketing and advertising departments that are in charge of these things and would never allow an email to go out with such a large amount of spelling and grammatical errors.

    Everyone should be very leery of these kinds of scams.

  531. priscilena says:

    Yes I received the same scam for TOMS. The person said he was hiring manager for TOMS after much research found that the hiring manager for TOMS is a woman. He even had the slogan wrong.
    Sad people can’t be trusted. I was promised 3 pair of TOMS when I inquired about that I was told I wasn’t serious.shame.

  532. Deborah says:

    Well I don’t know WrapMatch is to actually advertise for but I can let everyone know about my brief experience with them.

    I am very disappointed in Wrap Match. I joined a while back and before we got the chance to wrap our vehicle I got into a severe car accident. I email WrapMatch about the accident and asked that they remove my account. I was also unaware that I had joined a premium service. This could have been my misunderstanding since I had been on medication and do not remember the entire call. Needless to say that yesterday I found that WrapMatch was still charging my bank account 7.99 monthly for premium services. I contacted them about the situation only to be told that there was nothing they could do about the charges but that they would terminate my account. This is morally wrong since I sent an email requesting that my account to be terminated shortly after the accident. I feel they owe me my money back as this is a deceitful business practice. If you have had a positive experience with them great but I can tell you that even if you can’t drive due to circumstances out of your control you may still have your account charged monthly for services you have cancelled and it is close to impossible to get those charges back.

  533. Victor says:

    I have the same offer from Yamaha and they call me for Veola Brandt indicate me he send the cheq and do exactly what we read here and also have the name Amanda Kirk. doing the same. WATCH OUT people.

  534. Absar Akhtar says:

    I already did everything and today i lost all my money. I rang bank and looking forward they could help me. I was supposed to support my studies and my needy family with that money but its all gone now. I cant do anything…. I was so happy and excited that I will be able to support my family better with this money but its all over now…

  535. Sandi says:

    I got the same thing from iphone. will pay $450. a week. Did not deposit check then got a threatening email saying they would turn me over the the FBI.

    Please do not fall for this scam. There has to be a why to stop this.

  536. Jean says:

    Cheerwine scam now on Craigslist Asheville NC

  537. USB says:

    I received a check for 2500.00 from Lipton Tea, $300.00 upfront payment and the rest will go to the company that will wrap my vehicle. Then I will receive 500.00/per week until I decide not to have the wrap on my car.
    How do I know if this is legit or not?

  538. ConR says:

    I received a "Wrapped advertisement" offer for Starbucks. I even checked with my insurance company who looked up to see if my insurance coverage would cover that. They said no issues with insurance. But when I said I was interested and they said they would send me a check and I keep the first payment, I got suspicious due to the fact of taxes on the car wrapping payment so I goggled "Starbucks advertising car wrap" and I got the SCAM hit. Thank you for being out there for me and others who might be interested in a simple $400 a week to advertise. I will tell my Insurance provider also.

  539. Brian Wilke says:

    IF YOU RECEIVE A POSTAL MONEY ORDER IT IS EASY TO BELIEVE IT’s LEGIT… it isn’t.

    call the U.S. Postal Service Money Order Verification System at 866-459-7822.

    (Thanks for this site)

  540. Dee says:

    Knew it was a scam, but needed to help get the word out.
    Beware of emails from "Monster Energy Drink".
    #1 A company will NOT use "free" email addresses
    This one from Monster used monster.energy.offers@gmail.com
    jobs@monsterenergy.com

    #2. Instead of requesting Western Union or some other wire service. They are requesting that you use Green Dot.

    A legit company will NEVER ask YOU to pay a provider of a service. These big corporations have contractors all over the world and pay them directly.

    Hello,

    Thank you for your willingness to work with us. 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 world wide. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car banner wrapped for Monster Energy Drink®

    How it works?
    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people, regular citizens, professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for "Monster 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, 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 3 months and the minimum you can participate is a month.

    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. Monster Energy Drink® shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up front payment of $300 inform of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your car. To this effect you are advised to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Certified Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your car, deduct $300 as your up-front payment and pay rest of the funds to the Graphic artist that will wrap the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will pay the Graphic Artist/Decal Agency using "Green Dot MoneyPak cards". The Green Dot MoneyPak card can be purchased at any CVS STORE, WAL MART, K MART, RITE AID or 7-Eleven store close to you.

    3) We would like to have some Information about your car.

    a) Type of Car and Color
    b) Model/Year :
    c) 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.

    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:

    Full Name:
    Full Contact Address:
    City,State,Zip code
    Cell Number:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you ASAP.

    I _____________________ Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

    Best Regards,
    Hiring Manager
    Monster Energy Drink®

  541. Bobbie says:

    How are you doing? your car has been chosen for the advertisement. It is very
    easy and simple, no application fees required, this is how it works; the basic
    premise of the"paid to drive concept" Rockstar Energy Drink" seeks people,
    regular citizens,professional drivers, and all car owners above eighteen(18)
    years old,to go about their normal routines they usually do, only with an
    advertisement for "Rockstar Energy Drink" plastered on their cars.The
    advertisements are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps"that almost
    seem to be painted on the vehicle, and which will cover some portion of your
    car’s exterior surface. What does the company gain from this type of
    advertisement
    strategy? Lots of exposure and awareness; the auto wraps tend to be colorful,
    eye-catching and attracts lots of attention.Plus, it is a form of advertising
    with a captive audience, meaning people who are stuck in traffic can not take
    their eyes off the ad vehicle.

