Company Representative scams, Payment Processing scams and other Employment scams.
#75188 by Michael99 Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:18 pm
Please advise me after reading how far I've got engaging with someone I thought was legitimate. Read from bottom to top to get chronological sequence.




Re: Get paid for driving your own car
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Hide Details FROM:Car Wrap TO:xxx Message flagged Monday, 21 November 2011, 18:31Message BodyDear Michael,

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 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 check at your bank, deduct your one week salary, 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,
Rev. Terry.

Note ;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.

--- On Fri, 11/18/11, removed - dotti wrote:


From: xxx
Subject: Re: Get paid for driving your own car
To: "Car Wrap" <[email protected]>
Date: Friday, November 18, 2011, 6:03 PM


Thanks for your reply, Herewith the details you require.

I am xxx



xxx

From: Car Wrap <[email protected]>
To: xxx
Sent: Friday, 18 November 2011, 17:54
Subject: Re: Get paid for driving your own car

Thanks for your interest in our program.

This is how it works:

Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Car 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 $200 (two hundred 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 up front payment of $200 (two hundred dollars)for accepting to carry this advert on your car.


The following information below will be needed

Full Name:
Address:(p.o box not accepted)
city:
State:
Zip code:
Phone Number(s) mobile/home
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!!


Regards,
Rev. Terry.

--- On Thu, 11/10/11, xxx

From: xxx
Subject: Re: Get paid for driving your own car
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 2:23 PM


Thanks very much for contacting me, I'm very interested in your scheme.

xxx

Sincerely xxx
From: CAR WRAP COMPANY <[email protected]>
To:
Sent: Thursday, 10 November 2011, 12:34
Subject: Get paid for driving your own car
Here is your chance to get paid for driving your own car. We are presently looking for individuals in your area who would be inclined to be involved in our automotive advertising program. You will be required to drive more than 200 miles a week, at this level we pay $200. Did I mention that we also reimburse you for your gasoline while you're on the job? You'll have to keep the receipts and we will repay you by the end of the month. We currently have got drivers across the nation getting paid to drive their own individual cars at this moment. Note that the adverts placed on your car have nothing to do with politics, alcohol, tobacco or adult contents. If you are considering this program email your Full Name, Phone Number, Contact Address and Automobile Model/Make to us ASAP. If we like what we see we'll e-mail you along with instructions on how to proceed. Regards, Rev. Terry Owen.
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#75189 by AlanJones Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:26 pm
Hi Michael,

For anyone wondering what the scam is, the key sentances are -

You will receive a check 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 check at your bank, deduct your one week salary, then wire balance to our specialist via western union money transfer.
.

It is a basic cheque cashing scam. The cheque will be a fake, but by the time your bank has discovered that (weeks or even months after it is deposited), it will be too late as you will have already sent the money to the scammers.

Please cease all further correspondence with them and if they call you the best thing to do is to either hang up or tell them that you have changed your mind.

Please do not tell scammers that they are listed here - it will take them seconds to change their fake details and their new details will not be listed for any future victims to find.
#75192 by Dotti Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:33 pm
Welcome Michael,

I have edited your post to remove your personal details. Having personal details openly posted encourages more scammers and spammers to target you, so we always encourage removing those before posting.

As Alan said, there is no wrap, and no installer. It is nothing more than a fake check scam.
As Alan recommended, just drop him.

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#75251 by Michael99 Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:20 am
Dear Alan Jones and Dotti, I am very grateful for your responses to my plea. I will take your advice immediately and cease further communications. Thank you both very much indeed. It's the old adage again really isn't it. "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
#108357 by jmejia18 Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:46 pm
i need help! the same thing happened and they said they already mailed the check to me so what should i do?
#108358 by Dotti Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:55 pm
You have not committed any crime at this point, and as long as you don't cash the check, you will be guilty of no crime. Do not cash the check. You can:

-Refuse Delivery
-Take the check to the police
-Shred the check
-Write fake on the check in PERMANENT, large print, and keep it as a souvenir.

Block the scammer's email address so he cannot reach you again. If he does, just ignore him. If he threatens you, ignore him. If you receive letters from the FBI, etc. claiming you are facing prosecution or lawsuits, ignore them. Scammers make these things up all the time. The truth is, there is nothing to charge you with, and everything to charge them with.

