Michael Carvalho
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#MyThoughts

***Please Be Aware of Scams!

If you see a post asking to put Car Wraps on your car this is what happens! The obtain your personal information and bank account.

Have you seen ads promising easy money if you shrink-wrap your car — with ads for brands like Monster Energy, Red Bull, or Pepsi? The “company” behind the ads says all you have to do is deposit a check, use part of it to pay a specified shrink-wrap vendor, and drive around like you normally would. But don’t jump onto the bandwagon. It’s only easy money for the scammer who placed the ads.

How you spot the “offer” You might see an ad on a job board or on social media. Or someone might send you a message — maybe because they saw your profile or resume on a job site.

How the scam works The message says you’ll make a couple hundred bucks. But when the “company” sends you a check, it’s for much more than that — a couple thousand dollars. They tell you to deposit the check, keep part of it as your share, and wire the rest to another company that will wrap your car.

Weeks after you wire the money, the check bounces and your bank tells you it was a fake. The money you kept as “your share” disappears, and the money you wired is long gone — no getting it back. On top of that, you’re on the hook for paying your bank back for the fake check. And, of course, no one’s wrapping your car.

How you can tell it’s a scam If you get a message urging you to deposit a check and wire money back, it’s a scam. Every time. No matter the story. And if this were a legitimate car wrap opportunity, wouldn’t the company directly pay the car-wrapping vendor, instead of asking you to do it?

Has this happened to you? File a complaint at ftc.gov/complaint — select Scams and Rip-offs, then Counterfeit Checks. Want to know more? Read our articles to learn how to spot variations on fake checks and money wiring scams.

The person who’s name is on the check signed up and she received this check and before she deposited it, she called me to tell me what they asked her to do. I told her it was a Scam! **This person gave me permission to share this picture. This is a picture of the check they send to her. They said the accounting department made an error. Then told her to go ahead and deposit it and take $600.00 to wrap the car and $100.00 bonus for being honest. *Scam! #workfromhome #interview #hiringevents #coronavirus #deliverydriver #healthcare #ridesharedriver #jobsearch #foodservices #application

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Carol Williams
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I got one but from a different company

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Michael Carvalho
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They are using all different company names.

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Leon V Freeman Jr Freeman
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I've had several offers & call the bank o. the check. they were all fake. I'm wallpapering a closet with them

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Leon V Freeman Jr Freeman
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Leon is my son. this was written by me Barbara Heater

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Nihar Suthar
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Thank you for the warning Michael! This is great for the community.

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Natisha Thompson
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They’re persistent. I saw one of their ads and submitted a question about what companies use this service. Someone replied with way too much information, which is what made me suspicious. After the person sent a second response to my question explaining that all I had to do was deposit the check they’d send after I completed my application, I knew it was a scam. I replied to let the guy know I knew it was a scam, but he kept trying to reach me. I had to set up a block on my account to get him to stop. If people are offering to send you money to start a job or another one I saw on here, to send you money because they’re dying from cancer, don’t fall for it.

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