Scam Tip Report #86891 - Car Wrap

Scam ReporterScam Tips Received
Somewhere in United States
2017-08-16 18:32:47
Nigerian/419 Scam
Craigslist (
+2 Car Wrap 
Travis Spino
Email Address:
We appreciate your willingness to work with us. Here are the basic premise of the "paid to drive" concept: Pepsi company seeks 100 vehicle owners with driver's license and above 18 years of age to go about their normal daily routine, only with a big trademark of Pepsi plastered on their Vehicles (cars/trucks/bikes). The ads are typically vinyl decals, also known as "auto wraps,"that almost seems to be painted on the Vehicle, and which will cover any portion of your Vehicle's exterior surface.

What do we get out of this type of advertisement strategy?

Lots of exposure and awareness. The auto wrap tends to be colorful, eye-catching and attract lots of attention. Plus, it is a form of advertisement with a captive audience, meaning passersby as well as people who are stuck in traffic can't avoid seeing the wrapped vehicle 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 3 - 4 weeks and maximum is 12 weeks.

Would the wrap/decal damage the paint of my vehicle ?

The decal does NOT damage the paint of vehicles and will be removed by our representative once the contract expires or at any time you want to terminate the deal. We shall be responsible for the cost of installation and removal of the wrap.

Does it cover the whole Vehicle?

No, the decal is only installed on the Vehicle trunk and doors.

You will be compensated with $450 per week which is essentially a "rental fee'' for letting our company use the space and no fee is required from you. Pepsi shall provide experts that would handle the advert placing on your vehicle to avoid any damage which may arise during installation and removal of the decals. You will receive an upfront payment of $450 in form of check via courier service for accepting to carry this advert on your vehicle. Again, no application fees is required and you wouldn't be liable nor requested to spend a dine of your personal funds in doing this. In view of this,do provide the following details if you are interested in this offer;

Full Name:
Full Address including /Apt#/Suite#/Unit# :
Phone Number(s) mobile and home :
Primary Email Address:
Make of Vehicle and year:
Do you have a driver's license?

NB: Offer closes as soon as we have the required numbers of vehicles needed.

We shall be contacting you as soon as we receive the above information.

Travis Spino
Recruitment Agent,
Follow Ups/Extra Information. Most recent is listed first.
Anonymous   () Added the following extra information on :2018-09-06 18:26:42
Travis Spino
Email Address:
No direct link. I received a check in the mail. I opened an email Stating the $1960 check was for wrapping my car with a vinyl decal. I haven't applied to do this. He emailed me to deposit the check into my account... take a pic of the deposit slip... An keep $450. Give the rest to the person that will Wrap my car.

Scam Email
How are you doing today? We are sorry for the late updates. I am glad to inform you that the check for your first payment for the Auto Wrap Advertisement has already been mailed out to you through USPS and it will be deliver to your address this week as indicated by USPS website. Here is the tracking number of the check mailed out to you: ( 9405 5102 0088 3885 2798 48 ). You can visit to know the delivery date and confirm that the check is delivered to your address.The check was made for $1,960 which covers your first pay for carrying our advert on your vehicle as well as the cost of wrapping the decals on your vehicle for the said advertisement. Now that the check is delivered to your address, you are to take it to your bank and have it deposited so that it can be processed and cleared to your account. Also, for easy and quick processing, you can deposit the check through Automated Teller Machine (ATM). Usually, funds are made available to customers within 24-48 hours after deposit depending on the nature and name of your bank. After the funds are available in your bank account, you are to deduct $450 being payment for the first week of carrying our advert as promised while the excess funds would be sent to the graphic artist(installer) who will come down to your address and install the decals on your vehicle after receiving his funds. The details of the installer and how to send their funds to them will be sent to you in subsequent email. As soon as he gets his funds, he'll get every necessary materials needed to wrap the decal on your vehicle and make it to your place to do the wrapping. Please acknowledge the receipt of this message and let me know as soon as you have received the check and have it deposited. N.B: After receiving and depositing the check in your account, do get back to me and state clearly when your bank indicates the funds would be available for withdrawal. Also send me a snap shot of the deposit slip issued to you at your bank via email for confirmation of deposit. I will be waiting to read from you as soon as possible. Best Regards,

Falconsfan   (Somewhere in United States) Added the following extra information on :2017-08-17 15:24:31
Name Unknown
Email Address:
Congratulations,I am happy to inform you that you have successfully been entered into the program. An expert, who will meet you has been allocated to install the decals on your car.
You will therefore receive your payment alongside the money that will be paid to the national car detail-er (expert) in the mail. So when you get the payment, you will take out your first week pay and give the rest to the detail-er.
This is to afford mutual relationship between you and the detail-er. A check would be mailed to you to cover your money and the detailer's money.
In view of this, please confirm the following details; How long do you intend to carry the advertisement on your car? One (1) month, two(2) months or three(3) months? Do you use your car everyday? Also reconfirm your name and address as it should be on the check, where your payment should be mailed.
You are to be checking your email daily for updates, you will also receive a Text message giving you updates.
Respond to This Email as early as you can.
Hiring Manager

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