    This program will last for three(3)months and the minimum period you can
    participate is one(1) month. You will be compensated with ($400/week), which is
    essentially "rental" payment for letting our company use your car. Rockstar
    Energy Drink shall provide detailers that will handle the advert placement on
    your car, these detailers have been tested and confirmed perfect for the job in
    order not to leave any damage on your car after the end of the program. There
    will be no fee for gas since you are not driving to anywhere else apart from
    your daily routine.Please provide the following information so that we can
    confirm you for this posting and send you further information;

    Full Name:
    Address:(NOT PO Box)
    City:
    State:
    Zip code:
    Age:
    Occupation:
    Make of car/year:
    Do you have a driver’s license?
    Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
    Email Address:

    We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive this information,Rockstar
    Energy Drink looks forward to working with you.

    Hiring Manager. juliawfd

  542. Alyssa says:

    I received a check for $2967.54 without any further instructions, just a check. Then UPS came back 30 minutes later to take the check back… WTF?? You’d think these scammers would be better organized. My email was from address castledorm@gmail.com her name was Jessica Brown and she text me from 646-535-8874 pretending to be a MillerCoors rep.

  543. John says:

    I have a check here also and its for $2960.79 the check has a bank name on it and the bank actually exist, can you believe the lengths these people are going through to scam people, amazing.

  544. maz says:

    i have received one but they have their own site autowrapadvertising ,, and he sent me an email which has that @autowrap
    is that mean this one is scamer also ?

  545. Russ says:

    I also received this same email, and of course knew it was a scam. Unfortunately there are too many unsuspecting nuckleheads that have GREED tattooed to their forehead that will deposit the check and send them the balance only to find out that it is all a fraud. Be smart people, none of these companies send out blind emails for such stuff.

  546. Thomas Jones says:

    My check in on its way from IPhone. 450.00 a week, which will be "OUT-SOURCED to an agency" and when I received the check I "will have it deposited and when the Check clears which will be in a day or two, you are to deduct your $450 and the rest will
    be going to the Specialist that will be responsible for the Advert placemen"

  547. slim says:

    So what if you took it to a check cashing place?

  548. B says:

    Stop , this car wrap is a scam, here is monster Energy Drink telephone # 1-866-322-4466, let’s all stop these scammer. Call the company and let them know all the email address you are getting it from they are on to them

  549. monica says:

    emailed back saying would not send cash thru mail as directed as I got a check today for $2460.00 told them No longer interested will mail check back will NOT BE CASHING THIS CHECK . Is there any agency to contact and let them know about the scam?

  550. John says:

    Three days ago I received an email. It seem to be an answer to my prayer. Away to it make extra money. I bit hook line and sinker then I started looking in the Internet and remembered what my dad would say if it’s sounds too good to be true it usually is this is the email I got.
    Dear Applicant,

    Thank you for your swift response and your willingness to work with us and sorry for the late response as we have been busy

    lately due to large applicant applying for the job, 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 and will be removed immediately the wrapping period end with your car colour

    choice. Wrap advertising is available to anybody irrespective of the vehicle you drive.

    We are currently seeking to employ individual’s. How would you like to make money by simply driving your car or

    banner wrapped for Monster Cover? shiner beers Drink®

    How it works ?

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: ” K . Spoetzl Brewery” seeks people regular citizens,

    professional drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert for Monster Cover? shiner
    beers 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.

    What does the company get out of this type of ad strategy ?

    Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wraps tend to be colourful, 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. You will be compensated

    with $400 per week which is essentially a "rental"payment for letting our company use the space no fee is required from

    you. K . Spoetzl Brewery.. shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your car. You will receive an up

    front payment of $400 inform of Certified Check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your

    car. to this effect you are advise to check your email regularly to get update as to know when your upfront payment will

    arrive along with Graphic Artist address.

    1) You will receive a Check. As soon as you receive the check, you will cash the check for the decal wrapping on your

    car, deduct $400 as your up-front payment. The rest of the funds should be transferred to the Graphic artist that will wrap

    the decal on your car. All you need is to confirm the acceptance and understanding of this email.

    2) You will make a transfer of funds to the Graphic artist at the nearest Western Union or Money-Gram outlet in your area,

    the Info which you will make the transfer to will be emailed to you soon.

    3) We’ll like to have some Information about your car.

    i) Type of Car and Colour

    ii) Model/Year :

    iii) Do you have a drivers license ?

    iv) Present Condition and the Mileage

    v) Do you use your car everyday ?

    vi) Have you crashed a car between Jan 2011 till date ?

    vii) How long do you intend to carry the advert on your car 1 month,2 months or 3 months ?

    viii) Do you have an existing checking account where you will deposit your check for letting our company use your car ?

    ix) How many time do you access your email daily ?

    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. It is very easy and simple,no application fees required. Get back with the following details if you are interested

    in these offer.

    Applicant information:

    Full Name:

    Full Contact Address:

    City, State, Zip code

    Mobile Phone Number :

    Present Occupation:

    All other instructions will be sent out to you.

    I……..Confirm to have received this email and understand the content.

    Best Regards,
    Breven Smith
    K .Spoetzl Brewery Advertising Inc

  551. Donna says:

    I am checking this out about a Powerade energy drink
    Car wrap scam.
    I almost fell for the bait but when it mentioned western Union and taking my money out first… It smelled of a SCAM!!
    So I will not go forward..

  552. Debbie says:

    I just got this response from one "Monster Energy" employee (??) Thank you, thank you, for making this information available. Glad I had the foresight to check them out first.

    Robert Miller
    10:07 AM (5 hours ago)

    to me
    Hello,

    Here’s the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Monster Energy Drink® seeks people — regular citizens, licensed drivers to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big