What Should I Do About This Car Wrap Advertising Scam?
Via “I’ve Tried That”
This year, one of the biggest scams around is the car wrap or car advertising scam. In a nutshell, you receive an email asking you if you’d like to make some money by having your car wrapped in a well-known brand logo (e.g., ROCKSTAR Energy Drink). Once you respond, you are sent a check for several thousand dollars and asked to deposit it. You are also asked to keep some money for yourself and wire the remaining cash to a graphic designer. This designer is then supposed to come and decorate your car.
The only problem with this plan is that the check is fake and bounces after a few days of sitting in your bank account. You are left with bounced check fees and your bank hunting after you for the missing money.
Here’s a posting that was found in ColumbiaWorks:
“SR&B Advertising seeks people – regular citizens,professional drivers/Student to go about their normal routine with an advert of "IRISH SPRING" on their 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 every portion of your car’s exterior surface. The advert is design to create 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.
More info HERE.”
Keep an eye out for scams like these and let us know if you ever come across a fraudulent job post or feel scammed by contacting Student Employment at: firstname.lastname@example.org