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#185083 by angelgirl414 Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:19 am
Great i just realized i got suckered into this scam after reading the first post on here what do i need to do now?
These are the emails between me and these people:

Patricia Elis
To Me
Today at 1:54 AM
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 at least 30 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 $2850.12 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 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 money gram
wire transfer at any walmart or cvs store. 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)also,the specialist
will be bringing the contract form and agreement to you to sign.

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

Regards.
Patricia Elis
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On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 8:10 PM, A....... <a.................> wrote:

here is everything you need:.........................


On Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:08 AM, Patricia Elis <[email protected]> wrote:
Hello,

Thanks for your interest in our program.

This is how it works:

Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Vehicle
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 with $450 (Four hundred and Fifty 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 $450(Four hundred
and fifty dollars per Week)for accepting to carry this advert on your
car.


The following information below will be needed to process the amount
of $450 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.

On 12/15/13, A................. <a...................> wrote:
> hello,
> I would love to do this
> A...........



Im not sure what to do if they send me that check should i print the emails and the craigslist ad i found of it and take it all to the authorities???? or just send the check back?????
#185090 by vonpaso xlura Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:41 am
When you get the check, you can take it to the police along with printouts of the emails, or shred it, or write "fake" on it and frame it, but don't take it to the bank. If you take it to the police, they won't find the scammers, who are in another country. They'll find only the person who sent the check.

Don't say anything more to the scammers. If they call, don't answer; if they write increasingly angry emails, ignore them. Especially don't tell them you found out it's a scam.

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#196322 by MsCheviouz1 Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:20 pm
THEY'RE STILL AT IT!!

SEE EMAIL RECEIVED BELOW:
From: Williams M. [email protected]
5:51 PM (51 minutes ago)
to me

Thanks for your interest in our program.

This is how it works:

Here’s the basic premise of the “paid to drive” concept: Vehicle Adverts LLc. seek people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with a big advert “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 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 $400(Four hundred 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 $400(Four hundred dollars per Week)for accepting to carry this advert on your car.


The following information below will be needed to process the amount of $400 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 also 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.

Best Wishes.

:evil:
#199421 by cgibson2003 Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:43 am
Same thing happened to me! They wanted me to advertise on my car for the Full Throttle Energy Drink. They sent me two checks(which together totaled over $4k). I took everything to the police(checks, printed emails, FedEx envelope showing their name/address/ph#) and filed a police report. Like the others in this post said, do not cash the checks. Oh and I also called the banks that both cashiers checks were from and they informed me that the acct#'s on the checks were real accounts, but the remitter name on the checks did not match the name on the acct and they requested me to fax copies of the checks to them. They were very grateful that I contacted them.
#244751 by chiara07 Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:31 pm
I just received the check from the full throttle car wrap scam i have been reading. 2730.00 Check i have and the deal seems good but i dont know if i should deposit it, or if i can send it to some agency so it can be track and get an arresst, or trash it. Any ideas?
#244753 by Dotti Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:45 pm
Unless your goal is to get yourself arrested, cashing the check is not a good idea.

Chances of getting someone arrested are slim, as the criminals behind this scam are in another country. If the check was mailed to you, file a mail fraud report with the US postal inspector. Or, file a police report as the previous person posted.

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#302320 by RedNotBlue Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:31 pm
So I got a weird feeling about an ad I responded to on craigslist about painting someone's bathroom's for 500 bucks. When she emailed me, suddenly it was bedrooms, not bathrooms. She said she was out of the country and needed it done before Aug. 15th but later in the email said before the end of the month (Aug.). Then she said I'd be compensated $500, and later said a check and payments would be mailed to my house ($410, and payments). Then she asked me to give her my mailing address, phone number, etc. Except she said no P.O. box for the mailing address, that's what made me search up her name--Patricia Elis. I'm assuming this is a scam??
#302322 by Bryon Williams Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:38 pm
Welcome to Scamwarners,

You have posted basic information. We would like to see the emails she sent you minus your personal information.

Also post the email address/phone number she used.

If she has asked you to cash the check then forward money to some other party then it is a scam for sure.

Please contacta moferatorstor if you have a question or information about this post.



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